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 tennis 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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National Junior Tennis and Learning - Founded in 1969 by Arthur Ashe, Charlie Pasarell and Sheridan Snyder, USTA National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) is a large network of nation-wide non-profit youth development organizations that provide free or low-cost tennis, education and life skills programming.
Wheelchair Tennis - In 1998 the United States Tennis Association assumed responsibility for wheelchair tennis in America from the National Foundation for Wheelchair Tennis. Since then the USTA has become the first National Governing Body of both Olympic and Paralympic tennis governing Paralympics, ParaPan American Games and World Team Cup events.
Military Outreach - The USTA has a firm commitment to military families and service members. There exists a particular focus on geographically remote personnel and families living in civilian communities. The USTA will achieve these goals through programs like USTA Serves Adopt-A-Unit, participation in Yellow Ribbon and Welcome Home events, Wounded Warrior tennis trainings and programs through Military medical hospitals, and through partnerships with other organizations like the National Recreation Foundation, USO, Freedom Alliance, Blue Star Mothers and more. The USTA is honored to be serving the US Military.
USTA Foundation - USTA Foundation is the National Charitable Foundation of the USTA. Its mission is to support, monitor and promote programs that enhance the lives of at-risk children and individuals with disabilities through the integration of tennis and education. Your donations have helped us award more than $14 million in grants and scholarships. Click here for information about USTA Middle States grants and scholarships.
Adaptive Tennis - The game of tennis can be adapted to accommodate any age, environment, condition, or disability. The charge of USTA Adaptive Tennis is to promote and develop recreational tennis opportunities for individuals with varying abilities and circumstances through inclusion, knowledge, and support. The USTA continues to support programming for individuals with physical, developmental, and situational challenges.
For questions regarding USTA Middle States diversity and inclusion, please contact Renee Bridges, Sr. Manager of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610.935.5000 ext. 224.