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Djokovic, Pospisil, Jabeur and Badosa named in PTPA Player Executive Committee

The association also released the five core tenets of the PTPA Principles

PTPA co-founders Djokovic and Pospisil play doubles at the 2023 Adelaide International PTPA co-founders Djokovic and Pospisil play doubles at the 2023 Adelaide International Image Credit: AI/Reuters/Panoramic

The Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA) has named its first Player Executive Committee which includes co-founders Novak Djokovic and Vasek Pospisil, as well as current WTA world No 2 Ons Jabeur and former WTA world no 2 Paula Badosa.

The other four players who make up the eight-member committee are Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz and American John Isner on the men’s side, and China’s Saisai Zheng and American Bethanie Mattek-Sands on the women’s side.

“We are grateful to have this extraordinarily accomplished and diverse group of women and men serve on our first Player Executive Committee,” PTPA Executive Director Ahmad Nassar said. “These individuals represent some of the strongest and most passionate voices in professional tennis, and they will have a profound impact on our efforts at the PTPA to serve all players.”

The five core tenets of the PTPA Principles that were released include:

  1. Take collective action and advocate on behalf of tennis players globally
  2. Obtain players’ fair share of the business of tennis and terms of participation
  3. Optimize and rigorously protect tennis players’ rights
  4.  Safeguard tennis player’s’ welfare and protect players from abuse
  5. Advocate for, and contribute to, the best vision and structure of tennis globally

The PTPA, which was launched amidst much fanfare on the eve of the 2022 US Open, also unveiled its comprehensive organizational principles which aims to protect, respect and guarantee the fundamental rights of players.

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