1. Saturday, June 15, 2013, 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Official's Committee is offering this "Rookie" Class at the Lakeridge Tennis Club, 6000 Plumas St., Reno, NV. Email Chris Wilson
with any questions. Register online
by May 31 for this class; cost is $29.
2. Saturday, May 18, 2013, 9:20 am to approximately 2:00 p.m.
The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is collaborating with the Officials Committee to offer a second Rookie Class at the USTA NorCal Section office,
Alameda, CA. For this class, direct questions to Silvia Duenas-Bielser
, 510-263-0462. Register online
for the May 18 class; cost is $29.00 plus processing fee. Deadline to register is May 15, 2013
Cost includes the "Rookie" class and all other officials workshops held during 2013, 2013 membership dues to Northern California Referees & Umpires Association and a 2013 edition of Friend at Court (USTA's Rule Book).
Prior to attending a class you must complete:
- Background Screening Check (required for all officials, and must be updated every 2 years). Please complete the online Background Screening via this link.
- Complete the online Provisional Umpire Exam. The exam references Friend at Court which can also be found online via the link under Resources below.
Upon completion of the Background Screening Check, the Provisional Umpire's Exam, and the Rookie Class, 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.
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.
If you are interested in becoming a tennis official and are available to attend a class, please contact Chris Wilson (Northern California Sectional Chairman of Officials) at NorCalOfficials@gmail.com