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I wonder how much does a chair umpire make a year?

Any idea? and how can a person becomes a professional chair umpire for WTA & or ATP?

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Re: I wonder how much does a chair umpire make a year?

I also wonder that to sometimes. But I don't think they earn that much.

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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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Re: I wonder how much does a chair umpire make a year?

i heve heard that the chair umpires earn as much as he players.....

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Re: I wonder how much does a chair umpire make a year?

I'd do it for free
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Re: I wonder how much does a chair umpire make a year?

The chair umpires have to make at least a good wage to prevent corruption.
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Re: I wonder how much does a chair umpire make a year?

id do it for free too. they get to travel all over the world!

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Re: I wonder how much does a chair umpire make a year?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tenn...ed/4541821.stm

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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.

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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.
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Re: I wonder how much does a chair umpire make a year?

I talked with somebody housing an umpire once, and she told me all about it. But I have to remember what she said... will think and post more.

One thing was that they have to work very long hours, maybe 16 hours per day. So the pay is very low per hour.
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i heve heard that the chair umpires earn as much as he players.....
yep, I've heard that also... not as much as players but wuite much
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Re: I wonder how much does a chair umpire make a year?

i bet it's more lucrative umpiring on the men's tour than the women's.

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