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Tennis Scotland achieves compliance with the UK National Anti-Doping Policy

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Tennis Scotland has achieved compliance with UKAD, which is responsible for ensuring sports bodies remain complaint with the World Anti-Doping Code.

Following Head of Performance Karen Ross’ efforts, Tennis Scotland has achieved compliance with UKAD, which is responsible for ensuring sports bodies remain complaint with the World Anti-Doping Code.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) published its newly updated UK National Anti-Doping Policy in April 2021, for the first time since 2009, which all NGBs must be compliant with. Through its implementation and management of the Policy, UKAD’s Assurance Framework for National Governing Bodies allows governing bodies to physically prove their compliance and Tennis Scotland has completed the important framework and outlined the measures in place to mitigate the risk of doping in the sport.

UKAD’s Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Nisha Dutt, said: “We are delighted to see Tennis Scotland completing the new UKAD Assurance Framework. The Assurance Framework allows NGBs to demonstrate their plans to help protect the integrity of sport. Our dedicated Assurance and Education teams have been working to support Tennis Scotland through this process. This includes the creation of a specific anti-doping education strategy, which outlines how they will embed clean sport values into their sport.

“We would like to thank Tennis Scotland for making great strides in completing this important framework, formally demonstrating their compliance with the UK National Anti-Doping Policy and their commitment to clean sport.”

Tennis Scotland Chief Executive, Blane Dodds, added: “We are pleased to have completed the new UKAD Assurance Framework to show our ongoing commitment to anti-doping in tennis. As the governing body, we feel it is our obligation to ensure there is a level playing field and we remain committed to our compliance with UKAD.”

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