Be a Member of the Team! 
 
Have you ever dreamed of being on the same court with the world's best professional tennis players? The BNP Paribas Open ball kids are some of the best in the world, and applications are now being accepted to try-out to join their ranks for the 40th annual tournament at the spectacular Indian Wells Tennis Garden. This is a very unique and unforgettable experience where you are on-court assisting players such as defending champions Novak Djokovic and Flavia Pennetta compete at their highest level. There are more than 500 ball kids vying for these positions so read the requirements carefully below and sign-up today! 
  
BENEFITS 

  • A unique opportunity to be on the same court as the BEST players in the world! 
  • Make new friends. 
  • Receive an official tournament uniform and program. 
  • Receive 2 daily complimentary grounds passes for entire tournament. 
  • Autograph sessions with ATP/WTA players. 
  • Receive an Official BNP Paribas Open Certificate of Participation. 
  • Ball kid party duirng the final weekend. 

REQUIREMENTS TO BE A BALL KID
  1. Ball kids must be between the ages of 12 and 20 years old. 
  2. Physically able to perform 2 hour on court sessions with one hour rest between on court sessions.
  3. Download the training manual and successfully pass assessment. (Log-in information will be sent to you upon receipt of your completed Ball Kid application)
  4. Must work a minimum of (5) sessions which will include two (2) day sessions before end of play Monday, March 16.
  5. Must participate and complete the following Training Session Requirements: 

2015 TRAINING SESSION SCHEDULE: 
All training sessions are held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, 78-200 Miles Avenue, Indian Wells, CA 92210. 

Saturday
January 24   3:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday
January 25
 3:00pm-5:00pm
Friday 
January 30
 3:00pm-5:00pm 
Saturday 
January 31
 3:00pm-5:00pm
Tuesday 
February 3 
 3:00pm-5:00pm
Wednesday 
February 4
 3:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday 
February 14 
 3:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday 
February 15
 3:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday
February 19
 3:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday 
February 21
 3:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday
February 22
 3:00pm-5:00pm

6. All "Out of Town" ball kid applicants: 
Train at an Approved Training Site that has been approved by the BNP Paribas Open Ball Kids Committee. Each site will schedule a minimum of (4) training sessions and the kids will be expected to attend and complete (4) training sessions. Kids will also be required to work one day shift on each of the first three days, Monday March 9, Tuesday March 10 and Wednesday March 11. You must also attend one of the Uniform distribution/Orientation sessions on Saturday, March 7 or Sunday, March 8 held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, CA. 
  
  
HOW TO SIGN-UP TO BECOME A BNP PARIBAS OPEN BALL KID 

Fill out the Ball Kid Application 
Download and print the 2015 Ball Kids Training Manual.
Upon receipt of your application form you will receive an email providing information on how to complete the online assessment.
A notice will be sent to you to confirming your passing of the assessment and instructions to register for shiftboard.com where all sessions will be scheduled.
All "Out of Town" ball kid applicants contact Rick Mozzillo with any questions at ballkids@iwtg.net regarding our policies on work schedules, chaperones and training requirements.
Download and print the Ball Kid Permission Waiver and Code of Conduct forms and each Ball Kid will need to bring them to their first training session. Without these forms, kids will not be allowed to participate in training sessions. 

Please email Rick Mozzillo, Lead Chairperson at ballkids@iwtg.net or call (760) 200-8200 with questions or further information.