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Fish seeks NYC kids to break record

Wilson athlete Mardy Fish, the no. 1 ranked American men’s tennis player, accompanied by WTA Tennis World No. 11 player Andrea Petkovic of Germany, are seeking New York kids to help set the Guinness Book of World Records for the “Most people bouncing a tennis ball on a tennis racquet in one location.” The record-breaking attempt, sponsored by Wilson, will be held on Friday, August 26, 2011, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., courts P10-15 near the boardwalk.

The current Guinness Record is for 383 people, a feat set in England in 2006.

The first 500 kids to participate will receive a free Wilson junior racquet and can of balls as part of the tennis manufacturer’s efforts to encourage more youth to participate in tennis, according to Mike Steck, Wilson Racquet Global Director of Marketing.

Fish and Petkovic are encouraging kids to get fit and get into sport. One of the first things players learn when starting tennis is to bounce the ball on their racquet and the Guinness World Record attempt will have players of all ages doing just that. The first 500 kids to participate in the world record attempt will receive a free Wilson junior racquet and a can of tennis balls so they can get started in this lifetime sport immediately.

WHO:

Tennis champions Mardy Fish and Andrea Petkovic, and Wilson, the official ball of the U.S. Open Grand Slam tournament.

WHEN:

Friday, August 26, 2011, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:

Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Courts P10-15 near the boardwalk

WHAT:

Guinness Attempt to break the record for “Most people bouncing a tennis ball on a tennis racquet in one location.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

www.facebook.com/wilsontennis, www.wilson.com

 

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