At the Service Box we have developed our boxes to cater to a mixture of tennis needs, from the essential box through to the Ultra box, including a few stops along the way. This is to try to provide to the different types of people who participate in tennis. However, there is no hiding from the fact that numbers of participation continue to drop across the country in both Junior numbers all the way through to adult club players.
There are a number of reasons as to why this can be, however we like to put the reasoning down to the change in lifestyle of the average family. Concentrating on the juniors percentage drop, they now have so many other options of sports they can try, whether it be after school clubs or other sporting groups. However, for us personally it seems to be more the difference in family life. Due to the happy received movement towards equality and more females now in the workplace, there are less stay at home parents. Therefore the family life becomes a more hectic one, less time is available for clubs even at the weekend. Many parents would rather calm and slow the weekend down, spending time together as a family rather than moving from club to club and the hustle and bustle multiple sports can create. The dynamics of everyday life have changed for the average family. When you compare the costs of tennis to other junior sports, tennis can be streets ahead of the others financially and when a club or two needs to be stopped to free up some time, or stop calendar clashes, tennis can often be one to bite the dust due to the financial requirements. Tennis often presents itself as an ‘all or nothing’ sport and juniors need to be fully committed to gain any reward from training. Success can be gained easier and quicker in other sports, again when choices are needed to be made, this can also be a factor in dropping an activity.
The Service Box has created its boxes to try and help combat numbers from falling, including some of the best and unique products that are on the market, all in one box, for all those tennis needs and some mystery items along the way. The Service Box is happy to promote those items in the boxes by including leaflets of the companies included to help increase the enjoyment involved around tennis and hopefully step towards numbers increasing