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View Poll Results: Should ball kids be handling a players personal Towel?
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post #1 of 87 (permalink) Old 06-14-2005, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Should ball kids be handling players towels?

I think this is quite disgusting, the towel should be the players own responsibility. Why should ball kids have to handle someone else's used towel it's unhygenic and repulsive. There seems to be way too much required of the ball kids that should in fact be the players own responsibility, i.e. disposing of their garbage for both food and equipment. I don't know when ball kids morphed from just that to being a personal maid service.
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I think this is quite disgusting, the towel should be the players own responsibility. Why should ball kids have to handle someone else's used towel it's unhygenic and repulsive. There seems to be way too much required of the ball kids that should in fact be the players own responsibility, i.e. disposing of their garbage for both food and equipment. I don't know when ball kids morphed from just that to being a personal maid service.
That's not too bad, when compared to what the bathroom attendants have to do for these players.
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unhygienic? sweat = water + electrolytes, it doesn't kill ya
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Yes, they should.
I wouldn't mind the job for certain players. Hell I'd dry them off myself.
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Re: Should ball kids be handling players towels?

The ball kids have always waited hand and foot on the players.

The only thing that is yucky is when the players blow their noses on the towels.
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I wouldn't mind the job for certain players. Hell I'd dry them off myself.
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The only thing that is yucky is when the players blow their noses on the towels.
So true!
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The ball kids have always waited hand and foot on the players.

The only thing that is yucky is when the players blow their noses on the towels.
Which is why I think the tour should mandate players to remove their snot the way Agassi does. Firefighters have the stop drop and roll. The tour could have the "Hold, Blow, And Go." Simply "hold" the non-booger containing nostril, then "blow" really hard, then "go" on like you didn't just shoot your booger onto the court.
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unhygienic? sweat = water + electrolytes, it doesn't kill ya
If you put it that way, most bodily fluids arent harmful if the person is health. The same bodes for sweat.
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This is another joke thread, right?

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This is another joke thread, right?
No, not at all. If we can come to a consensus here, then the ITF has agreed make any necessary changes. The new joke thread is my

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Re: Should ball kids be handling players towels?

If you saw what those kids handle with their bare hands in school or anywhere else, you'll find it's no big deal handling those towels.
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Re: Should ball kids be handling players towels?

Last year I saw player *** blow his nose into his towel repeatedly (at least once a game) and I really felt for the poor ball kid who had to handle it. Maybe they could get rubber gloves or have tissues available on court? Something has to give in my opinion.

Also, I witnessed another player *** completely lose it on court when the ball kid was being too slow to get his towel after he won the 2nd set. He lost the 3rd 6-0.

I heard there was a little girl there who was actually collecting used towels from the players.

***names have not been used b/c I like these players despite these behaviors
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oh go on, who are they??
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