Applications are now closed for ball kid positions at the 2021 Hall of Fame Open. 

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. Being a ball kid also offers a great way to meet new friends, exercise, and enjoy beautiful summer days outside. It’s an unforgettable experience for young tennis fans, sure to leave them inspired, energized, and filled with great memories!


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

  • Lunch & snacks daily

  • Complimentary grounds passes for parents or guardians (number of passes is to be determined based on the State of Rhode Island's policies due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

  • Making new friends who also love tennis, free time during the week to 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, 2021 (up to age 19)

  • Full availability from Sunday, July 11 - Sunday, July 18 (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.)