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20 SPORTS STARS ON CAPITOL HILL FOR PRO-ACTIVITY GAME PLAN

Twenty champions of sport will be on Capitol Hill on March 4 to help Americans prevent and reduce health care costs.  The occasion is National Health Through Fitness Day.  That day, they will be meeting with members of Congress to aggressively address the importance of getting federal pro-physical activity legislation passed and funded.  With 80 million Americans currently ‘inactive,’ something needs to be done to reverse this country’s ‘Inactivity Pandemic.’  It begins with daily P.E. in our schools.  This group of accomplished athletes includes five Olympic gold medalists, one Olympic silver medalist, one Heisman Trophy winner, and two Super Bowl champions, among others!

Top Sports Industry Brands + Decorated Athletes Headline SFIA’s National Health Through Fitness Day

Five Olympic gold medalists, two Super Bowl champions, one Heisman Trophy winner, one Olympic silver medalist, more than 100 leaders from organizations in the sports and fitness industries, and  athletes from MLB, NHL, NBA, USA Swimming, Easton, Puma, ASICS, Evoshield, Polar, Franklin, Speedo and Under Armour will join together on March 4th to meet with the U.S. Congress and request support for federal legislation to help this country win its own ‘Battle of the Bulge’ and reverse the current ‘Inactivity Pandemic.’  The event is the 16th Annual National Health Through Fitness Day in Washington, D.C. – organized by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association in partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine and sponsored by PHIT America.

Key Reasons to Host a Youth Tennis Event this March

The USTA will host thousands of events throughout the country this March in celebration of World Tennis Day, a nationwide effort to get families excited and active in tennis. Help grow the game and your business by signing up to host an event. The first 2,000 registrants will receive a special offer to help promote their events.

Veteran Sportscaster Ted Robinson to Headline Tennis Industry Conference

Two-time Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Ted Robinson, coaching legend Nick Bollettieri, and WTA Chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster will be among the keynote speakers at two important tennis industry conference to be held March 17-19 in Indian Wells, Calif., during the BNP Paribas Open men’s and women’s professional tennis tournament.

Retailers See Boost in 2014 Holiday Sales

The 2014 holiday shopping season was a welcomed boost to tennis racquet sales in the pro/specialty retail market this year. From October to December, traditionally peak "shopping" season in the U.S., tennis racquet unit sales increased 4% over the same period last year.