ITF fact sheet for the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event

Please find below the ITF fact sheet for the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event that will be held at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon from Saturday 28 July until Sunday 5 August. Entries for the event will be based on the world rankings of Monday 11 June, with the full list of entries published on Thursday 28 June. For the latest news from the Olympic Tennis Event, visit www.itftennis.com/olympics, www.twitter.com/olympicstennis and www.facebook.com/ITFOlympicTennis.

 

Dates Opening Ceremony……………………………………..Friday 27 JulyClosing Ceremony……………………………………….Sunday 12 August

Olympic Tennis Event…………………………………Saturday 28 July – Sunday 5 August

Venue All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon, London
Number of Courts 12 match courts; 7 practice courts (from 23 July)
Additional Practice 4 additional courts available for practice at nearby Southlands College (from 16 July)
Seating Capacity Centre Court…………………………………………………..14,971No 1 Court……………………………………………………….11,393

Court 2……………………………………………………………..4,060

Remaining Courts (total)…………………………..2,000

Events Men’s / Women’s Singles…………………………..64 DrawMen’s / Women’s Doubles……………………….. 32 Draw

Mixed Doubles………………………………………………. 16 Draw

Please note that players are allowed to enter all three events. Mixed Doubles entries will be on site.

Format of Matches Men’s / Women’s Singles…………………………..Best of 3 sets (tiebreak in first 2 sets only)Please note that the Men’s Singles Final is best of 5 sets.

Men’s / Women’s Doubles………………………..Best of 3 sets (tiebreak in first 2 sets only)

Mixed Doubles………………………………………………Best of 3 sets (tiebreak in first 2 sets; match tiebreak as 3rd set)

Surface Grass
Official Ball Slazenger Wimbledon Ultra Vis Hydroguard
Referee Stefan Fransson
Draw Thursday 26 July – Debenture Holders Lounge, All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon at 11am
Olympic Tennis Celebration Lunch Saturday 4 August – Cannizaro House Hotel, Wimbledon at 11am (by invitation only)
Player Eligibility All players must be in good standing with their National Association and the ITF. They must also make themselves available to their National Association for selection to represent their country in Davis Cup / Fed Cup in 2 of the following years – 2009, 2010, 2011 or 2012 – provided that one of those years is either 2011 or 2012. In 2009, 2010, 2011 or 2012, a player who makes themself available for selection for one Tie in Davis Cup / Fed Cup will be deemed to have fulfilled the requirement for that year.
Number of Competitors 172 (maximum)Maximum of 6 men per country, of which a maximum of 4 men may compete in the singles event, and a maximum of 2 doubles teams may compete in the doubles event.

Maximum of 6 women per country, of which a maximum of 4 women may compete in the singles event, and a maximum of 2 doubles teams may compete in the doubles event.

From those competitors already on site and entered into singles or doubles, a maximum of 2 mixed doubles teams from any country may compete in the mixed doubles event.

Selection Date Recognised World Rankings of 11 June 2012 will be used to select players eligible for Direct Acceptance in singles and doubles.
Selection Procedures Men’s and Women’s Singles events: 56 players will qualify as Direct Acceptances based on the recognised Singles World Rankings of 11 June 2012. 6 ITF Places will be allocated by the ITF based on the recognised Singles World Rankings and the regional/NOC representation. 2 Invitation Places will be allocated by the Tripartite Commission.Men’s and Women’s Doubles events: 24 teams will qualify as Direct Acceptances based on their combined recognised World Rankings of 11 June 2012 (with each player using the best of their Singles and Doubles World Ranking). Doubles players ranked in the Top 10 will be eligible for Direct Acceptance providing their partner has a recognised World Ranking, they are entered by their respective NOC/NA and their nomination does not bring the number of athletes for that NOC to more than 6 men/women. 8 ITF Places will be allocated by the ITF based on the recognised World Rankings and the regional/NOC representation, and ensuring the maximum quota is not exceeded.

Mixed Doubles event: from the mixed doubles sign-in entries received from National Associations on site, 12 pairs will qualify as Direct Acceptances based on their combined recognised World Rankings of 11 June 2012 (with each player using the best of their Singles and Doubles World Ranking). 4 ITF Places will be allocated by the ITF based on the recognised World Rankings and the regional/NOC representation.

Entry Deadlines 2 April 2012…………………………………………………….National Associations to return completed Entry by Country Form, endorsedby their NOC, to the ITF

14 June 2012…………………………………………………..ITF to inform National Associations/NOCs of players eligible for

Direct Acceptance and to send out application forms for ITF Places

21 June 2012…………………………………………………..National Associations/NOCs to confirm the entry of players eligible for

direct acceptance and to return application form for ITF Places

28 June 2012………………………………………………….ITF to confirm to National Association/NOCs the allocation of ITF Places

and publish the full list of entries

9 July 2012……………………………………………………..NOCs to submit Entry Forms to London 2012 Organising Committee

31 July 2012…………………………………………………….11am deadline for ITF to receive on-site entries into the Mixed Doubles Event

Further Information Olympic Tennis DepartmentInternational Tennis Federation

Bank Lane, Roehampton, London SW15 5XZ, UK

Tel: +44 208 878 6464 (general switchboard)

Fax: +44 208 878 4751

Email: [email protected]

www.itftennis.com/olympics

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