WIMBLEDON fever took on new heights when 700 people tried to break the world record for bouncing a tennis ball on their racquets at the same time.
The mass of people - including 500 Hounslow school children from over 50 primary schools - attempted the 10 second record at Dukes Meadows Golf and Tennis Centre in Chiswick today (26).
Children showed off their tennis skills in front of coaches, teachers and family in the hope of breaking the current record of 647 people in America.
Dukes Meadows tennis coach Joe Morris, said: "There is no better time of year to recognise the achievements of the Schools Delivery initiative and the pupils involved. While there may be a Wimbledon star amongst our kids we are just happy to be giving them some key skills for their development and most of all a love for tennis."
The challenge was part of the Schools Tennis festival, which is a celebration of the continued investment into grass roots tennis in the Hounslow area by the Schools Delivery Tennis Programme.
Run by fc** Tennis Academy, at Dukes Meadows, with the help of Hounslow Council and Sport Impact, the programme is available to every primary school in Hounslow and since 2008 has helped deliver free tennis coaching to years three and four as part of their curriculum.
Dukes Meadows provides over £100,000 worth of tennis development activities across Hounslow every year, with around 4,000 children enjoying free tennis in 2013 alone.