List of Olympic venues in tennis

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For the Summer Olympics, there are 15 venues that have been or will be used for tennis. This counts separately the two different venues of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon: The original Worple Road venue (now used by Wimbledon High School) was used for the 1908 Summer Olympics; the current Church Road venue, opened in 1922, was used for the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Each venue was also used that year for the Wimbledon Championships.)

Games Venue Surface Capacity Ref.
1896 Athens Athens Lawn Tennis Club Grass Not listed [1]
1900 Paris Cercle de Puteaux Grass Not listed [2]
1904 St. Louis Francis Field (courts outside the stadium) Not listed Not listed [3]
1908 London All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (Worple Road) Grass Not listed [4][5]
1912 Stockholm Östermalm Athletic Grounds** Grass Not listed [6]
1920 Antwerp Beerschot Tennis Club Grass Not listed [7]
1924 Paris Stade de Tennis de Colombes Grass Not listed [8]
1988 Seoul Olympic Tennis Center Hard 15,000 [9]
1992 Barcelona Tennis de la Vall d'Hebron Clay 8,000 [10]
1996 Atlanta Stone Mountain Tennis Center Hard 27,500 [11] [12]
2000 Sydney NSW Tennis Centre Hard 10,000 [13]
2004 Athens Athens Olympic Tennis Centre Hard (DecoTurf) 8,600 [14]
2008 Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Center Hard 17,400 [15]
2012 London All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (Church Road) Grass 30,000 [16]
2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Tennis Center 18,250 [17]

** — Stockholm's Östermalm Athletic Grounds was also the venue for other Olympic games competition besides tennis, namely Equestrian, Fencing and Modern pentathlon (fencing)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ History of the Athens Lawn Tennis Club. (English) & (Greek) - accessed 3 October 2010.
  2. ^ Sports-reference.com Summer Olympics Paris 6-11 July 1900 tennis men's singles results. Accessed 14 November 2010.
  3. ^ Spalding's report of the 1904 Summer Olympics. pp. 222-9, 233-47. Accessed 4 October 2010.
  4. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. p. 209. Accessed 28 April 2011.
  5. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. p. 220. Accessed 28 April 2011.
  6. ^ 1912 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 218–20. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  7. ^ Sports-reference.com profile of Tennis at the 1920 Summer Olympics.
  8. ^ 1924 Olympics official report. pp. 374-397. (French)
  9. ^ 1988 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. p. 180. Accessed 1 December 2010.
  10. ^ 1992 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 246-9. Accessed 6 December 2010.
  11. ^ 1996 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 544. Accessed 9 December 2010.
  12. ^ 1996 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 3. pp. 448, 453. Accessed 9 September 2010.
  13. ^ 2000 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 375. Accessed 16 December 2010.
  14. ^ 2004 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. p. 409. Accessed 22 December 2010.
  15. ^ "Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Court". Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  16. ^ London2012.com profile of Wimbledon (All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Accessed 30 December 2010.
  17. ^ "Olympic Tennis Center" (PDF), Rio de Janeiro 2016 Candidate File 2, (BOC), February 16, 2009, pp. 50–51, retrieved December 2, 2009.