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!
|ACT & NSW|
|Sunday 27th Aug||Court Supervisor Course
(Must be available for assessment on 1, 2, or 3 September)
|10am-4pm||Canberra Tennis Centre||ACT|
|Sunday 3rd Sept||Court Supervisor Course (must be available 9th-10th September for practical assessment)||10am-2pm||Tennis SA, Memorial Dr||Metro|
|Sunday 17th Sept||Court Supervisor Course||9:30am-4pm||Tennis Victoria Boardroom (AAMI PARK)||Metro|
|Saturday 17th Feb||Court Supervisor Course||9:30am-4pm||Tennis Victoria Boardroom (AAMI PARK)||Metro|
|Saturday 24th Feb||Line Umpire Try Out Day||9:30am-11:30am OR 12pm-2pm OR 2:30pm-4:30pm||National Tennis Centre (Melbourne Park)||Metro|
|Sunday 25th Feb||Court Supervisor Course||9:30am-4pm||Tennis Victoria Boardroom (AAMI PARK)||Metro|
|Thursday 1st Mar||Cross Line (Intro) Course (must be existing long line official to be eligible)||6:30pm-9:30pm||National Tennis Centre Claycourts (Melbourne Park)||Metro|
|Saturday 3rd 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 17th Mar||Ex Ball Kids Long Line Course Part A (must be ex ball kid to be eligible)||11am-2pm||National Tennis Centre (Melbourne Park)||Metro|
|Saturday 24th Mar||Ex Ball Kids Long Line Course Part B (must be ex ball kid to be eligible)||11am-2pm||National Tennis Centre (Melbourne Park)||Metro|
|Thursday 29th Mar||Cross Line (D-C grade) Course (existing officials only)||6:30pm-9:30pm||National Tennis Centre Claycourts (Melbourne Park)||Metro|
|Thursday 14th Sept||Court Supervisor Course (training days on 27th-29th Sept, 30th Sep – 3rd Oct & 4th – 8th Oct)||6:30pm-9:30pm||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!
Interested in becoming an official?
Click here to register your interest now!