For information on the Introduction to Officiating course, contact Tennis Manitoba at 204-925-5660 or Tennis Manitoba’s officials coordinators Steven Peers and Fer Szpigiel at officiatingMB@tenniscanada.com.
The course will prepare participants for work as a Roving Umpire (also known as off court umpire) and a Line Umpire, and they will be given an overview of the roles of the Chair Umpire and Referee. The Rules of Tennis and Code of Conduct will be covered.
A candidate becomes certified after successfully completing both the two-day course and a practical on court evaluation at local tournaments. All successful candidates will be eligible to work as Roving Officials at Tennis Manitoba events and will also have an opportunity to be on court with top international players as a Line Umpire at the Winnipeg National Bank Challenger.
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About Tennis Canada Officiating
The Tennis Canada Officiating Program is responsible for the training, certification, designation, and evaluation of all Tennis Officials in Canada. We also coordinate all Officials working at professional events in Canada (including the two Rogers Cup Canadian Open events, as well as numerous other ATP, WTA and ITF Pro Circuit events), international competitions such as Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties, and all National Championship events (Seniors, Juniors, Wheelchair).
The Tennis Canada Officiating Program also works closely with the Provincial Associations in the training and coordination of officials in each province, and publishes Tennis Canada’s rulebook, Rules of the Court.