Junior Umpire Award (JUA)

Find out more about our Junior Umpire Award for young officials.

What is it?

The Junior Umpire Award (JUA) is designed for young people under the age of 14. It can be used in a school or community setting to improve children’s understanding of the rules of the game and to begin their journey on the officiating pathway.

Umpiring can be a most rewarding and enjoyable experience and England has some of the most highly respected umpires in the world. Opportunities to use umpiring skills are available in school competitions, clubs, leagues and in many competitions across England . The ambitious can umpire abroad at international matches, World Championships and even at the Olympic Games.

Any Table Tennis England qualified coach or umpire or a qualified school teacher is able to run the Junior Umpire Award course and mark the test papers.

How to obtain the Junior Umpire Award

Step 1

Download a copy of the Test Paper.

To run the course, please download a copy of the test paper for each candidate.

Step 2

Register and pay for your candidates.

Once the test has been completed, please click the link below to register and make payment for the individuals completing the JUA.

Click here to register and pay for candidates certificates

Step 3

Mark your papers.

Upon completion of payment you will receive the answers to the Junior Umpire Award Test Paper and certificates of completion for each candidate.

Step 4

Hand out certificates.

Everyone who has passed the test should receive their own official Junior Umpire Award certificate.