June 21, 2012

"Tennis Fun In The Summer Sun" - Your Olympic Tennis Fix

All this week, Tennis Fixation is hosting a series of "Tennis Fun In The Summer Sun" posts, designed to help you play your best summer tennis. In today's post, we help you prepare for tennis at the 2012 Summer Olympics with another of our Olympic Tennis Fix posts.

Are you ready for Olympic tennis? If not, no worries. Here are answers to all of your most basic questions about tennis at the 2012 London Olympic Games. And to start - check out this cute photo of the Bryan Brothers from Vogue magazine's Team USA issue. Apparently, as the model in this photo demonstrates, someone has designed a romper that looks vaguely like a tennis ball. And now, on to the Olympic tennis facts:

Where will the Olympic tennis matches take place?
The matches will take place on the beautiful grass courts of Wimbledon.  These matches will be held right after the Wimbledon Slam wraps up so it will be interesting to see what condition the courts are in (impeccable is my best guess).

How many medal events are there?
There are five tennis events - Men's Singles and Doubles, Women's Singles and Doubles, and Mixed Doubles (which was last played in the Olympics in 1924).

How many tennis players will participate in the Olympics?
172 - 86 men and 86 women

What is the schedule of play?
Men's Singles and Doubles and Women's Singles and Doubles all begin on Saturday, July 28. Mixed Doubles starts on Wednesday, August 1. Medals for Men's Doubles and Women's Singles will be awarded on Saturday, August 4. Medals for Men's Singles, Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles will be given on Sunday, August 5.

How many tennis balls will be used during the Olympics?
Approximately 26,400 tennis balls will be used! I wonder what they do with those when they're done playing with them.

Who are your Olympic tennis medal favorites? Let me know in a comment below and you'll be entered in the "Tennis Fun In The Summer Sun" Giveaway. For all of the details and for ways to get more entries, just click on this link: A Week of "Tennis Fun In The Summer Fun" And A Giveaway!

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