If you have an illness or condition that requires Use of a medication or other product containing a substance or using a method that is on the Prohibited List, a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) is required. A TUE permits you to use the prohibited medication or method without committing an Anti-Doping Rule Violation, providing that all such use is in accordance with the conditions of the TUE.
TUEs are required for events covered by the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme, including:
-Grand Slam tournaments
-Davis Cup, Fed Cup and Hopman Cup
-Olympic Tennis Event, the Paralympic Tennis Event, other IOC-recognised International Events
-WTA tournaments and season-end championships
-ATP World Tour tournaments and ATP World Tour Finals
-ATP Challenger Tour tournaments
-ITF Pro Circuit tournaments
-ITF Juniors events and ITF Seniors events
-ITF Wheelchair events
-ITF Beach Tennis Tour events.
If you are unsure whether you require a TUE or would like to check whether a supplement or medication contains a prohibited substance; please download and complete a 'Product Information Request Form'. The completed from should then be sent to IDTM using one of the following methods:
· By email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
· By fax to: +46 8 555 10 995
· By registered post/courier to: IDTM, Stockholmsvägen 18, 181 33 Lidingö, Sweden
To apply for a TUE:
- Download a Word version of the TUE Application Form (available on this page and at www.idtm.se)
- Ask your physician to complete the form in UPPER CASE and in English, and preferably typed. If the form is incomplete or illegible, it will be returned unprocessed.
- Submit the completed form to IDTM, with all necessary supporting medical evidence,(please download the 'Supporting Medical Information' document at the bottom of this page for more information).
- If you do not receive notification that your TUE application has been received within 72 hours, you should contact IDTM again, as it may be that your contact information is illegible or incorrect and that they have been unable to contact you.
- An application for a new TUE (or renewal of an existing TUE) should be submitted at least 30 days in advance of the first date on which use of the substance is required.
- Please note that failure to provide the required information may result in the application being denied, and/or returned, whilst if the information provided is inconclusive, you may be requested to supply additional information, which will thereby delay the processing of an application.
- You are advised not to use any prohibited substance without a valid TUE.
Applications for retroactive TUEs are limited to medical emergencies and ‘exceptional circumstances’. Exceptional circumstances are those in which “there was insufficient time or opportunity for an applicant to submit, or a TUE Committee to consider, an application prior to Doping Control.” For further information on retroactive TUEs, please download the pdf document below.