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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TONY MOWBRAY has defended himself after he was sent-off after a bust-up with a ball boy.
In addition his contribution on the pitch, Mane also made a big impression on one ball boy after he was replaced by Divock Origi halfway through extra time.
Meanwhile, Liverpool were able to score their fourth and decisive goal against Barcelona thanks to an alert ball boy who was instructed to help restart the game as swiftly as possible during the Champions League semi-final, British media reported yesterday.
ISAAC SUCCESS has been ticked off by boss Javi Gracia for confronting a ball boy over his time-wasting.
The German stopped play in the middle of a point when he was trailing in the second set tie-break after a ball boy dropped a ball.
Asked about the ball boy incident, Federer said: "Instead of being in the rally in a decent position, you get aced.
A football game in Limassol was interrupted for close to two hours on Monday evening after clashes between rival fans, which followed the injury of a ball boy by a firecracker.
He was also a ball boy at one of Everton's home games against West Ham.
Shame on those fans." 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.
"That moment has been with me a long time," said London-born, Salford-raised former United ball boy Gomes.
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.
I was fortunate to be among the volunteers to be picked as a ball boy for the matches played in Mumbai.