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Old 10-10-2012, 02:22 PM   #241
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I remember there being a discussion on this (btw your question is not stupid) at the USO a few years ago because some of best umpires went missing due to the low rates. $500 a match I think was mentioned but not sure. That's for umpires.
Interesting. Do you happen to know the average amount of matches that an ump officiates annually? Seems like a low amount pet match, especially since they have to travel just like the players.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:20 PM   #242
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Interesting. Do you happen to know the average amount of matches that an ump officiates annually? Seems like a low amount pet match, especially since they have to travel just like the players.
hard to say . I don't think it is very high, probably around 50-60 for the top umps(just a guess)


some good articles chair ump

Curriculum vitae

Pay Ranges from £250 to £950 a week for chair umpiring, the higher end depending on if you are a "designated official" (one of the main umpires).

Hours At a qualifying match, he can be done by 10.30am. On other days, he can be at a tournament all day.

Work-life balance "The time on site can be long. We may only do one or two matches, but there can be a lot of waiting around. We can also be on standby in case a replacement chair umpire is needed. If I finish at a decent time I try and make the most of the evening, especially in a city with lots to see."

Best thing On court for a big match with a large crowd. "The adrenaline flows and you get energy from everything around you. Also travelling round the world, submerging yourself in different cultures."

Worst thing "Missing out on a home life and not being there for close friends' birthdays. And I was stuck at Madrid airport for eight hours earlier this year, but haven't lost my luggage yet, probably one of the few tennis officials not to, so far." http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2011...-tennis-umpire



Gold badge chair umpires, the highest-rated officials in professional tennis, the ones who work the most important tournaments and matches, make $250 each day at the Open. It is the lowest pay rate for any Grand Slam tournament. There are 26 such umpires. Twenty-four of them worked Wimbledon, but only 13 are here at the Open.

“We’ve been saying this for years and years,” Norm Chryst, a retired gold badge chair umpire, said Tuesday in a telephone interview. “The U.S. Open makes more and more each year, but very little of that goes to the officials. Gold badge umpires don’t want to come here. Why? A lot of the answer is money.”

For gold badge umpires, officiating tournaments is their primary job and main source of income. At most tournaments, their pay is set by the ATP World Tour, the WTA or the International Tennis Federation. But at Grand Slam events, tournament organizers dictate everything from pay rates to accommodations. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/07/sp...e-us-open.html


How much do tennis officials get paid?


There are a number of factors which affect the amount of money an Official might get paid.

For ITF Tournaments we have some minimum recommended fees according to the type of event an Official is working.

Since the cost of living varies so much in different countries around the world and exchange rates change regularly, we encourage National Associations to make agreements on a national basis in local currency with the officials regarding the fees paid for officials.

Some examples are below:

ITF PRO CIRCUIT

US$ 50,000 and above:

Supervisor: US$ 1700 *
International Chair Umpire: US$ 825 *
White Badge Chair Umpire: US$ 550 *

US$ 10,000-25,000:

Supervisor: US$ 1100 *
International Chair Umpire: US$ 750 *
White Badge Chair Umpire: US$ 550 *

* These fees are regarded by the ITF as minimum levels and is the Gross amount to be paid (before their income tax and any other deductions are subtracted from their pay). In many countries around the world actual fees paid are considerably more and are agreed with the tournament organiser.http://www.itftennis.com/officiating/faqs/general.aspx
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:35 PM   #243
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Interesting. Do you happen to know the average amount of matches that an ump officiates annually? Seems like a low amount pet match, especially since they have to travel just like the players.
I'd guess their expenses are paid by the organizers.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:20 AM   #244
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I actually asked that already somewhere in this thread. It's measured as the ball leaves the racket, before it hits the surface. So the surface doesn't matter to the measured speed.
ah..really?..OK...many thanks, Mercury..
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My stupid question : I've never understood why players have to choose the ball they'll use for the next point between... news balls of the same mark ! I could understand it after some games of play, but they use to do it even in a game with new balls...

My answer would be to focus and choose to tactic they'll use on the next point + to recover between points but not sure at all
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f21n...0&feature=plcp

Who is the commentator who is saying "He's made it... Stepanek on fire"?
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Regarding the shortening of the schedule, has the idea of making IW and Miami 1 week tournaments been taken into consideration?
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Regarding the shortening of the schedule, has the idea of making IW and Miami 1 week tournaments been taken into consideration?
No, and they will never do that.
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Who is the commentator who is saying "He's made it... Stepanek on fire"?
That's Robbie Koenig.
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Who is the commentator who is saying "He's made it... Stepanek on fire"?
He's actually saying "Stepanek on Falla." You haven't heard about their relationship yet?
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are wildcards seeded?
if yes, can there be a reason that a WC is not seeded?
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They definitely are usually seeded, I don't know of any reason why one would not be. Anybody know different?
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i already confirmed the fact that they are seeded by looking at some draws.. my friend tried to confuse me
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It is via some players application, some special site where they can see other signed players or it is via personal contact with current tournament ?

Does anybody knows how is it ? And when entry list is made, where is it posted (I don´t count here on MTF or other forums) ?
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My stupid question : I've never understood why players have to choose the ball they'll use for the next point between... news balls of the same mark ! I could understand it after some games of play, but they use to do it even in a game with new balls...

My answer would be to focus and choose to tactic they'll use on the next point + to recover between points but not sure at all
I think it is a routine they go through, regardless if it actually makes sense.
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