6 April 2020 | Tennis NSW

Tennis Australia Officiating is proud to launch their new online learning program for club volunteers.

This program will make it easier to recruit volunteer officials to help deliver tournaments and competitions. An officiating presence greatly contributes to players feeling safe and matches being played fairly and in good spirit, resulting in increased enjoyment and player retention.

This initiative aims to improve education around the Rules of Tennis and basic officiating procedures, and makes it easier for clubs to recruit officials. Interested members can now learn the basics of officiating from the comfort of their own home and at their own pace.

We encourage you to take advantage of this new platform to upskill your club members, participants, their parents and the local community.

Benefits of increased officials’ participation include:

  1. More people involved at your club to create a sense of community and belonging.
  2. More supervision during your tournaments and competitions to encourage fairness and respect.
  3. Quality officials to ensure a positive tournament and competition experience.
  4. Increased player participation and retention.
  5. Volunteer officials reduce the officiating cost of tournaments.
  6. Provide club members the opportunity to give back to the sport by participating as an official.

Community Officiating Program structure:

Course 1: Rules of Tennis and Tennis Etiquette (60 to 75 minutes online)

Course 2: General Principles of Officiating & Safeguarding Children (45 to 60 minutes online)

Course 3: Court Monitor: Basic Supervision (60 to 75 minutes online)

Practical: Coaching and Practical Assessment (1 day)

In order to attend the practical and continue further work as a volunteer, individuals will be required

to complete and pay an annual $20 Tennis Australia Officials Membership and screening requirements.

For further information or to register CLICK HERE