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.
Jun 23rd, 2007, 10:03 PM
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.
Jun 23rd, 2007, 10:10 PM
i heve heard that the chair umpires earn as much as he players.....:eek:
yep, I've heard that also... not as much as players but wuite much
Melly Flew Us
Jun 23rd, 2007, 10:21 PM
i bet it's more lucrative umpiring on the men's tour than the women's.