Chennai Open surpasses 'largest tennis lesson' world record

The current record of 803 kids being taught tennis at the same time, which is acknowledged by the Guinness World Records, was set in 2015 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. The Aircel Chennai Open and Boost surpassed that number on Tuesday.

As part of the event the kids got a chance to play with the leading tennis players like Leander Peas and Rohan Bopanna.   -  Special Arrangement

The Aircel Chennai Open in association with Boost successfully conducted the ‘largest tennis lesson’ here at the SDAT Stadium on Tuesday, giving tennis lessons to over 950 kids from different parts of the city.

As many as 100 kids were handpicked by prominent coaches to take part in the ‘Play with the Pros’ activation. As part of the event the kids got a chance to play with the leading tennis players like Leander Peas and Rohan Bopanna. The players shared tips on how to play the game with the kids motivating them to think like champions.

Interestingly, the current record of 803 kids being taught tennis at the same time, which is acknowledged by the Guinness World Records, was set in 2015 in Liverpool. The Aircel Chennai Open and Boost surpassed that number as enthusiastic kids thronged the SDAT Stadium to be part of this historic occasion.

Officials from Guinness World Records will now send the details to its head office who will evaluate the data and confirm that a new record has been set.

Speaking on surpassing the current Guinness World Record, IMG- Reliance Spokesperson said, ‘Play the Pros’ has been a wonderful activity in association with Boost and we are glad to inspire children and give them an opportunity to be a part of a World Record here at Aircel Chennai Open."