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Upcoming Officiating Clinic – Register Now

Dec 17, 2018
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This January, Tennis Saskatchewan will be running an Introduction to Officiating Course in Saskatoon. The Introduction to “Officiating” Clinic is an entry-level training clinic, designed to introduce new officials to the Rules of Tennis, the Code of Conduct, and the basic techniques of officiating.  It is also recommended for officials who have not been active in the past two years, or who would like a refresher of rules, regulations, and procedures. The clinic specifically presents an introduction to the basic elements of three officiating roles:  the LINE UMPIRE, the CHAIR UMPIRE, and the ROVING UMPIRE.

Become a Certified Tennis Official: Please note that Tennis Saskatchewan pays certified officials to work at sanctioned tournaments.

Here are the details for this clinic:

Dates:

January 19 – 20, 2019

Times:

Saturday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (lunch provided)

Location:

Sherbrooke Community Centre and Lakewood Indoor Tennis Centre

401 Acadia Drive, Saskatoon

and

1635 McKercher Drive, Saskatoon

*Both days will start at the Sherbrooke Community Centre Location

Criteria for Entrance:

Participants must be 16 years of age

Cost:

$0.00 (Note: Tennis Canada recommended fee for this clinic is $30.00, Tennis Saskatchewan chooses to offer the clinic for no charge to participants)

Each participant will receive a copy of the Tennis Canada Rulebook “Rules of the Court”

Clinician:

Dennis Rennie – Dennis is the Tennis Saskatchewan Officials Coordinator.  Over the past several years, Dennis has worked many Tennis Saskatchewan sanctioned tournaments, as a line umpire, chair umpire, roving umpire, and as a tournament referee.  Dennis has also worked as a Chair Umpire at three Canada Summer Games (2005, 2009, and 2013) and has worked as a Line Umpire at several Davis Cup and Rogers Cup Tournaments (Canada’s top international men’s and women’s professional tournaments).

How to Register:

For further information and/or to register, please contact Tennis Saskatchewan by phone @ 306-780-9410 or by email @ tennissask@sasktel.net.  Registration deadline is Thursday, January 10, 2019.  Registration in advance is required for participation in the clinic.