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AUGUST 2019 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

Report: Tennis Participation Remains Consistent

Recently, the Tennis Industry Association (TIA), in partnership with the Physical Activity Council (PAC), published the 26-page Tennis Participation Report, which includes data through the end of 2018. Overall tennis participation has remained somewhat consistent in recent years, with an average annual change of -0.4 percent from 2010 to 2018. The total number of tennis participants in 2018 grew by 0.9 percent over 2017, to 17.84 million players.

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Study Results May Change Guidance on Chlorine Stabilizers

Swimming pool owners and operators should be using a maximum cyanuric-acid-to-free-chlorine ppm ratio of 20 to 1 to maintain stable chlorine levels and safely disinfect the water, according to results of a new study.

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Survey Shows Americans Support Park Improvement Projects

More than four in five Americans want their local governments to fund park and recreation revitalization projects, according to a recent poll from the National Recreation and Park Association.

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IHRSA Announces World Wellness Weekend Collaboration

IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, and World Wellness Weekend announced their collaboration in promoting the third annual World Wellness Weekend in September.

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EPA Recognizes St. Louis Cardinals for Food Waste Reduction

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler recognized William Dewitt III, president of the St. Louis Cardinals, for "A Decade of Partnership in Sustainability."

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Albuquerque Pop-Up Park to Provide Green Space

Neighbors and partners will join forces to build Albuquerque's first Pop-up-Park, part of The Nature Conservancy's Urban Conservation Program, which is designed to engage youth in conservation and bring more nature into the city.

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INDUSTRY STATS

Indoor & Outdoor Courts

Indoor & Outdoor Courts

Respondents to the Industry Report Survey in 2019 were more likely to include outdoor courts for sports like basketball and tennis than indoor courts. Some 57.5 percent said they had outdoor courts, while 50.8 percent said they currently include indoor courts. They also were more likely to be planning to add outdoor courts than indoor courts. Some 10.5 percent of those with plans to add features at their facilities said they would be adding outdoor courts, compared with 9.2 percent who said they would be adding indoor courts.

That said, while the percentage of respondents who currently include outdoor courts has held relatively steady over the past five years, the percentage who currently include indoor courts has seen some growth. The percentage who currently include outdoor courts grew from 55.1 percent in 2015 to a high of 58.4 percent in 2018 before falling to 57.5 percent in 2019. At the same time, the percentage with indoor courts grew from 47.6 percent in 2015 to a high of 53.3 percent in 2018 before falling to 50.8 percent in 2019.

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How Parks & Rec Can Help Reshape Public Health

Local government parks and recreation departments can help elevate the importance of wellness as a lifestyle choice and provide citizens with affordable, convenient access to fitness services and public resources.

For more information, read How Parks & Rec Can Help Reshape Public Health.

A Wealth of Water Fun: Recreation, Therapeutic Activities Enhance Aquatic Programs

Learn-to-swim is the foundation on which aquatic programming is built, but adding in recreational and therapeutic elements offers a chance to expand your audience.

For more information, read A Wealth of Water Fun: Recreation, Therapeutic Activities Enhance Aquatic Programs.

Purposeful Places: The Latest in Landscape Design

The role of landscape design in recreational spaces has evolved to include ADA requirements, sustainability trends and multi-use areas flexible enough to draw as many people as possible.

For more information, read Purposeful Places: The Latest in Landscape Design.

Choose Your Own Adventure: Select the Right Play Equipment

Most playgrounds feature an array of apparatuses for children to grow their physical, emotional, cognitive and other skills. But choosing the right play equipment requires a few first steps.

For more information, read Choose Your Own Adventure: Select the Right Play Equipment.

Stadium Solutions: An Inside Look at Outdoor Sports

Whether a professional football team, college soccer team or something else, designers have come up with creative solutions to design outdoor sports facilities.

For more information, read Stadium Solutions: An Inside Look at Outdoor Sports.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

2019 NRPA Annual Conference, Sept. 24 to 26 in Baltimore, Md. (www.nrpa.org)
2019 WWA Show, Oct. 7 to 10 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (www.waterparks.org)
Club Industry Show, Oct. 9 to 11 in Chicago (www.clubindustryshow.com)
ICAA Conference & Trade Show, Oct. 10 to 12 in Orlando, Fla. (www.icaa.cc)
16th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference, Oct. 16 to 18 in Williamsburg, Va. (www.thewahc.org)

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