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Philadelphia Freedoms set ballkid tryouts for June 16


King of Prussia, Pa. (June 11, 2009) – If you are between the ages of 10-18, and want to be a ballkid for World TeamTennis matches with Andre Agassi, Venus Williams and other tennis greats this summer, then the Philadelphia Freedoms are looking for you!

The Freedoms will be hosting ballkid tryouts on June 16, at 7:00pm, outside Macy’s at the King of Prussia Mall. Tryouts are for those between the ages of 10-18. Applicants should wear sneakers and comfortable clothing. 

Applicants will be judged on the following criteria: speed, agility, reaction time, throwing, and basic tennis knowledge. Ballkids selected will be a part of a prestigious group that will have the opportunity to participate at all Freedoms home matches during upcoming World TeamTennis events.   

“This is an amazing opportunity for young tennis fans,” said Freedoms General Manager Barbara Perry. “It’s a lot of hard work for the kids, but it’s a terrific experience for them to work with the best players in the world.”

The 2009 Philadelphia Freedoms season will feature the greatest lineup of tennis stars ever seen in Philadelphia. Venus Williams and Andre Agassi will play one home match each for the Freedoms. Visiting players include Serena Williams, John McEnroe, Anna Kournikova, Martina Navratilova, and Kim Clijsters.

The Freedoms will play seven home matches in the 3,000-seat Freedoms’ Stadium at the King of Prussia Mall.  All events will feature world-class tennis in an innovative, fast-paced World TeamTennis format. Each evening will include exciting Block Parties produced by Comcast Spectacor that will feature USTA QuickStart Tennis, live music, inflatables, mascots, kids’ games, prizes, food, and much more.

For more information about ballkid participation, please contact Rose Weinstein at 610-265-7440. In case of rain, the tryouts will be moved to the atrium at Bloomingdales.

To purchase tickets for the upcoming Philadelphia Freedoms season, call 866-WTT-TIXS or visit


Monday, July 6           St. Louis Aces (Kournikova) at Philadelphia Freedoms 

Wed, July 8                Sacramento Capitals at Philadelphia Freedoms (V. Williams)

Friday, July 10           Boston Lobsters at Philadelphia Freedoms (Agassi)

Monday, July 13        Washington Kastles (S. Williams) at Philadelphia Freedoms

Tuesday, July 14       New York Sportimes (McEnroe) at Philadelphia Freedoms

Monday, July 20        Boston Lobsters (Navratilova) at Philadelphia Freedoms

Wed, July 22              St. Louis Aces (Clijsters) at Philadelphia Freedoms

All Matches Begin at 7:30 p.m.

The 2009 Freedoms Sponsors include Advanta, Abington Hospital, Fidelity Investments, Beneficial Bank, Lincoln Mercury, Novo Nordisk, Comcast Cable, Skinny Water, USTA Middle States, 23K, Museum Catering, Endo Pharmaceuticals, ACME, Energy Plus, Macy's, Dolce Valley Forge, McShane Sports Medicine, Excel Physical Therapy, Maui Wowi, CBS 3, WIP, WPHT, KYW Radio, WOGL, Bertolinis, Mortons Steakhouse, The Inquirer, and Drexel University Sports Management.