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Tennis Schedule and Venue for Rio 2016 Olympic Games


Tennis in Summer Games: Tennis is a racquet game, which involves two players or two teams of two players. The origin of the sport can be traced back to the ancient Greece. The event seems to have developed from the ancient sport, " sphairistike". However, the modern tennis emerged in the later half of the nineteenth century. A tennis match between two players is known as singles and a tennis match between teams of two players is known as doubles. In tennis, the players hit the ball with a racquet. A hollow rubber ball is used for the sport. Various techniques have been implemented by the players to excel in the sport. The International Tennis Federation or the ITF is the international governing body for the sport. The other organizations having governing power are the Association of Tennis Professional or the ATP and the Women's Tennis Association or the WTA.


The 2016 Games in Numbers


  • Nations Participating : 56
  • Number of Athletes : 200
  • Total Events : 5

Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Tennis Schedule


The Rio Olympics Tennis Event will start on Saturday 6 August and finish on Sunday 14 August, 2016.
DateStart TimeEnd TimeDisciplineGenderDescriptionVenueZone
Aug 6, 201610:4516:30TennisM/FMen's & Women's Singles DoublesOlympicTennis Centre - Centre CourtBarra
Aug 6, 201611:0020:00TennisM/FMen's & Women's Singles DoublesOlympicTennis Centre - Court 1Barra
Aug 6, 201611:0020:00TennisM/FMen's & Women's Singles DoublesOlympicTennis Centre - Court 2Barra
Aug 6, 201611:0020:00TennisM/FMen's & Women's SinglesOlympicTennisBarra
Aug 6, 201618:4523:00TennisM/FMen's & Women's Singles DoublesOlympic Tennis Centre - Centre CourtBarra
Aug 7, 201610:4516:30TennisM/FMen's & Women's Singles DoublesOlympic Tennis Centre - Centre CourtBarra
Aug 7, 201611:0020:00TennisM/FMen's & Women's Singles DoublesOlympic Tennis Centre - Court 1Barra
Aug 7, 201611:0020:00TennisM/FMen's & Women's Singles DoublesOlympic Tennis Centre - Court 2Barra
Aug 7, 201611:0020:00TennisM/FMen's & Women's Singles DoublesOlympic Tennis Centre - Courts 3-9Barra
Aug 7, 201618:4523:00TennisM/FMen's & Women's Singles DoublesOlympic Tennis Centre - Centre CourtBarra
Aug 8, 201610:4516:30TennisM/FMen's & Women's Singles DoublesOlympic Tennis Centre - Centre CourtBarra
Aug 8, 201611:0020:00TennisM/FMen's & Women's Singles DoublesOlympic Tennis Centre - Court 1Barra
Aug 8, 201611:0020:00TennisM/FMen's & Women's Singles DoublesOlympic Tennis Centre - Court 2Barra
Aug 8, 201611:0020:00TennisM/FMen's & Women's Singles DoublesOlympic Tennis Centre - Courts 3-9Barra
Aug 8, 201618:4523:00TennisM/FMen's & Women's Singles DoublesOlympic Tennis Centre - Centre CourtBarra
Aug 9, 201610:4516:30TennisM/FSingles: M Rnd 2 W Rnd 3 Doubles: M QF W Rnd 2 &Olympic Tennis Centre -Barra
Aug 9, 201611:0020:00TennisM/FSingles: M Rnd 2 W Rnd 3. Doubles: M QF W Rnd 2 & QFOlympic Tennis Centre - Court 1Barra
Aug 9, 201611:0020:00TennisM/FSingles: M Rnd 2 W Rnd 3 Doubles: M QF W Rnd 2 & QFOlympic Tennis Centre - Court 2Barra
Aug 9, 201611:0020:00TennisM/FSingles: M Rnd 2 W Rnd 3 Doubles: M QF W Rnd 2 & QFOlympic Tennis Centre - Courts 3-9Barra
Aug 9, 201618:4523:00TennisM/FSingles: M Rnd 2 W Rnd 3 Doubles: M QF W Rnd 2 & QFOlympic Tennis Centre - Centre CourtBarra
Aug 10, 201610:4516:30TennisM/FSingles: M Rnd 3 W QF Doubles: M SF W QFOlympic Tennis Centre - Centre CourtBarra
Aug 10, 201611:0020:00TennisM/FSingles: M Rnd 3 W QF Doubles: M SF W QFOlympic Tennis Centre - Court 1Barra
Aug 10, 201611:0020:00TennisM/FSingles: M Rnd 3 W QF Doubles: M SF W QF Mixed Rnd 1Olympic Tennis Centre - Court 2Barra
Aug 10, 201611:0020:00TennisM/FSingles: Men's Rnd 3 Doubles: Mixed Rnd 1Olympic Tennis Centre - Courts 3-9Barra
Aug 10, 201618:4523:00TennisM/FSingles: M Rnd 3 W QF Doubles: M SF W QF Mixed Rnd 1Olympic Tennis Centre - Centre CourtBarra
Aug 11, 201612:0020:00TennisM/FSingles: M QF W SF Doubles: W SF Mixed QFOlympic Tennis Centre - Centre CourtBarra
Aug 11, 201612:0020:00TennisM/FSingles: Men's QF Doubles: Women's SF Mixed QFOlympic Tennis Centre - Court 1Barra
Aug 11, 201612:0020:00TennisM/FDoubles: Women's Semi- finals Mixed Quarter-finalsOlympic Tennis Centre - Court 2Barra
Aug 12, 201612:0020:00TennisMSingles: Men's Semi-finals Doubles: Men's Gold FinalOlympic Tennis Centre - Centre CourtBarra
Aug 12, 201612:0020:00TennisM/FDoubles: Men's Bronze Final Mixed Semi-finalsOlympic Tennis Centre - Court 1Barra
Aug 13, 201612:0020:00TennisM/FSingles: Men's Bronze Final Women's Bronze Gold FinalsOlympic Tennis Centre - Centre CourtBarra
Aug 13, 201612:0020:00TennisM/FDoubles: Women's and Mixed Bronze FinalsOlympic Tennis Centre - Court 1Barra
Aug 14, 201612:0020:00TennisM/FSingles: M W Gold Finals Doubles: Mixed Gold FinalOlympic Tennis Centre - Centre CourtBarra


