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Tennis participation in England 2016-2019

In an annual survey by Sport England, the the sports governing body for England, about the number of people who play tennis, it was found that as of 2019, roughly 754,900 people play tennis at least twice a month, considering any intensity and duration. The survey was conducted online and the latest update on it was conducted for the time period between May 2018 and May 2019 with a total of 177,765 thousand respondents.

Lawn Tennis Association

Tennis in England, as well as in Great Britain, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, is governed by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). With an average of about 300 employees, who work on improving participation, performance, events and governance. The LTA generates a revenue of around 60 to 65 million British pounds per year, mainly through major events such as the Wimbledon Championships.


The Wimbledon Championships are held annually during the beginning of July and produce an aggregate attendance of up to 500 thousand visitors. The event is worked by up to six thousand staff members, mostly catering food and drinks, followed by stewards, housekeeping, umpires, ball boys and girls and other match assistants of different sorts.

Number of people playing tennis in England from 2016 to 2019

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Release date

September 2019


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

November 2016 to May 2019

Number of respondents

177,876 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

base varies

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Participating means at least twice in the last 28 days. Any intensity, any duration.

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