Table Officials Course

You don’t have to run up and down court side to become an official in basketball! A table official’s job is to keep score of the game from the sidelines. You will learn to use the score sheet, which keeps track of personal fouls, team fouls, timeouts and, most importantly, the score! A table official is also required to keep time, which normally involves operating the electronic scoreboard and shot clock.




Table Official Level 1


This course is an introduction to basketball and is aimed at beginners. The underlying philosophy of the course is to encourage the basketball enthusiast to be able to table officiate a game. The 2-hour course gives an insight into the basic work of a table official like timekeeping, keeping track of the scores and fouls at a basketball game. A Level 1 table official is qualified to officiate at school matches, youth local leagues and at recreational level.


Minimum age requirement of 13.



Table Official Level 2


This course is aimed at individuals wishing to progress as a table official and possibly interested in doing senior national league games. Applicants need limited previous experience or knowledge of basketball. The 4-hour course provides deeper knowledge of the roles of the timekeeper and scorer. Experienced Level 2 table officials can officiate at senior national league level.


Minimum age requirement of 16.


What the benefits of becoming a table official?


– Improve your teamwork

– Be a part of the challenging, fast paced and fun sporting environment

– Build your character

– Create valuable contacts

– Learn discipline

– Financially rewarding

– Best seat in the house!


Skills required:


– Excellent observational skills

– A calm and professional approach

– No basketball experience necessary