Olympic Tennis Event

Rio 2016 logoThe 2016 Olympic Tennis Event took place at the Olympic Tennis Centre in Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro from 6-14 August and the Paralympic Tennis Event took place on 9-16 September.

The next Olympic and Paralympic Tennis events will take place at Tokyo 2020 at Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo Bay.

Tennis is now firmly established within the Olympic family, although it hasn’t always been that way. Many people don't realise that tennis was one of the original sports at Athens 1896, the first modern Olympics, and continued to be contested until Paris 1924, but then disputes between the International Olympic Committee and the International Lawn Tennis Federation, now the ITF, ended with tennis being withdrawn.

Following demonstration/exhibition events at Mexico City 1968 and Los Angeles 1984, tennis was finally reinstated as a medal sport at Seoul 1988. Since then, the Olympic Tennis Event has gone from strength to strength and a gold medal is now one of the most coveted prizes in the game for today's star names.

Visit the ITF's Olympic Tennis Event website for more information about the Games, including all of the results from Rio 2016.

- ITFtennis.com/olympics

The Olympic Tennis Event and Youth Olympic Tennis Event are managed by the ITF on behalf of the International Olympic Committee, and in conjunction with the Organising Committee for each individual Games. The Paralympic Tennis Event is also managed by the ITF on behalf of the International Paralympic Committee.