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Alex132

Guest
lol....how are they slow...did u see them interrupt the match in anyway ? :S

What does it take to become one of them ?.....i mean standing next to top players in the match must be a thrilll!!!
 

tumalow2

New User
actually its kinda scary lol i had a bad experience being a ball kid for the bryan brothers

serve went into net i didnt kno wether bob who was at the net was going to get it so i ran anyways 2 it and i missed it so he scoops it up and hits me in the chest with the ball
 

Spector

New User
Some of those ball boys are so unco......its rather funny watching them run flailing their arms all over the place as they run.
 

Lee James

Rookie
I was actually just thinking the same thing earlier. I think the Us Open ball "kids"(they use adults too I think) would pwn the Wimbledon kids!!!
 
I think that stopping and starting on the grass must be a bit harder than hard, so they move slightly slower as a result.
 
actually its kinda scary lol i had a bad experience being a ball kid for the bryan brothers

serve went into net i didnt kno wether bob who was at the net was going to get it so i ran anyways 2 it and i missed it so he scoops it up and hits me in the chest with the ball
tuma-

Where did you ball boy for the Bryan brothers? Was it for the KC Explorers?
Obviously you're not anymore, because of the "bad experience." I'm looking forward to ball boy-ing for the Explorers this summer though...
 

Breaker

Legend
I was actually just thinking the same thing earlier. I think the Us Open ball "kids"(they use adults too I think) would pwn the Wimbledon kids!!!
Well the US Open ball kids get paid, so they have more incentive to try harder, and the process to become one is much tougher there ;) .
 

ShcMad

Hall of Fame
kinda off topic but is it the surface or something? cus ball kids seem incredibly slow at wimbledon
Yeah, for some reason, I noticed this too. It "could" be the slippery qualities of grass that makes them more cautious. But, they also seem a bit clumsy and lazy. Whenever there's a ball in the middle of the court, they seem to wish that the other ball boy would get it, so none of them make a move first. I think one umpire got pissed off at the ballkids for some reason I didn't hear on ESPN. He was scolding them and looked pissed.

I also heard on ESPN that ballkids had to have a certain academic standing in school in order to become ballkids during Wimbledon. IMO, that's ridiculous. If anything, I would think that studying has not much to do with ball-retrieving and tossing. I'm not stereotyping here, isn't it against the odds to find a guy who is BOTH good at throwing balls AND smart in school than find any athletic kid who can get the job done more efficiently?

I always think that US Open and French Open ballboys are quick and efficient.
 
I also heard on ESPN that ballkids had to have a certain academic standing in school in order to become ballkids during Wimbledon. IMO, that's ridiculous. If anything, I would think that studying has not much to do with ball-retrieving and tossing. I'm not stereotyping here, isn't it against the odds to find a guy who is BOTH good at throwing balls AND smart in school than find any athletic kid who can get the job done more efficiently?
Doing well in school shows responsibility and self-control, does it not? I don't know about you, but I'd take a responsible ball boy over one who's irresponsible.
 
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