Ball Persons



2021 Ball Person Information

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 as we serve up the best of summer, you must:

  • Be at least 12 years old by August 1, 2021
  • 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
  • Understand the game of tennis (how to keep score, when to change ends)
  • Be able to attend at least three training sessions


Who is required to try out? 

  • Those who have not been a ball person at a prior Winston-Salem Open.
  • Any prior Winston-Salem Open ball persons who the training team require to try-out again.

Tryout Location

Wake Forest University Indoor Tennis Center
100 W. 32nd Street, Winston-Salem, NC  27105

When are tryouts?

Friday, August 6, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Training Sessions

How many training session are required?  

  • At least two out of the three sessions, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the following dates:
    1. Monday, August 9
    2. Wednesday, August 11
    3. Monday, August 16
    4. Wednesday, August 18

If you think you have what it takes, use this link to sign up!

If you have any questions please email us here.