We are the premier network for South Asian sports industry professionals, including athletes, executives, journalists, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and more. We are dedicated to advocating for, educating and promoting South Asians who work in sports.
- To bring about awareness about the South Asian impact on the sports industry
- To educate and serve as a resource for those aspiring to be involved in the sports industry, and help them advance professinally
- To connect South Asians working in sports through a network of seasoned professionals and emerging leaders
- To promote South Asians working in sports
Membership is open to individuals of all ethnicities in the South Asian diaspora. The majority of our members work in the sports industry as executives, businessmen and businesswomen, attorneys, entertainers, creative artists, journalists, entrepreneurs, athletes, coaches and volunteers.
Neha Uberoi is a mental health professional, social entrepreneur and former professional tennis player. She is a psychotherapist who works with athletes and the general population. Uberoi holds a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University. She completed her undergraduate degree at Princeton University, after a 6 year leave of absence to play on the WTA tour. Uberoi also played for Princeton Women’s Varsity Tennis and was named Ivy-League Rookie of the Year (2003) and All-American Singles and Doubles.Uberoi played on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tour for five years alongside her sister, Shikha Uberoi. She reached a career high of 196 in singles and 108 in doubles. She reached two tour finals (doubles) and has singles wins over several top 50 players. Since retiring from tennis in 2008, Uberoi has advocated for mental health through research, direct practice, coaching, and public speaking. Her articles and videos have reached hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Uberoi continues to appear on various media platforms and speaking engagements to provide commentary on sports, women’s empowerment and health and wellness.
Uberoi co-founded South Asians in Sports in 2016 and has led the organization as Chief Executive Officer since 2017 to a 800+ worldwide member network. After completing her freshman year at Princeton University at 16 years of age, Uberoi played on the WTA tour for 5 years. She reached a singles ranking of 196 and 108 in doubles.
Uberoi is currently a Presidential Appointee for the United States Tennis Association tasked with helping the organization develop and further its mental health initiatives for tennis athletes. Previously, Uberoi served on the Board of Directors of the USTA. She is also a member of the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports (ASWIS).