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2004 OLYMPIC TENNIS EVENT FACT SHEET

nitsansh
04-09-2004, 11:54 PM
DATES:
Opening Ceremony Friday 13 August
Closing Ceremony Sunday 29 August
Olympic Tennis Event Sunday 15 –Sunday 22 August
Venue:
Olympic Tennis Centre,Athens Olympic Sports Complex
Other Sports at the Olympic Park
Athletics,Basketball,Cycling,Gymnastics,Handball,H ockey,Modern Pentathlon, Swimming
No.of courts
10 match courts;6 practice courts -All floodlit
Seating Capacity:
Centre Court 8000
Show Court 1 4000
Show Court 2 2000
Remaining Courts 7 courts seating for 200 each
Events
Men’s /Women’s Singles
Men’s /Women’s Doubles
Surface Deco Turf II
Official Ball Wilson US Open
Referee Stefan Fransson
Draw Thursday 12 August –ATHOC Auditorium,time to be determined
ITF Welcome Dinner Saturday 14 August –Athens Lawn Tennis Club,time to be determined
Age Eligibility
MEN:Minimum 14 years by 31/12/2003
WOMEN:Minimum 15 years by 13/08/2004
Player Eligibility:
Davis Cup/Fed Cup Requirements –
All players must make themselves available for selection to represent his/her
country in any of the International Team Championships of the Federation for
two (2)of the following years –2001,2002,2003 or 2004 -provided that one of
those years is either 2003 or 2004. In 2001,2002,2003 or 2004 of the Davis Cup
or Fed Cup,a player who makes him/herself available for selection for one Tie
will be deemed to have fulfilled the requirement for that year.
Number of Competitors 172 Maximum (86 men, 86 women)
Nominations
MEN:A maximum of six (6)men may be nominated by any one country.
WOMEN:A maximum of six (6)women may be nominated by any one country.
A maximum of four (4)men may compete in the men’s singles and a maximum of four (4)
women may compete in the women's singles.
A maximum of four (4)men and four (4)women may compete as teams in the men's and
women's doubles.
Size +Composition of Draws
Where practical no players from the same country shall be placed in the same quarter
of the Draw.
Men's Singles 64 Draw (48 direct acceptance,14 ITF Places &2 invitations*)
Men's Doubles 32 Draw (top 10 ranked players eligible for direct acceptance*)
Women's Singles 64 Draw (48 direct acceptance,14 ITF Places &2 invitations*)
Women’s Doubles 32 Draw (top 10 ranked players eligible for direct acceptance*)
*Conditions apply –see Regulations.(ITF Places =Wild Cards)
Selection Date
International computer rankings of 14 June 2004 will be used to select players eligible
for Direct Acceptance in singles and doubles.
Entry Deadlines
1 April ’04 –National Associations to return completed Entry forms,endorsed by each
NOC,to the ITF
17 June ’04 –ITF to inform National Associations/NOCs of players eligible for direct
acceptance and sends out application form for ITF places
28 June ’04 –National Associations/NOCs to confirm the entry of players eligible for
direct acceptance and to return application form for ITF places
5 July ’04 –ITF to confirm to National Association/NOCs the allocation of ITF places
21 July ’04 –NOCs to submit entry forms to Athens 2004 Organising Committee
FURTHER INFORMATION
CONTACT:
Olympic Tennis Department,
International Tennis Federation
Bank Lane,Roehampton,London SW15 5XZ
Tel:+44 208 878 6464 (general switchboard)
Fax:+44 208 878 4751
Email:jenny.cooke@itftennis.com
Website:http:www.itftennis.com

nitsansh
07-03-2004, 01:40 PM
bump

WF4EVER
07-31-2004, 10:27 PM
Thx for the info

wmk
08-10-2004, 12:40 PM
do the players get points for their performance in the Olympics like other events?

jtipson
08-10-2004, 01:06 PM
Yep. It's considered an optional event. The ITF Olympics site has the list of points (I'm sure it's somewhere in this forum too).

nitsansh
08-10-2004, 01:35 PM
My understanding is that ranking points are given in singles only, not doubles.
Can anyone verify this?

jtipson
08-10-2004, 01:36 PM
Now that's interesting. I haven't seen doubles points listed *anywhere*.