Tennis Video: The 10 Biggest Ballboy/Ballgirl Mishaps on YouTube

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Tennis Video: The 10 Biggest Ballboy/Ballgirl Mishaps on YouTube
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It's not easy being a ball kid on the tennis court.

People often say that being a ball kid is a very prestigious job and the kids who get selected should count themselves lucky that they get to serve the world's best tennis players.

I totally agree with this perception!

I mean, who wouldn't want to run around the court picking up the stray balls and carry the sweaty towels of Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova?

But it's not all hunky-dory all the time.

Ball kids often have to endure mishaps such as getting smacked on the face by a ball travelling at 200mph, getting run over by an over-enthusiastic Frenchman, or even being toyed with by a giant Argentine—all of that under the scorching sun (if you're not at Wimbledon, that is)!

We've seen some preposterous mishaps concerning the ball kids over the years—some hilarious, some ghastly.

Here's a compilation of the 10 biggest ball-kid mishaps on Youtube:

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