Dereck Prince will conduct the referee training clinic outdoors, under the gazebo by the courts, on Saturday, March 7, 2020.
The referee clinic will last approximately six hours. The first three hours will be spent going over the duties and responsibilities of a referee, the Referee Code of Conduct, the player briefing, some of the calls that only referees are allowed to make, and how to fill out the scoresheet. After an hour lunch break, the next two and one-half hours will be spent on the court, actually refereeing games. Each participant will get a turn being the referee for part of/an entire game (depending on how many attend). The last half hour will be spent debriefing and wrapping up.
Given the above, it will be necessary to start at around 9:00 AM so that we can finish by 3:00 PM latest. Everyone should come prepared to play. Dereck will supply all of the needed materials: clipboards, server clips, scoresheets, pencils.
Participants can bring their own lawn/beach chairs. Snacks will be provided. Bring your lunch or go to local restaurants.