Ballkids

Laver Cup London 2022 Ballkid Trials

Aspiring ballkids will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be on court with some of the greatest tennis players in the world at the fifth edition of the Laver Cup, to be held at The O2 in London from September 23-25, 2022.

Who can be a ballkid?

Anyone 12-16 years of age as of September 23, 2022 may register for the selection trials.

You don’t need to be a high level tennis player, but should have an interest in tennis and have a basic understanding of the tennis scoring system.

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Where and when are the trials?

The ballkid selection trials will be held in July at two locations in London. You have the choice of registering for either one of the following trial locations:

Saturday July 16, 2022 | 4pm – 7:40pm
Westway Sports and Fitness Centre, 1 Crowthorne Rd, London, W10 6RP

or

Sunday July 17, 2022 | 1:45 – 4:45pm
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Leadmill Lane, London, E20 3AD

Each trial will be split into two sessions (approx 80 mins each) and successful applicants will be emailed their specific trial time slot once registrations have closed but no later than Wednesday, July 6.

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How do I register?

If you feel you have what it takes and can commit to the training and event requirements noted below, we encourage you to register as soon as possible for one of the following trial locations.

Registration is free however space is limited. Applicants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

The original sessions were fully subscribed.  However, due to incredible demand, an additional session has been added on July 16 to end at 7:40pm.  Any new applicants will be randomly selected to participate in this new session with registration closing on Monday, June 27 at 9:00am GST.

 

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What happens at the trials?

Each session will will be run by a team of qualified tennis coaches who will assess the kids on agility, coordination, balance, speed, endurance and teamwork, all skills vital to be a top ballkid.

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If I'm selected what happens next?

All Laver Cup London ballkid team members must commit to the following:

  • Attend all of the following training sessions:
  • Attend a pre-event training session and orientation at The O2 in London – Thursday, September 22 (time TBC)
  • Available to work all five sessions across three days of the Laver Cup at The O2 in London
    • Friday, September 23
    • Saturday, September 24
    • Sunday, September 25
  • To be accepted as part of the final squad, all members will be required to provide written permission from their school. Please note this is a requirement for the local authority child safeguarding licence

 

Click here for the tournament schedule.

If you are unable to meet the above criteria please do not register.

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Enquiries

For enquiries please contact [email protected]

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