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Why are ball kids, well, not kids at the US Open ?

It's the only slam where ball boys/girls are teenagers or even in their 30s. Does anyone know why ? Do they get paid ? It's kind of shocking.
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Re: Why are ball kids, well, not kids at the US Open ?

maybe it's because of all the late matches..just a guess

can imagine they pay for them...
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Yeah they do get paid the USO is only slam that does that and I guess they just prefer to work with adults
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Re: Why are ball kids, well, not kids at the US Open ?

A lot of them are hot.

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Re: Why are ball kids, well, not kids at the US Open ?

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Haven't you heard ??

The world's financial system is in crisis. There is a severe recession on.

Most of those ballpersons are prolly ex Wall-Street brokers and traders.






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Re: Why are ball kids, well, not kids at the US Open ?

j-mac keeps saying they have been there since he was playing

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Haven't you heard ??

The world's financial system is in crisis. There is a severe recession on.

Most of those ballpersons are prolly ex Wall-Street brokers and traders.

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Re: Why are ball kids, well, not kids at the US Open ?

one might wonder why the madrid tourny has models instead of human beings as ball beings!

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Re: Why are ball kids, well, not kids at the US Open ?

I've always wondered how the ball kids manage to get out of school during the other three majors. In NYC classes begin on the 8th.
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I've always wondered how the ball kids manage to get out of school during the other three majors. In NYC classes begin on the 8th.
The Australian Open happens during school holidays
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but still...this "ball boy" has a bald spot

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Re: Why are ball kids, well, not kids at the US Open ?

They also throw the balls cross-court. Never saw that before.
Like baseline to baseline cross-court.

And some of the ball boys are the net are like laying in the court when they're on the opposite side of the players' chair. Kind of a Muslim prayer. Is the USO having new ball boy technology?

The French ones are young but they're quite good too.
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They also throw the balls cross-court. Never saw that before.
Like baseline to baseline cross-court.

The French ones are young but they're quite good too.
They're within walkign distance of where the Mets play... it only makes sense to throw the ball.
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Re: Why are ball kids, well, not kids at the US Open ?

I remember last year there was a really old ball person and a relatively young one, and the camera focused on the young one for about 5 seconds and then flashed to the old one for like 3 seconds
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Re: Why are ball kids, well, not kids at the US Open ?

LOL! I am actually paying attention to them, and they have these people are trained like robots, lol. They run really fast and get the ball, and run towards the wall and immediately put their hands behind their backs, lol.

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