In celebration of its 15th anniversary, Mutua Madrid Open, along with recruitment agency Adecco (both Spain), successfully attempted the Guinness World Records title for the Most people bouncing tennis balls on tennis rackets at Caja Mágica in Madrid, Spain.
Taking place on International Workers’ Day and at the first match of the tennis tournament, a new record total of 1,474 was achieved, with participants including spectators as well as ATP World Tour Stars Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori, Tomas Berdych and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Following the Guinness World Records guidelines, the participants had to control their ball for a minimum of ten seconds.
Guinness World Records adjudicator Anna Orford was on hand to officiate the attempt.
The mass participation challenge was organised in recognition of the thousands of workers who have contributed to the sporting event over the past 15 years.
Tournament director Santana said: “It is important that the people know that we create a huge number of jobs every year. It would have been impossible for the Mutua Madrid Open to reach 15 years without the great workers we have had and that is why this Guinness record was a great tribute to all of them.”
Mutua Madrid Open and Adecco smashed the previous record of 767 people which was earned by China Open (China), in Beijing, China last year.