RICKARD Luckin are backing Echosport reporter Chris Phillips’ latest charity challenge this weekend.

Chris will be playing tennis non stop for 11 hours, five minutes at Southend Lawn on Saturday to raise money for the mental health charity Mind.

And Rickard Luckin are proud to the main sponsors of the event.

Jamie Nice, Director at Rickard Luckin, said: “Rickard Luckin are proud to be the main sponsor of the tennis marathon.

"I am looking forward to supporting and playing Chris on the day and helping him raise funds for Mind.”

Chris added: “I’m incredibly thankful to Rickard Luckin for the support they have shown in becoming main sponsors for my tennis event this weekend.

“Raising funds for Mind is obviously a big part of the challenge but so is raising awareness of mental health issues and Rickard Luckin have been a huge help with both."

“It will be great to have a hit with Jamie and Darren on the day too.

"They are one of the first players I’m facing so I’ll actually be able to move at that point too!”

Chris is playing for 11 hours five minutes to repeat the longest ever match played at Wimbledon between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut back in 2010.

He can be sponsored here.