Anti-Doping Rules

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Anti-Doping Rules & Governance

LTA Anti-Doping Programme

The LTA Disciplinary Code includes provisions for anti-doping (Appendix 1 – The Tennis Anti-Doping Programme) that are consistent with the National Anti-Doping Rules and the ITF’s Anti-Doping rules.

View the LTA Anti-Doping Regulations.

View the Clean Tennis Summary - 2020.

ITF Tennis Anti-Doping Programme

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

For further information view the ITF Tennis Anti-Doping Programme.

Anti-Doping Rule Violations

There are 11 Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs). All 11 apply to players and seven (*) also apply to player support personnel and other persons.

1. Presence

2. Use or Attempted Use

3. Evading, refusing or Failing to Submit to Sample Collection

4. Whereabouts failures

5. Possession*

6. Administration*

7. Tampering or attempted tampering*

8. Trafficking or attempted trafficking*

9. Complicity or Attempted Complicity*

10. Prohibited Association*

11. Acts by an Athlete or Other Person to Discourage or Retaliate Against Reporting to Authorities*

Anti-Doping Governance


Anti-doping is regulated internationally by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). WADA is responsible for the World Anti-Doping Code, from which all sports anti-doping regulations stem. 


UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) governs anti-doping in the UK. It is responsible for the implementation of the National Anti-Doping Policy and ensuring UK sports comply with the Policy and the WAD Code. 


The ITF is responsible for the global governance of tennis, including the anti-doping regulations for professional tennis events. As a member national association of the ITF, the LTA is responsible for anti-doping in British tennis.

For further information about anti-doping governance please view the UKAD website: