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Certified Official FAQs

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

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Interested in becoming an official?
If you are interested in becoming a certified tennis official, please contact your state chairman from the list below for more information.

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Alabama
Paula Fridley
205-826-5971 (C)
paulafridley@gmail.com
More information about officiating in Alabama

 

Georgia
Holly Stroud
404-680-4625 (C)
hestroud@yahoo.com
More information about officiating in Georgia

Kentucky
Brenda Emery
brendaemery@twc.com

Louisiana
Denise Loveless-Forrest
forrest5@cox.net
225-284-4940 (C)
More information about officiating in Louisiana

Mississippi
Billy Gip Clark
662-392-5604
bgipclark@gmail.com
More information about officiating in Mississippi

North Carolina
Scotty Moore
scottymoore07@gmail.com
704-996-1812 (C)
More information about officiating in North Carolina

South Carolina
Craig Wells
craigw@g.clemson.edu
864-643-9637 (C)
More information about officiating in South Carolina

Tennessee
Donna M. Williams
901-489-3263 (C)
donnamille@hotmail.com
More information about officiating in Tennessee

USTA Southern Officials Committee Chairman
Cheryl Helton
229-308-0738 (C)
chelton48@yahoo.com

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