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TIA, Tennis Industry Mag Support PHIT Act, PEP Program

As the sports industry prepares for its largest lobbying day in Washington, D.C., on March 5, the Tennis Industry Association and Tennis Industry magazine are helping to support two key pieces of legislation that will help create a more active, fit and healthy America, while helping to reduce health care costs. Visit http://www.phitamerica.org/Advocate/TIA.htm to send messages urging your Congress members to support the PHIT Act and the PEP Program.

Showcase Your Programming at a USTA Tennis Play Event in March

In March, the USTA and the tennis industry will host USTA Tennis Play Events in celebration of World Tennis Day on March 3. Tennis Play Events are designed to introduce kids to tennis and provide a platform to register children for spring programs. Sports industry studies have shown that an early, positive experience in sports creates a lifelong commitment to an active lifestyle.

SGI, PHIT America Announce 'Get America Moving Challenge'

Do you have a program that increases sports & fitness participation in your community and helps Get America Moving?  Submit your program for consideration and enter the new SGI Get America Moving Challenge contest. To show support for the work of PHIT America, SGI Weekly Intelligence is launching the inaugural Get America Moving ChallengeClick Here for the entry form.

Halfway Through 2013: A Snapshot of TIA Efforts

For the first half of 2013 the TIA has been focused on industry efforts to grow the game and the business of tennis. Under the direction of TIA President Greg Mason—whose two-year term commenced at the beginning of 2013—and our board of directors, we continue to focus our efforts on our key strategic platforms.

10 Doctors 'Weigh In' - 10 Unusual & Real Issues With Inactivity

SILVER SPRING, MD – June 12, 2013 – The medical profession has spoken about obesity.  Now, it’s time for the general public to listen.  Based on research conducted by PHIT America, the negative side effects of America’s inactivity pandemic are startling, yet true.  

The medical profession has spoken about obesity.  Now, it’s time for the general public to listen.  Based on research conducted by PHIT America, the negative side effects of America’s inactivity pandemic are startling, yet true.   - See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Doctors_Weigh_In_Issues.htm#sthash.5O6dk03a.dpuf

Participation in Cardio Tennis Grows to over 1.4 Million

Cardio Tennis participation grew to over 1.4 million participants in 2012, according to the latest U.S. Sports, Fitness & Recreation Participation Report published by the Physical Activity Council (PAC), a consortium of 6 sports and outdoor trade associations. The study, which surveys participation across 125 different sports, fitness and recreation activities, is the nation’s largest report on physical activity with a sample size of more than 40,000.

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