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Advantage, Chesterfield! MP Toby Perkins takes part in World Record at Chesterfield Tennis Club

Advantage, Chesterfield! MP Toby Perkins takes part in World Record at Chesterfield Tennis Club

‘Anything they can do at SW19, we can do better’ was the message sent from Chesterfield Tennis Club last Sunday as the world record for the number of people simultaneously bouncing a tennis ball on a racket was shattered much to the delight of participants and spectators.

An impressive 393 people took part at the Hawksley Avenue based club, with Labour Member of Parliament Toby Perkins MP acting as the official adjudicator to ensure that the club could successfully claim to have created their own bit of history.

The evidence of the record will now be submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records and the achievement is formally recognized.

The successful record attempt by a huge range of people from young children to senior citizens was part of a wider day of activities at Chesterfield Tennis Club, with a barbeque and other tennis related exercises for people of all age groups. The day ended with the celebrations of those who had helped make history, but for many it was also an opportunity to develop an interest in the sport and to undertake lessons.

Mr. Perkins, who is a keen sportsman himself said:-

“I am sure the whole town will join me in congratulating Chesterfield Tennis Club on getting into the Guinness Book of Records. I hope this event encourages all kinds of people to get involved in sport of whatever kind across our town. From tennis to cricket, from rugby to fishing, sport is a fantastic way of keeping fit and if this world record can provide an inspiration to our young people then it will prove to be so much more than just a piece of history.”

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