Real Tennis Guinness World Record Attempt

21 Mar 2013

Will Stephens and Richard Ramjane rising to the Challenge...In aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

Will Stephens and Richard Ramjane, two of Prested Hall’s keen Real Tennis members will face a raft of opponents in an attempt to raise in excess of £5,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital and, at the same time, create a new Guinness World Record.

From 6.00pm on Friday 10th May 2013, Will and Richard aim to play as many doubles opponents as they can manage for at least 24 hours and, in so doing, hope to create a new Guinness World Record: Real Tennis, Doubles, Most Consecutive Opponents. Will set a similar Guinness World Record playing 26 singles matches non-stop in 2010. The attempt will culminate in matches against Richard’s twin sons Fin and Zak, and then Rob Fahey, the current men’s World Champion and his partner Claire Vigrass, the current ladies World Champion.

The event will be taking place at Prested Hall in Feering, Colchester, Essex.

The charitable fundraising is for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH) because around 9 years ago Richard’s son Finlay was taken ill with severe complications after a bout of chicken pox. He was given only a 50-50 chance of surviving. Through early detection from his local GP, and expert care at the hospital Finlay managed to pull through the ordeal and is now a healthy little boy enjoying life as he should...and of course playing real tennis!

Anyone who would like to support Will and Richard’s attempt and their support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity can do so by visiting their Just Giving page at All-comers also welcome to the post event fundraising party at Prested Hall Real Tennis Club on the evening of Saturday 11th May.

For more information please contact:

Will Stephens on 07545 922992 or

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