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Tennis Officials

Would you like to gain certification as an umpire, referee or ITA official? Or maybe you are interested in knowing the rules a little better?  Become an Official!!

How can I give back to tennis?
Do you enjoy tennis?
Do you have sharp vision & the ability to concentrate?
Have you considered becoming a tennis official?

What does an official do?
While serving as a referee, chair, roving or line umpire, a tennis official makes sure that a tennis match is conducted under the fairest possible conditions.

How do I become an official?
To become an official you must:
Be a USTA member
Have eyesight correctable to 20/20
Pass a background check and Safe Play tutorial
Pass a written test on rules & procedures – USTA
 Test (open book using the 2015 edition of Friend at Court as your resource guide – (available online)
Open a Nucula Account
Complete 2 4 hour days of shadow training with an experienced official

Where can I find officiating opportunities?
Junior & adult tournaments
State high school championships
District & Sectional events
Collegiate matches – ITA (separate certification required)
National championships (Adult/Junior)
 Pro Circuit evnets
ATP & WTA Professional events

Pleae note that a USTA official is an independent contractor.  The USTA only provides training and certification.

The USTA Officials Department - Click here for the latest information. 

USTA Georgia Officials Website

For more information on becoming a Certified Official, contact District IV
 Representative Nita Perry.

2016 Area Officials

Nita Perry, District IV Rep
Henry Banaszak
Adam Centerbar
Charlie Clippinger
Ron Frazier
Michelle Fuller
Robert Greer
Julie Kozyreva
Michael Holbrook
George Panos
Carol Pattillo
Judy Pearce
Cissy Sanders
Janet Siders
Michael Ward
Phillippa Williams

Noelle Brena
Laura Chapman
Syndey Gutman
Randy McGrew

Your involvement as a tennis official is recognized & appreciated, thank you for your willingness to serve.

Are you looking for the rules of tennis? Look no further. 2016 Friend at Court is the official "USTA Handbook of Tennis Rules and Regulation.



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