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Celebrating Pride Month




Celebrating Pride Month


As we celebrate Pride Month throughout June, USTA.com will be showcasing members of the LGBTQ+ community throughout the country whose dedication, creativity, and commitment are helping tennis to grow and thrive—at every level. Their good work and unparalleled passion is helping to make tennis a greater and more inclusive sport, helping to raise our game to exciting new heights.

Be Open

The USTA's Be Open Campaign highlights those who exemplify the spirit of "being open" and is designed to inspire others to be a catalyst for change and create a better future for us all.
  • Nicholas Lee in his Vassar uniform
    Eastern
    Pride Spotlight: Nick Lee
    June 25, 2022
    Former Eastern junior Nicholas Lee, who went on to play for Vassar College, speaks about coming to terms with his identity as a gay man and how that has intersected with his personal journey in tennis—including finding acceptance and support among his fellow teammates. Read More
  • Two men posing with their winner awards in front of the United States Gay Open 2022 banner by the tennis court.
    Northern California
    Pride Month: USGO Winners
    June 24, 2022
    Meet several of the winners from the 2022 40th Anniversary of the United States Gay Open, one of the longest-running LGBTQ+ tennis tournaments in the world, and hear their perspectives on competing in this hallmark event. Read More
  • Michael Academia on the tennis court
    Mid-Atlantic
    Tennis Creates Well-being
    June 22, 2022
    This Pride Month we are celebrating with the entire LGBTQ+ community in the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. We salute those whose talents and commitment help grow tennis at every level while making our sport a better and more inclusive environment. Read More
  • Man holds tennis racquet at 2022 Indy Pride Festival.
    Midwest / Central Indiana
    2022 Indy Pride Festival
    June 17, 2022
    Look back at the 2022 Indy Pride Festival, where USTA Central Indiana and IndyTennis celebrated Pride Month in downtown Indianapolis, and provided information about competitive and social play opportunities for LGBTQIA+ and allied communities. Read More
  • National
    U.S. Gay Open returns
    June 17, 2022
    After a two-year hiatus as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the longest-running LGBTQ+ tennis tournaments in the world recently made its long-awaited return. Read More
  • 2018 US Open; Officials; Umpire Awards Ceremony
    National
    Watch: Walker talks Pride
    June 14, 2022
    Newly-minted US Open Chief Umpire Andrew Walker recently joined Courtside, the official podcast of the US Open, in celebration of Pride Month to talk about his journey in tennis, being a member of the LGBTQ+ community in the sport, and how he fosters a welcoming, open environment for tennis officials from all backgrounds. Read More
  • Ellen Markowitz at the Gay Games
    Mid-Atlantic
    Life’s Journey with Tennis
    June 14, 2022
    This Pride Month we are celebrating with the entire LGBTQ+ community in the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. We salute those whose talents and commitment help grow tennis at every level while making our sport a better and more inclusive environment. Read More
  • Tammie Kennedy playing tennis
    Missouri Valley / Nebraska
    Pride: Tammie Kennedy
    June 03, 2022
    Ten years ago, Tammie Kennedy took up tennis at the age of 46 as a way to meet people, get some exercise and relieve stress. Fast forward ten years and she’s a 4.0-rated player on multiple USTA teams playing 3-4 times a week. Read More
  • Two participants at the Love Wins tournament
    Missouri Valley / St. Louis
    Love Wins Tournament
    June 02, 2022
    After a successful first go-around last year, Team Saint Louis is set to run the Love Wins tennis tournament and pickleball social again this September. Read More
  • Florida
    Pride Month
    June 02, 2022
    USTA Florida is celebrating Pride Month by spotlighting individuals within the LGBTQ+ tennis community. Read More
  • Bunny Bruning with a group of tennis players.
    Missouri Valley / Iowa
    Pride Month: Bunny Bruning
    June 01, 2022
    Growing up in sunny California, Bunny Bruning started playing tennis in the San Diego area, and turned pro at age 17, touring for nine years on the WTA circuit in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Read More


    Be Open

    The USTA's Be Open Campaign highlights those who exemplify the spirit of "being open" and is designed to inspire others to be a catalyst for change in creating a better future for us all. 

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