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Encyclopedia > Tennis at the Summer Olympics

Tennis, in the form of lawn tennis, was a summer Olympic sport contested in every Games between 1896 and 1924 before disappearing from the Olympic scene until its revival as an Olympic event at the 1988 Summer Olympics. It has been played at every edition of the Games since then. Tennis ball This article is about the sport. ... The 1896 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece. ... The Games of the VIII Olympiad were held in 1924 in Paris, France. ... The Games of the XXIV Olympiad were held in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. ...


The related sports of table tennis at the Summer Olympics and jeu de paume at the Summer Olympics (also known as "real tennis") are discussed separately.


In 1896, 1900, 1904, 1988, and 1992, semifinal losers shared bronze medals. In all other years, a playoff match for the bronze medal was staged.

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Events

Event 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 Years
Men's singles X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
Men's doubles X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
Women's singles X X X X X X X X X X 10
Women's doubles X X X X X X X 7
Mixed doubles X X X X 4
Men's singles (indoor) X X 2
Men's doubles (indoor) X X 2
Women's singles (indoor) X X 2
Mixed doubles (indoor) X 1
Events 2 5 2 7 9 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 9
Year 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04

At the 1896 Summer Olympics, two tennis events were contested. ... The final results of the Tennis competition at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. ... The final results of the Tennis competiton at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. ... The final results of the Tennis competition at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain Six tennis events were contested. ... Final results of the Tennis competition at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. ... Final results for the Tennis competition at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. ... Final results of the Tennis competition at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. ... Tennis returned to the Olympic Games in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, having been left out since the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. ... Final results for the Tennis competition at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. ... At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the United States won 3 of the 4 gold medals offered. ... Final results for the Tennis competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics: Andre Agassi (U.S.) was defending his title in the mens singles as was Lindsay Davenport (U.S.) in the womens singles event. ... Tennis at the 2004 Summer Olympics took place on ten separate courts the Olympic Tennis Centre. ... Singles final in 1896 Olympic tennis The mens singles was one of two tennis events on the Tennis at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. ... The mens doubles was one of two tennis events on the Tennis at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. ...

Nations

Nation 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 Years
Australia X
Egypt X
France X
Germany X
Great Britain and Ireland X
Greece X
Hungary X
Nations 7
Players 13
Year 96

At the 1896 Summer Olympics, two tennis events were contested. ... The final results of the Tennis competition at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. ... The final results of the Tennis competiton at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. ... The final results of the Tennis competition at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain Six tennis events were contested. ... Final results of the Tennis competition at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. ... Final results for the Tennis competition at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. ... Final results of the Tennis competition at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. ... Tennis returned to the Olympic Games in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, having been left out since the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. ... Final results for the Tennis competition at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. ... At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the United States won 3 of the 4 gold medals offered. ... Final results for the Tennis competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics: Andre Agassi (U.S.) was defending his title in the mens singles as was Lindsay Davenport (U.S.) in the womens singles event. ... Tennis at the 2004 Summer Olympics took place on ten separate courts the Olympic Tennis Centre. ...

Medals Table

Since the 1988 Olympics:

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 9 1 4 14
2 Chile 2 1 3
3 Germany 1 3 1 5
4 Czechoslovakia 1 1 2 4
5 Australia 1 1 1 3
6 Russia (1992-) 1 1 2
7 Belgium 1 1 2
West Germany (1988) 1 1 2
9 Canada 1 1
China 1 1
Switzerland 1 1
12 Spain 6 3 9
13 France 1 2 3
14 Great Britain 1 1
Netherlands 1 1
South Africa 1 1
17 Croatia 2 2
Sweden 2 2
Unified Team (1992) 2 2
20 Bulgaria 1 1
Czech Republic (1992-) 1 1
India 1 1

The Unified Team was the name used for the sports team of the former Soviet Union at both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games of 1992 (in Albertville and Barcelona, respectively). ...

Multiple gold medal winners

Nation Player Gold Silver Bronze Total
United Kingdom Reginald Doherty 3 1 4
United Kingdom Hugh Doherty 2 1 3
United States Mary Joe Fernandez 2 1 3
France Suzanne Lenglen 2 1 3
Charles Winslow 2 1 3
United Kingdom John Boland 2 2
United Kingdom Charlotte Cooper 2 2
United States Gigi Fernandez 2 2
Chile Nicolás Massú 2 2
United States Hazel Wightman 2 2
United States Venus Williams 2 2
United States Helen Wills 2 2
Tennis at the Summer Olympics
1896 | 1900 | 1904 | 1908 | 1912 | 1920 | 1924 | 1928-1980 not held | 1988 | 1992 | 1996 | 2000 | 2004
Demonstration events
1968 | 1984

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