Parents, do you have a budding tennis star at home? Or perhaps you’re a young tennis fan yourself, looking to get up close to the action? Being a Ball Kid at the Hall of Fame Open offers an incredible experience to be on court with some of the world's best tennis players and to be part of the team that hosts an ATP World Tour event!


Ball kids perform a variety of fun and important tasks on court— carry the player bags, manage the scoreboards, hold umbrellas by the player bench, and of course, chase down those balls. Ball kidding also offers a great way to meet new friends, exercise, and enjoy beautiful summer days outside. It’s an unforgettable experience for a young tennis fan, sure to leave them inspired, energized, and filled with great memories!

Click HERE for the ball kid application.


  • Official FILA uniform to keep, including shirt, bottoms, hat, and sneakers

  • Lunch & snacks daily

  • Complimentary tickets for parents or guardians to watch on days when the ball kid is in action

  • Making new friends who also love tennis, free time during the week play tennis at the Hall of Fame, and being part of a really fun week never to be forgotten!



  • Must be 12 years old by April 1, 2019 (up to age 19)

  • Full availability from Sunday, July 14 - Sunday, July 22 (9am-7:30pm)

  • Available to attend three mandatory practices in May / June / July (Dates TBD) and any additional practices deemed mandatory by the Ball Kid Coordinator

  • Previous experience with tennis (playing, scorekeeping, etc.)


To learn more, please call 401.368.5026 or email

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