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USTA North Carolina Notebook

2013 Awards Nominations

2013 State Championships



Recertification for 2016
Training Schedule and Registration
2015 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.

How Can I Become A Tennis Official?

  • Be a member of the USTA.
  • Attend an annual school and pass an annual written test appropriate to the desired type of officiating. Schools and training will begin as early as February. So check the schedule and reserve a date.
  • 2015 Training Schedule
  • Must have 20/20 vision.
  • Complete background check via NUCULA.
  • Complete the NC Mentoring Program.
  • Enter work record into NUCULA system.

2015 Officials Information

Tournament Information

USTA NC Tennis Officials Committee Members

Bill Parks, Committee Chair (
Alex Botoman, Vice Chair and Mentor Coordinator
Mark Dillon
Sol Flynt
Gwynn Honeycutt
Russ Parmele