How To Become an Official

USTA Louisiana Officials

Welcome to the USTA Louisiana Tennis Officials web page. We hope you will find this informative and helpful.  If you've been exploring the possibility of becoming a certified official, we've presented some areas and posed questions that may assist as you explore this challenging, but rewarding career.

USTA Officiating is in a transition period for 2017.  All re-certification classes will be held using an online format.  

Of note, USTA is no longer training and certifying officials for ITA work.  The ITA is handling that directly.  Please visit for information.

Want to be a USTA Louisiana Tennis Official?


How can I give back to tennis?

  • Do you enjoy tennis?
  • Do you have sharp vision & the ability to concentrate?
  • Are you interested in giving back to tennis some of what it has given you?
  • Have you considered becoming a tennis official?

What does an official do?

While serving as a referee, chair, roving or line umpire, a tennis official makes sure that a tennis match is conducted under the fairest possible conditions. 

Where can I find officiating opportunities? 

  • Junior & Adult tournaments
  • State high school championships
  • District & Sectional events
  • Collegiate matches ITA (separate certification required)
  • National championships (Adult/Junior)
  • USTA Pro Circuit events
  • ATP & WTA Professional events

Please note that a USTA official is an independent contractor. The USTA only provides training and certification.

USTA 2017 Friend At Court

2017 USTA Louisiana Certified Officials Directory
2017 Junior Tournament Rules & Regulations

Procedure to follow to become a Provisional Umpire
If you are interested in becoming a USTA Louisiana official contact the USTA Louisiana Chair of Officials (Denise Loveless- Forrest) for additional information.



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