Wimbledon to Stick With 'Ball Boys' and 'Ball Girls'

The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon will not follow the other tennis Grand Slams by scrapping gender-neutral titles and is happy to stay with ball boys and girls descriptors, thank you very much for asking.

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The Guardian reports unlike the Australian Open, French Open and the U.S. Open – Wimbledon will continue to use ball “boys” and “girls” now and for the foreseeable future.

The U.S. Open, which uses people of all ages for the role, calls them “ball crew” while it’s “ball kids” in Melbourne and Paris.

The suburban London club, which is proud of having what it feels are the best ball boys and girls in the business, said on Saturday that there are no plans to change their titles and the game remains the same when the championships begin on Monday.

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