Lichfield tennis players join world record bid

Lichfield Friary Lawn Tennis Club players take part in the world record attempt

Lichfield Friary Lawn Tennis Club players take part in the world record attempt

Lichfield tennis players have played their part in smashing the world record for keepy ups.

Lichfield Friary Lawn Tennis Club joined the record bid that was organised and promoted by coaching education company RPTeurope.

The new record of 582 is now awaiting official verification from the Guinness Book of World Records.

Seventy-five people took part in the event held at Lichfield Friary, a number of which have never played tennis before.

Club Chairman Achim Krueser said:

“It was fantastic being involved in the world record attempt and we are very proud and delighted to have been able to contribute to the new world record.  It was amazing to see so many people at the club both young and old and so many people trying the sport out for the very first time.  I hope they will become lifelong tennis lovers.”

Adrian Rattenbury, President of RPTeurope added:

“It has been a great way for us to help clubs and coaches promote the game of tennis in their local area. We are obviously thrilled to have set a new world record and equally as thrilled to hear how many people have been involved in the event who have previously never played tennis and never visited a tennis club.

“Hopefully they will continue to be involved in the game and help us to grow the game and increase the number of people involved in the game at this level.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about how to join Lichfield Friary or for details on coaching programmes for players of all ages and abilities, contact Graham Hathaway on 01543 251104.

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