Ever wanted to help set a Guinness World Record? Fans in attendance at the World TeamTennis matchup between the New York Sportimes and the Philadelphia Freedoms on July 19 at Sportime Stadium on Randall's Island will have the opportunity to take part in an attempt to set the official mark for “Most People Bouncing Tennis Balls on Tennis Rackets,” prior to the 7:00 p.m. match, which will feature former world number one and Sportimes star Martina Hingis.
Fans interested in participating should arrive at Sportime Stadium by 5:00 p.m., wear tennis sneakers and bring their rackets. Tennis balls will be provided. All participants must purchase a ticket to that evening's World TeamTennis match in order to participate.
Hingis, along with Sportime players Robert Kendrick, Jesse Witten, Ashley Harkleroad and Sportimes Coach Chuck Adams, will lead the attempt, which will take place on the Stadium Court.
The previous record of 658 was achieved in advance of the U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on Aug. 26, 2011.
In order to set the record, on the audible signal, all contestants must bounce the ball for a minimum of 10 seconds, using just the racket. Only those who maintain the bounce in the air, without the ball touching the ground for the full 10 seconds, will be counted towards the record.
For more information on participating in the record-breaking effort or any of the Sportimes matches, visit www.nysportimes.com or call (888) WTT-NYC1.