With the US Open in full swing taking place in Flushing Meadows, NY there are many story lines. Who will win? Who will the top newcomer be? Who will be the oldest ball person? Wait what? That's right. One of the main stories during the 2014 US Open is about Todd Reed, the oldest ball person.
Reed is the oldest ball person at the US Open this year at the age of 53 years old and the second oldest in the history of the historic tennis tournament. Previously the oldest ball person at the US Open was Jerry Loughran who retired last year at 65 years old. But the story does not end there for Reed. Not only is he the oldest ball boy this year but he is also a war veteran. Reed lost part of his left leg in Iraq during time in Desert Storm. Despite all of this, Reed is making his debut at the US Open this week. Reed knew this was a once in a lifetime opportunity for him and he jumped at it. Reed is still very active and will be traveling to Japan to play for his Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball team.
This year the age of a ball person at range from 14 years old to 53. One third of them are women.
Story Via (NY Post)
Photo Via Gabi Porter