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Burrell-Smith Achieves Officiating Honors

March 13, 2007 03:11 PM

Anne Burrell-Smith of Mableton, GA achieved a milestone in tennis officiating with her recent Bronze Badge Chair Umpire and Silver Badge Chief Umpire achievements. Burrell-Smith was one of twenty umpires worldwide selected to attend a Level 3 Officiating School in Amsterdam, Netherlands from February 27th –March 2nd. She joined officials from Africa, Europe and North America in a Level 3 Officiating Training Program.

The school was taught by Mike Morrissey (ITF Administrator of Officiating), Stefan Fransson (ITF Rules and Regulations Officer), Gayle Bradshaw (ATP Executive Vice-President, Rules and Competition), Fabrice Chouquet (WTA Tour Supervisor) and Yan Kuszak (Chief Umpire, Roland Garros) and was attended by 28 officials.

Morrissey said, “This school was a very high standard with 20 new International Official badges being awarded at the end. Passing a Level 3 School is a huge achievement in an official’s career, particularly because the combination of written and oral examinations is so difficult to pass. Our thanks to the KNLTB, especially Judith Peek, for their organization of the school and congratulations to these officials on their new international certification.”

 

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