Tennis player points are up, with a total of 2,749,735 points scored in the United States in 2016, according to the American Tennis Association (ATA).
The number of points scored by women has increased by 819,000 points to 2,845,000.
The average number of tournaments a player wins is 2,096.
The total number of ATP World Tour players with a disability was 3,624,988 in 2016.
The percentage of players with any disabilities was 21.5%, according to a study conducted by the Tennis Institute of America (TIWA).
“The data shows that, despite our best efforts, we have a long way to go,” said Tonya Wahl, president of the ATP, which oversees the sport in the U.S. “The data is telling us that there is a great deal of work to be done in this area.”
In 2016, the ATP added a new requirement that the ATP’s national federation must work with a national disability team to create and implement the ATP Disability Player Award Program.
The ATP said it was working with the National Disability Association of America to implement the program.
“As a national sport, we are constantly working to develop better ways to meet the needs of disabled players, and we are committed to advancing disability awareness and inclusion in the sport,” said ATP President Mark Tatum in a statement.
“As a part of this, we recognize that we can and must work together to make our sport more accessible to and accessible to all.
The ATP will continue to monitor and improve the accessibility of the game for all.”
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