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Obesity Among U.S. Adults Hits All-Time High

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 40 percent of American adults and 18.5 percent of adolescents are obese—the highest rates ever recorded for the U.S. Obesity means having a body-mass index of 30 or over, whereas a BMI of between 25 and 29.9 earns the classification of “overweight.”

Video Shows TI Hall-of-Famer Dave Haggerty's Tennis Career

When International Tennis Federation President David Haggerty was inducted into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame on Aug. 28 in New York City, during the TIA’s annual Tennis Forum, the audience was treated to a short video showing some of the many tennis scene’s in Haggerty’s life and career. The video is available to view at TennisIndustry.org/HOF.

2018 TOM Conference Registration Now Open

Register now for the fifth annual TOM Conference, which will be April 8-11 at Wild Dunes Resort, Charleston, S.C., targeting tennis owners, managers and industry decision-makers with a focus on innovation, growth and business leadership.

Nominate for TI Magazine’s ‘Champions of Tennis’ Awards!

This marks the 17th year that Tennis Industry magazine has honored individuals and organizations that are making a difference in tennis, and in the business of tennis. The Champions of Tennis issue will be in the magazine’s January 2018 edition, which will be distributed in mid-December.

Innovation Challenge Winner In/Out Brings Order on the Court

Arguments over line calls are the bane of tennis players everywhere, and often a major cause of headaches for parents, tournament directors and tennis facility staff. But now, a new device by inventor Grégoire Gentil may help bring order to the court. Called “In/Out” (www.inout.tennis), this small, $199 unit attaches to any netpost, on any type of court, and detects whether balls are in or out.

Chicago to Host the Laver Cup in 2018

The city of Chicago will host the second edition of the Laver Cup next year, at the world famous United Center. The inaugural event in Prague Sept. 22-24 thrilled tennis fans around the world and Team Europe enjoyed incredible home support in beating Team World, 15-9. Team World will have the home court advantage come September 2018 and will count on the energy of the passionate Chicago sports fans.

Interest in Sports on TV Down 45% for 18- to 24-Year-Olds

In a study of TV viewership of sports in 10 countries by Ampere Analysis, there is a troublesome trend:  18-24 year olds around the world, especially in the U.S., are not watching sports on TV. In the U.S., the drop is 45% versus the national average. Globally, eight of 10 countries have seen drops. The UK was the closest to the U.S. in the fallout, with a 34% drop. The full report can be found on Business Insider.

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