We are happy to announce that the Tournament Director/Referee Dual Role initiative has been launched. This role supports USTA events by providing you, as the Tournament Director (TD), the opportunity to serve as both the TD and Referee at L7 Adult, L7 Junior and/or L5 Wheelchair events after completing a required online course.
Key Benefits of the Initiative
Financial Benefit: Allows Tournament Directors to run L7 Adult, L7 Junior, and/or L5 Wheelchair events more cost-effective and in turn will potentially increase the number of events offered.
Education: Tournament Directors will receive training in areas such as basic rules, scheduling, and conflict resolution to provide the best possible consumer experience.
Exposes Tournament Directors to an Officiating Role: The goal is to create a new pathway into officiating by capturing those who enjoy this experience to go through the formal certification process, therefore increasing the number of Officials available to service events.
Course Information and Registration
The required Tournament Director/Referee Dual Role course is accessible on the USTA Officiating Online Learning Center. This course includes an overview of the role, scheduling, rules and procedures as well as additional topics to assist you in running your event smoothly.
After completing your course, you will be ready to begin your dual role as the TD/Referee at L7 Adult, L7 Junior, and/or L5 Wheelchair events.
Please follow the steps below to successfully complete the course requirement prior to your event:
Register for an account: Begin by accessing the USTA Officiating Online Learning Center and clicking Register Now.
Here you will be asked for profile information, including your USTA account number. Please ensure this is the same account used to access Serve Tennis.
- To find your USTA account number, please sign in to USTA by clicking here. Once signed in, click on the User Icon and go to ACCOUNT.
- On the ACCOUNT tab, listed under Personal Information, you will find your USTA Number needed to create an account on USTA Officiating Online Learning Center.
- Locate Course: Once your account is created, from the homepage, click the Disciplines and Courses box.
Launch Course: Locate the TD/Referee Dual Role course and click the title. From the next page, you will need to click the Launch icon to begin your course.
If you need assistance with the registration process, please contact the Learning Resource Center support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions regarding the Tournament Director/ Dual Role, please contact email@example.com.