Hickory NC: World Tennis Record Attempt

Hickory NC: World Tennis Record Attempt

The Greater Hickory Tennis Association will be sponsoring an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for continuous tennis play.

The world-record breaking attempt will take place from September 27 – 29, 2013 at Lake Hickory Country Club. George Bolter, Allen Finley, Dr. Bill Geideman and Vince Johnson will play continuously for 60 hours in an attempt to beat the current Guinness World Record of 56 hours 37 minutes set in Australia. The team will have one five-minute break per hour.

The men hope to raise $50,000 to help construct much needed improvements at the Hickory City Park tennis facility. Brad Ansley, Finley, Geideman, and Johnson held the doubles world record from 2008 – 2011.

The event will also raise funds for Coach Kathy Kim’s Tennis Programs at Hickory City Park, where over 100 children have signed up for summer tennis camps. Coach Kim is a Hickory Metro Sports Commission Hall of Fame Inductee with 35 years of tennis coaching experience and was named National Teacher Of The Year by both the US and NC Tennis Associations.

Tos Rotan and Paul Pruette will also attempt to break the singles world record, which is 61 continuous hours. Rostan and Bolter held the singles world record for several years at 31 hours. Monies raised from that event will benefit FSN/HOPE of Catawba county.

Family Support Network / HOPE (FSN / HOPE) is a local affiliate of the Family Support Network of NC and the Catawba Valley’s designated parent-to-parent program. They provide information and services to help families in our own communities who have children of all ages and with all types of special needs.

Due to state budget cuts, FSN / HOPE lost approximately 22% of its annual budget for 2013. All proceeds raised for this organization will help it meet the needs of more than 300 families in our local community this year.

To donate, please contact:  Vickie Dieter, Director Family Support Network / HOPE, HOPE Parent Resource Center, PO Box 11395, Hickory, NC 28603. 828 256 5202 www.fsnhope.org

The “60 Hours Of Tennis” event is being Chaired by Hani Nassar. Team Dietitian is Holley Dagenhardt, MA, RD, LDN.

To learn more, donate and to become a sponsor, contact Hani Nassar at hmnassar@gmail.comor 828 234 6330

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