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Old 11-26-2012, 04:56 PM   #50
10ismom
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Originally Posted by woodrow1029 View Post
I also recommend that parents of juniors go to the USTA officiating school to learn the rules so that they can help their kids. Also they would be strongly qualified to assist as court monitors at juniors tournaments. Officiating eats up a good part of the budget for a referee and othe umpires if the tournament has more than one. Having parents as court monitors, especially if they are certified as officials would be a great way to cut down on the problems when there is only one referee or an alternate Ste with no officials present. But, of course, when that is suggested to parents, they never want to listen. Instead they want the tournament to hire more officials, then they GE mad at the cost of the entry fees
Actually, that will be my dream (volunteer) job after my retirement from my real job. I have been thinking about that for a while!
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