TADP Overview



The Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (the ‘Programme’) is managed and enforced by the ITF on behalf of the ATP, WTA and Grand Slams. The Programme applies to all players competing at Grand Slams and events sanctioned by the ITF, ATP and WTA.

Players are tested for substances prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (‘WADA’) and, upon a finding that an Anti-Doping Rule Violation has been committed, sanctions are imposed under the Programme in compliance with the requirements of the World Anti-Doping Code. 

The current edition of the rules of the Programme can be found in .pdf format below.  The Programme is fully compliant with the WADA Code. 

The aim of the Programme is to maintain the integrity of tennis and to protect the health and rights of all tennis players.  It is the responsibility of each Player to:

  • - Acquaint him/herself, and to ensure that each Person from whom he/she takes advice (including medical personnel) is acquainted with all the requirements of the Programme.

  • - Know what constitutes an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under the Programme, and what substances and methods are prohibited.

  • - Ensure that anything he/she ingests or uses, as well as any medical treatment received, does not give rise to an Anti-Doping Rule Violation.To be available for Sample Collection at all times on request.

  • - To disclose any prior infringement of anti-doping rules within the last 10 years.

  • - To cooperate with any ITF/other Anti-Doping Organisation’s investigation into possible Anti-Doping Rule Violations.

In addition, players are advised to:

    • - Understand the Sample Collection procedures and their rights and responsibilities during testing.

    • - Keep a list of medications, substances and supplements they are taking with them at all times, including the reference number of any valid TUEs, in order that they can be listed on the Doping Control Form at the time of testing.

    • - Maintain accurate and up-to-date Whereabouts details (as necessary).

For up-to-date information on the Programme download Tennis Anti-Doping app, which is targeted at players and their support personnel, but is available for everyone. Simply download onto Android and Apple devices.