Among the bright spots in the most recent annual tennis participation study by the Physical Activity Council (PAC) is a 1.0 percent increase in youth tennis players to 4.57 million and a 4.5 percent increase in Cardio Tennis players to 2.22 million over the past year.
On April 20, the sport of tennis will showcase the “Million Calorie Burn,” where the goal is for participants to burn a combined 1 million calories—with a focus on Cardio Tennis and including all the tennis programming on the 100-court USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.
To help showcase the sport of tennis and its health benefits, tennis industry partners are working together to promote May as “Play Tennis Month.” At least 1,500 tennis facilities around the U.S. are expected to participate in Play Tennis Month, offering thousands of tennis programs and events—all with a goal of helping to get people moving and playing tennis.
The sport of tennis will be reaching new heights in 2018 when the USTA and NASA astronaut A.J. ‘Drew’ Feustel attempts a tennis match in space, powered by Net Generation. On March 21, 2018, Feustel, along with compatriot and fellow NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, blasted off into space as members of Expedition 55.
Dozens of top speakers and experts will present at the fifth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference, which will focus on innovation, growth, business leadership and development. The conference runs from April 9 to 11, with optional specialty courses on Sunday, April 8. Visit TheTOMConference.com for information and to register (day session registration available).
While wholesale equipment shipments for the fourth quarter of 2017 ended on a positive note for tennis balls, racquets and strings, year-end shipments in all categories remained down, according to marketplace research results from the Tennis Industry Association.
Now through the end of May, in support of Play Tennis Month, tennis providers can join the Cardio Tennis Instructor Network for $100, which is half price for first-year membership. Visit CardioTennis.com to see all the benefits, resources and discounts and to sign up.
To help showcase this sport and all its great benefits, industry partners have come together to promote the month of May as “Play Tennis Month.” This national and local promotion will key on helping people to get moving and playing tennis. The goal for the month is for Americans to burn a combined 10 million calories on the tennis court in Play Tennis Month activities.
Answers to your questions about Play Tennis Month in May!
Tennis industry partners are working together to promote May as “Play Tennis Month” to help showcase the sport of tennis and associated health benefits. Thousands of tennis programs and events will be held around the country, with a goal of helping to get people moving and playing tennis, the No. 1 sport for a long and healthy life.