The aims of the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme are to:
- Maintain the integrity of tennis
- Protect the health and rights of all tennis players.
Education is key to an effective anti-doping programme, and is the first line of defence in protecting the rights of clean athletes. It is therefore important that players and their support personnel understand their rights and responsibilities with respect to the programme. A good introduction is the ‘ITF Knowledge’ – the anti-doping quiz that everyone involved in tennis should take to help them avoid inadvertent violations of the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme.
All information relating to the Programme is contained on the Tennis Anti-Doping app, which everyone is encouraged to download from here.
As well as important information contained in other sections, information sheets relating to key aspects of the Programme can be found below:
- Guide to the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme
- Players rights and responsibilities
- Is a Therapeutic Use Exemption required?
- Test procedures during doping control
In addition, the ITF occasionally issues warnings to help players avoid the inadvertent ingestion of prohibited substances:
- Eating meat in China and Mexico
- Dimethylbutylamine (DMBA)
- Higenamine found in supplements