Ballpersons

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Do you possess speed, agility and have a strong understanding of tennis rules and etiquette? If you answered yes, then you might have what it takes to join the Western & Southern Open world class ball person team. This is an opportunity of a lifetime. Not only will you make lasting friendships with other ball kids, but you will share the court and attend to the needs of some of the best tennis athletes in the world. 

 

 

Registration to become a ball person for the 2022 Western & Southern Open is now open.
 

Register Here

 

 

HOW TO BECOME A BALL PERSON


Ball Person Requirements:

  • Must be 12 years old by August 1, 2022.
     
  • Submit a volunteer application including a signed waiver.
     
  • Must be available to work at least the first 5 days of the tournament, August 13 – 17, 2022.
     
  • All new (and 2nd year) candidates must attend one of the following two-day training/tryout sessions held at the Lindner Family Tennis Center:
    • Session 1: June 4-5, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Session 2: June 11-12, 9 a.m. -  12 p.m. 
  • Successfully pass a written test based on the ball person manual/tennis rules and skills test on the court during the training session.
     
  • Submit a $50 participation fee once the ball person team has been selected.
     

Our Commitment to You:
Creating a memorable and enjoyable experience for our volunteers is important to the Western & Southern Open. In recognition of your commitment to us we offer you the following benefits:

  • Ball person picture credential
     
  • Fila uniform package – consisting of two shirts, two shorts or two dresses, shoes, socks, hat, and wristbands.
     
  • Volunteer Parking in a dedicated area.
     
  • Exclusive souvenir volunteer pin.
     
  • Access to the Ball person Lounge including light snacks and refreshments.
     
  • PLUS, MUCH MORE!
     

Download the ball person manual here.
 

THANK YOU


Thanks to those who volunteered for the 2021 Western & Southern Open! The Western & Southern Open would not be what it is without you. Read the 2021 Forehand Volley, a resource guide for W&S Open volunteers, here.
 

QUESTIONS


Still have questions? Check out our helpful ball person FAQ's or contact Mary Conner, Director of Volunteers, at mconner@cincytennis.com for any additional help.

 


 
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