tuma-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
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 .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!!!
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.kinda off topic but is it the surface or something? cus ball kids seem incredibly slow at wimbledon
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.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?