Brothers to try longest pickleball rally ever at Rocky Hill

Press release from Angelo A. Rossetti:

October 6, 2021

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the world, besides being the fastest growing sport in the United States (and Connecticut). Although some think of it as a sport for “older” players, the current trend is that pickleball is for everyone, including children. The Rally for Charity event which will take place on Sunday,
October 10, 2021 will not only raise funds and raise awareness for charity, but also raise awareness that pickleball is a sport of all ages, even among underprivileged children in the United States and around the world. October 10 is World Mental Health Day, which is so important, especially during the global Covid 19 pandemic.

“USA Pickleball fully supports the Rossetti brothers’ attempt for the Guinness World Records® title for the longest pickleball rally,” said Stu Upson, CEO of USA Pickleball. “Events like this are great for the sport and demonstrate the positive impact pickleball can have in communities across the country.”

“It’s about serving others and helping children around the world experience pickleball and become aware of the mental health of sport,” said Angelo A. Rossetti, who is also director of athletics. racket at Rocky Hill Tennis & Fitness Center (TFCRH).

Guinness World Records â„¢ Ltd. set the bar at 15,000 consecutive shots to win the title. This figure is symbolic of the daily infant mortality figure: every day, 15,000 children under 5 die of preventable causes, such as pneumonia, malnutrition and malaria. The last record set by the Rossetti brothers was the longest tennis volleyball rally, with a volley of tennis balls 30,576 times, a record that still stands today. Most importantly, they raised over $ 100,000 for Save the Children and received the Humanitarian Stream Team Award.

“I admire and support the Rossetti brothers in their continued efforts to inspire and serve children. We are honored to host this wonderful event,” Peter Parrotta, owner of the Rocky Hill Tennis & Fitness Center and former USTA President New England & CT USTA.

“Being recognized as a humanitarian who makes a positive difference for people, especially in reducing child mortality in the United States and around the world, is an item on the to-do list that is more important to me than it is. set a world record, “said Ettore Rossetti, who serves as senior advisor to Save the Children.

The event will feature free social pickleball including lessons, clinics, a cardio pickleball called “Pick ‘n move” by Ahmad “the pickleball hulk” Elliot, as well as an open round robin tournament, all for the fun and to raise money for charity. All participants are encouraged to make donations of any size at To volunteer for the event, email [email protected] IPTPA Certified Pickleball Teaching Professional and Coach “Z” orano Tubo, who is also the Director of Public Relations, will be on hand to organize the pickleball activities along with Steve Rogers and Ahmad Elliot, both of whom work at TFCRH.

The festivities and the official rally attempt begin at 9 a.m. and are expected to continue until 6 p.m. Brothers hope to add at least $ 15,000 to the tally to match the number of rallies for Save the Children

and IPTPA to help disadvantaged children around the world learn about the most popular and popular sport of pickleball. “Tennis improves your pickleball and playing pickleball improves your tennis,” Angelo said. “Tennis begins with love and a first serve, serving first in tennis and in life and the same with pickleball,” Ettore said. The event will be broadcast live on so fans can watch the attempt. To support as a volunteer, participant, or to donate, email [email protected]

Special thanks to site host, Rocky Hill Tennis and Fitness Center for their support of the event. This is an all-inclusive event, so organizations such as USA Pickleball, IPTPA, USPTA, USTA, and PTR are welcome to promote and support the event.

The brothers previously held the title 25,944, recognized as the “longest tennis rally” lasting five years after establishing it on August 9 and 10, 2008. The feat lasted 14 hours and 31 minutes with the fuzzless ball still on display at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island. In 2015, on Roger Federer’s birthday, the Rossetti brothers broke their previous record of 2008 in less than a third of the time, collecting more than 30,576 consecutive ends in 5 hours and 28 minutes, establishing the Guinness title. World Records â„¢ for “tennis longest volley rally.”

Their purpose, effort and personal sacrifice have inspired many others on the basis of the outpouring of support. The Rossetti brothers achieve their goal of inspiring children and adults with their achievement. They called it the four G’s for balance and success in tennis and in life: getting a dream, setting goals, getting goals, and giving back. This charity event will raise funds and raise awareness of Save the Children. Save the Children helps children in 120 countries, including the United States, with support for health, education, protection, disaster relief and more. With nearly one in four American children living in poverty, Save the Children is investing in education, health and emergency programs right here in the United States. “We are raising awareness and improving funds for children who do not survive beyond five years of age around the world and those who do not have the opportunity to learn here in the United States,” said Ettore, who is a professional IPTPA certified pickleball instruction. just like his brother Angelo.

About the Rossetti brothers
The Rossetti brothers, Angelo and Ettore, have been USPTA Elite certified tennis education professionals for over 25 years. The brothers are also members of the USTA and members of USA Pickleball. Angelo is also a PTR and IPTPA Certified Tennis and Pickleball Teacher who is Director of Racquet Sports at Rocky Hill Tennis & Fitness Center. Ettore is Senior Advisor for Digital, Marketing and Innovation at Save the Children. The brothers received the Humanitarian Award from the Save the Children’s Stream team for raising more than $ 100,000 for the organization through its rallies. Follow the Rossetti brothers on the
Web:, www.tennacity.organd on social search of @rallyforcharity, #pickleballrallyforcharity or #twinpossible.

About World Mental Health Day
October 10 is World Mental Health Day recognized by the World Health Organization. The overall goal of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts for mental health. The Day offers all stakeholders working on mental health issues the opportunity to talk about their work and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people around the world.
About Save the Children

Save the Children believes that every child deserves a future. Since our founding over 100 years ago, we’ve changed the lives of over a billion children. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm.

We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – to transform their lives and the future we share. Follow Save the Children on social media @savethechildren and on the web at

This press release was produced by Angelo A. Rossetti. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.

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