9.05.1% With a total population of more than 292 million people, every 1% rise results in an additional 2.92 million participants. Tennis is played by 9.51 percent of the US population, up from 8.74 percent in 2003, according to a 2010 poll.
The number of players has increased by nearly 200,000 since 2003, while the number of clubs has decreased by nearly 10,000. There are now about 1.3 million individuals playing tennis at some level. About 85 percent of players are men, 13 percent are women.
Tennis's growing popularity is seen as one of the reasons why advertising revenue at major sports events is increasing. In 2004, Nike was reported to have spent $20 million on advertising during the Olympics; it was estimated that this amounted to about two-tenths of one percent of the company's annual revenue at the time.
In 2008, $100 million was reportedly spent on advertising during the Beijing Olympics. This was said to be a record for an Olympic games with a non-sports event attached. However, only $10 million of this was claimed by individual advertisers; the rest was attributed to the organizers' marketing budget.
There were more than 1.5 million participants in 2007, which represents a increase of nearly 20 percent since 1995. The majority of these players (about 70 percent) were male.
According to the newspaper, which analyzed 2017 data, there were around 87 million tennis players worldwide, including 3,873 professional players. 2,348 of these professional tennis players were male, while 1,525 were female. Thus, according to this report, there are about 870,000 active players on the tour, with more than half (40%) of them being women.
The number of women playing tennis has increased dramatically over the past 20 years. There were only about 400 women's pro tournaments in 1990, but that number now exceeds 2,500. About a third of those tournaments are held in the United States.
The most famous current female player is probably Venus Williams. She is one of the greatest players in tennis history and one of the few athletes who can claim to have won Olympic gold medals in both singles and doubles. Williams' sister, Serena, is also a top-10 player. They are the daughters of former major champion Bill Williams and renowned coach Mary Carillo. The family business was founded in 1966 and is based in Florida.
Other well-known female players include Roger Federer's wife, Mirka, as well as Steffi Graf, Amelie Mauresmo, and Maria Sharapova. Tennis fans should know that all five of these women are multiple time world champions.
Tennis Player Demographics in the United States White is the most frequent ethnicity among tennis players, accounting for 81.2 percent of all tennis players. In comparison, 8.9 percent of the population is Hispanic or Latino, and 6.8 percent is black or African American.
The next most common race category is Asian, which accounts for 7.3 percent of all tennis players. There are also small numbers of players of Native American, Pacific Islander, and other races each accounting for less than 1 percent of the total.
When it comes to gender, women make up about 75 percent of the tennis player population. Men account for the remaining quarter of the population.
In addition to white Americans being the majority race group, they're also predominantly found on both the men's and women's tours. However many non-white races are included in the tennis player pool. Specifically, Hispanics or Latinos are the most common non-white race group on the tour, making up 18 percent of the population. Then there are blacks or African Americans at 6 percent, Asians at 4 percent, and others including mixed race people and indigenous Americans at 1 percent each.
Overall, whites are by far the most common race category on the tour but this percentage goes down when you include blacks or African Americans. They make up a third of all players but account for half of all losses on the tour.
Tennis is notable for having the fastest rate of growth among the so-called traditional sports, with 6.78 million new or returning players and only 2.82 million dropping out. Tennis had gained and lost around 4-5 million players every year during the past decade. In 2017, there were about 23 million people living in the United States, which makes it the country's most popular sport.
There are several factors that have helped make tennis such a popular sport in the United States. One is the price of tennis balls. They can cost up to $20 a box but Americans love their tennis, so they tend to buy more than what would be expected of someone who was paying full price. Also, many schools use their athletic budgets to purchase equipment for their sports teams. This is particularly true in areas where there are few opportunities to play sports - either because there are not any local clubs or because the schools do not have any sports programs themselves.
In conclusion, tennis is a very popular sport in the United States. This is partly due to its low cost and availability in schools across the country. It also helps that this is one of the only countries where men and women compete on equal terms. In fact, America has more female tennis players than any other country in the world.