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SGMA's Wholesale Study Tallies $77 Billion in Sales

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.

Cardio Tennis "Get Fit Challenge!" to Hit Test Sites Starting in June

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.

Key Tennis Research Trends to be Released In Upcoming State of the Industry Report

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.

Nintendo Signs On as Sponsor of SmashZone Tour

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.