Winston-Salem Open Hosting Ball Person Tryouts

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- You can be a star under the bright lights with the likes of John Isner and Tommy Robredo at this year's Winston-Salem Open.

The Open is hosting Ball Person Tryouts ahead of its fourth year.

Tournament officials are looking for people who can keep score, move quickly around the court, stand in the sun for long tennis matches, and work well with a team. If that sounds like you, then tournament officials want to see you at tryouts.

The tryouts are open to the public and to potential ball persons ages 13 and older.

If you're interested in being a ball person, here's everything you need to know. The tryouts are Friday, July 18, and Saturday, July 19, at the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center. It's located at 100 W. 32nd St. in Winston-Salem. Tryouts are from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Applicants must be available for at least three of five two-hour training sessions. Those sessions are July 30; Aug. 4, 6, 11 and 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Tennis Center. Applicants must also be available for the entire Winston-Salem Open tournament and qualifying rounds.

All applicants should wear athletic clothes to tryouts and cannot wear shoes with black soles.

The ball persons are volunteers, and there is no fee to tryout for the position.

The Winston-Salem Open runs from Aug. 16 to 23 this year. All the events are happening at the Wake Forest Tennis Center.

For more information about this year's Open, head to the Winston-Salem Open website.


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