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SelesFan70
Apr 20th, 2004, 02:52 PM
Does anyone know the qualifications for umpires? Is there a tennis "school" they have to attend? A test they take? How does one apply to become a tennis chair umpire? Seems like a pretty neat job to me!

Spunky83
Apr 20th, 2004, 02:57 PM
Seems like a pretty neat job to me!

yeah...travelling around the globe...getting tanned...fresh air...counting the points...watching tennis matches...getting to know the players...getting 20000 to yell at you...getting the chance to OVERRULE...getting yelled at by the players...punish the players...:lol:

...I think Ive just found my profession

Smackie
Apr 20th, 2004, 02:58 PM
I think you have to become a linesperson for a long time before you can be an umpire and Chair umpire will be years after that.

Spunky83
Apr 20th, 2004, 02:59 PM
You should take this stupid but funny test;)

http://www.tennis-x.com/fun/funchair.shtml

tenn_ace
Apr 20th, 2004, 03:00 PM
contact your local USTA office, they will tell you the number of local chapter of tennis umpire association... you will have to take a test to be certified and then take clinics (line/roving/chair).

check out USTA website here for more info:

http://www.usta.com/rules/default.sps?iType=923#clinic

tenn_ace
Apr 20th, 2004, 03:03 PM
I think you have to become a linesperson for a long time before you can be an umpire and Chair umpire will be years after that.

not really true... some people make this road in 2-3 years... what you will have to be ready is to paid very little and put a lot of hours.

if you're planning to make a fortune doing it, forget about it