Ball Persons

The Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic is returning to the campus of San José State University, August 2-8, 2021.

We are excited to bring the world’s best women tennis players to the Bay Area and welcome fans back to the site as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary of the tournament. We are looking for people ages 12 and older to join our ball person team during the nine days of the tournament (2 days of qualifying and seven days of main draw action.) 

The day shift schedule will start at 10:00 am and conclude once the last match of the day session has finished.  The night session schedule starts at 6:30 pm and continues until the second match of the evening has been completed.

If you are interested in being a part of our team, please click on the link below to register and select the shifts you can work. Every ball person is required to attend training sessions and commit to working one shift during the qualifying tournament as well as main draw matches.  

As a Ball Person you will receive the following benefits:

  • Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic Tournament uniform
  • Tournament Credential 
  • Meals and Drinks for your scheduled shifts
  • One ticket for a parent or friend, for each shift you are scheduled to work
  • New friendships and lasting memories 

In return we ask the following commitment from you:

  • A minimum of three (3) SHIFTS between July 31 – August 6
  • Attend training sessions (based on prior years’ experience)
  • You must be 12 years old by July 31, 2021

Pre event Training schedule 

  • New Ball Persons and those with 1 year prior experience from the 2019 event Must participate in three (3) of the scheduled training sessions from the dates below.
  • Ball persons with 2 or more year’s experience must attend two (2) scheduled training sessions 
  • Once registered you will start receiving email notifications with more details on the training sessions.

June 19th & 26th     8:30am – 12:00pm 
July 10th                  8:30am – 12:00pm 
July 14th                  5:00pm – 7:00pm 
July 17th                  1:00pm – 3:00pm 

If you have questions about becoming involved with the tournament as a ball person, please email
Come join our ball person team and be a part of the 2021 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic. 

Rich Smith
Ball Person Manager