France is quite a diverse country when it comes to the arts and culture but the country is also a powerhouse when it comes to sports. After all, the father of the modern Olympic movement was a French man named Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who proposed the idea in 1894. The origin of the word “racquet” comes from the Flemish word “rackets” which came from the Middle French word “rachasser”, or “to strike the ball back”. Racket sports are among the most popular sports in France, both to play and to watch. One of the reasons for the popularity of racket sports is their ease of access. They are also relatively inexpensive to begin playing, assuming there are public courts nearby. While most people are familiar with the four major racket sports tennis, badminton, squash, and table tennis—there are numerous different varieties played around the world. The French Open is the most popular tennis tournament in France and one of the Grand Slams that it hosts. Because players hit the ball with their hands in the game's first iterations, the competition is known in France as Roland Garros after the Stade Roland-Garros. Jeu de Paume translates to "game of palm." The game of paddle gave rise to all racket sports, including badminton, tennis, squash, and others.
According to the research report "FRANCE Racket Sports Market Overview, 2028," published by Bonafide Research, the France racket sports market is expected to add USD 36.68 Million by 2028. Head-heavy, headlight, and head-balanced rackets are available on the French market. Racket prices vary depending on the model, but the starting price is $12.86.Tennis is the second most popular sport in France in terms of the number of licensed players, with 1,111,316 licensed tennis players in France. Every year, clubs in France host over 12,000 competitions. The classification system plays an important part in this. This means that each player is seeded into the tournament draw based on their playing abilities. Weaker players begin the event, followed by stronger players. In France, there are 3.5 to 5 million people who play the sport occasionally. France hosts one of the major world tennis tournaments in Paris: Roland Garros. Some of the internationally acclaimed French Tennis players are Amelie Mauresmo, Gaël Monfils, Yannick Noah, Henri Leconte, Guy Forget, and Richard Gasquet.
Sports in France are as intrinsic to French culture as croissants and red wine. Participation is high as is the interest; the French people are extremely proud of their athletes. There are fifty tennis courts and of that twenty is France's most popular tennis court. The ITTF Foundation has announced that the World Parkinson's Table Tennis Championships will be held in Hennebont, France, in 2024. In October 2024, hundreds of players from over 50 countries will attend the event. The World Parkinson's Championships will be held for the fourth time. The revelation was made on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, in Paris, during an event organized by the French Table Tennis Federation to highlight the numerous benefits of playing table tennis for those with cognitive problems. Babolat is the world's oldest racket sports company in France. Rackets, strings, balls, shuttlecocks, bags, apparel, and accessories are all available from Babolat.
Paddle becomes the second racket sport in France. Four Paddles is the largest play area in France. The paddle has been in the headlines constantly since its arrival in France, and the number of paddle courts being built across the country is growing. Because demand is great and the number of participants is always expanding, they must provide everyone with the means to participate. There are two types of paddle courts available today: indoor courts and outdoor courts. Paddle courts that are covered offer the advantage of providing a venue to play regardless of the weather. Weather is not the only aspect to consider when playing in ideal conditions. The optimal height for a paddle court is 8 meters to prevent the ball from touching the ceiling after a lob. Controlled temperature, agreeable light, limited echo, optimal height, ecological exemplariness
COVID 19 impact
COVID-19 had a significant impact in the second and third quarters of 2020. According to data from the Tennis Industry Association's (TIA) Quarterly USA Wholesale Equipment Census. Consumer spending is anticipated to expand shortly as a result of rising tennis participation, offset consumer spending, and rising consumer discretionary income. The cancellations or postponements of events have ruthlessly highlighted the brittleness of the sports industry's economic and political paradigm. The majority of federations, leagues, or clubs with inadequately diversified resources are on the verge of extinction. The media has traditionally been in charge of their relationship with their supporters. As a result, a large portion of this industry's worth has been disbursed recently without producing any assets for the organizations in charge of growing their firm.
Considered in this report
• Geography: Global
• Historic year: 2017
• Base year: 2022
• Estimated year: 2023
• Forecast year: 2028
Aspects covered in this report
• France racket sports equipment market with its value and forecast along with its segments
• Region-wise racket sports equipment market analysis
• Various drivers and challenges
• On-going trends and developments
• Top profiled companies
• Strategic recommendation
By Product Type:
• Accessories (Cap, Wrist bands, Headband, Racquet grip, Racquet Strings, Racquet Covers, Gloves Etc.)
By Sports Type:
• Tennis (Lawn Tennis)
• Table Tennis
• Others (Racquetball)
By Distribution Channel:
• Specialty Stores
• Online Stores
• Other Distribution Channels
The approach of the report:
This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and list out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third-party sources such as press releases, and annual reports of companies, analyzing the government-generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by conducting telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducting trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers into regional aspects, tier aspects, age groups, and gender. Once we have primary data with us we started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources.
This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to the racket sports equipment industry, government bodies, and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.
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