Officiate in tennis | Tennis in Britain


Want to get involved in tennis officiating? Find the support and guidance you need to get started.

Become a competition organiser

The competition organiser course is 3 hours and is the starting point for people who want to run local tennis competition.

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Become a court supervisor

A Court Supervisor is an off court Official who supports the Referee with the running of larger tournaments. 

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Become a tennis referee

A tennis referee is the person who is responsible for supervising all players at a competition to ensure they follow the rules of tennis.

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Become a tennis umpire

There are two types of tennis umpires within the sport: line umpires and chair umpires.

A line umpire is responsible for calling the lines on the tennis court and the chair umpire is responsible for calling the score and upholding the rules of tennis.

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Competition organiser resources

Find competition resources that will help you run tennis competitions.

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Officials licence scheme

The officials’ licence scheme grants accreditation to officials who are committed to continuous personal development and conduct and who are in possession of a satisfactory DBS (formerly CRB) enhanced disclosure and barred list check.

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Volunteering in Officiating

A variety of volunteering roles are available in officiating.

To get involved, speak to your local club or county about assisting with competitions. Alternatively, you can visit our Volunteer toolkit to find out more.

Volunteer toolkit

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