Sometimes there is security in numbers.
Sometimes its just better to sleep through the overcrowding.
Since there tends to be universal agreement that the ratio of officials per number of courts is way too high (it is one official per 11 courts in Texas), one official suggested that we enlist COURT MONITORS to help with the problem.
Here are the duties of a court monitor as listed in the FAC:
1. Maintain control over assigned courts.
2. Measure the net at the beginning of the first match and at other appropriate times.
3. Time warm-ups.
4. Call foot faults, remembering that there is never a warning.
5. Stop play when the monitor observes a code violation and seek assistance from the referee or other official.
6. Settle scoring disputes on a limited basis.
7. Overrule clear mistakes if authorized to do by the referee.
8. Time rest periods.
9. Record scores of matches if requested.
10. Inform the desk of open courts and of the progress of matches in play.
11. Send for a certified official if there is a question of rule interpretation.
12. Call the score if assigned to only one court.
These are the specific duties--what do you think about using court monitors????