Participation in Cardio Tennis Grows to over 1.4 Million

Cardio Tennis participation grew to over 1.4 million participants in 2012, according to the latest U.S. Sports, Fitness & Recreation Participation Report published by the Physical Activity Council (PAC), a consortium of 6 sports and outdoor trade associations. The study, which surveys participation across 125 different sports, fitness and recreation activities, is the nation’s largest report on physical activity with a sample size of more than 40,000.

Since Cardio Tennis, which is managed internationally by the Tennis Industry Association, was first measured in 2008 by the PAC Report, the program has seen rapid growth in terms of participation. In the 5 year period from 2008 to 2012, participation has grown 74% from 830,000 participants to over 1.44 million participants. Data from the report is showing that more and more first time and casual participants are taking to Cardio Tennis. The number of Casual Participants, those who play Cardio Tennis 1-10 times per year, is up 87% from 2008 to 2012.

"Cardio Tennis continues to bridge the gap between tennis and fitness," says TIA Executive Director, Jolyn de Boer. "With more health and fitness-conscious consumers who demand social interaction in their workouts, Cardio Tennis is a perfect fit as a group fitness activity." According to TIA research, men who participate in Cardio Tennis can burn 500 to 1000 calories in a one-hour session and women can burn 300 to 500 calories.

To learn more about Cardio Tennis, visit CardioTennis.com. For additional information on the 2012 U.S. Sports, Fitness and Recreation Participation Report visit www.physicalactivitycouncil.com.