ball boy


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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

or

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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Kerry Chilton added: "Well done to the steward, my son did ball boy all last season and the staff were fantastic" and Sean Corcoran said he hoped the steward could see the praise being written about him.
He was also a ball boy at one of Everton's home games against West Ham.
That moment has been with me a long time," said London-born, Salford-raised former United ball boy Gomes.
The historic moment earned the ball boy who caught the ball five minutes of fame and an interview with the Championship's in-house TV channel.
TENNIS player Adrian Mannarino has been fined PS7000 after barging into a ball boy at Wimbledon.
JONJO SHELVEY PICKING UP A BALL BOY IN THE CELEBRATIONS SHELVEY hoisted the young ball boy high in the wake of United's fourth goal.
Interestingly, Sachin Tendulkar has often spoken about how being a ball boy during the 1987 World Cup provided further boost to his dream of playing for the country.
On Saturday, White, a junior goalkeeper, was on ball boy duty during game between China and Saudi Arabia at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane when Dalei asked him which direction he should dive into to save the 59th-minute spot-kick Naif Hazazi would deliver.
It was that kind of day for Terry and his team-mates and such was the desperation in Chelsea's play that Mourinho had to act quickly to prevent his full-back Cesar Azpilicueta becoming involved in an altercation with a ball boy.
TWO young Coventry City supporters who feared their chances of being a ball boy or girl had disappeared have realised their dreams.
In the Hampden clash with Italy with Euro 2008 qualification on the line, Alan Hutton was too busy remonstrating with a ball boy for giving Gianluca Zambrotta the ball too quickly to pick up Antonio Di Natale, who set up Luca Toni for the opener in a 2–1 win.