2009 The USTA Officials Department Chair Umpire Availability Program
The USTA Officials Department Chair Umpire Availability Program for 2009 USTA Pro Circuit tournaments is now active for use. Individuals holding an ITF Chair Umpire badge as well as those holding a current USTA Chair Umpire certification level (having some chair experience at the professional circuit level) should set up an account immediately (if an account was not set up in 2007) and enter availability for the tournaments listed in the system.
Please click on the link to begin setting up an account. Please read over the user instructions carefully.
The 2009 USTA Pro Circuit Men’s and Women’s calendars (as of 5-5-08) are now listed. Please continue to check the CULA website (CULA News-Announcements section) for more updates on tournaments being added to both calendars. It is the responsibility of each individual to maintain and update his/her availability throughout the calendar year.
All decisions on 2009 USTA Pro Circuit Chair Umpire assignments will be coordinated by the USTA Officials Department in conjunction with the USTA Pro Circuit Department and USTA Pro Circuit Supervisors
IMPORTANT: Chair Umpire selections for 2009 USTA Pro Circuit tournaments are done on a quarterly basis. Chair Umpire’s "must" submit their availability into the CULA program by the Availability Submission Deadline listed below. Chair Umpires can update their individual tournament availability based on the cut-off dates listed in the CULA program, however such changes or additions made beyond the Availability Submission Deadline listed below could effect your selection to a tournament.
2nd quarter: April, 2008 – June, 2008 (Availability Submission Deadline- December 15, 2007)
3rd quarter: July, 2008 – September, 2008 (Availability Submission Deadline- March 15, 2008)
4th quarter: October, 2008 – December, 2008 (Availability Submission Deadline- June 15, 2008)
1st quarter: January, 2009 – March, 2009 (Availability Submission Deadline- September 15, 2008)
USTA Pro Circuit Officials Payment Policy
TOURNAMENTS PAY SHEETS: All USTA Pro Circuit tournament pay sheets for officials who are being paid directly by the USTA must be submitted by the USTA Pro Circuit Supervisor of Record no later than 3 weeks prior to the start of each event. Tournament pay sheets must be sent to both USTA Pro Circuit Coordinators as well as the USTA Officials Coordinator. (Failure by the Supervisor of Record to submit a pay sheet will result in the USTA Designated Chair Umpire, Developmental Chair Umpire, Associate Supervisor and Deputy Referee/Supervisor NOT getting paid for this event).
CHECK REQUESTS: All check requests will be processed by the USTA Pro Circuit Coordinators as well as the USTA Officials Coordinator (Laurie Hanna, Julio Echavarria and Ryan Orner) 1-2 weeks prior to the start of the tournament.
SHIPMENT : USTA Accounting Department will be instructed to hold all checks until the Monday of the week the tournament starts, at which time all checks will be sent out to the officials via regular mail.
DEFINITIONS AND EXPLANATIONS
USTA Pro Circuit Officials
|Supervisor of Record (SRR) – Silver or Gold Referee, acting as final authority on-site. Is responsible for all ITF or ATP record-keeping. Must sign all fine records. Does the Tournament Evaluation and wrap-up reports. Usually a full-time USTA employee. Fee, travel, private hotel room and meals are paid by the USTA.|
|Associate Referee/Supervisor (ARS) – Silver or Gold Referee, working with the SRR from day of qualifying sign-in through the day before main draw singles commences, helping with referee duties and working as a chair umpire, if necessary; may work as a chair umpire throughout the main draw. Fee, travel, private hotel room and meals are paid by the USTA.|
|Deputy Referee/Supervisor (DRS) – Bronze or better chair umpire. Works with the SRR from day of qualifying sign-in through the last day of qualifying (further, if deemed necessary by the SRR). During qualifying, help with referee duties and work as a chair umpire, if necessary. Will typically work as a chair umpire throughout the main draw. Fee, travel, private hotel room and meals are paid by the USTA.|
|USTA Bronze or better Designate (UBB) – Umpire hired by the USTA to fill the Bronze or better requirement. Fee, travel, private hotel room and meals are paid by the USTA.|
|Tournament Bronze or better Designate (TBB) - Umpire hired by the tournament to fill the Bronze or better . requirement. All fee, travel, private hotel room and meals are paid by the tournament.This designation is only applicable to men’s challengers.|
|ATP Bronze or better Designate (ATP) – Umpire designated by the ATP. This designation is only applicable to men’s challengers 75K and above. Fee and travel are paid by the ATP. Private hotel room and meals are paid by the USTA; this chair umpire takes the place of one UWB at these events. |
|USTA White Badge or better Designate (UWB) – Umpire hired by the USTA to fill the White Badge requirement. Frequently, this spot is filled by a Bronze or better chair. All fees and travel paid by the USTA Pro Circuit. Housing and other expenses are negotiated by the Chief Umpire.|
|Supplemental Chair Umpire (SCU) – Hired by the event, over and above the requirement, but needed to fill the remaining chair assignments. This person’s fees are paid by the tournament. Expenses are negotiated by the chief and are typically similar to those of a line umpire working at that event.|
|When working an event as a chair umpire, all officials are paid at their badge rates.|
|ITF White Badge Chair Umpire-$100/day|
|ITF Bronze Badge Chair Umpire-$110-/day|
|ITF Silver/Gold Chair Umpire-$125/day|
|Associate Supervisor (ARS)-$210/day|
|Deputy Referee/Supervisor (DRS)-$175/day|
|Non ITF Chair Umpire-$90/day or line umpire rate, whichever is higher|
|Bronze badge chair umpires assigned by CULA get their transportation paid|