How about that!? Impressive tennis records
Developing tennis skills and having fun is what the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots program is all about. By signing your child up to participate, you are giving them a great opportunity to be involved in a rewarding sport.
As they learn to hit a backhand and work on their serve, who knows exactly where their tennis journey will take them?
For these pros, their journey has seen them set some impressive world records:
Tennis pros have some serious power behind their serves – and these players are the fastest:
- Australian Sam Groth holds the world record for the fastest serve, hitting a 263 kilometres/hour bomb in 2012.
- Canadian Milos Raonic is the fastest server currently in the world’s top 10. His best is 250 kilometres/hour.
- German Sabine Lisicki holds the record for women with a 210.8 kilometres/hour serve in 2014. Venus Williams is the next fastest with a 207.6 kilometres/hour serve at the US Open in 2007.
Bam! There is no denying it feels good to serve down an ace – as these players certainly know:
- The record for most aces served in a match is 113 by American John Isner at Wimbledon 2010.
- Czech Kristyna Pliskova set the women’s record with 31 aces in the Australian Open second round in 2016.
- Her twin sister and world No.1 Karolina Pliskova is the only woman to have hit more than 500 aces in a season.
- At Wimbledon this year Roger Federer served the 10,000th ace in his career. Croatians Goran Ivanisevic and Ivo Karlovic are the only other players to serve this many.
From running to a forehand, to reaching a tricky drop shot – being fast on court is a major advantage. The Australian Open tracked the speed of the world’s best to see who was the fastest:
- Novak Djokovic was the fastest man, just ahead of Andy Murray and Lleyton Hewitt.
- Simona Halep was the fastest woman, with Carla Suarez Navarro and Dominika Cibulkova rounding out the top three.
Tennis is all about having fun – but if you’re lucky enough to win a trophy, then that is an added bonus! These players have won a lot of trophies during their careers:
- American Martina Navratilova won an incredible 354 titles (167 in singles, 177 in women’s doubles and 10 mixed doubles).
- Martina Hingis has the most of active players with 110, followed by Serena Williams on 97.
- American John McEnroe has the most for a male player with 156 (77 singles, 78 doubles and a mixed doubles title).
- Bob Bryan has the most among active players with 120, followed by his twin Mike Bryan with 119 and Federer with 101.
If your child is ready to be introduced to game play, then ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Match Play is the best option!
For participants aged over six who have undertaken at least two terms of ANZ Tennis Hot Shots coaching, it is a fun and social way to get into team tennis.