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Latest Tennis Participation Report Available From TIA

The 2019 Tennis Participation Report has been published and is available for Tennis Industry Association members. The 26-page report, produced by the TIA in partnership with the Physical Activity Council, includes the most recent data and trends through year-end 2018 for tennis participation, tennis interest, cross participation in other sports and more.

TIA Offers Webinar Learning Series in May & June

In May and June the Tennis Industry Association will host a series of educational webinars that touch on many of the tennis industry’s key areas, the 2019 TIA Spring/Summer Webinar Learning Series. All topics will deal with current areas of interest and relevance to help teaching pros grow their businesses into the future. All TIA webinars qualify for the PTR or USPTA continuing education programs.

Despite Slight Rise in Overall Tennis Participation, Challenges Remain

While the most recent tennis participation figures indicate an overall increase in the number of U.S. tennis players for 2018—up 0.9 percent to 17.84 million—a deeper dive into the numbers show continuing challenges facing tennis, and the sports industry overall.

Congress Gets Active: PHIT Act Off to Great Start in 2019

The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA)applauds congressional efforts to reintroduce the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. On Wednesday, March 6, PHIT Act lead sponsors, Senator John Thune (R-SD) and Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), reintroduced the bill in the Senate (S.680); and on Tuesday, March 12, PHIT lead sponsors, Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI) and Congressman Mike Kelly (R-PA) reintroduced the bill in the House (H.R. 1679).

Correction: The Fourth Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge was won by Sparc

The winner of the Tennis Innovation Challenge held this past January in Orlando, was Sparc, made by CCP Games, not Virtual Tennis as previously reported.  Sparc is a genuine virtual sport that has been hailed as one of the best, most active games available for virtual reality.  A unique, physical sport in which players connect online to compete in fast-paced, full-body VR gameplay, Sparc took the top prize in the fourth edition of the Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge—a “Shark Tank”-like competition to identify the most innovative and creative product or service in the tennis industry.

Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference Brings Industry Together in Orlando

The 2019 Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference, Jan. 23-25, attracted more than 1,000 racquet sports professionals, industry leaders, and representatives of emerging and bellwether brands to the inaugural event last week, in Orlando, Fla.

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