World record attempt at Surrey Tennis Centre grand-opening event

Official ribbon-cutting ceremony set for noon Saturday, Nov. 28

Surrey Tennis Centre is located at 5891 144th Street in Surrey.

Surrey Tennis Centre is located at 5891 144th Street in Surrey.

One million tennis balls will be part of a world-record attempt at the new Surrey Tennis Centre this Saturday (Nov. 28).

The “unofficial” bid for “the largest and longest tennis ball practice” will involve 30 hours of consecutive play on six of the facility’s 12 courts.

“In celebration of our grand opening, we’re inviting the community to join the fun and partake in our record-setting attempt,” said Derek Wallensteen, a director at Surrey Tennis Centre.

The facility, which includes a private gym and training centre, is located at 5891 144th Street in Surrey, near the old city hall building.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at noon.

The facility will offer a range of tennis programs for youth, adults and seniors. Six of the courts are under an air-support “bubble,” while the six outdoor red-clay courts are deemed the only publicly accessible such courts in Western Canada.

The record attempt Saturday will benefit Relate Community Care.

For details, visit Surreytenniscentre.com.

tom.zillich@thenownewspaper.com