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Get close to the action and make an impact on the game by becoming a USTA official. To do so, follow the steps below and you'll be on your way.

Four Requirements to Become a Provisional Umpire

1) Be a USTA Member. (To become a member, click here.)

2) Complete online Safe Play Training, which includes passing a criminal background check (click here). If you are under 18, please click here to request a background screening waiver.

3) Complete the Introduction to Officiating, Rules and Regulations modules, and Roving 1 to complete the testing requirement for Provisional Certification. Click here to access these courses. 

4) Submit to the USTA a physician's or an optometrist's statement attesting that the Official has 20/20 vision, either corrected or uncorrected in each eye. Click here for the vision form. 

Friend at Court

"Friend at Court" is the book of rules and regulations under which tennis is played in the United States. It is recommended reading for players, parents, coaches, teachers, tournament directors, league officials and anyone who wants a finer understanding of the game.

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For information or questions about becoming an official, contact us at officiating@usta.com.

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