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Become a ball person

You can't get any closer to the action than this!
Be on court with some of the world's best tennis players, but it's not an easy job.

If you're interested in helping the Winston-Salem Open with this vital role, you must:

  • be at least 12 years old by August 1, 2024;
  • move quickly to retrieve balls when out of play;
  • endure long periods of time on court;
  • work well with others on a team;
  • possess good citizenship;
  • have excellent hand-eye coordination;
  • and understand the game of tennis (how to keep score, when to change ends).

Interest Sessions

WHO IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND AN INTEREST SESSION?
Those who have not served as a ball person at a prior Winston-Salem Open, or any previous ball person who would like to attend.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN AT THE INTEREST SESSION?
The specifics of how to retrieve balls and reset your position as an official ball person.
Whether you would enjoy the experience and/or if it is the right fit.
The requirements and expectations for this on-court role.

WHEN ARE THE INTEREST SESSIONS?
The 2024 interest session date is Friday, August 2 from 4-5:30 PM at the Wake Forest University Indoor Tennis Center.

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