We provide education to players to ensure that they are up to date with anti-corruption information and can make positive, informed decisions. As part of that education, we have developed a strategy with to integrate the anti-corruption message into key levels of a player’s personal development and throughout LTA Registered Venues.
Who do the anti-corruption rules apply to?
Players, family members, coaches, officials, agents, medical staff and tournament staff and any other person who receives accreditation could be covered by either the LTA Anti-Corruption Regulations or the ITIA TACP (professional tennis). You have the responsibility to be aware of and comply with the rules.
To help protect our sport you must report any knowledge or suspicions of corruption to the ITIA as soon as possible. Any information of this nature should be reported to the ITIA even if you feel that you don't have evidence to prove it.
Failing to report corrupt activity is an offence under the anti-corruption rules.
You cannot bet on any tennis event or assist others to do so. Tennis betting companies must not sponsor, employ or provide any other benefits to you or any member of your team. You are not allowed to bet on tennis, at anytime, anywhere in the world, regardless of whether or not you are involved in the event.
Agreeing to fix any aspect of a match or tournament counts as match fixing. Fixing certain points is known as spot fixing. It is an offence to fix or attempt to fix the outcome or any aspect of a tennis event or to ask or help any other player to fix any aspect of a tennis event.
Inside information is any information not available to the public that could be used for betting purposes. Sharing inside information in return for any benefit is an offence under the TACP.
Under no circumstances can you give money or any other form of compensatio in exchange for a wild card to enter a tournament. This is an offence under the anti-corruption rules.
A corrupt approach is a request to share inside information or to fix an aspect of a match or tournament. This may be incentivised by an offer of money, financial assistance to cover expenses or other benefits relating to a tennis tournament. If you have received a message on your social media or phone do not respond to it and take a screenshot. You must not delete the message as it is important to not destroy any evidence or other information.
Find out everything you need to know about anti-corruption rules that apply to athletes and their teams.
The ITIA runs the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme which applies to all players competing at all professional events including events sanctioned by the ITF, ATP, WTA and the Grand Slams.
The ITIA publish a list of people who have been found to have breached the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme here.