Introduction to Officiating
The Introduction to Officiating course is the first step on the road to becoming a certified Tennis Canada Official.
This course will prepare you for work as a Roving umpire (also known as off court umpire) and a Line Umpire, and give you an overview of the roles of the Chair Umpire and Referee. It covers the Rules of Tennis and Code of Conduct.
The course usually takes place over one weekend, and attendance on both days is mandatory. On completion of the two day course the next step is the practical on court evaluation at local tournaments, on successful completion of which you will become certified.
Introduction to Officiating Clinic
Dates: Saturday May 4 and Sunday May 5 (both days)
Place: Tennis BC Offices and Hollyburn Country Club
Time: 9am start both days @ Tennis BC Office
Cost: $60 cash payable on Saturday at the clinic – includes Rulebook and Manual
Bring/Wear: Comfortable/Athletic Clothes, Tennis Shoes, Notebook, Pen, Lunch
Please note: For those interested in working at the Odlum Brown VanOpen as a Line Umpire, the above training session (May 3-5) plus several other live match practices are mandatory. Match practices will be held on the Finals days of the Summer Series at the Richmond, Delta and Burnaby Opens as well as the Leith Wheeler Stanley Park Open. To be considered for the Odlum Brown VanOpen, you will need to have attended at least 3 match practices and be available for the first 4 full days of the event (August 12-15, 2019).
If you are interested in a future clinic, please contact Anne Bees at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rules of the Court – Tennis Canada’s Official Rule Book now in stock!
To purchase a copy contact Anne Bees at email@example.com Cost is $17.50, or you can have a copy mailed to you for $20.
Code for Unofficiated Matches
Not all matches can be played with a Chair Umpire or Roving Umpire to assist when disputes or questions arise. Below you will find the Code for Unofficiated Matches, which is the set of rules and guidelines that all players should adhere to when playing under such circumstances. League matches in BC are played under these guidelines.
Late Withdrawal / Failure to Complete Policy
Tennis Canada and its provincial partners feel strongly that in entering a tournament a player accepts the responsibility for it. Specifically, once a commitment to playing a tournament is made, it is the player’s responsibility to follow-through and to compete in the tournament. Thus, a National policy has been created for “Late withdrawals and failure to complete required tournament events” which has been added to the “Rules of the Court”. This policy applies to Junior events only.