Tennis Europe organised the third edition of its Tennis Europe Junior Tour Referees’ Seminar on 17th-18th November 2018 in Vienna, Austria. The seminar was aimed at White Badge referees who are working primarily on the Tennis Europe Junior Tour, and various other Junior, Senior and Wheelchair Tennis tournaments.
A total of 18 participants from 12 member nations were present. During these two days, the referees had the opportunity to listen, discuss and debate a wide range of important topics using real cases and relevant issues. The programme included a general Tennis Europe update, rules & regulations discussion, and topics such as procedures, code violations, player welfare, integrity, safeguarding and more. A short briefing was also given on the forthcoming ITF World Tennis Tour.
“The seminar was an excellent opportunity for us to come together and debate pertinent issues for referees in tennis, especially at this time of change. An emphasis was placed upon discussion and debate with the seminar format giving plenty of opportunities for questions and answers” said Anders Wennberg, ITF Regional Officiating Officer for Europe.
Given the positive feedback and remarks from the officials, Tennis Europe confirmed its intention to hold a fourth edition of the Tennis Europe Junior Tour Referees Seminar in the future.