Longest tennis coaching marathon-world record
set by Andy Wheeler
THORNDON, WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Tennis coach
Andy Wheeler had 60 tennis clients during a 30-hour
marathon coaching effort at Thorndon Tennis Club-setting
the world record for the Longest
tennis coaching marathon.
Photo: Andy Wheeler is drenched with
champagne after his 30-hour coaching stint - a charity bid
in which he had 60 tennis clients. / MAARTEN HOLL / The Dominion
The event was held to raise funds for the
Cancer Society. Mr Wheeler's mother died of cancer when he
was a teenager.
Central Tennis's regional development
manager Charles Cordwell gave Mr Wheeler a surprise wake-up
call when he doused him in champagne at the end of his effort.
Thorndon Tennis Club is the oldest tennis
club in the Southern Hemisphere and the oldest original tennis
club in the world - 1879.