2016 US OPEN BALLPERSON TRYOUTS

THURSDAY, JUNE 23 USTA BILLIE JEAN KING NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER IN FLUSHING, N.Y.

WHAT:                Approximately 80 sought-after positions as ballpersons for the 2016 US Open are up for grabs with approximately 350 people competing for spots. Prospective ballpersons will be evaluated by US Open officials on their running, throwing and catching skills.

WHO:              Ages 14 and older trying out for the coolest summer job in sports.

WHERE:           Grandstand Stadium (outdoor location)

                        Indoor Training Center (indoor location, if raining)

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Flushing, New York

WHEN:            Thursday, June 23 (rain or shine)

General Public Open Tryouts—3:00 p.m. registration

Participants can register on-site at the National Tennis Center beginning at 3:00 p.m. The evaluation process will begin at approximately 4:00 p.m., after a welcome by US Open Ballperson Director Tina Taps and a veteran ballperson demonstration.

For more information, visit www.usopen.org/ballperson.

ADD’L INFO:  US Open ballpersons are paid an hourly wage.

Ralph Lauren is the official outfitter of the US Open ballpersons.

El US Open se realiza este año con nuevo estadio y más chanchas para las eliminatorias.

El US Open se juega en el Parque Flushing de Queens.

The 2016 US Open Qualifying Tournament will be held Tuesday, August 23, through Friday, August 26.  The 2016 US Open main draw will be held Monday, August 29, through Sunday, September 11

Tickets for the 2016 US Open can be purchased at USOpen.org, at all Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-866-OPEN-TIX.