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Tennis at the 1896 Athina Summer Games

1896 Summer Games: Next Summer Games

Sports:

Host City: Athina, Greece
Date Started: April 8, 1896
Date Finished: April 11, 1896
Events: 2

Participants: 13 (13 men and 0 women) from 6 countries
Youngest Participant: GRE Konstantinos Paspatis (17 years, 308 days)
Oldest Participant: GBR John Pius Boland (25 years, 205 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): GBR John Pius Boland and GRE Dimitrios Kasdaglis (2 medals)
Most Medals (Country): GRE Greece (3 medals)

Overview

The tennis events of the 1896 Olympics were held at the [cycling velodrome], the Neon Phaliron, and at the [Athens Lawn Tennis Club, near the Ilissos River]. Two tennis courts were constructed in the infield of the velodrome and a few matches were contested there. The tennis tournament had none of the top players in the world, who were mostly the Brits who starred at Wimbledon. No Americans competed either.

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Singles GBR John Pius Boland GRE Dimitrios Kasdaglis GRE Konstantinos Paspatis
HUN Momcsilló Tapavicza
Men's Doubles MIX Mixed team-2 GRE Greece-1 MIX Mixed team-1