Tennis world record confirmedTuesday 10 May 2016
The record attempt for the world’s largest tennis lesson, which took place as part of the 2015 Liverpool Hope University International Tennis Tournament, has been officially ratified by the Guinness Book of Records.
Liverpool has been in competition with Judy Murray for the record since 2013, when she claimed the world record for coaching 406 children in a coaching session in New York.
Liverpool got the record back the following summer with a session for 603 children, only for Judy Murray to coach 770 children in a lesson in London.
Liverpool’s new 2015 record was set at Liverpool Cricket club, home to the tournament, by pupils from more than 20 schools across Liverpool, Wirral, Bolton, Chester, Bolton and Manchester. Thirty tennis coaches from tennis clubs across Liverpool were on hand to assist with the record attempt.
The Guinness Book of records now states: “The largest tennis lesson consists of 803 participants and was achieved by Northern Vision (UK), in Liverpool, Merseyside, UK, on 17 June 2015.”
Anders Borg, organiser of the tournament said: “The record is ours for keeps. If Judy takes it back we’ll simply go again. Being the best in the world is very important to us! I feel it’s a great thing for everyone involved with our event and for sport in Liverpool in general.”
The 15th Liverpool Hope University International Tennis Tournament will take place at Liverpool Cricket Club from the 16th to 19th of June.
Tickets for the event are still available on www.liverpooltennis.co.uk