Training Courses

Becoming a tennis official is a great way to be involved in the sport you love! The first step towards becoming a tennis official is to undertake one of our entry level training programs. We have two entry level courses:

Line Umpire Course

Court Supervisor Course

This course is designed for those interested in becoming an on-court official. The course covers General Principles of officiating, as well as line umpire techniques, voice calls, teamwork and communication. The course is a mixture of online theory and on-court practical training. All new line umpire officials are expected to be multi-disciplined within their first 12 months as a court supervisor. In addition there will also be an expectation of new officials to complete two days of volunteering at chosen local tournaments. Being a Court Supervisor is a great way to get involved in tennis at the grassroots level. They are responsible for monitoring a number of courts at a tournament or competition. They assist and educate players, parents and coaches; and assist in the smooth running of an event. Other important roles of Court Supervisors are to help enforce the Rules of Tennis and Code of Behaviour, as well as resolving on court queries. This course covers General Principles of officiating, communication, Rules of Tennis and player management.

 

Upcoming Training Courses

We are updating our calendar with courses all the time. If you’re an Australian resident with a local tournament that you would like to be involved in, join one of our courses to get started!

Date Course Time Location Region
ACT & NSW
Sunday 26th Feb Line Umpire Course
(Practical and Assessment)
10am-4pm Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre,
Rod Laver Dr.
Sydney Olympic Park
Sydney Metro
Sunday 5th Mar Line Umpire Course
(Must be available for Assessment on Friday 10 March)
10am-1pm Canberra Tennis Centre,
Lyneham
ACT
Saturday 11th Mar Court Supervisor Course
(Must be available for assessment on 24, 25, or 26 March)
10am-4pm Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre,
Rod Laver Dr.
Sydney Olympic Park
Sydney Metro
Sunday 19th Mar Line Umpire Course
(Practical and Assessment)
10am-4pm Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre,
Rod Laver Dr.
Sydney Olympic Park
Sydney Metro
Sunday 2nd Apr Line Umpire Course
(Practical and Assessment)
10am-4pm Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre,
Rod Laver Dr.
Sydney Olympic Park
Sydney Metro
Saturday 22nd Apr Line Umpire Course
(Must be available for Assessment on Tuesday 25 April)
10am-1pm Canberra Tennis Centre,
Lyneham
ACT
Saturday 6th May Court Supervisor Course
(Must be available for assessment on 10, 11, or 12 June)
10am-4pm Grafton
Venue: TBA
North East
Saturday 27th May Court Supervisor Course
(Must be available for assessment on 10, 11, or 12 June)
10am-4pm Batemans Bay
Venue: TBA
South East
Sunday 4th Jun Court Supervisor Course
(Must be available for assessment on 10, 11, or 12 June)
10am-4pm Canberra Tennis Centre,
Lyneham
ACT
Friday 14th Jul Court Supervisor Course
(Must be available for assessment on 15 AND 16 July)
5:30pm-9pm Ulladulla
Venue: TBA
South East
Sunday 27th Aug Court Supervisor Course
(Must be available for assessment on 1, 2, or 3 September)
10am-4pm Canberra Tennis Centre,
Lyneham
ACT
SA
Friday 10th Feb Line Umpire Try Out Night 6pm-7pm Tennis SA, Memorial Dr Metro
Sunday 19th Feb Line Umpire Course 10am-4pm Tennis SA, Memorial Dr Metro
VIC
Saturday 18th Feb Court Supervisor Program 9:30am-3:30pm Tennis Victoria Boardroom (AAMI PARK) Metro
Saturday 25th Feb Line Umpire Try Out Day 9:30am-11:30pm OR 12pm-2pm       OR 2:30pm-4:30pm National Tennis Centre (Melbourne Park) Metro
Sunday 26th Feb Court Supervisor Program 9:30am-3:30pm Tennis Victoria Boardroom (AAMI PARK) Metro
Thursday 2nd Mar Cross Line Program 6:30pm-9pm National Tennis Centre (Melbourne Park) Metro
Saturday 4th Mar Line Umpire Course (must attend try out day to be eligible) 9:30am-12pm OR 1pm-3:30pm National Tennis Centre (Melbourne Park) Metro
Saturday 25th Mar Ball Kids Long Line Course Part A (must be ex ball kid to be eligible) 11am-2pm National Tennis Centre (Melbourne Park) Metro
Saturday 1st Apr Ball Kids Long Line Course Part B (must be ex ball kid to be eligible) 11am-2pm National Tennis Centre (Melbourne Park) Metro
QLD
Sunday 26th Feb Line Umpire Course 9am-12:30pm Queensland Tennis Centre (Brisbane) Metro
Friday 17th Mar Court Supervisor Course (must be available 18th & 19th March for practical assessment) 6pm-9:30pm Kalynda Chase Regional Tennis Centre – Links with Kalynda (Townsville) AMT/JT North
Sunday 19th Mar Line Umpire Course 1pm-4:30pm Queensland Tennis Centre (Brisbane) Metro
Friday 31st Mar Court Supervisor Course (must be available 1st-3rd April for practical assessment) 6pm-9:30pm Queensland Tennis Centre (Brisbane) – Links with Brisbane Age JT Metro
Friday 7th April Court Supervisor Course (must be available 8th & 9th April for practical assessment) 6pm-9:30pm Mooloolaba Tennis Club – Links with Mooloolaba JT Sunshine Coast
Sunday 7th May Line Umpire Course 1pm-4:30pm Queensland Tennis Centre (Brisbane) Metro
Friday 12th May Court Supervisor Course (must be available 13th & 14th May for practical assessment) 6pm-9:30pm Dalby Tennis Association – Links with Western Downs, Dalby JT South
Friday 19th May Court Supervisor Course (must be available 20th & 21st May for practical assessment) 6pm-9:30pm KDV Sport – Links with AMT at Carrara Gold Coast
Thursday 29th Jun Court Supervisor Course (must be available 30th June – 2nd July for practical assessment) 6pm-9:30pm Queensland Tennis Centre (Brisbane) – Links with RL Lead In Metro
Friday 30th Jun Court Supervisor Course (must be available 1st & 2nd July for practical assessment) 6pm-9:30pm Cairns International Tennis Centre – Links with FNQ Open AMT Far North
TAS
Saturday 18th Feb Court Supervisor Course (development dates listed within application) 9am-4pm Launceston Regional Tennis Centre, Launceston Launceston
Sunday 19th Feb Court Supervisor Course (development dates listed within application) 9am-4pm Domain Tennis Centre, Hobart Hobart
Saturday 4th Mar Line Umpire Course (training dates listed within application) 9:30am-1pm Domain Tennis Centre, Hobart Hobart
Sunday 5th Mar Line Umpire Course (training dates listed within application) 9:30am-1pm Launceston Regional Tennis Centre, Launceston Launceston
WA
 Thursday 16th Feb  Come and Try Night – Line Umpiring  6:30pm-7:30pm  State Tennis Centre, Burswood  Metro
 Sunday 12th Mar  Line Umpire Course

