Officiating Rules and Regulations
Friend at Court
Friend at Court is the book of rules and regulations under which tennis is played in the United States. It includes the ITF Rules of Tennis, The Code, and USTA Regulations. It is recommended reading for players, parents, coaches, teachers, tournament directors, league officials and anyone who wants a finer understanding of the game.
Click here for the latest edition of Friend at Court.
Click here for the Spanish version of The Code.
Click here for the 2021 Passed Amendments to the USTA Regulations.
USTA Officiating: Scenarios and Interpretations - A helpful guide for officials to interpret the rules and regulations to resolve scenarios that could occur in a match or tournament.
USTA Officiating: Techniques and Procedures - A detailed overview of an official's roles and responsiblities.
USTA Officiating: Certifications - Get information on officiating certification requirements.
Resources, manuals and regulations for running adult, junior and wheelchair tournaments Read More
Resources created to provide facility services and assistance. View technical specifications for 36’, 60’, and 78’ courts, striping plans, assistance resources, plus grants Read More
USTA Bylaws, Regulations and Forms Read More