Become a part of the BNP Paribas Open at an early age by training to be one of our amazing Ball Kids! This is an unforgettable experience for young tennis fans as they share the same court with legendary players and defending champions like Roger Federer, Elena Vesnina, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova. Additional benefits include an official tournament uniform and program, two complimentary grounds passes for the entire tournament, autograph sessions with ATP World Tour and WTA players, a Certificate of Participation, our annual Ball Kid party and an opportunity to make new, tennis-loving friends.
More than 500 Ball Kids vie for these coveted positions, so please read the requirements carefully before submitting your application.
All Ball Kids are required to attend training sessions leading up to the tournament. There are two ways to meet the training requirements and to receive “Tournament Ready” status.
Please watch all Training Videos prior to attending your first training session.
All training sessions will be held between 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Boot Camp will be held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Saturday, January 13 from 10:00am-4:00pm and (if needed) on Sunday, January 14 8:00am-12:00pm.
Out-of-town applicants must complete training sessions at one of the below approved training site to receive “Tournament Ready” status by the Off-Site Coordinator.
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