ITF Global Tennis Report 2019: Overview

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10 • ITF Global Tennis Report 2019 HOW PARTICIPATION DATA WAS COLLECTED The data presented in the par cipa on sec on of each Na onal Associa on report contained in this publica on was collated via the online ITF Na onal Associa on Development Plan and the ITF Global Par cipa on Study in 2017. Na onal Associa ons provided us with informa on related to the size of their tennis-playing popula on, the accessibility of tennis play (through tennis clubs and tennis courts) and the number of 'deliverers' of tennis (tennis coaches). Out of 210 ITF member na ons, 195 responded to provide their specific par cipa on data. Where a na on's data varied between the Na onal Associa on Development Plan and the Global Par cipa on Study, the highest value was used. The results are the ITF's first-ever na onal par cipa on reports, which enable Na onal Associa ons to gain a high-level view of the state of par cipa on in their na on. We intend to regularly update these reports to help both the sport and our member na ons track the development trends in tennis over me. The par cipa on sec on of each Na onal Associa on report presents that country's tennis landscape in three key areas, covering 11 variables: The tennis players • Total number of tennis players • Percentage of popula on that plays tennis • Tennis player gender balance The access to tennis • Total number of tennis clubs • Number of tennis clubs per 1,000 people • Total number of tennis courts • Number of tennis courts per 1,000 people The tennis delivery • Total number of tennis coaches • Number of tennis coaches per 1,000 tennis players • Tennis coach gender balance • The level of ITF recogni on of na onal coach educa on systems (the ITF has criteria to ensure minimum standards for coach educa on delivery in a na on) A na on's outcome in each variable was reported rela ve to other na ons in the same ITF Development Eligibility Tier, as well as in comparison with the top ranked na on globally. A NOTE ON ITF DEVELOPMENT ELIGIBILITY TIERS Each ITF member Na onal Associa on is assessed for its eligibility to benefit from components of the ITF Development programme. The Development Eligibility criteria is based on two elements, resources and representa on, and full details can be found in Appendix H page 561. Using these criteria, each na on is categorised in one of four ers, from Tier 1 which indicates na ons that require most support through to Tier 4, which describes na ons that meet the full resource and representa on criteria and have a greater degree of tennis maturity and a lower requirement for development support. Tier 4 na ons are therefore not eligible to access specific ITF development projects. A full explana on of Eligibility Tiers is provided in Appendix H page 561. A er midpoint, a maximum value and a series of percen les were defined for all variables except for the recogni on of coach educa on systems variable. These are shown within the par cipa on sec on, in each na on's respec ve report. The er maximum describes the best outcome of na ons in that Eligibility Tier. The er mid-point represents the median outcome of na ons in that Eligibility Tier. If na ons in a er were sorted from smallest to largest based on their outcome in a given variable, the median would represent the middle na on/value. Percen les corresponding to the lower, middle and upper 33% of scores for the 10 variables enable a na on's outcome to be classified as under- performing (red), typical (orange) and out-performing (green) for their er. What we've learnt: par cipa on

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