Interested in sharing the court with tennis superstars like Rafael Nadal, Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty and more? As part of the tournament staff, you’ll receive unprecedented access to be a part of the amazing on-court action in Tennis Paradise.
Members of the Ball Crew receive two complimentary BNP Paribas Open grounds passes for the entire tournament, as well as an official BNP Paribas Open tournament uniform.
The BNP Paribas Open Ball Crew offers the perfect chance to be an integral part of the tournament’s day-to-day operations while also joining a community of passionate young individuals committed to growing together through the sport of tennis. To join the crew, you must be at least 13 years old by the start of the tournament (March 7)
Requirements to be a part of the 2022 BNP Paribas Open Ball Crew
Before applying, please read the 2022 BNP Paribas Open requirements listed below. These requirements apply to both returning and new applicants:
2022 Training Session Schedule & Requirements
Everyone must receive ‘Tournament Ready’ status by completing the required Training Sessions at an approved BNP Paribas Open location from the following list:
Idaho Falls, ID
Indian Wells, CA (schedule listed below)
Salt Lake City, UT
Santa Barbara, CA
Thousand Oaks, CA
A minimum of four (4) training sessions are required.** You may need to attend more in order to receive “Tournament Ready” status by a Chairperson. Training schedules for all locations will be posted once confirmed (Indian Wells training dates are listed below).
**If you are 18 and older, “Tournament Ready” status may be achieved prior to completing 4 training sessions.
We strongly recommend choosing early dates to ensure you get all the training you need. This allows you to sign up for later dates should you need to cancel an earlier session or add additional training.
Please watch all Training Videos prior to attending your first training session. Training Videos are posted on the registration site.
Indian Wells Tennis Garden Training Dates (all times are 10:00am – 2:30pm) Attend a weekend Boot Camp** Each day of the Indian Wells Boot Camp is worth 2 training sessions.
** Attending a Boot Camp does not guarantee ‘Tournament Ready’ status. Ball Crew Chairs will help you schedule additional training sessions should they be required.
Boot Camp #1: Saturday, January 15, 2022 and Sunday, January 16, 2022
Boot Camp #2: Saturday, February 19, 2022 and Sunday, February 20, 2022
Boot Camp #3: Saturday, February 26, 2022 and Sunday, February 27, 2022
To apply for Boot Camp, please email firstname.lastname@example.org after you have submitted your application and completed all necessary registration requirements.
** Attending Boot Camp does not guarantee ‘Tournament Ready’ status. Ball Crew Chairs will help you schedule additional training sessions should they be required.
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