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Tennis at the 1896 Athina Summer Games

1896 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


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 Demetrius Casdagli (2 medals)
Most Medals (Country): GRE Greece (3 medals)


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.