Anti-Doping Rules

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Anti-Doping Rules

The LTA Disciplinary Code includes provisions for anti-doping (Appendix 1 – The Tennis Anti-Doping Programme) that are consistent with the ITF’s Anti-Doping rules. The LTA is also compliant with the National Anti-Doping Policy 'The World Anti-Doping Code'.

Players shouId ensure that they:

  • Acquaint themselves with the rules
  • Ensure that each person from whom he/she takes advice is acquainted with all the requirements of the rules
  • Know what constitutes an Anti-Doping Rule Violation, 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 cooperate with any LTA, ITF, UKAD or other Anti-Doping Organisation’s investigation into possible Anti-Doping Rule Violations.

The ITF runs the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme which applies to all players competing at Grand Slams and events sanctioned by the ITF, ATP and WTA.

View the LTA Tennis Anti-Doping Programme.

View the ITF Anti-Doping Rules.