(NYPOST) — A group of Long Island Orthodox men served the United States Tennis Association with a lawsuit Friday for refusing to reschedule an upcoming upstate tournament so they could avoid having to play on the Sabbath.
The 12-member team – which includes nine Orthodox Jews – filed a discrimination suit on Friday against the USTA and its honchos in Manhattan federal court. It demands an injunction requiring the Sept. 27-29 USTA Eastern Adult Section Championships for players 55 and up in Schenectady, NY, to be rescheduled, so they could avoid Saturday matches and honor their religious beliefs.
“The defendants consulted and conspired among themselves and determined to discriminate against Sabbath-observing competitors and to deny the plaintiffs’ requests for accommodation,” the suit says.
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