Advice to Players from the TIU re unsanctioned tennis events

15 April 2020

The suspension of professional tennis is an uncertain and challenging time for the tennis community. Although all ATP, WTA and ITF events are currently suspended until at least 13 July 2020, some privately organised exhibition matches, tournaments and even eSports events will start to take place where and when local government restrictions allow.

We understand that these will be attractive opportunities to many of you eager to play and to earn an income. While the playing opportunities created are welcomed, we must advise you that there may be an elevated risk of corruption and corrupt approaches in some of these environments.

As these events may not be organised or recognised by governing bodies or national associations, it is very important that you understand that anti-corruption rules will still apply to you. As a tennis player covered by the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP) you are reminded that:

  • You cannot bet on any tennis event.
  • You must not facilitate or encourage others to bet on any tennis event. This includes but is not limited to conducting personal appearances or participating in events organised by tennis betting companies, and the promotion of tennis betting via social media or links to their websites.
  • You cannot be employed or otherwise engaged by a tennis betting company, for example being sponsored by them. Nor can you wear clothing or use equipment displaying logos, graphics or text related to tennis betting companies.

* The full TACP rules can be found here.

If you are considering entering an event during this time and have any questions or concerns you are encouraged to contact the TIU for advice. We are here to help and advise. Remember, if you do receive a corrupt approach  at any time, it is your responsibility to report it directly to the TIU as soon as possible.

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Published 15 April 2020 15:00

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