Cardio Tennis is one of the fastest growing fitness trends in the U.S.—since its introduction in 2005, it now has more than 1.3 million participants. Now, former WTA players are taking notice of the great health benefits the program provides, as well as the revenue it can generate.
The new, innovative TRX Cardio Tennis program will get a big boost in July with a training course at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla., where legendary coach Nick Bollettieri is scheduled to speak to the group. TRX training tools and education are already an important part of IMG Performance Institute (IPI). The TRX Cardio Tennis Pilot Training Course will be on July 22 (a Cardio Tennis workshop will be held the day before, on July 21). Visit CardioTennisTraining.com for more information and to sign up.
The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA) and supporters of physical education are applauding the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee for taking a stand for physical education in schools. The committee approved $78.693 million for the Carol M. White Physical Education (PEP) Program in the U.S. Department of Education budget.
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.