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They are there to distribute the balls as quickly and quietly as possible without interrupting the players’ concentration. You don’t see much of them. They run onto the court in an and in a flash they disappear back to the side-lines again. CF Tennis Academy has been involved in the training of the Ball-Kids since 1993, the induction year of the ATP in Dubai.
Ball-Kids are an integral part of any tennis tournament, and at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, only the best will do. They are selected from tennis academies and schools each year, and almost 250 children are trained for over 2 months for the tournament, putting in hours of hard work and dedication.
This is an incredible opportunity for these kids to develop discipline, responsibility, and leadership skills. It is a strong commitment from both themselves and their parents, but one of the most rewarding and unforgettable experiences.