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USTA Officials

What is a tennis official?

A person who helps ensure that any given tennis match is conducted under the fairest possible conditions. So ideally, the official is "a friend at court," helpful to players and spectators. 

Certified officials are involved in the game of tennis in a variety of roles, ranging from overseeing local junior, adult or senior tournaments, and collegiate events to officiating on court at professional tournaments like the US Open.

The USTA and the USTA Middle States section offer an ongoing program for the recruitment and training of new officials throughout the year.

5 Steps to becoming a certified USTA official

  1. Be an active USTA member.
  2. Have correctable 20-20 vision. A doctor must corroborate this every two years. Certification for even years (i.e. 2008 processed in 2007) requires vision verification by an eye doctor. 
  3. Take and pass a provisional exam
  4. Turn in your Data Card to the MSATO Chairman by October 5 of each year. If you do not have a blank Data Card, contact Tony Nimmons at the USTA in New York via e-mail at nimmons@usta.com.
  5. Contact your area coordinator to learn about upcoming tournaments.

Contact Information for Section and District Chairs:


SECTIONAL CHAIR

Larry Mulligan-Gibbs
Section: Middle States
District: PATD
Phone: 610.574.7521
 
DISTRICT CHAIRS
Karen Goetz - Allegheny Mountain
PO Box 289
Langeloth, PA 15054
Phone: 412.638.5363 (cell)
            724.229.6015 (work)
Email: babad4@yahoo.com
Frederick LeDonne - Central PA
1081 Country Club Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Phone: 717.576.2639 (cell)
            717.761.0776 (home)
Email: fledonne@att.net
Melissa Jackson - Delaware
1606 N. Franklin Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
Phone: 302.521.2618 (cell)
            302.428.3159 (home)
Email: mdumas90@gmail.com
Art Imdorf - Eastern PA
800 Hausman Road, Apt. 403
Allentown, PA 18049
Phone: 610.841.1621
Lolita Clyburn - New Jersey
30 Kirby Lane
Franklin Park, NJ 08823
Phone: 732.309.0371 (cell)
            732.951.0040 (home)
            732.613.6779 (work)
Email: clyburnlolita@gmail.com
Skip Shoemaker - Philadelphia
200 Woodstock Road
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 484.431.5010 (cell)
            610.525.1538 (home)
Email: skipshoe@comcast.net

PAST PRESIDENT

Mark Raynes
District: CPD
Phone: 570.594.2356 (cell)
            570.389.4111 (work)
 
AT LARGE MEMBERS
 
Craig Reinheimer
District: PATD
Phone: 215.885.5118
 
Patrick Kurz
District: PATD
Phone: 610.772.1435 (cell)
            610.356.2507 (home)
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