Officiate in tennis | Tennis in Britain

Officiating Pathway

Find out what officiating roles are available and how to progress through the Officiating Pathway!

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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