View Full Version : first time with umpires and linesmen

03-21-2005, 01:04 AM
this weekend i played for the first time with linesmen and umpires. They were in training for next years aussie open. it was so much fun. not that weird though. i thought it would be.
it was with the academy at melbourne park, so they wanted to give us some experience, as well as them some.

03-21-2005, 03:23 AM
Did you find that not having to call your own lines takes a bit of weight off your mind? We used to umpire matches during the winter pennant season in Melbourne from State Grade all the way down to Grade 12 I think it was. A bit of fun for all concerned although when you umpire the lower levels you spend three quarters of your time calling either 'fault' or 'out' LOL.