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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 2003, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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Commentator: They have made a mistake that may be vital ( a ballboy kid)

I think we have all been there....playing matches and fetching our own balls....how about the volunteers that have been killed (Edburg) abused (Fendick...saw it live) or those picking foreign objects from the court?

Ball kids earn enough each day to perhaps buy a coffee. Unseen and unheard....I bet there are alot of lost talent amongst them?

What do you all think?

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Believe, after playing recreational tennis and running to pick up ball after ball, those kids deserve more than a complimentary shirt, shorts and shoes...they need a paycheck!

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Believe, after playing recreational tennis and running to pick up ball after ball, those kids deserve more than a complimentary shirt, shorts and shoes...they need a paycheck!
Totally agree....they go through training and then to score a pissed off professional.....perhaps the players could at least sign their autograph books...all they do is "Nod their Head" ...to say here give me the ball....some throw out their raquet to have them place them....to me those players are human....rarely see it in the WTA.....happens in the ATP though....at least they show respect by saying "No need to bounce it to me"


****** Dasha Sam, Jarka, Casey, Serena , then the guys with nice asses on the ATP, followed by other Aussies, bit of a gap...then Venus.....bit of a bum scratch...then will watch Lisiki or Radwanksa...gap...everyone else (or sleep) ******Pending membership for the Ash Barty Return Band Wagon*****
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I don't see what the big deal is... most of those kids are probably thrilled to be out there, mere inches away from the top tennis stars. Okay, so some of the players get arsey and it must get boring chasing down balls all day, but I'm sure the ballkids have other places they could be if they don't like the deal they get. Those of them that hope to have tennis careers can learn a lot from the time they spend on court in the presence of a talented player.
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Ball kids earn enough each day to perhaps buy a coffee. Unseen and unheard....I bet there are alot of lost talent amongst them?

What do you all think?
They'd do it for free. The money isn't the reason they're there.
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I onlt asked what you all thought LOL notes taken

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Im a ballboy at the Pilot Pen and its cool cause you get the meet the players, etc. We get hats, shirts, sneakers, shorts, free meals, and free tickets to the action

azarenka - pavlyuchenkova - li - jankovic
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bouchard - karatantcheva - larcher de brito - voegele - lim - mladenovic

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vaidisova - kournikova - golovin - henin
the boys - federer - gasquet - del potro - haase - nishikori
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