Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Sports Instructors industry has been adversely affected by the global financial crisis over the past five years. The global financial crisis resulted in subdued growth in discretionary income and a rapid rise in the household savings ratio, preventing consumers from sport participation and spending on non-essential sports instruction. This was partially offset by a rise in available leisure time as demand for labour throughout the economy dropped. Subdued growth was also the result of strong competition from gyms, fitness centres and general fitness activities such as walking and running. These factors have resulted in the industry undergoing slow growth at a compound annual rate of 1.4% over the five years through 2013-14, to total $799.2 million. Low growth of 1.1%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The Sports Instructors industry is highly diverse in the services provided due to the wide range of sports played in Australia. Instructors have different roles for team sports compared with individual sports. While individual sports like tennis and golf require significant coaching in technique, coaches of team sports like soccer have to foster team unity in addition to teaching skills.
Tennis coaching is the industry's largest segment because tennis is played across all age demographics and players require consistent practice to maintain their skill level. Tennis players are also more likely to undertake private coaching lessons and group lessons. Most tennis coaches work part-time to complement their full-time profession... purchase to read more