Industry Shorts: LTA, UFEA, Sky Sports

21 May 2020

By: Sport Industry Group

The LTA has released its latest research showing a link between playing tennis and mental wellbeing for recreational players.

According to the governing body for tennis in Britain, 61% of non-disabled people who play tennis on a weekly basis report feeling more satisfied with their life over the past twelve months, compared to 55% of those who have never played. 

Across disability tennis, those figures rise further, according to the LTA, with 83% of disabled players reporting that tennis has had a positive impact on their sense of self-confidence and self esteem. Further statistics showed that 83% of disabled players also said that tennis has had a positive impact on their social support network.

UEFA’s eEURO 2020 will kick off on 23rd May, with the two-day competition featuring the 16 teams who have qualified for the tournament.

Teams from 55 member nations took part in April’s qualifying competition, while the 16 teams left in the competition will be divided into four groups of four and will play for a €100,000 prize pot. 

The competition will take place on Playstation 4 consoles and on Konami’s PES 2020 game. It will be streamed on UEFA’s YouTube channel across the weekend.

Sky Sports has announced a new batch of content for Sky Documentaries, including two new original sport documentaries.

The United Way about Manchester United, led by legend Eric Cantona and Tyson Bruno, a feature length film charting the highs and lows of two of boxing’s greats, Mike Tyson and Frank Bruno, will be available on the platform.

NASCAR and IMG Arena have launched a new virtual sports betting game.

The game replicates some of NASCAR’s most iconic tracks, including Daytona International Speedway and the Talladega Superspeedway, while the virtual product will be offered to sport betting operators globally.