Champions Tennis scraps age limit for budding ball boys and girls

12 Jul 2019

By: Sport Industry Group

Champions Tennis has revealed that there will be no age limit for those wanting to be a ball boy or ball girl at this year’s tournament and are offering tennis lovers of all ages the chance to get involved when the event returns to the Royal Albert Hall in November.  

Former British number 1, Tim Henman, welcomed hopefuls to a London tennis court for the first trial day and is seen putting contenders through their paces with a series of ball drills in a video to promote the campaign.

Former Wimbledon Barnardo’s ball boy, Peter Knight, who was back on ball boy duties for the first time since he attended Wimbledon as a ball boy between 1945 and 1947 features in the film along hopefuls of all ages.

Tim Henman said: “Some of the ball boy and girl support went to the dogs at last year’s tournament. There are so many people over the age of 70 still playing tennis in the UK and each year the legends of the tournament highlight you’re never too old to be a part of the action.

“Age is just a number and this year we’re putting our money where our mouth is and searching for ball boys and ball girls of all ages to come and support the team during Champions Tennis – you’re never too young or too old to be a tennis ball boy or girl”.