OFFICIALS

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The USTA Officials Department oversees the certification and assignments of officials at all levels of tennis in the United States, from grass-roots tournaments to professional events.

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Recruitment

Officials Open

The USTA Officials Department oversees the certification  of officials at all levels of tennis in the United States, from grass-roots tournaments to professional events -- and the USTA is looking for individuals ready for the challenge.

Training & Reference Materials

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The USTA is happy to provide forms, schedules, guidelines and much more -- all the education you need to become a USTA official.

RESOURCES

Friend at Court

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Friend at Court, the USTA handbook of tennis rules and regulations, is now updated for the 2014 calendar year.
 
To see the amendments to Friend at Court passed at the 2014 Annual Meeting, click here.
 

Code of Conduct

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The Official’s Code of Conduct is the foundation for what it means to be a successful certified tennis official. A USTA official is expected to maintain the highest professional standards both on and off the tennis court.

USTA Scorecard

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Here you can find the official USTA scorecard for tennis matches -- just click, print and its ready for use.
Please note when you print this it comes in two pages. You can copy this double-sided for it to be one folded card.

How to get started and what you will need to join the ranks of USTA Certified Tennis Officials

2014 US Open International Officials Application
This application is for overseas officials only.

US Open Officials Selection Process
This document describes the process of choosing umpires for the US Open.

Nucula Portal 
Nucula s now available to all certified officials. Click on the link above for more information.

2014 School Handouts
The USTA School, ITA School and Referee School handouts are now available. 

2014 USTA Tests
Click on the link above to find links to the 2014 officials tests.

2014 Provisional Test
Provisional test for those just starting out.

Safe Play
Here is information about the Safe Play initiative regarding officials.

ITF Rules of Tennis

Join the National Association of Sports Officials
Hotel discounts, liability insurance, trade publications and much more! Certified Officials can use a special code (M23USTN) for discount.

USTA Officials Apparel Program
Information on how to order USTA Officials apparel using the website. Check for all the updates on new apparel and how to order it.

USTA Policy Statement on Chair Umpire Assignment, Selection, Certification and Training 
 
 
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