Ball Crew Needed For Family Circle Cup

January 16, 2012

Significant Need for Adult Ball Crew Members in 2012

CHARLESTON, SC – January 13, 2012 – The Family Circle Cup is now accepting applications for 200 adult and junior Ball Crew members.  Detailed Ball Crew information and applications are available at, or at the Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island.  Marking the tournament’s 40th consecutive year, the Family Circle Cup is scheduled March 31 – April 8, 2012 at the Family Circle Tennis Center in the Best Tennis Town in America, Charleston, SC.

“The Family Circle Cup is dependent on the help and dedication from its ball crew volunteers,” said Eleanor Adams, Family Circle Cup Tournament Manager.  “Our biggest need is for ball crew volunteers during the first five days of the tournament because of the largest quantity of early round matches.”

An informational parent meeting will be held at 12:30 pm on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Family Circle Stadium, at 161 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island.  The first practice will immediately follow the parent’s informational meeting on center court. Weekly Ball Crew training sessions will be held at the Tennis Center from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm every Saturday from February 25 – March 24.  A final, mandatory training session will be held on Friday, March 30.  All participants are needed at the Family Circle Cup (Saturday, March 30 – Thursday April 5, 2012).  An All-Star Team will be selected based on ability, performance and attitude for the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals, April 6 – April 8, 2012.  To receive an application, or for more info, visit or call Ball Crew Shift Leader, Danny Hayes 850-980-1303 or email [email protected].

The Family Circle Cup recruits over 200 adults and juniors, ages 11 & up, for the Ball Crew.  This important volunteer area offers access to matches, players, and promises to create memories to last a lifetime

About the Family Circle Tennis Center
The Family Circle Tennis Center, home of the Family Circle Cup and World TeamTennis Finals Weekend, is a public facility owned by the City of Charleston and operated by Meredith Corporation that also hosts a variety of additional events including concerts, festivals, tennis tournaments and other activities throughout the year.  Charleston, South Carolina was named was named “Top City in the US in the 2011 Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards, and Charleston was also voted the “Best Tennis Town in America” in a USTA contest in 2010.  The Tennis Center features a 10,200 seat stadium, Grand Lawn, 17 tennis courts lighted for night play, Pro Shop, and a full service event management staff capable of handling all aspects of an event including ticketing, operations, sales, marketing, public relations, and food & beverage.

Family Circle is the longest running title sponsor of a sporting event in the United States, as well as in all of professional tennis, world-wide.  With over 21 million readers, Family Circle is one of the most widely read monthly magazines in America and is one of 14 leading subscription magazines owned by Meredith Corporation.   The Family Circle Cup receives four days of live broadcast domestically on ESPN2, and is viewed internationally in over 25 countries, featuring over 200 hours of live and delayed global broadcast time, reaching 8.54 million viewers worldwide.