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-43%

Tennis racquet shipments have dropped 43% since 2007

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7.1%

The replacement cycle for new racquets has gone from 3.7 years to 7.1 years.

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58%

58% of tennis players are happy with the racket they currently have.

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+4%

Inactivity in the USA has increased 4% since 2012

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$2,300

Lower income households are left in the red by $2,300 each year, leaving less income for leisure activities (Bureau of Labour statistics).

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Inactivity in lower income households has increased the most. Higher income households are getting more active.

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-17%

The number of team sports participants age 6 - 17 has increased 17% since 2012

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xx%

The baby boom of 2017 has led to XX% more 9-year-olds at peak participation age for baseball and soccer

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The average number of sports played per person has decreased due to pressure on kids to choose one sport at an earlier age

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+4%

The average number of golf rounds played decreased by 4% in the 3rd quarter of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016

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150%

In this quarter rainfall reached 150% of average at some points, and we saw unfavourable weather from storms such as Storm Eileen in September

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The Wimbledon Tennis Championships ran slightly later than usual, finishing in mid-July - which may have kept some golfers off the course