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Tennis Maintains Growth in Popularity

January 25, 2008 11:28 AM

TheTallahassee Democrat
Originally published January 25, 2008
By Linda Frazier

The numbers are in and once again tennis has grown!  Tennis is the only traditional sport showing a positive increase in participation since 2000 -- the number of tennis players in America now tops 25 million according to the 2007 USTA/TIA annual tennis participation study. This participation increase has fueled the four best consecutive years of growth for industry sales since the 1970s.

The sport of tennis in the United States grew on every level in 2007 — from local communities to the highest level of the professional game according to the USTA. Last year tennis had one of its strongest years in nearly two decades, setting records in event attendance, television viewership and recreational participation.

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