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Message posted by jsparkes201148 on 06/7/2015 at 9:22pm
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Their schools allow them 2 weeks off for Wimbledon, wondered what would happen if their parents wanted them two have two weeks away from school;for a family holiday?

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Looks pretty good on a CV and university application.

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Maybe they are Scottish or Irish and already on holiday......but somehow I doubt it.

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No they're local, as an acquaintance's son did it one year.

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It will be written up as work experience.


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Hardly comparable.

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Quote: Originally posted by checkley1973 on 07/7/2015
Hardly comparable.



Indeed.

Not as prestige as sweeping the floor in a hairdressing salon or wasting a week doing nothing in a classroom

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JD6E you've hit the nail on the head and who wouldn't want to put "Ball boy/girl Wimbledon 2015 on a job application.

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Just for your information
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLcDCUebY2c

it takes 5 months of training to become a ball boy / girl at Wimbledon. and its very strict and professional.
its almost military training.

So if i had children and they made it to that stage ill be one proud parent and would be a fantastic experience in that kind of environment.

and as an employer i would see this as a very big accomplishment it shows they have teamwork, character and determination to get there. also pride in there appearance

Message posted by Taylor56 on 09/7/2015 at 10:02pm
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It may teach them to run after a ball but does it help them pass their exams, not impressed and hate tennis.
Bet their parents do not get fined for them not being at school.

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Plus,they get the chance to annoy Andy Murray,a massive plus.

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I don't think its the same as a holiday and must be an amazing thing to get to do.

We could always swap them for these

Best ball boys and girls in the world

Message posted by checkley1973 on 10/7/2015 at 1:36pm
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I heard David Beckham makes a good ball boy

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Two weeks of having a wet sweaty towel flung at you every five minutes...Great character building!!

Must say I am impressed with the way they have gone about their business these last two weeks....

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I was a ball girl at Queens, the week before, centuries ago when Billy Jean King was around. Yes it was during school term time but we had to catch up the class work that we'd missed, homework still had to be done on time. Rather than weeks of training, we started young on outer courts with someone who knew what to do at the other end, having been briefed on the Do-s and Don'ts; and if you were lucky and good enough you eventually reached centre court after many year's experience. Being on the net was the hardest.


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