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Tennis at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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Location address: United Kingdom, Merton
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The tennis tournaments at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London were staged at the All England Club in Wimbledon, from 28 July to 5 August. This was the first grass court tournament since tennis was reintroduced to the Olympics. A total of 190 players competed in five events: singles and doubles for both men and women and, for the first time since 1924, mixed doubles were officially included. The Olympic tennis events were run and organised by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF), and were part of the Association of Tennis Professionals and Women’s Tennis Association’s tours.

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Six tennis events were contested at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. Indoor tennis event, officially called ‘covered courts’, were held for the first time, along with the usual outdoor events. Women’s tennis returned, with women’s singles (but not women’s doubles or mixed doubles) and indoor women’s singles. The indoor events were held at the covered courts of the Queens Club and began on May 6, 1908, ahead of the official start of the Games while the outdoor tournament was played on grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Worple Road from July 6 through July 11, 1908. In total 50 players, 40 men and 10 women, competed. Five nations made their tennis debuts, while five more returned to competition for a total of ten nations. Two players, Les Poidevin and Wimbledon champion Tony Wilding were nominated for Australasia but through administrative bungling they were not entered.

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