National and Professional Officials

Tests and schools for the National Officials and Professional Officials shall be required only at the direction of the USTA Officials Committee.

a. National Line Umpire:

i. Shall have officiated as a Line Umpire for 20 days in matches at USTA National Championships, Intercollegiate National Championships, ITF International Championships, or professional tournaments with prize money of at least $10,000. At least ten of these days shall have been in USTA, ITF, ATP, or WTA tournaments with prize money of at least $50,000;
ii. Shall have been certified as a USTA Line Umpire or higher line category within the previous two years; and
iii. Shall have received satisfactory national evaluations as a Line Umpire.

b. National Chair Umpire:

i. Shall have officiated in 20 matches as a Chair Umpire at USTA National Championships, Intercollegiate National Championships, ITF International Champion ships, or
professional tournaments with prize money of at least $10,000.
• No more than eight of these matches may be Intercollegiate National Championships;
• The remaining matches must be in at least two tournaments;
ii. Shall have been certified as a USTA Chair Umpire or higher chair category within the previous two years; and
iii. Shall have received satisfactory national evaluations as a Chair Umpire.


c. National Referee: Shall have served as a Referee in four entire tournaments, two of which shall have been in USTA National Championships, ITF International Championships, Intercollegiate National Championships, or professional tournaments with prize money of at least $10,000.


d. National Chief Umpire: Shall have served as a Chief Umpire of two USTA National Championships, ITF International Championships, Intercollegiate National Championships, or professional tournaments with prize money of at least $10,000. One of these tournaments shall have been a USTA, ITF, ATP, or WTA tournament with prize money of at least $50,000.


e. Professional Line Umpire:

i. Shall have officiated as a Line Umpire for 50 days in professional tournaments with prize money of at least $50,000. Thirty of these days shall have been in USTA, ITF, ATP, or WTA tournaments with prize money of at least $150,000;
ii. Shall have been certified as a National Line Umpire or higher
line category within the previous two years; and
iii. The National Chairperson of Officials shall consider reports and evaluations from tournament super visors and Referees in certifying these officials.

f. Professional Chair Umpire:
i. Shall have officiated as a Chair Umpire in 40 matches in professional tournaments with prize money of at least $50,000. Twenty-five of these matches shall have been in USTA, ITF, ATP, or WTA tournaments with prize money of at least $150,000;
ii. Shall have been certified as a National Chair Umpire or higher Chair Umpire category within the previous two years; and
iii. The National Chairperson of Officials shall consider reports and evaluations from tournament super visors and Referees in certifying these officials.

g. Professional Referee: Shall have served as a Referee in five tournaments, all of which shall have been USTA National

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