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.
To monitor and report on the progress of 10 and Under Tennis, the USTA has created a “Dashboard,” which sets 2012 goals and tracks the initiative across various categories.
“While our ‘Dashboard’ may be new this year, we’ve been tracking our progress throughout the last few years,” says Scott Schultz, the USTA’s managing director for Youth Tennis. “For 10 and Under Tennis, 2011 was a tremendous year. The industry really pulled together and we had major growth in every category.”
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.
According to SGMA’s Manufacturers Sales by Category Report (2012 edition), manufacturers' (wholesale) sales of sporting goods equipment, fitness equipment, sports apparel, athletic footwear, and sports licensed merchandise in the U.S. totaled $77.31 billion in 2011—a 4.2 percent increase over 2010 when wholesale sales were $74.19 billion.cturers' shipments in the U.S. market and expressed in wholesale, not retail, dollar values.
A select group of Cardio Tennis Authorized Providers have been chosen as "pre-launch sites" of the new Cardio Tennis - Get Fit Challenge! As a part of the new online Cardio Tennis Interactive experience, the Get Fit Challenge is designed to help participants get even better results, stay engaged with the program for longer periods of time, and increase the enjoyment of the health benefits associated with Cardio Tennis via an online web portal that tracks calories burned, participant activity, provides healthy eating guidance, and more.
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.
The Tennis Industry Association (TIA) is set to release its second annual “State of the Industry” report, which compiles key research from the trade association’s dozens of in-depth annual research studies and surveys into a top-line document that helps to “narrate the story of the tennis industry” for the past year. Key findings include data on the value of the overall tennis economy, participation and play frequency trends, equipment sales, and pro events.
This spring and summer Cardio Tennis® Manager Michele Krause, along with members of the National Cardio Tennis Speakers' Team, will be delivering Cardio Tennis Training courses and TRX Cardio Tennis Pilot Training Courses across the country. These 7-8 hour courses are designed to teach the fundamentals of Cardio Tennis and everything you need to know to make it a sucess at your facility.
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.