Mike Wisner’s Tennis Challenge

Fancy a game of tennis? Maybe, but as long as it doesn’t go on for 29 hours and 15 minutes.

That’s how long endurance athlete and business coach Mike Wisner played to break the Guinness World Record for the highest number of three-set tennis matches played one after the other. The record previously stood at 20 matches, but with typical Aussie grit, he
wanted to release his inner Nadal and play 25.

He pitted himself against a mixture of well-known faces, local players and private individuals – basically, whoever would play with him – on grass, clay and hard courts. He was awarded the world record, as well as winning 20 out of 25 matches for more than 29 gruelling hours of continuous play.

He raised £8,810 for Right To Play, a charity that improves the lives of children in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world, by using the power of sport and play for development, health and peace.

As Mike said, “Sport has been a huge part of my life, it helps give you many of the skills you need – no child should be denied the opportunity to benefit from sport.”