Tennis Rules and Regulations For the Paris Olympics 2024

The tennis competitions at Paris Olympics 2024 will be held at the Stade Roland Garros, the same venue as the French Open.

The history of tennis at the Summer Olympics is immense. Although players are used to competing alone during the season at Grand Slams and other events, the Olympics give athletes the chance to compete for something greater.

Tennis has changed significantly over the years in the Olympics. Conflicts of interest over the definition of amateur players between the International Lawn Tennis Federation and the IOC led to its elimination following the 1924 Summer Olympics, although it had made its debut at the 1896 Summer Olympics. Tennis was a full-medal sport that was available to players of all ages and professional levels when it returned to the Summer Olympics in 1988.

Notable Americans have climbed to the top of the podium at the Summer Olympics, and Paris 2024 won’t be any different.

Here, we’ll look at the tennis rules and regulations for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris:

When does tennis start in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris?

The tennis competitions are scheduled to take place from July 27 to August 4.

Where will tennis be played during the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris?

The tennis competitions will be held at the Stade Roland Garros, the same venue as the French Open.

For the first time since Barcelona in 1992, clay courts will be utilized for an Olympic tennis competition in Paris in 2024. Additionally, it will be the first time the match is held at a Grand Slam location since Wimbledon, which is the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

How can athletes qualify for Paris 2024?

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The tennis qualifying process for Paris 2024 is common with regulations and exclusions.

The basic rules provide that each NOC can qualify a maximum of 12 competitors, six for each gender, who will be split over the five tennis events. Furthermore, the direct approval.

There is a 64-player field in the singles draw.

  • A maximum of four players per NOC and a player’s ranking in the top 400 in singles are two of the essential requirements. 
  • 56 players will be approved directly. 
  • One spot in every event is reserved for France as the host country. 
  • Six players are ITF Places*, and a universality place takes the last position.

ITF Places are basically awarded to the top finishers or champions of major international team competitions (2023 Pan-American Games, 2022 Asian Games, 2023 Adrican Games). Olympic or Grand Slam singles champions are reserved for the remaining two ITF spots (according to certain requirements).

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32 teams are competing in the men’s and women’s doubles events:

  • Each NOC has two players.
  • The top 10 ATP and WTA doubles players can qualify with a partner from the same NOC if they rank among the top 300 overall and adhere to the NOC’s requirements.
  • Next, teams are chosen by combining partner raking.
  • Finally, teams are chosen based on the teams whose members have already qualified for a singles event. 

16 teams are competing in the mixed doubles event:

  • Per NOC, only one team is permitted.
  • Qualification is determined by adding up the partners’ rankings.