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diversity & inclusion statement

The Maplewood Club (MLC) is committed to diversity and inclusion because we believe that our community is strengthened by the vibrant exchange that occurs when individuals come together to share their various perspectives and experiences and their love of tennis. Through the recognition and celebration of our many differences, we learn to appreciate, respect, and value the complexity of the world in which we live, and we develop essential skills that help us forge authentic relationships with others.


Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is upheld by the following practices:

  • MLC welcomes and encourages applications from all people regardless of a person’s race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or other status protected by the laws or regulations of the state of New Jersey.

  • MLC considers every application fairly and honestly in accordance with Club rules and in compliance with state and federal anti-discrimination laws.  

  • MLC may prioritize under-represented individuals and families, including Black, Latinx, Asian, Native Americans, and LGBTQ applications in an effort for MLC membership to reflect the broader demographics of Maplewood and South Orange. 

  • MLC has zero tolerance for any racist, sexist, homophobic, or discriminatory language or behavior by its members.  Such language or behavior could result in expulsion from the club.

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