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ball boy

n.
1. A male attendant on a tennis court who collects the ball when it is out of play.
2. A boy or man who is in charge of the extra balls used in practice or those that are out of play, especially in baseball.

ball boy

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ball girl

n
(Tennis) (in sport, esp tennis) a person who retrieves balls that go out of play
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ball boy - a boy who retrieves balls for tennis playersball boy - a boy who retrieves balls for tennis players
boy, male child - a youthful male person; "the baby was a boy"; "she made the boy brush his teeth every night"; "most soldiers are only boys in uniform"
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Just days after his beloved Huddersfield Town moved one step closer to promotion to Division 2, football-mad James Prieditis today became a ballboy at the FA Cup Final in Cardiff.
ALBION players blew their top at a ballboy after a chaotic finish at the City Ground that saw them dumped out of the FA Cup.
JOSE MOURINHO raced from his dug-out to confront a young, time-wasting ballboy at Crystal Palace.
of the WeekSwansea City are advertising for a new ballboy.
The ballboy incident should have been put to bed and finished on the night.
AT A FUNCTION on Thursday night I was asked the following question: If you were playing for Nottingham Forest against Derby County with a couple of minutes left in the game, and you were losing 2-1, would you have reacted like Chelsea's Eden Hazard did to the ballboy diving on the ball?
Talented tennis player Henri Morland is battling it out to be a ballboy - which could see him helping out the likes of Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer - at major tennis finals in London.
Villa ballboy Joseph Bradley, aged 14, from Erdington, was recovering from an asthma attack so got to miss going into John Willmott School to see his football idols.
They have established themselves this year on the music scene in and around Newcastle, playing every week in some of the best venues in the region and supporting Ballboy and Malibu Stacy on the Newcastle legs of their national tours.
Sadly, Newcastle never wanted a kid who was to become a footballing legend - he had a trial which Steve calls "a joke" - and the nearest he came to sharing black and white glory was as a ballboy at the 1976 League Cup final.
JOSE MOURINHO raced from his dug-out to defuse a flashpoint with a time-wasting ballboy at Crystal Palace.
MATTHEW REES admits Wales would happily endure another ballboy scandal to beat Ireland.