The ITF has announced the launch of a new junior education programme called ‘ITF Knowledge’, designed to better prepare young players for a career in the professional game.
The online programme, which consists of videos, apps, leaflets, PDF information and question and answer session, has initially launched with two available modules – anti-doping and integrity – with further topics set to follow.
ITF Knowledge has been created in line with the strategic priorities laid out in ITF2024, which features a significant emphasis on integrity.
The anti-doping module is designed to supplement the detection and deterrence elements of the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (TADP), with the aim of contributing to the overall effectiveness of the TADP.
The module comprises documents, video and a quiz to provide a more effective combination of education tools for players around the subject of anti-doping. As an additional benefit, those who complete the module are given access to additional online education materials.
The integrity module provides an introduction to the Tennis Integrity Unit, the anti-corruption body which covers all professional tennis around the world.
The aim of the module is to inform and educate players about integrity in tennis and to protect them on their journey as a tennis player. Through a range of interactive activities including video, quiz questions and real life case studies, players will develop a better understanding of their responsibilities under the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme (TACP) and know when to take action to protect themselves.
ITF Knowledge is aimed primarily at players who register through their IPIN, but is also accessible to coaches, parents and any others who wish to sign-up, and is available in three different languages – English, French and Spanish.