USTA Tennis

USTA Links and Documents

All aspects of the USTA Officials Program can be found here:

Friend at Court.  A link to download the current version of Friend at Court can be found at this usta.com page:

A comprehensive guide to all of the roles that we can pursue as officials and their certification requirements can be found in this document, USTA Officiating: Certification and a link to the current version can be found on this usta.com page.

Very useful commentary which was removed from Friend at Court can be found in other USTA-provided documents. Practical information about many scenarios that you encounter and interpretations of the rules which we apply, is now in this document, USTA Officiating: Scenarios and Interpretations, and a link to the current version can be found on this usta.com page:

USTA Procedures & Techniques.

A detailed overview of an official’s roles and responsiblities.

USTA Scorecard.

A link to a printable copy of the USTA Scorecard can be found here. Please note that when you print this scorecard it comes in two pages. You can copy it to make it a two-sided, folded card.

USTA Officials Vision Examination Form

In 2017, all CTUA members will need to submit a new vision form certifying that your vision is 20/20 corrected or uncorrected. A link to a printable form can be found here.

USTA Certification Program

All information about the USTA Certification Program can be found here:

The USTA Officiating Online Learning Center has implemented the first ten courses that will be included in all the Learning Plans for each Officiating Discipline. As we develop more courses, the material covered in each one will be more complex and prepare officials for the level of certification they desire.

The first ten courses available are:

  1. Introduction to Officiating
  2. Rules and Regulations 1
  3. Rules and Regulations 2
  4. Rules and Regulations 3
  5. Rover 1
  6. Referee 1
  7. Rover 2
  8. Referee 2
  9. Line Umpire
  10. Chair Umpire

The courses required for each Officiating Discipline are:

Provisional Umpire/Sectional Umpire

  • Introduction to Officiating
  • Rules & Regulations 1-3
  • Roving Umpire 1
Level 1 Roving Umpire

  • Introduction to Officiating
  • Rules & Regulations 1-3
  • Roving Umpire 1&2
  • Referee 1&2
Level 1 Referee

  • Introduction to Officiating
  • Rules & Regulations 1-3
  • Roving Umpire 1&2
  • Referee 1&2
Chair Umpire

  • Introduction to Officiating
  • Rules & Regulations 1-3
  • Roving Umpire 1
  • Chair Umpire 1 (available now)
Chief Umpire

  • Introduction to Officiating
  • Rules & Regulations 1-3
  • Roving Umpire 1
  • Referee 1
Line Umpire

  • Introduction to Officiating
  • Rules & Regulations 1-3
  • Line Umpire 1 (available now)

Please note: If you have Line and/or Chair Umpire Learning Plans, those courses for Chair Umpire and Line Umpire are now available. Also, both Level 2 Roving Umpire and Level 2 Referee courses are now available.

The online learning plan for USTA Chair Umpires has been released. Please follow the links in the USTA Certification Program above to find the module.

Very useful commentary which was removed from Friend at Court can be found in other USTA-provided documents. For excellent coverage of USTA Chair Umpire responsibilities, procedures and techniques, please review this document, USTA Tennis Officiating: Procedures and Techniques.

For recommended chair umpire verbiage from the USTA, review this document:

For a good description of medical time-out procedures from the USTA, review this document:

The online learning plan for USTA Line Umpires has been released. Follow the link under USTA Certification Program above to find it.

For excellent coverage of USTA Line Umpire responsibilities, procedures and techniques, please review this document, USTA Tennis Officiating: Procedures and Techniques.

The official uniform for USTA sanctioned events is:

  • USTA Uniform Polo Shirt (Short or Long Sleeve)
  • Khaki Pants/Shorts
  • Non-Marking Sports/Athletic Shoes (not predominately bright or neon colored)
  • Brown/Tan Leather or Cloth Belt
  • White Socks

Optional items are:

  • USTA Uniform Red Hat
  • USTA Uniform Navy Lightweight Jacket
  • USTA Uniform Navy Heavy weight Jacket
  • USTA Uniform Navy Vest
  • USTA Court Bag

Further guidelines are:

  • Uniform must be washed and neat
  • Patches will not be created as this is an entirely new uniform
  • Plain navy non-logoed off the rack outerwear is permitted if you do not opt to purchase the USTA Uniform Outwear

If you are having problems with your gear order, follow this advice: If you have any questions, please contact our Account Manager, Mary Sedano at S&H Uniforms: 914.937.6800 from 9am-5pm EST or send her an email.

Chair: Name:
USTA Intermountain Section Chair (thru 2017) Brett Haberstick

USTA Colorado

Website: http://www.colorado.usta.com/
Address: 3300 E Bayaud Avenue, Suite 201 Denver, CO  80209
Phone:  303.695.4116

Key Contacts:

Executive Director Fritz Garger  303.695.4116 x204

Adult & Junior Programs:

Jason Rogers (League Director)
303.695.4116 x202
jason.rogers@coloradotennis.com

Taylor McKinley (League Manager)
303.695.4116 x210
taylor@coloradotennis.com

Kate James (League Coordinator)
303.695.4116 x208
kate@coloradotennis.com

Saryn Mooney (League Coordinator)
303.695.4116 x206
saryn@coloradotennis.com

Nick Taylor (League Coordinator)
303.695.4116 x207
nick@coloradotennis.com

Tournament & Rankings:

 Jason Colter (Director)

303.695.4116 x205
jason@coloradotennis.com

  1. Gather all the information on the Code Violation Report shown below.
  2. Complete a separate form for each violation.
  3. Share the information with the Tournament Director or tournament desk attendant.
  4. At the end of the day or at the end of your assignment, provide the report to the Intermountain Section Chair noted above.
  5. Retain essential details of each violation and a copy of the Reporting Form in case there are any difficulties with your report.

sample violation code report