Ballkids play an integral role in ensuring that tennis tournaments run smoothly. Throughout the Australian Open series, each ballkid is a focal part of every game, be it at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne or at the Brisbane International, Hobart International or the Apia International Sydney.
Ballkids are aged between 11 and 17 years depending on the tournament age restrictions. Please see below exact ages for each tournament:
All ballkids are selected from thousands of applicants from Australia and overseas each year. Ballkids undergo Level 1 and Level 2 trials and, if successful, are placed in the Ballkid Squad, which consists of 370 members.