Tennis in the Summer Games: Lawn tennis was included in the Olympic program at the 1896 Athens Summer Games. The event was dropped from the schedule in the 1924 Olympics. Later lawn tennis was twice held as a demonstration sport. Tennis reappeared permanently in the Olympic program at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games. The format of the Olympic tennis competition is a single knockout round. The events contested by both men and women at the Olympic tennis competition are-


  • Men's singles
  • Men's doubles
  • Women's singles
  • Women's doubles

Rules of Tennis: The International Tennis Federation or the ITF is the setter of the tennis rules at the international level. Some of the rules followed at the international tennis tournaments are-


  • The court, on which tennis is played, is of rectangular shape. The court essentially has a flat surface. The length and width of the tennis court have to be as per the ITF rules.
  • The tennis court should be properly marked during the match for the players' convenience.
  • Four types of courts can be used during the international tennis competitions. The most commonly used courts are-clay court, grass court, hard-court and indoor court.
  • Tennis matches generally consist if five sets. The sets comprise of a number of games.
  • During the tennis match, a certain type of numbering system is used. Different terminology is used for announcing the points during the tennis match.
  • An umpire is appointed during the tennis match to supervise the play.
  • The strokes or shots, which can be used during the tennis matches, are specified by the ITF in its rule-book.
  • For commencement of any foul, a player can be fined according to the seriousness of the foul.
  • A point is deducted from the player's score for violating the hindrance rule set by the ITF.
  • The structure of the ball used in the tennis matches and the dimension of the racquets used during the matches are predetermined by the ITF.

Medal winners in Tennis: Thomas Haas, Arnaud di Pasquale, Nicolas Massu, Mardy Fish, Fernando Gonzalez, Nicolas Kiefer, Mario Ancic, Andre Agassi, Sergi Bruguera, Marc Rosset, Jordi Arrese, Miloslav Mecir, Vincent Richards, Todd Woodbridge, Rainer Schuttler, Mark Woodforde, Daniel Nestor and Ivan Ljubicic are some of the leading male tennis players.


Some of the famous female tennis players are Venus Williams, Elena Dementieva, Justine Henin-Hardenne, Amelie Mauresmo, Alicia Molik, Monica Seles, Jana Novotna, Lindsay Davenport, Jennifer Capriati, Steffi Graf, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Gabriela Sabatini, Suzanne Lenglen, Serena Williams, Virginia Ruano Pascual, Paola Suarez, Li Ting and Sun Tiantian.

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Last updated on: August 03, 2016



Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.

 

Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.


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