What does a ballkid do?

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 other events in other states.

Who can be a ballkid?

We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply as we want our ballkids to represent the diversity of our communities.

AO25 ballkids must be 12 to 15 as of 31st December 2024 to be eligible for selection.


*  Brisbane International, and Sydney Tennis and Perth Tennis Ballkids age category is 12 to 16.



How do I apply?

You can register by completing the form below. By registering for the Ballkid Program you are indicating that you would like to be considered to participate in the Australian Open, Australian Open Series and Pro Tour Events across Australia.

Please note that trials and training sessions are held in each events home state e.g. AO training will be held in Victoria. If you select event outside your home state you are acknowledging that there will be a requirement to travel.


PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED FOR THE FOLLOWING 2025 EVENTS:

  • AUSTRALIAN OPEN
  • SYDNEY TENNIS

REGISTRATIONS FOR ALL OTHER SUMMER OF TENNIS EVENTS ARE STILL OPEN.



Please complete the form below
* Indicates that the field is mandatory
Age
Date of birth:*
Events *
Please enter/select your date of birth to see the events you can apply for.

Applicant details
First name:*
Last name:*
Gender Pronoun:
Gender:*
Postcode:*
State:*
Contact email:*
Do you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander?



Parent/Guardian details
First name:*
Last name:*
Mobile:*
 
(no spaces please)


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Uniform Sizing
Shirt/Jacket:
Shorts/Trousers:
Shoes:

Tennis Experience
Do you play tennis at a local tennis club?
Club Name:

Are you currently working with a Tennis Coach?
Coach Name:


Contact Us

Ballkid Program National Office
E: [email protected]