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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.
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ball boy

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ball girl

n
(Tennis) (in sport, esp tennis) a person who retrieves balls that go out of play
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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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In case you're wondering if they signed a new player you've not heard of, Oakley is actually the ballboy who did his job so fast he allowed Trent Alexander-Arnold (himself a former Liverpool ballboy) to take that remarkable corner - and lay the winning goal on a plate for Divock Origi.
A QUICK-THINKING ballboy who helped Liverpool score their fourth goal has been revealed as a 14-year-old club Academy player.
The only delay in the 58-minute match came just before Osaka was serving for the match, when a ballboy tried to catch a bug that was fluttering on the court.
Roger Federer said he hoped a ballboy who dropped a ball during the climax of his ATP Finals last-four defeat against Alexander Zverev would not have a sleepless night.
CELTIC'S Champions League rivals Alashkert are pinning hopes of a shock on a Brazilian bad boy who was sent off for battering a ballboy.
Robertson (above, with Mane) was seen chasing after a cheeky ballboy who tried to take home the match-ball, which should have gone to Mane after his impressive hat-trick.
Former Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships ballboy 17-year-old Alexei Popyrin has won the French Open Junior title at Roland Garros in Paris.
Joshua was picked to be a ballboy after playing in a tournament for Cramlington Juniors.
The weather was dull and wet but that did not stop a beaming Stan Wawrinka from having plenty of fun on Sunday as he enjoyed a mid-match rally with a ballboy before twirling 360 degrees on court to take a selfie-video with 10,000 French Open spectators.
Former Sunderland striker Martyn Waghorn watched Kevin Phillips and Niall Quinn rattle in the goals at the Stadium of Light during his time as a ballboy with the club.