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Kids' USTA tennis lesson wins Guinness Record (slide show)

The day before World Tennis Day on Monday, March 3, kids gathered at the USTA tennis center for a 30-minute tennis lesson, crowned the largest ever.

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    World Tennis Day: Guinness World Record Attempt at World's Largest Tennis Lesson

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    World Tennis Day: Guinness World Record Attempt at World's Largest Tennis Lesson

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    World Tennis Day: Guinness World Record Attempt at World's Largest Tennis Lesson

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    World Tennis Day: Guinness World Record Attempt at World's Largest Tennis Lesson

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    World Tennis Day: Guinness World Record Attempt at World's Largest Tennis Lesson

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    World Tennis Day: Guinness World Record Attempt at World's Largest Tennis Lesson

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    World Tennis Day: Guinness World Record Attempt at World's Largest Tennis Lesson

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    World Tennis Day: Guinness World Record Attempt at World's Largest Tennis Lesson

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    World Tennis Day: Guinness World Record Attempt at World's Largest Tennis Lesson

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    World Tennis Day: Guinness World Record Attempt at World's Largest Tennis Lesson

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    World Tennis Day: Guinness World Record Attempt at World's Largest Tennis Lesson

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    World Tennis Day: Guinness World Record Attempt at World's Largest Tennis Lesson

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    World Tennis Day: Guinness World Record Attempt at World's Largest Tennis Lesson

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    World Tennis Day: Guinness World Record Attempt at World's Largest Tennis Lesson

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    World Tennis Day: Guinness World Record Attempt at World's Largest Tennis Lesson

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    World Tennis Day: Guinness World Record Attempt at World's Largest Tennis Lesson

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    World Tennis Day: Guinness World Record Attempt at World's Largest Tennis Lesson

  • Photograph: Grace Chu

    World Tennis Day: Guinness World Record Attempt at World's Largest Tennis Lesson

Photograph: Grace Chu

World Tennis Day: Guinness World Record Attempt at World's Largest Tennis Lesson


On Sunday, March 2, one day before World Tennis Day, more than 400 children took part in a 30-minute tennis lesson, the largest in history, winning them all a chance to boast that they were part of the successful attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the category. Led by coach Judy Murray, who's coached tennis players of all ages for about 25 years, the lesson began at 9am at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park for an amazing number of young players from organizations including Harlem Junior Tennis and Education and New York Junior Tennis and Learning. Click through our slide show to see the kids in action. We wish congratulations to all!

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