February Update: News & Reminders

From: PNW Tennis Officials <pnwtennisofficials@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Feb 4, 2023 at 7:00 AM
Subject: February Update: News & Reminders

Hello Current & Prospective PNWTOA Members,

Hope all of you have had a happy and healthy start to 2023 and those of you working ITA matches have had a great start to the season.

Thank you to all existing members for the timely remittance of this year’s dues – we’re happy to report that all active members are current.

Please join us in congratulating Mick Horton, who has been appointed to fill our vacant Board seat, which is one of three that will be part of this year’s election. We are grateful to Mick for joining us near the end of this seat’s term to contribute his considerable skills and experience for the TOA’s benefit.

Here is a roundup of some timely deadlines and information that we’ve all received recently:

— USTA Chair Umpire Center of Excellence May 3-8 Plantation, FL – 2/5/23 deadline to apply. For anyone looking to take their chair skills to the next level in a challenging environment with elite National trainers, this is the best opportunity available. Apply through your USTA Officiating Learning Center Account at http://lrc.learn.taleo.net/ustaofficiating
— ITA Seattle Town Hall – University of Washington, 2/9/23 – ITA National referees and trainers Anthony Montero and Andrew Rogers will present and do a Q&A about the latest ITA rule applications and best practices in advance of the ITA Division 1 Women’s Team Indoor. This is an excellent (and rare) opportunity to discuss all things ITA chairs and roving with two of the best in college tennis. Register to attend at: https://forms.gle/fArSwn6cUJvSh8vR9
— USTA Mentoring Program – We are thrilled that over 1/3 of our membership is participating in this program, which pairs mentors and mentees from all over the country. That said, just like the national program, there are more registered mentees than mentors, so if you are interested in becoming a mentor in any discipline, simply reply to this message or sign up here.
— USTA Continual Learning Webinar Series: As the USTA continues to evolve its training and certification processes, they are offering new interactive webinars that include Q&As. The new series begins this month, on 2/22/23, with two more in March. Those certified in OfficialsFirst should have received an email detailing the curricula. RSVP here, or watch them (and all archived webinars) later here.

As always, please don’t hesitate to reply to this email with any comments, questions, or suggestions on the above or any other topics. We look forward to seeing everyone soon on court!

Thank you,

Scott Pennington
President, Board of Directors
Pacific Northwest Tennis Officials Association

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