ROLE OF A TENNIS OFFICIAL
The tennis official helps ensure that any given tennis match is conducted under the fairest possible conditions. Idealy, the official is "a friend at court", helpful to the players and the spectators.
ROLE OF THE REFEREE
The Referee is the official who is responsible for assuring that the competition is fair and played under the ITF Rules of Tennis Regulations. The Referee supervises all aspects of play including, but not limited to, the conduct and actions of players, coaches, parents, spectators, officials, groundskeepers, and administrative crew.