About USTA


January 2, 2017
<h2>About USTA</h2>

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


There are more than 2,500 USTA-certified officials in the U.S., and we train and certify each official for on-court and off-court assignments at tournaments. While serving as a referee, chair umpire, rover or line umpire, a tennis official makes sure that a tennis match is conducted under the fairest possible conditions. A smooth-running tournament is ensured when it has officials who know the rules and regulations.


Each year, the USTA sanctions and conducts more than 8,000 tournaments, including junior and adult tournaments, state high school championships, district and section events, college matches, national championships, USTA Pro Circuit events, tour-level tournaments and the US Open.


Do you want to give back to the game of tennis? USTA Certified Officials help grow the game of tennis by ensuring fair play.


Learn more and become an official today!


Click here to learn more about the rules and regulations covering the USTA, ITF and ITA.


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