Tennis Participation Grows for Third Straight Year, to 23.6 Million

January 13, 2023

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., January 12, 2023 – The USTA announced that in 2022, tennis participation increased for the third consecutive year in the U.S. Tennis participation grew by one million players last year with more than 23.6 million people playing the sport. This number, when added to the previous two years, represents an increase of 5.9 million, or 33 percent, since the start of 2020. This information was compiled by the Tennis Industry Association, and will be presented in greater detail in the 2023 Tennis National Participation Report available later this month.

“The increase in tennis participation for the third year in a row is not only important for the health of our sport, but also for the health and well-being of those who have made the game a part of their lives,” said Brian Hainline, Chairman of the Board and President, USTA. “Tennis has a multitude of benefits, ranging from the mental to the physical, and we are excited to help lead the continued growth of a sport that helps players of all ages and ability levels stay active and healthy.”

The growth and health of the sport was not limited to just participation, as a variety of key efforts and initiatives were focused on increasing access to the game and making the overall tennis experience better for all players. Included in the highlights:

Health and Well-Being

According to multiple sources and studies, tennis has been shown to have a significant positive impact on the health of participants. Included in the effects:

Facilities and Public Parks

The introduction of the ITF World Tennis Number


Junior Play

USTA Foundation and NJTL Chapters

USTA League