Wholesale sales of tennis equipment in the U.S. 2007-2018

In 2018, wholesale sales of tennis racquets amounted to about 83.6 million U.S. dollars. Wholesale sales of tennis racquets peaked in 2007, at 121 million U.S. dollars.


Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players. The object of the game is to strike the ball with a tennis racket in such a way that the opponent is unable to return it for a point. Tennis is played recreationally by millions and is a popular sport worldwide. In the United States, the number of people participating in tennis amounted to approximately 17.68 million in 2017. Great Britain, recognized as the home of modern tennis, had a total of 23,925 tennis courts in 2017. The most watched tennis tournaments are known as the four Grand Slam tournaments: the Australian Open, the French Open, the U.S. Open, and Wimbledon.

Tennis equipment

Tennis equipment ranges from rackets and balls, to apparel and footwear. One of the leading manufacturers of tennis equipment is Wilson Sporting Goods, notably used by professional tennis players, Serena Williams and Roger Federer. In 2018, Roger Federer ended his decades-long apparel partnership with Nike and signed with Japanese apparel company, Uniqlo.

Tennis equipment wholesale sales in the U.S. from 2007 to 2018 (in million U.S. dollars)*

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Release date

May 2019


United States

Survey time period

2007 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Based on a combination of aggregated quantitative data that is collected from a sample of manufacturers in a variety of product categories combined with a series of interviews and other industry data.

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