Training – Sun 26th Mar @ 10am-1pm

Assessment – Tues 4th Apr @ 6:30pm

 10am-12pm  State Tennis Centre, Burswood  Metro
 Thursday 16th Mar  Court Supervisor Course

Training – 2nd-4th Apr @ 10am-12pm (1 day attendance)

Assessment – 8th-10th Apr @ 10am (1 day attendance)

Full day assessment – 11th-13th Apr @ 7:30am – North Beach TC

 6:30pm-9pm  State Tennis Centre, Burswood  Metro
 Sunday 21st May  Come and Try Night – Line Umpiring  5pm-6pm  State Tennis Centre, Burswood  Metro
 Sunday 11th Jun  Line Umpire Course

Training – Sun 18th Jun @ 10am-1pm

Assessment – Wed 28th Jun @ 6:30pm

 10am-12pm  State Tennis Centre, Burswood  Metro
 Thursday 15th Jun  Court Supervisor Course

Training – 1st-3rd Jul @ 10am-12pm (1 day attendance) – Gosnells TC

Assessment – 4th-6th Jul @ 10am (1 day attendance) – Melville TC

Full day assessment – 7th-11th Jul @ 7:30am – Sorrento TC

 6:30pm-9pm  State Tennis Centre, Burswood  Metro

Official Serviced Tournaments Map

Click on the map to see all our Line Umpire and Court Supervisor serviced tournaments. See if there is one near you!

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