The training of the ball kids of the 2022 edition kicks off
The organization has planned that around 100 students from the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899 tennis school, aged between 12 and 16, will carry out this task during the tournament, which this year will be held between April 16 and 24
The aspiring ball kids for the next Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell have begun their training period. The organization has planned that around 100 students from the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899 tennis school, aged between 12 and 16, will carry out this task during the tournament, which this year will be held between April 16 and 24 .
In this phase, the selected boys and girls receive an extensive manual made by the coordinator of the area, Marc Visiedo, where they have all the theory to learn. Once they have clear concepts, they move on to the practical phase where each week they will practice the technique to collect and pass the balls on the court. They will be able to put in practice all that they have learned during matches between members of the RCTB-1899.
The role of the ball kids essential in the organization of a tournament and the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell has distinguished itself over the years for the efficiency of the service offered by the students from the club’s tennis school. The management of this area ensures that the applicants get used as soon as possible and in the best way to the rules of the game and the communication with the tennis players, an aspect that the ATP itself considers and that it includes at the end of each edition in the final assessment report. In addition, the coaches will explain to the students the particularities of each of the players who will visit us so that they can anticipate the requirements that they may encounter when they are on the court.
In addition to performing in the 48 matches that are played in the singles draw of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, the ball kids take part in the doubles tournament (31 matches) and in the U-14 boys and girls draws (30 matches).