Friday, April 17, 2015


About the Rogers Cup Volunteer Program

The Rogers Cup Volunteer program has grown to more than a thousand volunteers, organized into 26 different committees. The committees are led by Committee Heads, some of whom are among the longest-standing volunteers. The longest serving volunteer has been with the event for 37 years .......and counting! Volunteers range in age from 12 to 90 years of age and have come from all parts of the globe to be a part of the event.

Although Rogers Cup only takes place once a year, Tennis Canada has a full-time team in the Volunteer Office, which is continually working to improve the program. With the integral role that our volunteers have in the tournament, we place a large amount of attention on recognizing our volunteers through various committee awards, a pin ceremony for years of service, mentions in tournament publications, and fun events throughout the entire year.

Do you think you have what it takes to join the world-class Rogers Cup Ballcrew?

Here are some things you need to know: 

 You must be between the ages of 12-14 to apply as a new member of ballcrew

 You will have to attend two mandatory tryout sessions during two weekends in May

 Tennis knowledge and skill are not mandatory, however knowledge of tennis scoring and basic rules is considered an asset

The first step to applying for ball crew will be filling out an online application, which will be available in early March. We hope to see you at the tryouts!

I want to be a Rogers Cup volunteer! Now what?

We ask that our volunteers are fluent in English, have basic customer-service skills, a friendly and professional demeanour, a willingness and ability to follow directions and policies as well as a commitment to making the tournament a wonderful experience for all involved. It's always a bonus if you have an interest in tennis!

Once you've submitted your application you will be asked to attend our Volunteer Fair! You can choose between one of two dates to attend, and they are May 6 and 9. There you will have an opportunity to sit with one of our current Committee Heads, who act as team leaders for our 25+ committees. It's an informal chat where you can express your interests and skill set so that we can find an area that would best fit.

If you are accepted onto the Rogers Cup volunteer team, you will be contacted by your Committee Head welcoming you to the team and asking your availability during the event. Based on that, you will be sent a schedule for the tournament. We ask that once a schedule has been created our volunteers keep their commitment.

From there, you will have a chance to be a part of our New Volunteer training as well as our Volunteer Orientation. That's where you will receive your uniform, Rogers Cup tickets and other pertinent information.

If you have any further questions about the volunteer process, please visit our FAQ on our website or email

Most importantly, get ready to have fun and be a part of the excitement at the Rogers Cup!