The Olympic Tennis Event at London 2012 was staged on the grass courts of The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon.
The tournament included men’s singles/doubles and women’s singles/doubles, while mixed doubles also made an Olympic comeback.
Key dates for London 2012
- Opening ceremony: 27 July
- Tennis starts: 28 July
- Tennis ends: 5 August
- Closing ceremony: 12 August
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the International Olympic Committee and the International Lawn Tennis Federation, now the ITF, ended with tennis being withdrawn.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 London 2012 along with news, interviews, photos, history info and live scoring during the Games.
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.