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Ball Kids

Have you ever dreamt of being on the same court as the world's greatest female tennis players?

Now is your chance!

We are looking for dedicated kids who are passionate about tennis to volunteer for this year's Ball Kids Programme.

The Ball Kids Programme serves as a fundamental part of the WTA Finals’ elite support system together with world-class umpires, volunteers and on-court helpers. It encourages youth to learn more about the sport, while instilling lifelong values such as teamwork, discipline, and professionalism through a fun-filled experience.

40 ball kids aged between 12 and 16 years old will have the opportunity to be in the thick of the sporting action and take part in an incredible journey with the team at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global 2017.

Registration for 2017 has closed.

Please email wtafvolunteers@lagardere-se.com if you have any queries.

 

  • Timeline
  • Requirements
  • Selection Trial
  • Squad Training Sessions
  • Official Duties

Ball Kids 2017 timeline 2

 

  • Be aged between 12 and 16 years in October 2017
  • Attend the compulsory Selection Trial in Singapore on 25 March 2017
  • Have full availability for training sessions between April to October 2017
  • Have unrestricted availability for the WTA Finals 2017 from 22-29 October 2017
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the game of tennis
  • Be trustworthy and willing to work hard
  • Demonstrate excellent team work

 

DATE: Saturday 25 March 2017
TIME: Group 1: 8.30am - 9.45am
Group 2: 9.15am - 10.30am
VENUE: Methodist Girls School, Indoor Sports Complete
(There will be a small area for parents/guardians to wait while the trials are taking place)

Practical assessment of the following skills, including but not limited to:

  • general tennis knowledge
  • general hand-eye coordination
  • general ability to catch, throw, roll and stop a ball
  • reaction time
  • agility and speed
  • ability to catch and pick up a tennis ball on the run
  • ability to roll the ball along the ground to a target with speed and accuracy
  • willingness to work hard to improve personal skill level

To be eligible for participation you must be able to commit to attending these sessions. Failure to meet this requirement without adequate documentation may result in your withdrawal from the position.

TIME: 8.30am - 11am 
VENUE: Methodist Girls School, Outdoor Tennis Courts

Session Date
1 Sat, 1 April
2 Sat, 15 April
3 Sat, 29 April
4 Sat, 13 May
5 Sat, 27 May
6 Sat, 10 June
7 Sat, 8 July
8 Sat, 22 July
9 Sat, 5 August
10 Sat, 19 August
11 Sat, 2 September
12 Sat, 16 September
13 Sat, 30 September
14 Sat, 7 October
15 Sat, 14 October

To be eligible for participation you must be able to commit to attending these sessions. Failure to meet this requirement without adequate documentation may result in your withdrawal from the position.

Induction

Date: Sat, 21 October
Time: 11am - 1pm
Venue: TBC

Event Period

Date: Sun, 22 October - Sun, 29 October

Shift times are to be confirmed and are subject to change. As an indication of possible roster times, we would be asking for commitment as follows:

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Sunday, 22 October 8.45am 10am OR 3.45pm 5pm
Monday, 23 October 6.15pm 7.30pm      
Tuesday, 24 October 6.15pm 7.30pm      
Wednesday, 25 October 6.15pm 7.30pm      
Thursday, 26 October 12.15pm 1.30pm OR 6.15pm 7.30pm
Friday, 27 October 12.15pm 1.30pm OR 6.15pm 7.30pm
Saturday, 28 October 12.15pm 1.30pm OR 6.15pm 7.30pm
Sunday, 29 October 2.45pm 4pm      

 

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