Each year, ATP/WTA/ITF has a test that all ITF certified officials must complete as part of their certification for the year. The test covers some new rule changes and some questions that deal with sticky situations that happened in the previous year. Here's a few questions from this year's test. Just keep in mind that some of the questions on the test have 2 or more answers that COULD be right as they are not specifically in the Rulebook and are gray area situations, but the ITF/ATP/WTA will have their "preferred best answer" which they will give in April. 1. A doubles match is played between A&B versus C&D. At 3-2 in the second set, first point, player C hits a return and stops play before player A has had a chance to hit a volley, claiming that they are in the wrong receiving positions. The Chair Umpire realizes now that it was indeed player D's turn to receive. The chair umpire should: A. Announce, "Let, replay the point" and correct the receiving order immediately. B. Announce, "Let, replay the point" and correct the receiving order immediately. Advise C&D that only the Chair Umpire can stop play for something like this. C. Announce, "Hindrance" and award the point to A&B. The receiving order remains as altered for the remainder of that game. D. Announce, "Hindrance" award the point to A&B and correct the receiving order immediately. 2. A WTA player is allowed to wear a hat with the logo of a NBA basketball team during her match, as long as the logo meets all limitations regarding size, because it is not promoting another tennis event. A. True B. False 3. During an ITF Pro Circuit event qualifying match played without a Chair Umpire or ballkids, the server hits a first serve "out". The receiver hits the return into the net. THe ball rolls back and stops about one meter (three feet) away from the net, close to the center service line. The server asks the receiver to remove the ball from the court because it distracts him. The receiver does not want to do this and states that he is responsible for his side. The server has the right to ask for the ball to be removed. A. True B. False 4. During a Fed Cup match, Player A asks for a challenge after an overrule from the chair umpire. After the chair umpire has announced the challenge, the player then changes her mind and asks the chair umpire to withdraw that challenge. The chir umpire says on the microphone, "Cancel challenge." Unfortunately, it is too late as the challenge is shown as the umpire says to cancel. THe overrule WAS correct. In this case the following procedure should be followed: A. The challenge is rescinded and does not count towards Player A's allowance of unsuccessful challenges for the set in progress. B. Player A loses the challenge. 5. At an ATP tournament where Electronic Review is in use, Player A has already used up his 3 unsuccessful challenges in the second set after losing the first set. At match point (5-4, 40-30) for player B, Player B hits a ball to the baseline which is called "IN" by the line umpire. Player A (who has no challenges remaining) challenges and the chair umpire and review official allow the challenge. The result of the challenge is shown on the video board and the ball was actually "OUT". At this point, it is realized that the challenging player had no challenges remaining. A. Allow the challenge and award the point to Player A. B. Disallow the challenge and go with the original call and award the point (and match) to player B. C. Replay the point. 6. Im a match played on a clay court, Player A hits a very high defensive lob that lands close to the far side line. Player B has a good look at the mark, hesitates, then hits an overhead smash into the net. Player B then circles the mark and asks the chair umpire to inspect the ball mark. A. Check the mark. B. Tell the player that it is too late to check the mark once he played that shot. 7. A match is played in an indoor arena with a very large four-screen scoreboard hanging from the ceiling above the net. Player A hits a high shot that goes over the scoreboard and lands in his opponent's court. The chair umpire does not see the ball hit anything or change direction. However, due to the presence of the screens, the chair umpire has lost visibility of the ball for about 3 meters (10 feet). A. Play continues B. Call, "Let, replay the point."