In a critical development in anti-counterfeiting, two apparel brands recently won millions of dollars against websites selling counterfeit products and were awarded the money from the defendants’ PayPal accounts, a practice previously not possible.
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.
The USTA announced in May that Nintendo has signed on as an Official Sponsor of the SmashZone Mobile Tour, the interactive tennis fan attraction which introduces children to tennis in a fun and engaging way. As part of the agreement, Nintendo, the worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, will incorporate video game kiosks into the SmashZone experience throughout the duration of the tour. The partnership launched at the California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard, Calif., which was held on May 19 - 20.