Players alternate hitting a ball using rackets over a net. There are singles (one against one) and doubles (two against two) events for both men and women, and mixed doubles (each team consisting of one male and one female player).
In tennis, points are uniquely referred to as “love,” “fifteen” and so on. Watching at a court, spectators will be able to gain a direct sense of the emotions of the players. The tactical abilities of the players and the tense atmosphere during rallies are overwhelming.
- Rectangular courts were created in 1875 for Wimbledon. Originally, the court was an hour-glass shape
- The Wimbledon Championships, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and considered to be the most prestigious
Days of competition: 11 days
Competition dates: 16–26 September
Medal events: 5
Competition venue: Indoor Tennis Centre