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cosmoose
Jul 7th, 2011, 10:48 AM
Bastad ballboys and girls are carrying some sort of a net or basket which they use to scoop up tennis balls.

I've never seen such a thing. Does any other tournament do this?

SVK
Jul 7th, 2011, 10:51 AM
ATP Vienna I believe.

Kworb
Jul 7th, 2011, 10:53 AM
A few tournaments have it. I remember there being a TF thread about it before.

Adrian.
Jul 7th, 2011, 11:00 AM
I think that's better and faster ? :shrug::)

So, ME LIKE :) :cheer:

Fantasy Hero
Jul 7th, 2011, 11:31 AM
they had it last year too :unsure:

Svetlana)))
Jul 7th, 2011, 11:40 AM
Pics please.

thetennistimes
Jul 7th, 2011, 12:10 PM
Does anyone have any pictures.. would love to show it off on our site

Daruma.
Jul 7th, 2011, 12:28 PM
It's cool.

cosmoose
Jul 7th, 2011, 12:41 PM
I can't find the picture of the net but i noticed another peculiar thing.
Ball boys and girls bow to the crowd before they take their position.
What nice manners! :)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4102/4768078846_2d2ec53d8e.jpg

propi
Jul 7th, 2011, 12:49 PM
If it-s like a racquet with a net, it was used in all tournaments played in Austria I remember years ago watching then in Eurosport in ATP and WTA... what I do not remember is if it was used also on clay (Kitzbuehel :hearts: I miss the Alps summer swing with Gstaad and this, great clay tournaments :cheer: ) or only in indoors (Viena and Linz):confused:

Albireo
Jul 7th, 2011, 01:09 PM
Anyone else read that as "Bastard ballboys"?

cosmoose
Jul 7th, 2011, 01:17 PM
If it-s like a racquet with a net, it was used in all tournaments played in Austria I remember years ago watching then in Eurosport in ATP and WTA... what I do not remember is if it was used also on clay (Kitzbuehel :hearts: I miss the Alps summer swing with Gstaad and this, great clay tournaments :cheer: ) or only in indoors (Viena and Linz):confused:

Looks sort of like this ;)
http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww179/y--square/ysquare%20photoblog/SpongeBob_SquarePants_Chasing_Jellyfish.jpg?t=1306 850531

Direwolf
Jul 7th, 2011, 01:27 PM
Seen them lots of times.

I thought that they were only use by lazy Club players with no Ballbuoys.

Patrick S
Jul 7th, 2011, 02:18 PM
These ballnet-thingys have been used in Swedish ATP tournaments for a long time. I guess it´s some sort of tradition that they wanna continue with on the women´s tournaments as well.

tennisbum79
Jul 7th, 2011, 02:27 PM
Too pratical for my liking.

Clumsiness and mishaps make the charm of ballboys/ballgirls, training these kids to be efficient like a factory worker is just too much:devil:

tennisbum79
Jul 7th, 2011, 02:49 PM
I think that's better and faster ? :shrug::)

So, ME LIKE :) :cheer:
ME DON'T LIKE.:mad:
Looks like child labor camp:devil:

Shadowcat
Jul 7th, 2011, 04:13 PM
Anyone else read that as "Bastard ballboys"?

:lol: ME!

Wert.
Jul 7th, 2011, 04:22 PM
Its their tradition...They had it for years

tennisbum79
Jul 7th, 2011, 07:11 PM
Anyone else read that as "Bastard ballboys"?
Whenever I read a thread title with this tournament name in it, I have to will myself to not say/think "Bastard"
It is very tempting..:lol:

toxina90
Jul 7th, 2011, 07:14 PM
:spit: at thread title

edificio
Jul 7th, 2011, 07:39 PM
So no one has a picture of the item? I don't remember from last year, and I've yet to see a match this year.

I, too, like to see cute kids as ballkids, stumbling around a bit.