Residents get of Sport Relief

Sport Relief at Pock Tennis Club - Felix Mehta tries for the record carrying t.balls on a racquet.
Sport Relief at Pock Tennis Club - Felix Mehta tries for the record carrying t.balls on a racquet.

FUNDRAISING locals worked up a sweat to earn money for Sport Relief.

At Pocklington Tennis Club, a number of world record attempts were made by staff and visitors.

Sport Relief Run at Elvington

Sport Relief Run at Elvington

One youngster may have set a new world record for the most tennis balls carried on a racquet across a court in one go, in one minute. Douglas Turner managed to carry 61 balls altogether.

Another new world record may have been set by a youngster called Alex Funnell who tried the most tennis freestyle tricks in a minute and managed to achieve 36.

Details of both world record attempts have been submitted to Guinness World Records for verification.

Other attempts included catching the most balls fired from a machine while stood six metres away.

Head coach Matt Ward had a go at beating the record of 43 but could only manage 26. He also tried to beat the record of most balls caught in one minute while blindfolded but was unable to surpass the current record of 11.

A pro exhibition match was also held on the day at the tennis club, which raised a total of £1,035 for Sport Relief.

In Elvington, about 200 people took part in a one mile, three mile or six mile run around the village, which was organised by Lower Derwent Sports and Social Club.

Some of the people who took part were in fancy dress, with costumes ranging from the honey monster to the 118 man. The event raised about £500.

Meanwhile, staff from Sainsbury’s stores in the north east of England, including York and Hull, cycled 220 miles over four days across the region and raised £5,500 for Sport Relief. One leg of their journey was a 24-mile ride from Hull to Pocklington.

The Pocklington Sainsbury’s store itself raised £1,300 by holding a cake stall and tombola and from sales of scratchcards.

For more Sport Relief pictures see page 19.