Becoming an umpire is a uniquely fulfilling and rewarding experience!

Initial Training & Joining the Association

We continue actively looking to recruit new members in all areas of the country throughout the year. The total number of active members we have fluctuates a little but currently stands at approximately 100. Each season we officiate at approximately 150 events and clock up around 6,000 on-court duties between us, so we recognise that recruitment of new members is essential if we are to be able to continue to be able to attend the large number of events that request our services.

Initial Training Courses (ITC) are usually held over the course of one day, comprising both theory and practical aspects. We cover the laws of badminton, umpiring announcements and procedures, and you will have an opportunity to umpire and service judge both singles and doubles games. After completing a course, if you then join the Association, you will be assigned to a Regional Secretary who will become your main point of contact. The Regional Secretary will liaise with you about your availability for matches and tournaments, and then invite you to events within your local region.

If you would like to join us on a future Initial Training Course please register your interest with us by completing the form on this page and our Training Secretary or Membership Secretary will get back to you with details of an appropriate venue and date for you together with costs, etc. Please note that your personal data is held securely on UK-based servers, will never be passed on to any third party and will only be held on our database for as long as necessary. Should you wish your data removed from our systems for any reason, please contact the Honorary Secretary using the form on the Contact Us page.

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