Re: I wonder how much does a chair umpire make a year?
I don't think they earn much....I've known a couple of people in the past who have been lines judges and umpires at Wimbledon. It's just a side-hobby for them. They have to pass exams etc.
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The Lawn Tennis Association holds free umpire seminars at Queen's Club in London. It starts with an introduction to umpiring techniques, and from there you can decide whether or not you want to take it further.
The next step is an LTA Accreditation Course. This involves on-court training, on lines and in the chair and a written examination on the Rules of Tennis.
A top umpire can expect to earn £50-£60,000 per annum, but it takes a long time to get there! Most earn around £30,000. On average a line judge can expect to earn £20,000.