June 19th: 2014 US Open Ballperson Tryouts

Posted: Jun 29 2014

2014 US OPEN BALLPERSON TRYOUTS

THURSDAY, JUNE 19

USTA BILLIE JEAN KING NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER IN FLUSHING, N.Y.

 

WHAT:            Approximately 80 sought-after positions as ballpersons for the 2014 US Open are up for grabs with approximately 400 people competing for spots.Prospective ballpersons will be evaluated by US Open officials on their running, throwing and catching skills. 

WHO:              Ages 14 and older trying out for the coolest summer job in sports.

WHEN:            Thursday, June 19*

                       

General Public Open Tryouts—3:00 p.m.registration

Participants can register on-site at the National Tennis Center beginning at 3:00 p.m. The evaluation process will begin at approximately 4:00 p.m., after a welcome by US Open Ballperson Director Tina Taps and a veteran ballperson demonstration.

For more information, visit www.usopen.org/ballperson.

*Additional Media Call—11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

A “media call” will be held earlier in the day, where members of the media can tryout themselves to experience the process firsthand or capture footage of veteran US Open ballpersons and staff demonstrating the evaluation process.

                        

*Members of the media should RSVP for either the 4:00 p.m. general public tryouts or the11:45 a.m. media call.

 

WHERE:         USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing, New York

 

ADD’L INFO:  US Open ballpersons are paid an hourly wage.

 

Ralph Lauren is the official outfitter of the US Open ballpersons.

 

The 2014 US Open Qualifying Tournament will be heldTuesday, August 19, through Friday, August 22.  The 2014 US Open main draw will be held Monday, August 25, through Monday, September 8. X

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