Tennis racquet shipments have dropped 43% since 2007
The replacement cycle for new racquets has gone from 3.7 years to 7.1 years.
58% of tennis players are happy with the racket they currently have.
Inactivity in the USA has increased 4% since 2012
Lower income households are left in the red by $2,300 each year, leaving less income for leisure activities (Bureau of Labour statistics).
Inactivity in lower income households has increased the most. Higher income households are getting more active.
The number of team sports participants age 6 - 17 has increased 17% since 2012
The baby boom of 2017 has led to XX% more 9-year-olds at peak participation age for baseball and soccer
The average number of sports played per person has decreased due to pressure on kids to choose one sport at an earlier age
The average number of golf rounds played decreased by 4% in the 3rd quarter of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016
In this quarter rainfall reached 150% of average at some points, and we saw unfavourable weather from storms such as Storm Eileen in September
The Wimbledon Tennis Championships ran slightly later than usual, finishing in mid-July - which may have kept some golfers off the course