Wimbledon tennis tournament is one of four famous sports events, today, it is the huge system with developed infrastructure. There are 18 courts, 258 ballboys and ballgirls who often suffer from the stars’ strange behaviour. In future. the youngsters will get extra tutoring on whims and idiosyncrasies of tennis players od all ranks.
To be Wimbledon’s ballboys and ballgirls is a great honour, but often these young people suffer from the players’ behaviour – in 2017, ballboys and ballgirls (BBG)have been hit with balls, hit by fierce UV-rays, and heard a lot of inappropriate lexicon from the players. but soon they may also have to do extra training on the quirks and idiosyncrasies of the world’s best tennis players.
Wimbledon’s bosses decided the ballboys and ballgirls should get extra training on the quirks and idiosyncrasies of the players. In fact, John McEnroe’s invectives and jokes from the 80s sound childish in comparison with a heavy tabooed lexicon of the modern tennis stars.
Wimbledon management team about the extra tutoring of BBG
Wimbledon tennis tournament is the gathering of many stars at the same place, every player has his/her own habits. For the organisers, sometimes it is rather hard to anticipate every detail, but they’re doing their best, including ballboys and ballgirls who are an inevitable part of any tennis match.
There is a keen awareness among the highly trained Wimbledon BBG that the whims and desires of individual players must be respected. On the wall of the BBG office, a piece of paper lists all players known to be superstitious and the superstition they harbour.
Sarah Goldson said the BBGs were trained to ignore players’ outbursts of temper.
“We say to the BBGs they’re just there to do a job. We say with the players, if they lose their tempers it’s not about you personally as long as you’re doing what you’re expected to do.”