So you want to be a US Open Tennis Championships Ballperson? Now is your chance! Open tryouts will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2009 for the chance to be a ballperson for the 2009 US Open, which runs August 31-September 13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
On June 25, registration begins at 3 p.m. and tryouts start at 4 p.m. at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. All participants must be at least 14 years old.
You will know if being a ballperson is right for you if you meet these criteria:
* A talented athlete?
* With a great throwing arm?
* With pinpoint throwing accuracy?
* Fast and agile on your feet?
* Have quick catching and nimble hands?
* Have a thorough understanding of the game of tennis?
* At least 14 years old (you will need valid New York State Working Papers if selected and you are under 18 yrs.old – Contact your school’s employment office)
* Available for ballperson interviews/callbacks -week of July 14th
* Available for Clothing Distribution and Rookie training – Sunday, August 23rd
* Available to work Tuesday, August 25 through Sunday, September 13th
No prior application needed.
Get your “GAME” on and show what you’ve got!
So, watch a lot of tennis, take a special look at the Ballpersons, start practicing your catching, throwing and sprinting and, if possible, volunteer in a local tournament (check with your section or go to www.USTA.com and look at the Pro Circuit Tournament Schedule) to get some experience! Good luck!