Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Fastest Tennis Ball Pass (Team): TyneMet College Breaks World Record
Wallsend, UK -- To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, TyneMet College staff and students took part in a competition to break the Guinness World Record for the 'fastest tennis ball pass'; a team of students on the Level 3 extended diploma in sports coaching had their time of 16.2 seconds verified, and are now in the record books with the new world record for the fastest tennis ball pass team),
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
The team that beat the previous Guinness world record time of 36.25 seconds: Luke Rozanski, Adam Cocking, Alex Moffatt, Zak Tully, Hannah Middleton, Corey Hunter, Dean Grant, Daryl Everitt, James Foster and Michael Joyce.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people bouncing tennis balls on tennis rackets: 658, achieved by Wilson Racquet Sports (USA) in advance of the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, New York, USA.
The TyneMet staff and students who took part in the record for the 'Fastest Tennis Ball Pass (Team)' were coached by Apprentices studying on the Activity and Leadership Programme.
The event was organised by Jonny Rees, Teacher in PE and Sport and Pat Blyth, Business Development Consultant, great fun was had by everyone who took part.
Warick Stephenson, head of care, sport and leisure at the college, said: "I am obviously delighted with the fantastic achievement of the students who were studying on the Level 3 extended diploma in sports coaching smashing the record in a fantastic time of 16.2 seconds.
"The team showed great determination and concentration when taking part in the competition. TyneMet is very proud to have been awarded a 'world record' title."
"The students studying on sports courses at TyneMet this year have had fantastic successes in winning other awards and titles as well as achieving high academic pass rates."
Related world records:
Longest singles tennis match: Sam Angel and Katie Martens set world record (Video)
Singles Tennis Match: Carlo Santelli and Daniel Burns
tennis coaching marathon: Andy Wheeler
people bouncing a tennis ball: RPT
tennis rally: Ettore and Angelo A. Rossetti
table tennis rally: Andrea Holt
Tennis Match: John Isner and Nicholas Mahut
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 7:39 AM