Mar 10, 200610:52 AMThe Life
Pacific Life Open: ball boy
Mar 10, 2006 - 10:52 AMName: Zachary Councell (click photo to enlarge).
Residence: Palm Desert.
Education: Home schooled.
Do you play a lot of tennis?
But you know the game pretty well?
Why did you decide to get involved with the ball kids program?
Just for the exercise. And I thought it would be fun.
Is this your first year?
How many games have you worked so far?
I think four.
Have you worked any matches with famous players?
I don't really know the players.
Is there any player you'd like to meet?
I can't think of one.
Andre Agassi? Martina Hingis?
He's pretty old for a tennis player - isn't he creeping up on forty?
Did you go through a training period?
We have to attend three sessions, and they score us. We also have to pass a written test.
What do they emphasize in those sessions?
They train us to call as little attention to ourselves as possible.
Do you feel like you've done a good job in that area?
If you could say anything to the spectators watching one of your games, what would it be?
Don't notice me.