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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.
We are recruiting officials for all levels of tennis, from grassroots to professional events. Find out what it’s like to have the best seat in the house. Be right on top of the action. When you’re this close, you won’t miss a thing!
We are pleased to announce that the next umpire "Rookie Class" is scheduled!
- Saturday, May 18, 2013
- 9:20 am to approximately 2:00 p.m.
- Cost is $29.00, which includes the Rookie class and all other 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 the 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 Provisional Umpire Exam which can be found online. The exam references the 2013 Friend at Court which can also be found online.
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.
Please note, space is limited for both the Rookie Class. If these classes fill up, we will schedule the next ones as soon as possible. Please continue to check for updated information regarding future classes. If you're interested in attending a future "Rookie Class" please email USTA NorCal Head Official, CHRIS WILSON.
Please contact Chris Wilson (Northern California Sectional Chairman of Officials) at NorCalOfficials@gmail.com for questions regarding officiating. Deadline to register: May 15, 2013
Bring proof of initiating background screening and completion of provisional exam to the 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.
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The U.S.T.A. is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. U.S.T.A. owns and operates the U.S. Open, the highest attended annual sporting event in the world, and launched the Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series linking ten summer tournaments to the U.S. Open. U.S.T.A. Northern California (U.S.T.A. NorCal) is one of 17 sections of the U.S.T.A. whose mission is to promote and develop the growth of tennis as an inclusive and inviting lifetime activity within the region. A not-for-profit organization with approximately 38,000 adult members, 14,000 junior members and over 400 organization members U.S.T.A. NorCal invests 100% of its proceeds into growing the game. Its philanthropic entity, the Northern California Tennis Foundation (N.C.T.F.), is a public supported tax exempt charity founded in 2010 (EIN # 263688410) which supports community based grassroots tennis and education programs and underserved tennis playing youth with grants and scholarships. For more information see www.norcal.usta.com and www.beyondbaseline.org