Tennis is the Fastest Growing
Traditional Sport - Up 43%
research by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association continues to show impressive news for tennis participation. From
2000 through 2008, tennis was the fastest growing sport in the U.S., increasing participation by 43 percent over every other
traditional sport. A distant second place is another racquet sport, racquetball, increasing 11.6 percent in those eight years.
The only other sports to show participation increases since 2000 are soccer (up 2.2 percent) and basketball (1 percent). Every
other traditional sport declined in participation, including golf (down 4.3 percent).