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ITFWorld // WINTER 2019 4 3 The ITF published the Global Tennis Report 2019, the largest survey of worldwide tennis participation and performance ever undertaken in the sport, in October. The report contains data gathered from 195 tennis nations to give a game-changing insight into the global tennis landscape. Both global and national findings are presented in the report, which facilitate analysis of global and regional tends. Key findings include: • 87 million tennis players (1.17% of the world's population) • 71,263 tennis clubs • 489,135 tennis courts • 163,548 coaches • 47% of players are female Rankings and tournament data from the ITF's database were also used to produce an accurate and bespoke report into each nation's junior and professional performance during 2017. The report serves as a benchmark, enabling the ITF to measure the impact of investment in growing and retaining participation in the sport. It will also support the targeting of future investment in line with the priorities of the ITF2024 strategy, growing tennis where it is most needed and ensuring the long-term growth and sustainability of tennis for future generations. The report provides member nations with valuable data in order to devise strategies to increase participation and develop talent. The full report can be viewed here: www.itftennis.com/ globaltennisreport ITF Global Tennis Report 2019 ITF GLOBAL TENNIS REPORT 2019

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