What is the officials’ licence scheme?
The officials’ licence scheme grants accreditation to officials who are committed to continuous personal development and conduct and who have undergone a successful criminal record check.
The scheme is an easy way for parents, players and tennis venues to identify those officials who meet these standards.
The benefits of joining
- Easier and quicker to apply for selections and complete your annual work card
- Personal accident insurance and civil liability insurance
- Free membership to the Association of British Tennis Officials (ABTO)
- Access to ABTO Wimbledon ballot
- Access to free legal and tax advice through BASELINE - a business advice support line
- Ability to purchase officials’ uniform and accessories
- Opportunity to apply for selections from the LTA as a licensed official.
How do I join?
Officials are required to have completed and passed either a Referee Course or Basic Line Umpire Course or attended a Court Supervisor Course before they can join as well as having completed a criminal record check in the last 12 months.
Apply now for a criminal record check
Continuous professional development (CPD)
Once you become a member of the scheme, you will be required to comply with the minimum annual CPD requirement of 8 credits to retain your licence. This may be completed by attending courses / workshops and / or online learning.
The officials’ licence costs £25 per annum.
If you need any further guidance just call the British Tennis Services Team on: