Honorary Officials

The USTA Officials Committee, with the approval of an individual’s District and Sectional Chairmen of Officials, may honor an individual as follows:

1. Life Umpire: An official who has been certified for 20 years, plus all those who have been designated as “Life Umpire” before March 19, 1982.

2. Umpire Emeritus: An official who through long or special service as a certified official deserves a special place of recognition.

3. Honorary Umpire: A person who has made a major contribution to areas related to officiating, even though the person may not have been active as an on-court official.

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