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Tennis at the 1906 Athina Summer Games

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Date Started: April 23, 1906
Date Finished: April 26, 1906
Events: 4

Participants: 27 (21 men and 6 women) from 6 countries
Youngest Participant: NED Guus Kessler (17 years, 310 days)
Oldest Participant: GRE Dimitrios Kasdaglis (33 years, 195 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): FRA Max Décugis (3 medals)
Most Medals (Country): GRE Greece (6 medals)

Overview

The tennis events at the 1906 Olympic Games were held at the Athens Lawn Tennis Club near the Ilissus River. Tennis events were also held there in 1896, although some of the 1896 tennis events were held on the infield of the Neo Phaliron velodrome. The 1906 events were held on clay courts. There were four competitions held: men's singles, ladies' singles, men's doubles, and mixed doubles. The turn-out was very poor considering the world's top players - none of them were present in Athens. The top player there in 1906 was the Frenchman, Max Decugis, who succeeded in winning three gold medals, in men's singles, and doubles and, with his wife as his partner, in the mixed doubles. No British tennis players competed, and none of the top Americans were in Athens. The women's singles had a particularly weak field, with only six competitors present.

Medalists