ITF Publish First Global Tennis Report

International Tennis Federation – ITF

ITF Press Release, October 16, 2019

The International Tennis Federation has published the Global Tennis Report 2019the largest survey of worldwide tennis participation and performance ever undertaken in the sport.

The report contains data gathered from 195 tennis nations to give a game-changing insight into the global tennis landscape. Both global and national findings are presented in the report facilitating analysis of global and regional trends. Key findings include:

·         87 million tennis players (1.17% of world’s population)

·         71,263 tennis clubs

·         489,135 tennis courts

·         163,548 coaches

·         47% of players are female

Rankings and tournament data from the ITF’s database have also been used to produce an accurate and bespoke report for each nation of junior and professional performance during 2017, establishing a nation’s record in professional playing base and depth, representation in Grand Slams and junior to professional conversion.

The 2019 Report will serve as a benchmark enabling the ITF to measure the impact of investment in growing and retaining participation in the sport. It will also support the targeting of future investment in line with the priorities of the ITF2024 strategy, growing tennis where it is most needed and ensuring the long-term growth and sustainability of tennis for future generations. Member nations are also provided with valuable data to devise strategies to increase participation and develop talent.

ITF President David Haggerty said: “This report is unique in its scale and findings, and the start of a new journey that we are embarking on with our member nations to learn more about the tennis landscape than we ever have before”.

ITF Executive Director of Tennis Development Luca Santilli added: “For the first time we are able to present a complete picture of the worldwide tennis landscape that will help guide our decision making, our investment approach and ultimately grow participation around the world.”

The full report, including National Association reports can be viewed here