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The Mental Side of Officiating by Tony Anegon

I was asked to submit a blog which I hope will benefit officials, new and more experienced. The mechanics of officiating take practice and court time to reach a certain level of confidence and competence.  As with the players, the … Continue reading

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February Gathering

Today, I loved my job. I say loved because I usually just like my job and save love for more important things like my family and chocolate cake. But today was great. I hosted a group of tennis Officials at … Continue reading

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Are You Listening??? by Betty Rankin

Your ears play an important role in making you a better official. When roving, you often hear a variety of noises on courts behind you. Even subtle things such as “are you sure” (more than once), excessive racquet hitting the … Continue reading

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Launch and Learn

I gave a short presentation about our new website and blog to both USTA certification classes this weekend — you may’ve seen me. This happy group of our Rookie officials and new recruits paid close attention to Jane Goodman and Steve Halberg — here they … Continue reading

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Sectional School

I didn’t intend to take the month of December off from my blogging duties, it just happened. I didn’t work much either, but the craziness of December shopping, parties, and holidays (and two family birthdays) always leave me feeling like … Continue reading

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Involuntary Hindrance — You Make the Call

I’m watching the Barclays World Tour Finals as much as I can and I saw something interesting during the Llodra-Zimonjic/Bopanna-Qureshi doubles match. Bopanna hit a lob that went up through the overhead scoreboard (think Jumbo-tron). Zimonjic thought they won the … Continue reading

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Tony Anegon, Our Outstanding Official of the Year!

Tony and his wife, MaryKay, have two children, Edward, and Angela. They are a tennis family, with their kids following in Tony’s footsteps as junior players that went on to play in college. Besides being a full-time attorney, Tony also … Continue reading

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TennisFest PNW Style

Road trip! My daughter and I are heading to Bellevue, Washington to attend the USTA/PNW Awards lunch and Induction Ceremony this Saturday. I am so excited to meet our Official of the Year (if you don’t know, you’ll have to … Continue reading

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Time To Update NUCULA

Being a rookie, I was hired after NUCULA became the required method for keeping track of your work record but only just, so the seasoned officials and I are on equal footing as far as technology, as least. I don’t mean … Continue reading

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High Altitude, High Temperatures… High Hopes

I was selected to go to Sun River to work the Adult and Senior Mixed doubles Sectionals! This is for work; I’ll be working…I had to remind myself as I packed the swimsuit and tennis bag just in case. Living … Continue reading

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