Mike Mitchell, 35, who manages Hemingway’s Bar in Wimbledon Village, will attempt to break the world record for the number of consecutive 3 set singles tennis matches played over a 72-hour period.
Mike is raising funds for the NSPCC, Tennis for Free and Rally for Bally.
He hopes to play between 40 and 45 opponents throughout the challenge – if Andy Murray makes it through to the final of this year’s championship, he will only play seven opponents over two weeks.
Every year I do an event for charity. I believe being in my position allows me to unite a community to support charity events. In 2013, 22 of us did a sky dive for the Wimbledon Guild and raised £12,000 and in 2014 I completed a 40 hour tennis marathon and raised £5000 for Help for hero’s I took up tennis in July of 2013, after Andy’s win, and fell in love with playing. As I have met many local players I decided last year I would hold a tennis marathon, where I played for 40 hours straight with the Wimbledon community playing alongside me in singles and doubles. But this year I want to go one step further and try and break a world record. So I’ll be playing for 72 hours instead.
Participants playing against Mike will make a donation to the three charities.