I have always been a little bit envious of the pros in that you never see them chasing down a mis-hit ball. Instead, you see a ball boy or girl dart across the court and snatch up the ball at speeds faster than you expected.
While they are not a part of a pick-up game of tennis, they definitely play a silent but significant role in pro tennis. As a child, I always thought it would be “cool” to be the ball girl at Wimbledon. Little to my dismay that never happened, but I have always wondered what the kids have to do to become a ball boy or girl so I did a little research and found this…
I had no idea such rigorous training went in to becoming a ball boy and girl. Five months of training seems a little bit over the top, but the ball boys and girls that I have seen over the years have been quite impressive.
Even though the training looks intense, I think I would have had what it took to be a ball girl. Are you ball ball boy or girl material?