The Lake Travis Tennis Association (LTTA) worked directly with the Governor's office to have May declared "Texas Tennis Month." The event was celebrated at the State Capitol on Tuesday, May 9. USTA Texas staff set up pop-up tennis off the south steps and encouraged Capitol visitors to hit some balls. They then met with Governor Greg Abbott to discuss the health benefits of tennis and witness him sign the proclamation.
During the month of May, players, local coaches, facilities, retailers, tennis manufacturers and more will be driving awareness about the sport of tennis and its benefits by bringing existing and new players to the game with special events, promotions and play opportunities in their communities.
Tennis participation has seen significant growth over the past two years, with people turning to the sport to stay physically fit in a safe manner. According to the latest Physical Activity Council’s participation report, more than 23.6 million people hit the tennis courts in 2022. That number represents a 33% increase since the start of 2020, with 5.9M more players picking up a racquet. In addition, according to multiple sources and studies, tennis has been shown to have a significant positive impact on the health of participants. Tennis players on average lived an additional 9.7 years than sedentary individuals.