FedEx ATP Ball Kids Field For Nitto ATP Finals Almost Set
Two remaining spots to be filled in Shanghai
While the singles and doubles fields at this year’s Nitto ATP Finals still have a number of spots waiting to be filled, the final list of FedEx ATP Ball Kids to feature at The O2 in November is almost complete following the FedEx ATP Ball Kids Trial on 30 June.
With more than 250 kids applying for 24 positions, applicants were tested on their agility, balance and coordination at the Royal Berkshire Club. The trials were open to any child based in the United Kingdom aged 12 to 16.
There will be a total of 30 FedEx ATP Ball Kids who will feature over eight days in the English capital, with six kids from three FedEx sponsored tournaments — the Rio Open presented by Claro, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and Rolex Shanghai Masters — joining the 24 successful applicants from the United Kingdom.
Raissa Martins Pereira and Joao Gabriel Felix Torres took the two spots in Rio de Janeiro, while Steffi Bojica from Romania and Coumba Ben from the Maldives claimed the two available positions in Dubai. The final two FedEx ATP Ball Kids will be selected from the ATP Masters 1000 event in Shanghai.
The group of 24 FedEx ATP Ball Kids from the United Kingdom will meet in October for a training week in Southampton to improve their skills and bond as a team.