REFEREE BASIC COURSE

Referee Basic Course

A tennis referee is the person who is responsible for supervising all players at a competition to ensure they follow the rules of tennis. To become a tennis referee you must complete a two day course with mentored experience in between the two days.

PRE-REQUISITES:

  • Complete the Competition Organiser Course or have relevant experience.
  • Complete the pre-course reading.

COST OF THE COURSE:

£75.00

AVAILABLE DATES:

Dates TBC

Course runs from 9am – 5pm on all dates.

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COURSE CONTENT

DAY ONE

  • Fair Play, Rules of Tennis, Code of Conduct, Refereeing Duties.
  • Mentoring Experience.
  • Practical experience.
  • Shadowing (at least two) qualified referees at three competitions.

MENTORING EXPERIENCE

  • Practical experience.
  • Shadowing (at least two) qualified referees at three competitions.

DAY TWO

  • Role of court supervisor, handling situations, tournament organisation / experience.

COURT ASSESSMENT

  • The two day course will be pass / fail and the criteria will include assessment during the course, completion of a workbook and passing an exam.
  • If successful in passing the course and becoming a licenced official, you can apply to organise and referee Grade 5, Grade 6 and 7 competitions.