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Recertification for 2017
2016 Officials Information
Tournament Information


What Is A Tennis Official? A referee, chair umpire, line umpire, or roving umpire who ensures that a tennis match is conducted under the fairest possible conditions.

Why Be A Tennis Official?

  • Contribute to the sport of tennis
  • Gain a greater appreciation for the game
  • Build relationships within the tennis community
  • Be part of the team of officials who make a tennis event successful for players and spectators

Is it hard work? Most of the time.
Is it a challenge? Always.
Is it fun? Sometimes, but valued friendships are developed and the biggest rewards come from meeting the challenge and a job well done.

Steps to Become and Offical

  1. Be a USTA member.
  2. Complete the online Safe Play Training, which includes passing a criminal background check.
  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.  As of March 30, 2016, only four modules are available.
  4. Complete the NC mentoring program.  Once items 1, 2, and 3 are completed each individual must contact Scotty Moore ( and request mentoring instructions.  Until a few bugs are worked out of the system, they must also send copies of all for module certificates of completion to Bill Parks (
  5. This as well as other information including Friend at Court is online.

2018 Officials Information

Tournament Information

USTA NC Tennis Officials Committee Members

Bill Parks, Committee Chair (
Scott Moore, Mentor Coordinator
Art Abbott
Scott Daniel
Lindsay Pratt
Diane Spangler