Recently, Cardio Tennis Manager Michele Krause and members of the National Cardio Tennis Speakers Team delivered high-energy Cardio Tennis Training Courses in Canada and the San Francisco area to nearly 100 tennis professionals.
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.
In 2011, participation in outdoor recreation reached a five-year record in the U.S.—perhaps signaling a move toward healthier, active lifestyles. More than 141 million Americans, or 49.4 percent of the U.S. population, participated in outdoor activities last year—reflecting an increase of 3 million people compared to 2010 and continuing a five-year trend.
Efforts to engage children in physical activities and sports—including tennis—are starting to have an effect on America’s youngest generation, according to a new study released by the Physical Activity Council (PAC), a partnership of major trade associations in the sports, fitness and leisure industries.
The USTA recently shared a report on national media attention that the 10 and Under Tennis initiative has been receiving. Among the highlights were a media tour of TV stations by 10 and Under Tennis spokesperson Christine Taylor, local coverage of “March Into Tennis” events in top markets, TV segments on youth programs, and extensive coverage of First Lady Michelle Obama playing tennis for the “Let’s Move!” initiative.
Cardio Tennis® has just kicked it up a notch—with opportunities for an even more comprehensive full-body workout. The Tennis Industry Association has partnered with TRX Suspension Training® to bring the innovative training system to the courts with TRX Cardio Tennis, and workshops for tennis providers are under way.
Cardio Tennis® has become one of the fastest growing fitness trends in the U.S., and now the program is expanding, with more benefits and services to providers so they can continue to bring a quality, fun, fitness-oriented tennis workout to more consumers.
The popular Cardio Tennis® program will be featured for attendee participation at two prestigious conferences this spring: the American Association of Neurologists (AAN) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Cardio Tennis® was a big part of the PTR International Tennis Symposium this past February in Orlando, FL.
Cardio Tennis® Manager Michele Krause was honored with the TIA/PTR Commitment to the Industry award and several members of the Cardio Tennis® National Speakers Team were present to help deliver morning TRX Cardio Tennis workouts. PTR teaching professionals also participated in a competition of Cardio Tennis® feeding skills.
After an inspirational talk from golfing great Gary Player, more than 125 leaders in the sports and fitness industry—including tennis industry executives—descended on Capitol Hill on March 7 to talk with members of Congress and their staffs about the issue of physical fitness. The event was the Sporting Goods Manufacturer’s Association 13th Annual National Health Through Fitness Day.