Tennis at the 1896 Summer Olympics

At the 1896 Summer Olympics, two tennis events were contested, both for men. They began on 8 April and continued on 9 April, 10 April, and 11 April.[1] 13 or 15 competitors from six nations, including seven Greeks, took part in the tennis competition. Many of the doubles teams were of mixed nationality, including all three medalist pairs. None of the leading players of the time such as Wimbledon champion Harold Mahony, U.S champion Robert Wrenn, William Larned or Wilfred Baddeley participated. To strengthen the field, the organization added sportsmen from other Olympic events, including weightlifter Momčilo Tapavica, hammer thrower George S. Robertson and 800-metres runners Edwin Flack and Friedrich Traun.[2]

Tennis at the 1896 Summer Olympics
Date8–11 April 1896
Edition1st
SurfaceRed clay
LocationAthens Lawn Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
 John Boland (GBR)
Men's Doubles
 John Boland / Friedrich Traun (ZZX)
Summer Olympics · 1900