West Midlands Course

Sunday 4th December 2011 at 10:30am to 16:30 pm

BurtonUxbridge Table Tennis Club, Bluestone Lane, Stapenhill,

Burton-on-Trent , Staffordshire DE15 9SD

Why become an umpire?

The experience of most table tennis players with regard to umpiring is probably in local league matches where the primary function is to merely call out the score. But is this really what being an umpire is all about? Can umpiring really be a fulfilling and enjoyable experience?

The course looks at the role of an umpire. How to prepare a court for the match, check players equipment and clothing, how to do match procedures, the service laws, decide each rally as a point or a let; call and show the score correctly and learn the hand signals. Umpires need to know, understand and apply the rules and regulations consistently.

How would you like to have the best seat in the house? Just imagine what it would feel like to be the umpire for a final at a National Championships or better still, to umpire the top world players and on television too! Yes, this really could be you!! So, how do you become an umpire?

The career progression for an umpire is:-


You can start your umpiring career by booking a place; completing pre-course learning material/test paper and attending this seminar to train to be a County Umpire. During the day you will have an opportunity to be assessed as an umpire and take the written test paper using reference materials. To qualify you will then need to satisfactorily complete matches at approved events.

To book places contact Chris Newton Email: - Chris Newton cnewton@etta.co.uk

Tel: 07904115138 There are only 12 places available.

This course is provided free of charge……all we ask is that you attend if you book a place and then we would hope you would want to be involved in umpiring at events.

Author: via Derby & District Table Tennis Association
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