ATP Tour Official Tournament


Our spark7 ballkids-challenge will already take place in June this year. Become part of a selected group that is an irreplaceable part of the Erste Bank Open.

Have you always wanted to get up close and personal with your tennis stars? Watch epic matches on the center court from up close as the sold-out Wiener Stadthalle shakes? Be part of Austria's biggest sporting event? Then this is your chance! In 2023, there were 250 registrations, a new record number of participants - so being selected as one of our 80 ballkids is not a matter of course! PLEASE NOTE: Only the first 250 kids applying will be invited to the try-out day.

To be selected as a ballkid for the Erste Bank Open, you should meet the following requirements:

  • You are enthusiastic about sports and especially tennis
  • You play tennis yourself and know the rules
  • You are at least 13 years old or will be by 19th October 2024 at the latest
  • You have time on June 22nd to take part in the screening day at Vienna's Colony Club
  • You are available daily during the Erste Bank Open from October 19-27, 2024
    • 13 to 15 years: from 11:30 am to 6 pm
    • 16 years and older: from 5:30 pm to 11 pm

After the try-out day, the approximately 80 lucky ones will be selected and notified and can look forward to their assignment from October 19, 2024!

Meet your star

Ballkids Schwärzler
After shooting star Joel Schwärzer last year, a local tennis star will once again be taking part in this year's selection day! Let yourself be surprised who it is this time.


Ballkids Anmeldung
If you want to be a part, then take your chance now and register for the spark7 ballkids challenge. We look forward to seeing you and your support at the tournament!

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