Ballkids play an integral role in ensuring that tennis tournaments run smoothly. Throughout the Australian Open series, each ballkid is a focal part of every game, be it at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, at the ATP Cup or at the Hobart International.
Become a ballkid and you could find yourself on court during the Australian Open! From weekend pennant competitions to the Australian Open, officials help ensure the smooth conduct of tournaments and competitions both in Australia and internationally. Coaches are the backbone of our sport. They inspire the next generation to new heights, learn how you can become a coach.
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Ballkids. A total of 360 Ballkids, selected from 2500+ applicants, will be involved in Australian Open 2020. This includes 38 from overseas made up of 20 from Korea, 6 from China, 10 from India & 2 from France representing Roland Garros. Children must be within the designated age range on 1 January of the event year.
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Officials Membership is valid for 12 months, from 1 July to 30 June, every year. Once you join, you can receive: Opportunities to work at tournaments, competitions and other Tennis events across Australia. Access to our Tennis Australia Officiating member website. Access to Bounce, Tennis Australia’s online learning and education platform.
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Ballkids are put through their paces at Melbourne Park on 31 January ahead of the Australian Open. The 2021 event will have 380 ballkids – the most in the tournament’s history.
Ballkids registrations for the 2021 Australian Summer of Tennis have now closed. Those ballkids that were apart of the trials and trainings in late 2020 will be contact by the Tennis SA Ballkids Program Manager. If you have any enquiries about the program, please contact [email protected]