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.
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:
- Introduction to Officiating
- Rules and Regulations 1
- Rules and Regulations 2
- Rules and Regulations 3
- Rover 1
- Referee 1
- Rover 2
- Referee 2
- Line Umpire
- Chair Umpire
The courses required for each Officiating Discipline are:
|Provisional Umpire/Sectional Umpire
||Level 1 Roving Umpire
||Level 1 Referee
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
|USTA Intermountain Section Chair (thru 2017)||Brett Haberstick|
Address: 3300 E Bayaud Avenue, Suite 201 Denver, CO 80209
|Executive Director||Fritz Garger||303.695.4116 x204|
Adult & Junior Programs:
Jason Rogers (League Director)
Taylor McKinley (League Manager)
Kate James (League Coordinator)
Saryn Mooney (League Coordinator)
Nick Taylor (League Coordinator)
Tournament & Rankings:
Jason Colter (Director)
- Gather all the information on the Code Violation Report shown below.
- Complete a separate form for each violation.
- Share the information with the Tournament Director or tournament desk attendant.
- At the end of the day or at the end of your assignment, provide the report to the Intermountain Section Chair noted above.
- Retain essential details of each violation and a copy of the Reporting Form in case there are any difficulties with your report.