How do you get to be a ball boy at Wimbledon?

Becoming a Wimbledon ball boy or girl requires dedication and months of training. The process of searching for the BBGs, as they are known, begins in January. Around 700 teenagers, aged between 14 and 18, send in their applications every year.

Do you get paid to be a ball boy at Wimbledon?

Generally, ball boys are not paid. They enjoy so many other perks like free tickets (for friends and family), food, free access to the match, and on top of that, getting a chance to meet their tennis stars.

Do ball boys get trained?

Each prospective ball boy/girl will train once a fortnight and also attend four brief court training sessions at the covered courts before Easter. – After the Easter break all training takes place at Wimbledon (mainly on the Covered Courts) and lasts until mid June apart from school holidays.

How do you become a ball boy?

To be hired, ball boys and girls need to show that they are fast runners, have good ball-handling skills, and can stand really still. During a tennis match, ball boys or ball girls stand either by the net or in the corners at the back of the court. They quickly pick up balls that aren’t in play anymore.

How old do you have to be a ball boy?

To be considered, you must be at least 14 years old and in decent physical condition.

How do you become a ball boy in soccer?

Children, aged 9 and 10 years old, can become eligible to be a ball boy or girl for football, provided that their schools are associated with Wimbledon. One of the rules to be part of the team is that you have to live near the venue. Children that live quite far from the venue might have difficulty getting accepted.

Do Wimbledon linesmen get paid?

The short answer is yes; line judges do get paid at Wimbledon.

How much do Ballboys get paid AO?

Ball kids do not get paid. But the top performing girl and boy each receive the ‘Top Gun’ award and grants them the opportunity to participate as ball kids in the French Open. The kids also receive free food allowances, tickets for family and friends, get to keep their uniform and receive a gift.

How old can a ball boy be?

Who can be a ball boy or ball girl? Ball boys and girls are selected from the ranks of year 9 and year 10 students from a number of schools that work with Wimbledon. Their average age is 15. The schools are near the venue, in south-west London, so if you live further afield, your hopes might be dashed.

Do batboys travel with the team?

The first thing to understand is that, except in very rare circumstances, bat boys don’t travel on road trips with the team. So the home and visiting bat boys are both employed by the home team.

Do ball kids get paid?

Ball kids aren’t paid but get a daily allowance for food and transport and keep their uniform (designed by Ralph Lauren) and other goodies, which last year included Apple AirPods, gift cards and backpacks.