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Ballkids and Officials

Tournament info


A total of 360 Ballkids, selected from 2500+ applicants, will be involved in Australian Open 2020. This includes 38 from overseas made up of 20 from Korea, 6 from China, 10 from India & 2 from France representing Roland Garros.

Age requirements for each event are:  



Australian Open

12 to 15 years

ATP Cup Perth

12 to 15 years

ATP Cup/Brisbane International WTA

12 to 16 years

ATP Cup Sydney

12 to 16 years

Hobart International

10 to 17 years

Adelaide ATP/WTA

12 to 17 years


Children must be within the designated age range on 1 January of the event year.

To register, visit the website


Each year around 400 officials are required to service the Australian Open, this includes roles of the referee, chair umpires, linespersons and review officials.

If you are interested in becoming an official, please check out our website. 

For those that are already officials and want to work at the Australian Open or one of our AO series events, applications generally open in May/June and close in July. Active registered Tennis Australia Officials are sent the online application link via email. This link is also posted on the Tennis Australia Officials website and ITF Officials portal and sent to relevant international officiating associations.  


If you are interested in attending a course or gaining an official accreditation, please check out our website here