Sectional and USTA Officials

Each year Sectional and USTA Officials shall pass the written tests for the categories in which they are certified. Tests shall apply for certification in the calendar year following the year in which they are taken. Each year these officials shall successfully complete a school for the categories in which they are certified. Schools apply toward certification in the calendar year following the year in which they are completed.


a. Sectional Umpire: Shall have officiated for a total of five of the following:
Line Umpire days;
Chair Umpire matches; or
Roving Umpire days.

Chair Umpire matches used to qualify for this category may not be used to also qualify for Sectional Chair Umpire.


b. Sectional Chair Umpire: Shall have served as a Chair Umpire in five matches.

c. Sectional Referee: Shall have served as a Referee or as a Deputy Referee for an entire tournament.

d. USTA Roving Umpire: Shall have satisfied the requirements for a Sectional Umpire, shall have served as a Roving Umpire for at least 15 days, and shall have successfully completed the Referee school.

e. USTA Line Umpire:
i. Shall have officiated as a Line Umpire for 10 days; and
ii. Shall have received satisfactory evaluation(s) as a Line Umpire.
f. USTA Chair Umpire:
i. Shall have officiated as a Chair Umpire in ten matches;
ii. Shall have been previously certified as a Sectional Chair Umpire; and
iii. Shall have received satisfactory evaluation(s) as a Chair Umpire.
g. USTA Referee: Shall have served as a Referee for three entire tournaments, one of which may have been as a Deputy Referee

h. USTA Chief Umpire: Shall have served as a Chief Umpire for one tournament.

That standard USTA uniform is expected to be worn at all assignments unless event provides alternative uniform. All USTA items should reflect the current USTA logo. Logo patches are acceptable. 
Uniform from 2017

The uniform shall consist of :-
• USTA Official’s shirt with current logo 
• Khaki shorts or pants (no capri pants or skirt are allowed) 
• Belt (tan/khaki woven) 
• White tennis shoes and socks 
• USTA outerwear or solid navy (no tournament specific, recognizable or no recognizable logo shall be worn except USTA Official) 
• USTA hat (or solid khaki or navy)


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