Ball Crew


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 Crew. 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. 



Interested in being a member of the Ball Crew for the 2023 Western & Southern Open?

Fill out the form below to request more information. Ball Crew registration for the 2023 tournament opens April 1, 2023.

Ball Crew Interest Form



Ball Crew Requirements:

  • Must be 12 years old by August 1, 2023.
  • Submit a volunteer application including a signed waiver.
  • Must be available to work at least the first 5 days of the tournament, August 12 – 16, 2023.
  • All new (and 2nd year) candidates must attend one two-day training/tryout sessions held at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.  
    • Session 1 – Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4,  9am – 12:30pm (both days)
    • Session 2 – Saturday & Sunday, June 10 & 11, 9am – 12:30pm (both days)
  • Successfully pass a written test based on the ball crew manual/tennis rules and skills test on the court during the training session.
  • Submit a $50 participation fee once the ball crew 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 crew 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 Crew Lounge including light snacks and refreshments.

Download the ball crew manual here.


View the links below to access helpful ball crew resources.


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