When Audrey Simon begins her junior year in high school this summer, she will be able to add a new gig to her resume: that of US Open ball person.
“What excites me most is the opportunity to watch professional tennis matches and work on the courts these players compete on,” says the Tribeca 16-year-old.
Another highlight for this tennis player is that “my mother is also a ball person” — this will be her third year — “and we will possibly work together. She looked like she was having so much fun,” says Audrey.
Audrey recalls being anxious during tryouts, and calmed down by thinking “how everyone else trying out is probably nervous, and stressing about it won’t make anything better.”