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Wearable Tech Again Tops List of Fitness Trends from ACSM Survey

Wearable technology will again be the top fitness trend in the coming year, according to an annual fitness trend forecast by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), which surveys exercise professionals. The results were released in the article “Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2017” published Oct. 26 in the November/December issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal.

‘Inactivity Pandemic’ At Its Worst: Out of 50 Countries, U.S. Kids Are 47th Fittest

U.S. children are in terrible shape. According to a recent report, U.S. children rank 47th in the world in overall physical fitness, based on a series of 20-meter shuttle runs (aka, The Beep Test) conducted with more than 1.1 million children from 50 countries. Yes, U.S. kids barely crack the top 50 in global fitness.

Top Tennis Execs to Present Latest Plans, Research at TIA Tennis Forum, Aug. 29

Top tennis executives will present the latest research and share plans for growing this industry at the ninth annual TIA Tennis Forum, which will be Monday, Aug. 29, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Grand Hyatt New York City. The Tennis Forum is free to attend, but space is limited so attendees should register at

2016 State of the Industry Analyzes Research on Participation, Equipment and More

The 2016 State of the Industry report is available from the TIA and outlines key research to help tennis industry businesses and organizations. The TIA produces more than 70 annual research reports, and the State of the Industry analyzes this data to determine where this industry has been, where it is now, and where it is going.

TIA Offers Summer Webinar Series

The TIA’s new “Knowledge Base” will include a series of educational webinars this spring and summer that touch on many segments of the tennis industry. A number of the webinar topics for this “learning series” have been adapted from presentations at the Tennis Owners & Managers Conference that was held in Miami this past March.

Cardio Tennis Has New Training Course, New Logo

Cardio Tennis, one of the fastest growing tennis programs in the U.S., has updated its Training Courses for tennis providers, adding a Level 2 for professional education for tennis and fitness pros. Cardio Tennis also has a new logo, which is on the website and will be rolled out with other material and promotions for Cardio Tennis Authorized Providers.

Tennis Participation and ‘Play Occasions’ Increase in the U.S in 2015

The number of people playing tennis in the U.S. and the number of tennis “play occasions” increased in 2015, according to the latest figures released by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA) and U.S. Tennis Association (USTA), which were part of the Physical Activity Council (PAC) Annual Participation Study.

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