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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.”

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.

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.

New National Event in May to Get America Moving

To help get more Americans physically active, PHIT America is launching PHIT America Month. This national event will promote and encourage millions of Americans to Get Moving in May 2018, while growing sports and fitness participation. PHIT America and more than 100 corporate sponsors, sports celebrities, plus thousands of local supporters are expected to offer hundreds of ways for Americans to Get Moving, including participation in local events. PHIT America Month is open to all Americans and most of the programs offered will be free.

Tennis Forum Presents Insights, Challenges and Opportunities

The 10th Annual Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Forum was held in New York City on Aug. 28, the first day of play at the US Open, and the audience of nearly 300 tennis industry leaders heard the latest news about the state of the tennis industry, updates on grow-the-game initiatives, and business insights, along with a spotlight on tennis innovation.

Future of Tennis & Tech to Feature Paul Annacone, Tech Startups

Former professional tennis player, legendary coach and current Tennis Channel analyst Paul Annacone will be a featured panelist at the Future of Tennis & Tech event on Monday, Aug. 28, in New York City. Annacone, who reached career-high rankings of No. 12 in the world in singles and No. 3 in doubles, is a former coach of champions Pete Sampras and Roger Federer. Among his areas of expertise are using technology to monitor and improve performance.

TIA Tennis Forum Aug. 28 in New York City

The 10th Annual Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Forum will be on Monday, Aug. 28, at the Intercontinental New York Barclay Hotel. The Forum will include the latest news about the state of the tennis industry, updates on grow-the-game initiatives, business insights and a spotlight on innovation.

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