Breaking the Barriers
Celebrating Diversity in Tennis
Creating awareness through exposure, inspiring action through art
Using tennis as a backdrop to promote diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, and excellence, USTA Colorado's Breaking the Barriers is a high profile, high impact and sustainable educational and outreach program celebrating the accomplishments of diverse tennis pioneers, contributors and rising stars in Colorado.
Inspired by the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Breaking the Barriers exhibit, USTA Colorado has created our own showcase with the successful three-part portrait series:
An Exhibition in Courage, featuring African Americans in tennis;
The Asian Connection, highlighting Pacific Asian American players; and
¡Vive el Tenis!, celebrating Latino/a Americans, all based in Colorado.
These unique and artful portraits were produced by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Barry Gutierrez.
Now a movement, Breaking the Barriers demonstrates USTA Colorado’s commitment to increase awareness about diverse tennis players in the sport and foster participation in USTA Colorado program opportunities to promote and develop the growth of the sport and to inspire the next generation of tennis players from these communities.