When you watch a tennis match you see the ball person running back and forth as quickly as they can trying to pick up the loose ball. Have you ever wondered, how can I get that job? Well, your chance is now. There are open auditions today and tomorrow to be ball people for the Winston-Salem Open.
Bill Oakes, the tournament director, told us what you can expect at the tryouts. He said you have to be at least 13 years old to audition. You have to be able to run, pay attention, and move quickly to avoid getting hit by those balls moving faster than 100 miles per hour. He also told us attitude is the characteristic that will separate you from the rest of the pack. They're looking for people who are bright and optimistic.
If you would like to try out, auditions are today, Friday, from 4-6 p.m. and tomorrow, Saturday, from 10 a.m. - noon at the Wake Forest University Indoor Tennis Center. Their address is 100 West 32nd St.