Realising that he would not make it as an ATP player at the age of 20, Miri born, Razmee Rawi chose to engage himself in the world of tennis as an official, to be more specific, a chair umpire. There are only four such persons holding an International Tennis Federation (ITF) white badge, in our country.
Razmee started his tennis at the age of 6 and played in the National Junior circuit at age 10 and ITF juniors at age 14. By the age of 17, he struggled in the circuit and decided that his only option left in tennis is to become an ITF Official.
In 2010, Razmee gained his ITF White Badge Certification in Bangkok, Thailand. The White Badge is the beginning of an officiating career in Tennis, followed by Bronze, Silver and Gold Badge. After 2 years of gaining his white badge, Razmee has officiated in several tournaments, such as the Futures in South East Asia, including the SEA Games in Palembang, Indonesia. He has also officiated in ATP and WTA events.
He said, “Everyone can be a qualified tennis official if they have the passion and dedication in the sport”
His ambition is now to attend and ITF level 3 School to obtain his Bronze Badge.
Razmee Rawi is the referee in the on going LTAM Sportexcel 14U 2012 Leg 3.