Basic Referee Course: 17th January

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Basic Referee Course, 17th January Hills Road Sports and Tennis Centre, Cambridge 9.30am-5pm, £15

To book your place please click here

This one day course will provide you with an introduction to the role of the referee and includes


  • Rules of Tennis
  • Code of Conduct
  • Refereeing duties
  • Handling difficult situations, such as on-court disputes
  • British Tennis Competition Formats

After attending the Basic course you can apply for an Officials Licence and then organise and referee Grade 5, Grade 6 and 7 competitions locally, such as Mini Tennis and Matchplays at your local Place to Play or local Open tournaments.

You will also be able to assist a referee as a court supervisor at higher Grade competitions. Officials that do not become Licensed will be able to organise and referee Grade 6 and Grade 7 competitions.

Next Steps

Having completed the Basic course you can apply online to become an LTA Licensed Official.  Officials require an LTA DBS check in order to apply for an Officials Licence.  Find out more about the Officials Licence Scheme here

 To go onto the next stage and attend the Full Referee course you will need to:

  • Have become an LTA Licensed Official
  • Completed four days’ experience with a qualified referee at a local competition. Your local LTA County Office will be able to help with suggestions of referees and competitions where you could complete this experience.

Further information is contained in the handouts distributed at the Basic Referee course.



Hills Road Sports & Tennis Centre
Purbeck Road
01223 210111