The complete training of the ball kids guarantees an impeccable service during the tournament
The training of the ball kids team that will collaborate with the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell in this edition has already begun. The applicants have already been selected and it is estimated that the final figure will be around 90 and 100 boys and girls between 12 and 16 years old. All candidates belong to the tennis school of the Real Club Tenis Barcelona-1899.
This training period will have its peak test in an event that the team that Eric Domènech directs the weekend of March 14 and 15 - a month before the start of the tournament -, coinciding with different RCTB social championships .
The role of the ball kids is essential for the development of the game. During the tournament they take part not only in the singles and doubles draw matches, but also in the two competitions reserved for the U-14 players.
The organization of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell has distinguished itself over the years for the effectiveness of the ball-kids service of the RCTB tennis school. During the training one of the things that is tried out is that the candidates get used as soon as possible, and in the best way, to the rules of the game and to the contact with the tennis players, aspect that the ATP itself takes into account and that is included at the end of each edition in the final assessment report.