Ball Crew Needed For Family Circle Cup

December 15, 2010

Significant Need for Adult Ball Crew Members in 2011

CHARLESTON, SC – December 14, 2010 – The Family Circle Cup is now accepting applications for 200 adult and junior Ball Crew members, and the 2011 tournament is in special need of adult 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 39th consecutive year, the Family Circle Cup is scheduled April 2-10, 2011 at the Family Circle Tennis Center in the Best Tennis Town in America, Charleston, SC.

“The Family Circle Cup Ball Crew plays an essential role in the execution of this world class event,” said Eleanor Adams, Family Circle Cup Tournament Manager.  “We have a significant need for adult ball crew members this year because the tournament does not coincide with a school break, so we hope to receive a lot of applications from adults, even if they don’t have any experience in tennis.”

An informational meeting will be held at 12:30 pm on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at the Family Circle Tennis Center located at 161 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island.  Weekly Ball Crew training sessions will be held at the Tennis Center from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm every Saturday from January 22 – March 26.  A final, mandatory training session will be held on Friday, April 1.  All participants are needed at the Family Circle Cup (Saturday, April 2 – Thursday, April 7).  An All-Star Team will be selected based on ability, performance and attitude for the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals, April 8 – April 10, 2011.  To receive an application, or for more info, visit or contact Dan Tumbleston at (843) 367-0279 or [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

The Family Circle Tennis Center

The Family Circle Tennis Center, home of the Family Circle Cup, 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 bested 81 U.S. cities in being voted the Best Tennis Town in America in the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) 2010 contest.  The Family Circle Cup receives four days of live broadcast domestically on ESPN2, and is viewed internationally by over 25 countries, featuring over 140 hours of live and delayed global broadcast time, reaching 4.33 million viewers worldwide.  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 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.  For tickets or more info, call (843) 856-7900 or visit