World Record?

Published on: Jun 21, 2016

Oxford University Real Tennis Club member, Mathew Alden

Matthew is attempting to play more than 26 opponents, the current world record, and this massive task begins at 07:00 on Saturday 25th June through to Sunday 26th June.

What Matthew Has To Achieve

  • The record stands at 26 opponents so he has to play at least 27 three set matches, off handicap, to break the record.
  • As each match is likely to take between 40 and 80 minutes, it is likely to be 24 hours of non-stop tennis

Why Is Matthew Doing This

  • All records are there to be broken
  • More importantly though Matthew is supporting two charities and hopes to raise monies by this record attempt for
  • KEEN: Keen is a registered charity and a joint organisation of Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University.  It provides social, sporting and recreational activities for children and adults with special needs in the surrounding area
  • MANY HOPES: This charity provides loving homes and excellent eduction for children in Kenya.  It was founded by Bradden Young, who died in July 2014 aged 39 who was a life long friend of Matthew.

How To Sponsor

Please follow this link to the Just Giving page

How To Support Matthew

  • All our welcome at the Real Tennis Court, Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JD
  • If you cannot be there in person watch Matthew’s marathon effort on the clubs YouTube channel
  • Finally, please sponsor him, a little or a lot, it all adds up