Coaching
Ball Kids

Our coaching team are experts at developing programmes and training for Ball kids. We are the most experienced and successful team of coaches in the UK at developing, training and managing ball kids at major events.

We have 12 years’ experience at identifying talented kids with the exceptional skill sets required to be a world class ball kid. We create a fun and creative learning environment for kids to develop exceptional skills.

We are experts at developing and implementing training programmes for Ball kids from small local events to International World Class tournaments. Our director of Tennis, Mark Magrath and his team have developed and delivered programmes for Ball Kids at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for the last 5 years. Mark was also responsible for the design and implementation of the training programme for the Ball Kids at the Olympic and Paralympic games in 2012 and more recently the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters and the Statoil Masters at the Royal Albert Hall.

Whatever your requirement, whether it be one days training for a small event or talent ID and more intensive training for larger events we are able to provide an unmatchable, affordable service to match your individual requirements.

Mark and his team were approached in 2010 to develop and implement a talent ID, training and management programme for the Ball Kids at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2. This was a world class event that required exceptional ball kids.

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Having Mark as part of the Olympic Tennis Event team of staff was a huge asset. Mark has endless energy, enthusiasm and is highly professional in all he does. He was responsible for recruiting and training the Young Games Makers to be ball boys and girls for the Olympic Tennis Event and delivered great results. The challenge was to engage with local schools who had no previous experience in being involved in a large scale sporting event and with limited time and budget deliver over 200 trained boys and girls to rival the BBG's at Wimbledon. This task was accomplished in style and all the Young Games Makers involved had the experience of a lifetime. Mark is a natural leader with great communication skills across all ages and has a special ability to bring the best out in all those he comes in contact with.
Clare Wood - Tennis Manager - London 2012 Olympic Games

Hi Richard

Hope all is well with you and the cunning plans for 2015 are coming together. We have just finished a busy week with the ATP at the 02 – another success for us including the remarkable plan b Chris pulled out of the fire on Sunday night which our guests loved!

Anyway I was just writing as one key part of Barclays program are the ball kids whose stories we tell. Nice stories are one thing, they also, as you are more than aware, need to be trained, coached and managed to be world class at a world class event. The program is led for us by Mark Magrath, with Dan Bloxham also lending his support to make sure we get to that standard.

Nathan Homer | Head of Global Sponsorship | Brand, Reputation, Citizenship and Marketing (Barclays)

Excuse the pun but Mark was a vital cog in the wheel that made the wheelchair tennis event at the London Paralympics the best ever! Mark and his team had the unenviable job of recruiting, training and delivering ball boys and ball girls of the highest calibre from an area in East London that had very little (and in most cases no) background in any form of tennis. Their conduct both on and off the courts was one of my personal highlights of the Paralympics. Marks ability to be able to deliver was further evidenced at the NEC wheelchair tennis masters that recently took place at the same venue in November 2014. Mark is very personable, a natural leader and instils great confidence and belief in all around him and I wish him all the best in his future endeavours
Jayant Mistry - Wheelchair tennis manager, London 2012 Paralympics