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Tryout for ballboys, ballgirls set for July 11 at U.S. Open

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The 2002 U.S. Open Ballboy/Ballgirl Tryouts will be held Thursday, July 11, at 4 p.m. rain or shine. Registration begins at 3 p.m. at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Set against the backdrop of Arthur Ashe Stadium, men and women, boys and girls, ages 14 and up, will vie for the opportunity to work as a ballboy/ballgirl at the 2002 U.S. Open. Prospective ballpersons will be evaluated on their running, throwing and catching skills. Last year’s applicants vied for the approximately 100 spots.

Candidates must be at least 14 years old. Ballpersons must have valid NY State Working Papers in order to work the U.S. Open.

The 2002 U.S. Open will be held Aug. 26 through Sept. 8 at the USTA National Tennis Center. Qualifying begins on Aug. 20. Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, presented by Aetna, a full-day tennis and music festival for children, will take place Saturday, Aug. 24.

For more information about the tryouts, please call the USTA National Tennis Center at 760-6200.

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