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The Stats on Tennis
The Tennis Industry Association
(TIA) recently published its
Tennis Talking Points, which
captured some intriguing
The data covered the business
aspect of the sport, including
participation, equipment and
apparel sales and more. One
aspect of the business is sure
to appeal to ASBA members: data
relating to court construction:
In positive news, the percentage of
court contractors indicating the Industry was “strong” in 2012
increased significantly to 30% of respondents versus 14% of
respondents in 2011.
Since 2005, the USTA has issued over
$8 million in grants, which has leveraged local investment and
helped to build or refurbish more than 30,000 courts.
In 2012, 90% of court contractors
installed 10 and Under tennis lines on existing courts and 21% built
10 and Under Tennis courts. The percentage of contractors responding
that they installed lines to existing courts is up from 71% in 2011.
The USTA invested more than $1.5
million in 2012 to assist communities to create over 4,000 10 and
Under tennis courts
Some other aspects of the study?
Data relating to tennis
66% of tennis facilities indicated an
increase in the “new players” category in late season 2012, with
only 8% indicating a decrease.
49% of facilities saw an Increase In
total courts booked/used, vs. 11% indicating a decrease.
41% saw an increase in league play,
vs. 15% noting a decrease.
36% indicated an Increase In youth
tournament play, vs. 15% saying they saw a decrease.
Adult tournament play appeared to be
a challenge for facilities in 2012,with 18% of respondents noted an
increase versus 25% that noted a decrease.
In spring 2013, much of this
data will be published in TIA’s
“State of the Tennis Industry”
report. More information on this
will be available soon.
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