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Officials

Interested in Becoming A Tennis Official?
Simply put, a tennis official is someone who enforces the rules of play on a day-to-day basis at tennis tournaments. Most officials are motivated by a desire to see tennis well played and fairly played at the grassroots level. There are different "types" of officials, read the descriptions and more. Summary of Officiating Duties in NorCal
 

For any questions, please contact Michelle Wilson or Chris Wilson with any questions. 

Requirements to Become a Provisional Umpire

1)  Be a USTA Member. (To become a member, click here).

2)  Complete online Safe Play Training, which includes passing a criminal background check (click here)

3)  Complete the Introduction to Officiating, Rules and Regulations modules, and Roving 1 (once available) to complete the testing requirement for Provisional Certification. Click here to access these courses. 

Upon completion of the Background Screening Check, the Introduction to Officiating, Rules and Regulations modules, and Roving 1 (once available) to complete the testing requirement for Provisional Certification, you will be certified as a Provisional Umpire. A Roving Umpire Workshop is the next step, followed by 4 volunteer days at USTA tournaments in Northern California are then required to be certified as a Sectional Umpire.

(Note:  Until the Roving 1 module is available, prospective umpires may attend a roving workshop and start getting their 4 volunteer days upon completion of the Background Screening Check and the Introduction to Officiating, Rules and Regulations modules)

Once you have completed the Background Check, and the Introduction to Officiating, Rules and Regulations modules, please contact Chris Wilson at norcalofficials@gmail.com to schedule a roving workshop. 

USTA Northern California embraces Diversity and strongly encourages applicants from under-represented groups to pursue this opportunity. Multicultural candidates and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Roving Umpire Workshop

Attending a USTA Rookie School is a prerequisite for attending a Roving Workshop. Please contact Chris Wilson with any questions regarding the Roving Workshop.

ITF Officiating

Click here to find information regarding upcoming ITF officiating. Dates for upcoming ITF certification schools for Chair Umpires, Referees and Chief Umpires can be found here along with all of ITF's rulebooks.and other information.

2016 ITF Duties and Procedures

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