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Love tennis? Try out to be a ball person at the U.S. Open

Tennis fans should mark their calendar.

A potential ball person at the 2012 tryouts. (Credit: U.S. Open) A potential ball person at the 2012 tryouts. (Credit: U.S. Open)

City tennis fans looking for a summer job they can boast to friends about might want to show up in Queens next week.

Auditions will be June 20 for this year's ball persons for the U.S. Open.

Only 80 positions are available, and those lucky few will get to work nearbytennis greats like Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams.

Tryouts will be at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Anyone ages 14 and older can try out.Participants can pre-register online here or the day of tryouts starting at 3 p.m.

Evaluations will begin around 4 p.m. after a veteran ballperson demonstrates the craft.

Last year, more than 500 people tried out, organizers said.

 
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