A tennis referee is the person who is responsible for supervising all players at a competition to ensure they follow the rules of tennis.
How do I become a tennis referee?
To become a tennis referee you must complete a two day course with mentored experience in between the two days.
- Complete the competition organiser course or have relevant experience.
- Complete the pre-course reading.
Duration and course structure
- Fair Play.
- Rules of tennis.
- Code of conduct.
- Refereeing duties.
Mentored experience (6 weeks)
- Practical experience.
- Shadowing qualified referees at competitions.
- Role of the court supervisor.
- Handling situations, such as on-court disputes.
- Tournament organisation.
- Tournament experience.
The two day course will be pass / fail and the criteria will include assessment during the course, completion of a workbook and passing an exam.
After passing the course and becoming a licensed official you can apply to organise and referee Grade 5, Grade 6 and 7 competitions locally, such as Mini Tennis and matchplays at your local tennis venue or local open tournaments.
You would also be eligible to be selected to referee at grade 4 tournaments and could be selected as a court supervisor at higher graded tournaments.
Book onto a course now.
For more information email: Officiating@lta.org.uk