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Summer of tennis begins, as more than 1.5 million Aussies hit the courts

9 December, 2021 | 

Originally published: Tennis.com.au, 01 December 2021

As summer officially begins, we are celebrating record numbers for tennis participation across the country and launching a new Competitive Play Framework.
The summer of tennis officially launches today, with AusPlay data reporting a record 1,529,000 Aussies, including 1,227,800 adults and 301,200 children, hitting the courts across the country throughout the latest reporting period*.
The fastest growing sport across all ages, tennis out-performed 15 other activities and sports, including AFL, basketball and soccer, with a 37 per cent increase in adult participation alongside a 29 per cent increase in children picking up a racquet.
Tennis participation fast facts –

  • 92 per cent of Australian parents surveyed** believe children should learn tennis from a young age.
  • 82 per cent of survey** respondents were aware of the benefits associated with playing tennis as a child, including physical fitness, coordination, confidence and social skills.

**Survey conducted by Pureprofile in August 2021.
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