| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
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In response to the tension filling our country at the moment, USTA Eastern reached out to its members on Friday to let them know that it will be taking several steps to examine its support for diversity in the section.

These measures include:

  • Developing methods to capture data on diversity benchmarks as well as establishing specific diversity goals within individual performance plans
  • Ensuring accountability in recruitment for diverse representation across the Eastern staff and volunteer base
  • Renewing outreach and support to all of its Community Tennis Associations and National Junior Tennis and Learning programs
  • Continuing to prioritize affordable programs, including park play and social play
  • Recommitting to purchasing from diverse suppliers and exercising transparency in spending
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with diverse partners across the section
  • Reconstituting our Diversity & Inclusion Council
  • Expanding sensitivity training to nurture a culture of inclusivity

“With these measures, we look forward to strengthening our commitment to diversity and contributing to a future where inclusion and equity are the cornerstones of our success,” the message concluded. “Tennis is a sport for all.”