Tennis fans will have a chance to help Martina Hingis and the NY Sportimes set a Guinness World Record for "Most People Bouncing Tennis Balls on Tennis Rackets" on July 18 before the Sportimes' World TeamTennis matchup against Philadelphia.
Online PR News – 01-June-2012 – New York – 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 18 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 p.m. match, which will feature former world No. 1 and Sportimes star Martina Hingis.
Fans interested in participating should arrive at Sportime Stadium by 5 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.
Hingis, and Sportime players Robert Kendrick, Jesse Witten and Ashley Harkleroad, along with 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 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 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 1-888-WTT-NYC1.
The 2012 WTT regular season runs from July 9-28, with the top two teams from both the Western and Eastern Conference advancing to the WTT Finals Weekend presented by GEICO, September 14-16, at the Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, S.C.
2012 SPORTIMES Home Schedule
July 10 Springfield Lasers, 7 p.m., at Sportime/Randall's Island
(Sportimes – Martina Hingis)
July 13 Philadelphia Freedoms, 7 p.m., at Sportime/Randall's Island
(Sportimes – Martina Hingis; Philadelphia - Ryan Harrison)
July 18 Philadelphia Freedoms, 7 p.m., at Sportime/Randall's Island
(Sportimes – Martina Hingis)
July 19 Boston Lobsters, 7 p.m., at Sportime/Randall's Island
(Sportimes – Hingis, McEnroe; Boston - Andre Agassi)
July 23 Washington Kastles, 7:30 p.m., at Albany/SEFCU Arena
(Sportimes – Hingis; Washington – Venus Williams)
July 24 Boston Lobsters, 7:30 p.m., at Albany/SEFCU Arena
(Sportimes – Hingis; Boston – John Isner)
July 25 Washington Kastles, 7 p.m., at Sportime/Randall's Island
(Sportimes – Hingis, McEnroe)
Tickets for Sportimes matches are available by calling 888-WTT-NYC1 or by visiting www.nysportimes.com. For more information on matches in Albany, visit www.NYSportimes.com/Albany or call 518-393-0440.
2012 Sportimes’ partners include USTA Eastern Section, GEICO, USTA, Wilson, DecoTurf, Principal Funds, SPORTIME Clubs, Tennis.com, Arizon Tennis Domes, NY Orthopedics, and Randall's Island Park Alliance.