Breaking 4 world records!

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Pocklington Tennis Club is aiming to break some world records and create new ones on Saturday in aid of Sport Relief 2012.

Tennis club members, children from local schools and the public have been invited to take part in this event, which will also involve a pro-celebrity tennis match.

They will attempt to set records for:

l Most balls caught in 1 minute (the existing record is 43).

l Most balls caught in 1 minute blindfolded (the existing record is 11).

l Number of balls on a racquet carried across a court in one go, in one minute (new).

l Most tennis freestyle tricks completed in one minute (new).

Anyone is allowed to attempt these records, simply make a donation to Sport Relief, and you can have a go, so hopefully someone from the local area will be a holder of a Guinness World Record by the end of the day.

Matt Ward, head coach of Pocklington Tennis Club, said: “I’ve always enjoyed a challenge, and thought if I’m going to break one world record, why not break a few?

“I wanted to do something that would engage with young people and motivate them to be involved in tennis.

Doing it to raise money for such a good cause as Sport Relief seemed like the perfect occasion to do it.

Helen Marsden, chair of Pocklington Tennis Club, said: “Pocklington Tennis Club has an ethos of inclusion, particularly of local children and families, and so we look forward to seeing you on Saturday.”