Smashing barriers, celebrating athletes

Smashing barriers, celebrating athletes

Since 2017, Deloitte has been the Official Professional Services Sponsor of the US Open Tennis Championships. As the presenting sponsor of both the US Open Wheelchair Championships and the USTA Foundation National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) Essay Contest, we’re proud to work with the USTA as they strive to connect new players to the game and use tennis to empower more people than ever.

The 2022 US Open Wheelchair Championships—featuring the largest player field to date— will be played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, NY from September 7−11. This year is also the debut of the US Open Junior Wheelchair Championships, a tournament centered on young athletes with disabilities. View the 2022 tournament schedule here.

Our support for wheelchair tennis and parasports is rooted in our commitment to DEI, which shapes our values and actions; it’s part of why we’re thrilled to be recognized as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.”

Paving the path for greatness

Paving the path for greatness

Putting the spotlight on excellence in tennis

Wheelchair tennis is an exciting sport, and playing at the professional level is incredibly challenging. To do that, athletes work relentlessly and leave everything on the court.

Take Dana Mathewson. Dana travels around the world to compete on the biggest tennis stages while training full-time at the USTA National Campus. As a professional tennis player, she’s passionate and committed to perfecting her skills, working day in and day out on drills, strength training, and even preparing her mental game.

Dana has already cultivated the talent and drive to become a champion. But much greatness deserves an audience, which is why we want to help bring more fans to the sport. By drawing more people to wheelchair tennis, we hope to bring everyone closer to experiencing excellence in action.

Now serving: skills, shots, and tips

Dana and her coach guide you through the skills, shots, and equipment unique to wheelchair tennis

Watch our video series, featuring Dana and her coach Jason Harnett, for a look at what Dana does to compete at the highest level of wheelchair tennis.

The inverted backhand

Find out how this powerful shot changed the game and opened up possibilities for offensive-minded players.

Building agility and mobility

In a game where responsiveness is rewarded, agility is essential. Here’s how to help build it in wheelchair tennis.

Gameday gear

You may notice some differences between everyday chairs and sports chairs, and you can join Dana to find out more.

The biggest venue in tennis?
It’s not a stadium—it’s digital.

How Deloitte helped the USTA navigate its digital transformation

As a trusted advisor to the USTA, we were brought in to help reimagine its digital presence to connect players, attract youth, and build a new generation of fans. And even in the early stages, we were able to do just that.

To learn more about how the bold digital transformation opened up new possibilities, watch this client spotlight video.

Opportunities for a new generation

Empowering young people through tennis

We’re not just focused on celebrating the elite athletes in tennis; we also want to help strengthen tomorrow’s leaders. The NJTL network brings together community tennis organizations nationwide that seek to develop the character of young people through tennis and education. NJTL is supported by the USTA Foundation, the national charitable organization of the USTA. Since 2017, Deloitte has served as the presenting sponsor of the annual NJTL Essay Contest, which encourages students to write research-driven, analytical essays in response to a specific prompt.

Ten national winners are chosen from thousands of entries each year. In previous years, winners have met in New York City for an immersive, in-person experience hosted by the USTA and Deloitte. It’s our way to honor the efforts of young people and offer them a glimpse of what the future could hold.

Check out highlights from past NJTL Essay Contest experiences:

Our sponsorships

Every day at Deloitte, we strive to make an impact that truly matters. At the core of our organization is a commitment to inspire others to reach their full potential, whether that’s at our clients or the organizations we sponsor. To that end, our efforts to advance the organizations we sponsor is critically important. Deloitte’s professionals serve as trusted advisors helping shape long-term strategy, improve operational efficiency, and implement substantive change. .

Pete Giorgio
Principal | US Sports Practice Leader
pgiorgio@deloitte.com

Pete, a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, leads Deloitte’s US Sports practice, serving multiple sports clients including the United States Golf Association, NBA, United States Tennis Association, and United States Olympic Committee… More

Tom Mariott
Marketing Excellence Leader
tmarriott@deloitte.com

Tom is the Marketing Excellence leader and leads a number of client relationships as both LCP and advisory partner. Previously, he served as a member of the Consulting Executive Committee and was the… More

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