Ball Kids

Oracle Challenger Series Ball Kids - Newport Beach

    Apply to be a 2019 Oracle Challenger Series Ball Kid

    APPLY TO BE A BALL KID

    Thank you for interest in being a Ball Kid at the Oracle Challenger Series Newport Beach. We want you to be successful and will do everything we can to help you achieve ‘Tournament Ready’ status.

    Please review the following requirements before submitting your application.

  • Requirements
    • Be between the ages of 11-20 (must turn 11 years by Feb 23, 2019 – proof of age will be required)
    • Download the training manual and successfully pass the assessment (Ball Kid Quiz). Log-in information for the quiz will be sent once your application is received.
    • Be physically able to perform 2-hour sessions on court with one-hour rest between sessions.
    • Participate and complete the Training Session Requirements listed below. Please note that you must receive “Tournament Ready” status in order to participate in the OCSNB.
    • Commit to a minimum of four (4) sessions during tournament.
    • Must attend orientation
  • How to sign up
    1. Fill out an online Oracle Challenger Series Ball Kid Application.
    2. Download, read, sign and return the Ball Kid Permission Waiver, Code of Conduct and Ball Kid Acknowledgement forms. You must return these forms before you are able to select training sessions or tournament shifts. While the forms are fillable online, they MUST be printed out and signed before returning them to us. Minors (under 18) must have a parent sign the waiver while those over 18 may sign their own. Please return the forms via email to ballkids@desertchampions.com or by USPS to:
      Oracle Challenger Series NB Ball Kids
      78-200 Miles Ave.
      Indian Wells, CA 92210
    3. Download, print and study the 2019 BNP Paribas Open Ball Kid Training Manual. This will have all the information necessary to pass the online assessment. You will receive an email providing information on how to access and complete the online assessment (Ball Kid Quiz) within 5-7 days of receiving your completed application.
    4. Once you pass the online assessment and return the required signed forms listed in #2 above, you will receive instructions to setup an account in Shiftboard, our scheduling program, where you will sign up for training sessions and Oracle Challenger Series Newport Beach tournament shifts.
    5. Please contact ballkids@desertchampions.com with any questions regarding our policies on shift schedules, chaperones or training requirements.
  • 2019 Training Session Schedule & Requirements

    All Oracle Challenger Series Newport Beach applicants must receive ‘Tournament Ready’ status before participating in the Oracle Challenger Series Newport Beach. There are several ways to accomplish this:

    Complete Multiple Training Sessions: 

    All applicants must attend training sessions* and receive ‘Tournament Ready’ status by a Ball Kid Chairperson before participating in the Oracle Challenger Series Newport Beach.

    Please watch all Training Videos prior to attending your first training session.

    Attend Boot Camp:

    • 2019 Boot Camp is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, January 19 & 20, 2019. Hours are  2:00pm-4:30pm both days.
    • To apply for Boot Camp, please email ballkids@desertchampions.com after you have submitted your application and completed all necessary requirements, listed in “How to Sign Up” # 2 above.
    • Please watch all Training Videos prior to attending Boot Camp.
  • Out-of-town Ball Kid Applicants

    Out-of-town Ball Kid Applicants:

    • Attend both training sessions and receive a “Tournament Ready” status by the Off-Site Coordinator to participate in the OCSNB.

    Please watch all Training Videos prior to attending your first training session.

    We want you to be successful and will do everything we can to help, however participation in any of our training programs does not guarantee you will receive “Tournament Ready” status.