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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 2018.

 

Registration for 2018 Ball Kids Programme now open! Click here to register.
Registration opens till 12 March 2018.

If eligible, you may be invited to attend a compulsory selection trial on Saturday 17 March 2018 (see further details below).

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

 

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

ballkids 2018 timeline

 

  • Be aged between 12 and 16 years in October 2018
  • Attend the compulsory Selection Trial in Singapore on 17 March 2018
  • Have full availability for training sessions between April to October 2018
  • Have unrestricted availability for the WTA Finals 2018 from 21 – 28 October 2018
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the game of tennis
  • Be trustworthy and willing to work hard
  • Demonstrate excellent team work

 

DATE: Saturday 17 March 2018
TIME: Sessions will run from 8.00am – you will be advised your allocated time closer to the date
VENUE: Methodist Girls School, Indoor Sports Complex
(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

 

SessionDate
1 Sat, 14 April
2 Sat, 28 April
3 Sat, 12 May
4 Sat, 26 May
5 Sat, 2 June
6 Sat, 9 June
7 Sat, 28 July
8 Sat, 11 August
9 Sat, 25 August
10 Sat, 1 September
11 Sat, 8 September
12 Sat, 15 September
13 Sat, 22 September
14 Sat, 29 September
15 Sat, 6 October
16 Sat, 13 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, 20 October
Time: 11am - 3pm
Venue: TBC

Event Period

Date: Sun, 21 October - Sun, 28 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:

SessionSign inPlay starts Sign inPlay starts
Sunday, 21 October 9.30am 11.00am OR 3.30pm 5.00pm
Monday, 22 October 6.00pm 7.30pm      
Tuesday, 23 October 6.00pm 7.30pm      
Wednesday, 24 October 6.00pm 7.30pm      
Thursday, 25 October 12.00pm 1.30pm OR 6.00pm 7.30pm
Friday, 26 October 12.00pm 1.30pm OR 6.00pm 7.30pm
Saturday, 27 October 12.00pm 1.30pm OR 6.00pm 7.30pm
Sunday, 28 October 2.30pm 4.00pm      

 

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