How To Be A Table Tennis Official

We really appreciate your interest in becoming a table tennis official. It’s only through the service of dedicated volunteers that our sport continues to grow and thrive.

Volunteering your service as an umpire is the best place to start. Umpires are the officials who rule over specific matches, table-side, so sharp eyes and sound judgment are a must. You’ll need to know what calls to makehow to signal them, and be able to exercise fair discretion in ambiguous situations.

When you feel you’re ready, why not contact a certified referee and offer your services? They will be able to guide you as you work your way to positions of greater responsibility, over time, and can help you make the necessary connections to advance within officialdom.

Thank you again for volunteering. We hope to see you, court-side!

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