Growing the Sport at Every Level

Tennis has been gaining momentum on many fronts over the last few years. Here are just a few of the Fast Facts about the sport that you should know about, compiled from TIA and USTA data.

Participation & Players

Tennis is the only traditional sport to have a positive participation change since 2000, according to the 2006 SGMA SuperStudy. The sport has had a 12.2% increase, while other participation sports, including baseball, basketball, swimming, and soccer, are showing declines.

Industry Sales

Racquet sales have been booming, up 29.7% since 2003.

US Open

For the first time in the history of the event, US Open attendance topped 715,587, surpassing the previous all-time high of 659,538. The US Open remains the highest attended annual sporting event in the world.

(US Open data from the USTA)

Grassroots Initiatives

With Tennis Welcome Centers, Cardio Tennis, and now the new QuickStart Tennis format, the sport has plenty of new ways to grow locally and nationally.

Current Research

Research from the TIA's Cost of Doing Business-Facilities Report shows some exciting new stats:

Technology

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