The ITF released its first-ever Global Tennis Report, with data collected from 195 nations to provide a depiction of tennis participation around the world. The most notable findings include:
Tennis players — 87 million (1.17 percent of the world’s population)
3⃣7⃣.9⃣%— ITF (@ITF_Tennis) October 15, 2019
That's the percentage of the world's tennis population in Asia???? pic.twitter.com/8aeCGiiwy1
Tennis clubs — 71,263
Tennis courts — 489,135
Introducing the ITF Global Tennis Report 2019 ????— ITF (@ITF_Tennis) October 15, 2019
The report is the culmination of 2️⃣ years of work involving 1️⃣9️⃣5️⃣ National Associations to compile our largest survey of worldwide tennis participation ????
Read the full report ???? https://t.co/5kuXk3POFz pic.twitter.com/J0HnsrXznO
Coaches — 163,548
5⃣3⃣4⃣— ITF (@ITF_Tennis) October 15, 2019
That's the number of players to every tennis coach globally! pic.twitter.com/oYrwp64xD4
Female players — 47 percent
The report showed that 2⃣1⃣.4⃣% of the world's tennis coaches are female ????♀️— ITF (@ITF_Tennis) October 15, 2019
Read about the ITF’s strategy to empower more women into roles such as coaching here???? https://t.co/yn54qHeAAR#AdvantageAll pic.twitter.com/KHpvNqvzKM
The study's release states that, "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 marks the biggest survey study ever done in global tennis participation and performance .
“This report is unique in its scale and findings," ITF President David Haggerty said. "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."