Olympic Tennis Centre (Rio de Janeiro)

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Olympic Tennis Centre
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Location Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Coordinates 22°58′44″S 43°23′47″W / 22.978822°S 43.396382°W / -22.978822; -43.396382Coordinates: 22°58′44″S 43°23′47″W / 22.978822°S 43.396382°W / -22.978822; -43.396382
Capacity 18,000 total for the three show courts
10,000 (Maria Esther Bueno Court)
5,000 (Show Court 1)
3,000 (Show Court 2)
250 (Match Courts)
Surface Hard (GreenSet Grand Prix Cushion)
Construction cost R$162.8m
Tennis events for the 2016 Summer Olympics, and wheelchair tennis events for the 2016 Summer Paralympics

The Olympic Tennis Centre (Portuguese: Centro Olímpico de Tênis) is a tennis venue located in the Barra Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca in the west zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The centre will host tennis events of the 2016 Summer Olympics, and the wheelchair tennis events of the 2016 Summer Paralympics. The centre was built on the site of the former Nelson Piquet International Autodrome.

The centre consists of a tennis stadium and 15 ancillary courts.[1] The surface will be hard court, supplied by GreenSet.[2][3][4]

Construction started in 2013 and was completed in 2016.

In December 2015, the centre court was named after Maria Esther Bueno, a retired Brazilian tennis player, who became the first woman ever to win all four Grand Slam doubles titles in one year.[5]


  1. ^ "Olympic Tennis Centre". Rio 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Olympic Games Tennis legacy may leverage the sport after the “Age of Guga” rio2016.com
  3. ^ Tandon, Kamakshi (14 February 2015). "Nadal surprised at hard-court selection for 2016 Olympics in Rio". Tennis. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  4. ^ url=http://www.itftennis.com/olympics/venue/barra-olympic-park.aspx
  5. ^ Fontes, Carol (12 December 2016). "Paes inaugura arena olímpica de tênis em homenagem a Maria Esther Bueno". globoesporte (in Portuguese). Retrieved 10 March 2016.