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PROFESSIONAL TENNIS


The ITF launched a Three Year Plan for officiating for 2011-13 following the 2010 AGM in Washington DC, where the ITF committed to a new certification level.


The introduction of the Green Badge, which will be positioned between the existing National Officials and White Badge Officials, will be taught and examined to the same exacting standards as the White Badge. Courses will be held in French and Spanish for the first time, allowing non-English speakers to be recognised. It is anticipated that the new certification will be a major boost to officiating in both Africa and the Americas.


The year saw the welcome addition of a new staff position in ITF Officiating which has allowed the department to expand its operation during the year, with new language skills enabling better communication with officials worldwide. The introduction of the new courses in French and Spanish will require preparation of new teaching materials and will occupy considerable resources in the first year of the plan.


The Joint Certification Programme continues around the world, and 2010 saw Level 3 International Schools held in New Delhi at the Commonwealth Games venue, and London at the All England Club, Wimbledon. In addition Level 2 White Badge Schools were held in Amsterdam, Bangkok, Caracas, Casablanca, New York, Parma and Toronto.


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As a result of these schools the programme welcomed 39 new International Badge and 119 new White Badge Officials to its ranks. The overall totals are now 414 International and 880 White Badge Officials around the world, totals that may expand rapidly with the advent of the new Green Badges in 2011.


The end of year recertification meeting took place as usual in December where the work records of all officials were considered together with their evaluations received throughout the year.


Upgraded to Gold Badge status were umpires James Keothavong (GBR) and Gianluca Moscarella (ITA); referees Mariana Alves (POR), Shu Chen (CHN), Pascal Maria (FRA), Hans-Juergen Ochs (GER), Cristina Romero (MEX) and Damian Steiner (ARG); and chief of umpires Barbara Lloyd (GBR) and Adrian Wilson (GBR). Umpires Arnaud Gabas (FRA) and Lucy Grant (GBR) were awarded Silver Badges.


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