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LightWarrior
Sep 3rd, 2009, 12:13 AM
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.

mr_burns
Sep 3rd, 2009, 12:18 AM
maybe it's because of all the late matches..just a guess

can imagine they pay for them...

SOA_MC
Sep 3rd, 2009, 12:21 AM
Yeah they do get paid the USO is only slam that does that and I guess they just prefer to work with adults

~{X}~
Sep 3rd, 2009, 12:30 AM
A lot of them are hot. :drool:

Vartan
Sep 3rd, 2009, 12:32 AM
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.

:lol:

BuTtErFrEnA
Sep 3rd, 2009, 12:32 AM
j-mac keeps saying they have been there since he was playing :lol:

BuTtErFrEnA
Sep 3rd, 2009, 12:33 AM
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.

:rolls:

tennnisfannn
Sep 3rd, 2009, 12:36 AM
one might wonder why the madrid tourny has models instead of human beings as ball beings!

Donny
Sep 3rd, 2009, 12:38 AM
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.

SOA_MC
Sep 3rd, 2009, 12:44 AM
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

BuTtErFrEnA
Sep 3rd, 2009, 01:20 AM
but still...this "ball boy" has a bald spot :tape:

Wiggly
Sep 3rd, 2009, 01:24 AM
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? :lol:

The French ones are young but they're quite good too.

Donny
Sep 3rd, 2009, 01:25 AM
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.

saul1333
Sep 3rd, 2009, 01:41 AM
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 :lol:

nfl46
Sep 3rd, 2009, 01:50 AM
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.

hdfb
Sep 3rd, 2009, 01:53 AM
I know the US Open endeavour to include senior citizens to make them feel like they are in the community, and also it's good exercise for them too.

The Kaz
Sep 3rd, 2009, 02:06 AM
I know the US Open endeavour to include senior citizens to make them feel like they are in the community, and also it's good exercise for them too.

They have to do something as the Americans do squat for senior citizens financially (i.e no old-age pension nor free or even affordable health care :sad:)

faboozadoo15
Sep 3rd, 2009, 02:14 AM
Probably because the United States is so adamantly an equal opportunity employing company. Maybe they have to meet quotas. :lol:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Sep 3rd, 2009, 02:52 AM
Child Labour laws in the USA is the reason

drake3781
Sep 3rd, 2009, 03:00 AM
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? :lol:

The French ones are young but they're quite good too.


I saw that too.... thought why is that person lying down forward like that? :confused:

Donny
Sep 3rd, 2009, 03:04 AM
Probably because the United States is so adamantly an equal opportunity employing company. Maybe they have to meet quotas. :lol:

Apparently they do open tryouts to be a ballperson. Not a big surprise that adults do better than kids.

drake3781
Sep 3rd, 2009, 03:11 AM
I guess it is a great job, and a lot of adults want to do it. :shrug:

WowWow
Sep 3rd, 2009, 04:00 AM
Child Labour laws in the USA is the reason

It's not officially a labour, if they don't get payed.

Привет
Sep 3rd, 2009, 04:07 AM
I saw one in the Ivanovic/Bondarenko match yesterday that looked like someone I know. :lol: But he was kinda young.

Infiniti2001
Sep 3rd, 2009, 04:10 AM
They have to do something as the Americans do squat for senior citizens financially (i.e no old-age pension nor free or even affordable health care :sad:)

:weirdo:

Donny
Sep 3rd, 2009, 04:16 AM
They have to do something as the Americans do squat for senior citizens financially (i.e no old-age pension nor free or even affordable health care :sad:)

Medicare is a social insurance program administered by the United States government, providing health insurance coverage to people who are aged 65 and over, or who meet other special criteria.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicare_(United_States)

Retirement Insurance Benefits (abbreviated RIB[1]) or Old-age Insurance Benefits[2] are a form of social insurance payments made by the U.S. Social Security Administration paid based upon the attainment old age (62 or older). Benefit payments are made on the 3rd of the month, or the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Wednesday of the month, based upon the date of birth and entitlement to other benefits.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retirement_Insurance_Benefits