LAKE NONA, Fla. – The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is proud to present the 2021 USPTA Bob Ryland Diversity Award to Christine Macur from Bridgewater, NJ (Middle States Division).
The USPTA Bob Ryland Diversity Award recognizes certified professionals that demonstrated an outstanding ability to use tennis to unite diverse populations within their community. This award was renamed after Bob Ryland, a 60-plus year member, who was inducted into our USPTA Hall of Fame in 2020.
As a Middle States board member, Christine is the diversity and inclusion division liaison to the national committee. Her responsibilities are to teach and ensure fair and equitable treatment of all in tennis through tennis-teaching professionals. In 2020, she secured a diverse speaking lineup for the Middle States conference, wrote articles on diversity in tennis, and encouraged anyone with a diverse background who was interested in a leadership position to participate. She is also responsible for adaptive tennis being incorporated into the Middle States 2021 conference.
About the USPTA: Founded in 1927, the USPTA is the global leader in tennis-teacher certification and professional development. With more than 14,000 members worldwide and 17 divisions nationwide, the Association’s mission is to raise the standards of tennis-teaching professionals and coaches and to promote a greater awareness of the sport.
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