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)
USTA 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
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.