Diversity and Inclusion Overview
Diversity and Inclusion is a strategic priority for the USTA and one of our core values. Diversity allows us to touch "All of America" and Inclusion allows "All of America" to touch us.
Our responsibility as the National Governing Body for the sport obligates us to identify and lead in removing barriers to allow us to be inclusive so that tennis reflects all of America.
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Click here for an outline of the USTA's Diversity & Inclusion statement and definitions.
At the United States Tennis Association we are committed to enhancing the diversity of our workplace through recruitment, hiring, retention, training, and professional development of a diverse group of employees. We also strive to maintain and promote an inclusive culture in which individual differences are respected and valued as qualities that strengthen our working environment and contribute to our ability to promote and develop the growth of tennis at every level in the United States—from local communities to the crown jewel of the professional game, the US Open. For a list of employment opportunities, please visit us at http://yourserve.usta.com/workforus/.
You do not need to be a tennis professional to be part of the winning team.
Financial disparity is consistently identified as a significant barrier that prevents multicultural players from getting into the sport. To help boost tennis participation among aspiring multicultural players, the USTA has created the Multicultural Grants Program, which offers grants to programs and individual players.
Read News You Can Use about how two players, Zina Garrison and Katrina Adams, made it to the pro tour before a multicultural grant process was established.
It is the policy of the USTA to ensure that opportunities to participate in the bidding and procurement process are provided to certified Diverse-Owned businesses*. Grounded in the organization’s culture of High Performance, this policy promotes diversity among the USTA’s supplier base, and is reflective of the desire to "Look like America" across all disciplines.
The effective implementation of our Supplier Diversity policy broadens the USTA’s access to the widest selection of qualified supplier candidates, increases competition in the vendor selection process and demonstrates our resolve to have a positive impact on all communities in which we live, work and play .
For more information on the USTA’s supplier diversity program, or to register as a Diverse Supplier, please click on the link: http://supplierdiversity.usta.com
Please note: to register as a diverse-owned business with the USTA, businesses must be certified by a third party. The USTA recognizes third party certification by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (www.nmsdc.org), Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (www.wbenc.com), or that of federal, state or local governments.
*Diverse owned businesses are defined as businesses that are 51% owned by women or members of the following minority groups: African-American, Latino American, Asian-Pacific American, Asian-Indian American, and Native American.