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Help & FAQs

How can I become an Umpire?

There are two types of tennis umpires within the sport: line umpires and chair umpires.

A line umpire is responsible for calling the lines on the tennis court and the chair umpire is responsible for calling the score and upholding the rules of tennis.

You need to work your way up to becoming a chair umpire by starting as a line umpire. Once you are trained you can become a tennis umpire at local county and regional competition and certain selected tennis umpires get to officiate at Wimbledon and international events.

Further information about umpiring courses can be found on our becoming a Tennis Umpire page.

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