Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion, a strategic priority of USTA Texas, enforces our mission to ensure all who want to enjoy the sport of tennis—as players, spectators, advocates, staff, and volunteers—have the resources and tools to do so. USTA Texas programs and initiatives are designed to include diverse communities that reflect the demographics of current and future generations. We are committed to identifying and removing barriers to provide all with the opportunity to access and participate in tennis.
USTA Texas seeks to have our tennis communities reflect the changing demographics of our population. This includes ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, ability, gender, and socioeconomic background, to name a few. Below you will find seven engagement guides that target specific audiences. These guides include strategies to recruit and retain diverse tennis players among these respective groups.
2017 Texas Diversity Grant
USTA Texas is now accepting applications for the 2017 Texas Diversity Grant Program. The Texas Diversity Grant provides players with financial assistance to prepare for and participate in tournament play. The grant is open to Texas players of all levels between the ages of 6-18. Grant awards range from $300-$1,000. Grant recipients serve as positive examples to their peers and as leaders in their communities.
The deadline to submit a grant application is Wednesday, February 1, 2017. You can download grant requirements and the grant application below.
For more information, contact Marcos Valdez, Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512.443.1334, ext. 220.
Download the Application - Word document
Diversity and Inclusion Internship
The Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) intern supports the growth of diversity in tennis participation in Texas. The intern will work on key projects to enable this mission, while simultaneously gaining skills and knowledge in the growing diversity and inclusion field. The intern will work under the supervision of the D&I Coordinator and will also collaborate with other departments, stakeholders, and D&I committee members.
Download the Application - PDF
USTA NATIONAL GRANTS
The USTA National office offers a variety of grants to help grow the game of tennis in many ways. A list of each grant and accompanying description can be found here
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