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Rulebook & Manual
WANT TO BECOME AN ITA CERTIFIED OFFICIAL?
Complete this contact form and a member of our Officiating Department will communicate with you shortly. (In the “Message” section, simply type “Interested New ITA Official”).
NEED TO CONTACT THE ITA OFFICIATING DEPARTMENT FOR ANY OTHER REASON?
Email [email protected] and you may expect a reply within one business day.
ITA Officiating Department Office Hours
- Mon: 8am-4:30pm PT
- Tues: 8am-4:30pm PT
- Wed: 8am-4:30pm PT
- Thur: 8am-4:30pm PT
- Fri: 8am-4:30pm PT
If you need to verify the certification of an ITA official, please contact [email protected] with your request.
New ITA Officials
More Information About becoming a new ITA certified Official
To become an ITA certified official, you must be a current USTA certified tennis official (any USTA certification level will suffice). Your current USTA certification must be properly reflected in your profile in OfficialsFirst. Your local USTA office or your USTA Section’s Officials Committee Chair can provide you with more information about obtaining a USTA certification. You may also obtain more information at USTA Certification Process Information.
After obtaining your USTA official certification, additional requirements to become an ITA certified tennis official include: (1) testing on ITA rules and procedures; and (2) attending a live, interactive webinar taught by an ITA National Instructor. There is also an annual $60 membership fee. To begin the ITA certification process, complete our contact form (in the “Message” section, simply type “Interested New ITA Official”). Remember, the prerequisite USTA certification is only obtained through the USTA. Contact information for the USTA is provided above.
Post Match Code Violations
This form is to be used to report a Post-Match Code Violation, which is considered any behavior that would have a Carry-Over Penalty attached to it if the ITA sanctioned event was not over. Post Match Code Violations form →
Ejection of a Coach or Player
This form is to be used in any instance that a coach or player is ejected from the facility at an ITA sanctioned event. If a player has defaulted, please see the Default of a Player form. Ejection of a Coach or Player form →
Default of a Player
This form is to be used any time the Referee has to default a player from an ITA sanctioned event (whether it was through the PPS or an immediate default for particularly egregious behavior). Default of a Player form →
Ethics Complaint Against an Official
This form is to be used to report any inappropriate conduct by an official, whether it is for on or off the court behavior. Ethics Complaint Against an Official form →
Report of an Official
This form is to be used whenever an official did not apply ITA rules correctly to a match during an ITA sanctioned event. This report is to be used when the decision made did not directly affect the outcome of the match. Report of an Official form →
Grievance Against an Official
This form is to be used whenever an official did not apply ITA rules correctly and their decision directly affected the outcome of the match. Grievance Against an Official form →