For the third straight year, participation in Cardio Tennis topped more than 1 million players in the U.S. The popular health, fitness and tennis program, which was created in 2005, is now delivered in nearly 1,800 facilities and parks throughout the U.S. and in more than 30 countries.
According to the 2012 Sports, Fitness and Recreation Participation report recently released by the Physical Activity Council, the number of total players participating in Cardio Tennis is up 56% domestically since 2008, the first year it was a measured fitness category in the annual Physical Activity Council Study.
In 2011, nearly 1.3 million individuals participated in Cardio Tennis in the U.S., or approximately 7% of tennis players. This is down slightly from 1.34 million in 2010.
"The small decline in Cardio Tennis participants from 2010 to 2011 is directly attributable to the slight decline we saw in overall tennis participation,” says TIA Executive Director Jolyn de Boer. “To only lose 4% of Cardio Tennis players speaks volumes about the program’s popularity and the devotion of our Cardio Tennis team, especially when you consider how consumers have been reining in their discretionary spending in this challenging economy."
"For a program still relatively new in the tennis market, we are thrilled that U.S. participation is consistently above the 1 million mark,” says Cardio Tennis Manager Michele Krause. “We anticipate Cardio Tennis will continue to grow as we expand our infrastructure through Cardio Tennis Training Courses and new developments in the program, such as Authorized Providers, Cardio Tennis Interactive, and the pilot TRX Cardio Tennis.”
If you are interested in learning more about Cardio Tennis, where to play, or how to become an Authorized Provider of the program, visit www.CardioTennis.com.