Northern California

USTA NorCal Statement on Racial Slurs and Harassment



The United States Tennis Association of Northern California believes that all individuals should be treated with dignity, fairness, and respect. All members and guests of USTA NorCal and their member facilities must be able to participate in association-sponsored activities in an environment free from harassment, prejudice, and discrimination.

 

USTA NorCal and its member facilities are committed to creating an environment that promotes respect for and appreciation of all racial, gender, sexual orientation, religious, and ethnic differences. Preventing harassment, prejudice, and discrimination begins with every individual.

 

Harassment is any unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, or pregnancy), national origin, older age, or disability. Harassment can include racial slurs, offensive or derogatory remarks about a person's race, color, religion, or sexual orientation, or displays of racially-offensive symbols.

 

USTA NorCal has an obligation to set the standard for sportsmanship. The use of abusive, harassing,  threatening, or insulting language by and directed at opponents, spectators, teammates, game officials, or representatives of USTA NorCal or its member facilities will not be tolerated.

 

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