Wimbledon ballboys and ballgirls may be trained in players' quirks

The 258 youngsters who service the All England club’s 18 courts could in future get extra tutoring on whims and idiosyncrasies of tennis stars

Wimbledon’s ballboys and ballgirls have been hit with balls, shoulder-barged and battered by fierce sunshine this year, but soon they may also have to do extra training on the quirks and idiosyncrasies of the world’s best players.Head of training Sarah Goldson, a PE teacher who oversees the group, said the ballboys and ballgirls – known as BBGs by those in the know – must “adapt to the players, their idiosyncrasies, and what they do”.“We could build that into the training programme, where we ...