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Most Consecutive Tennis Ball Bounces Alternating Between Mallet Handle And Mallet Head

Australia Peter Craig

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia / July 4, 2011

Peter Craig executed 14 tennis ball bounces alternating between a mallet handle and mallet head.

- ball can start from mallet head or handle
- ball or mallet may not touch any other surface, object or person
- must use only one hand
- must follow form of current world record holder
- must provide video evidence


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  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    Thanks for contributing to the competition Patrick. I think this variation does meet the title but does slightly steer away from the object of the challenge and the consistency of previous attempts. The reason hitting the ball on the tip of the handle is harder is because you have to swing the mallet further and there's a smaller space to land the ball and a small movement means the ball bounces very unpredictably. It's also more difficult to hit the ball as you've done on the top of the mallet head as it's usually slightly tapered but at the same time the bounce area is again much larger. I guess it might be better to label this record as "Alternating Between the tip of a Mallet handle and mallet head".

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    No way! The competition is back!

  • Canada Doug McManaman

    Doug McManaman

    congrats Peter Just found out i can post again

  • Canada Patrick Bernard

    Patrick Bernard

    I just filmed myself doing 16 of these and I'm going to upload it soon but, I was wondering if my technique was "acceptable". The concept of alternating the head and handle was respected but, instead of swinging the mallet side to side like this, I did it from front to back (with the mallet head at the top)

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Very nice.

  • United States Brian Pankey

    Brian Pankey

    Congrats Peter!

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