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    ball boy / girl

    In a tennis match the person who picks up or collects the balls is a ball boy / girl. But how about in a football match? What do you call the person who picks up the balls in a fooball match?

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    Re: ball boy / girl

    ball boy / girl .. as in tennis ..

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    Re: ball boy / girl

    Kiwi watcher, please use correct capitalisation and punctuation in your posts. Words being quoted should be contained within quotation marks or be in bold to make them stand out from the rest of the sentence. The first word of every sentence must be capitalised. Do not put a space before a comma or a full stop. An ellipsis (three dots with a space at each end) should be used only where appropriate. There is no punctuation usage involving two full stops.
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    Re: ball boy / girl

    Additionally, Kiwi watcher, please read this extract from the forum Posting Guidelines:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly at the top of your post.

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    Re: ball boy / girl

    A lot of tennis commentators call them ball kids, but that only works when they are clearly children.

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    Re: ball boy / girl

    I thought the goaltender was the one who can pick up the balls.

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    Re: ball boy / girl

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I thought the goaltender was the one who can pick up the balls.
    I think you mean the goalkeeper. We don't have goaltenders in soccer.
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