The 2011 USTA ICON Awards honor organizations and individuals making a positive impact on diversity in the tennis world.
"The ICON Awards serves as our flagship event to celebrate diversity and inclusion in tennisÖThose being honored at this momentous event truly embody the spirit of these ideals," Gordon Smith, executive director and chief operating Officer of the USTA, said in in a statement.
This yearís award praises the Dorchester tennis club, located on Blue Hill Avenue, for its work in the community encouraging players of all backgrounds to pick up a racket and play.
The Sportsmenís Tennis & Enrichment Center is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. It is billed as the first and the oldest tennis club in the United States founded by African-Americans.
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