ITF FACT SHEET
OLYMPIC TENNIS EVENT LONDON 2012


Dates
Opening Ceremony.......................................... .Friday.27.July
Closing Ceremony.......................................... ....Sunday.12.August
Olympic Tennis Event......................................Saturda y.28.July.Ė.Sunday.5.August.

Venue All.England.Lawn.Tennis.Club,.Wimbledon,.London

Number of Courts 12.match.courts;.7.practice.courts.(from.23.July)

Additional Practice 4.additional.courts.available.for.practice.at.near by.Southlands.College.(from.16.July)

Seating Capacity
Centre Court............................................. .............14,971
No 1 Court............................................. ..................11,393
Court 2................................................. .....................4,060
Remaining Courts (total)...............................2,000

Events Information

Menís / Womenís Singles...............................64.Draw
Menís / Womenís Doubles............................. 32.Draw.
Mixed Doubles........................................... ............ 16.Draw Please.note.that.players.are.allowed.to.enter.all. three.events..Mixed.Doubles.entries.will.be.on.sit e.

Format of Matches

Menís / Womenís Singles...............................Best.of.3.se ts.(tiebreak.in.first.2.sets.only)
Please.note.that.the.Menís.Singles.Final.is.best.o f.5.sets.
Menís / Womenís Doubles.............................Best.of.3.sets .(tiebreak.in.first.2.sets.only)
Mixed Doubles........................................... ...........Best.of.3.sets.(tiebreak.in.first.2.set s;.match.tiebreak.as.3rd.set)

Surface Grass

Official Ball Slazenger.Wimbledon.Ultra.Vis.Hydroguard

Referee Stefan.Fransson

Draw Thursday.26.July.Ė.Debenture.Holders.Lounge,.All.E ngland.Lawn.Tennis.Club,.Wimbledon.at.11am

Olympic Tennis Celebration Lunch Saturday.4.August.Ė.Cannizaro.House.Hotel,.Wimbled on.at.11am.(by.invitation.only)

Player Eligibility

All.players.must.be.in.good.standing.with.their.Na tional.Association.and.the.ITF..They.must.also.mak e.themselves. available.to.their.National.Association.for.select ion.to.represent.their.country.in.Davis.Cup./.Fed.Cup.. in.2.of.the.following.years.Ė.2009,.2010,.2011.or. 2012.Ė.provided.that.one.of.those.years.is.either. 2011.or.2012... In.2009,.2010,.2011.or.2012,.a.player.who.makes.th emself.available.for.selection.for.one.Tie.in.Davi s.Cup./.Fed.Cup.will.. be.deemed.to.have.fulfilled.the.requirement.for.th at.year.

Number of Competitors

172.(maximum)
Maximum of 6 men per country,.of.which.a.maximum.of.4.men.may.compete.i n.the.singles.event,.and.a.maximum.of.. 2.doubles.teams.may.compete.in.the.doubles.event.
Maximum of 6 women per country,.of.which.a.maximum.of.4.women.may.compete .in.the.singles.event,.and.a. maximum.of.2.doubles.teams.may.compete.in.the.doub les.event. From.those.competitors.already.on.site.and.entered .into.singles.or.doubles,.a.maximum.of.2.mixed.dou bles.teams. from.any.country.may.compete.in.the.mixed.doubles. event.

Selection Date

Recognised.World.Rankings.of.11 June 2012.will.be.used.to.select.players.eligible.for.D irect.Acceptance.in.singles.and.doubles.

Selection Procedures

Menís and Womenís Singles events:.56.players.will.qualify.as.Direct.Acceptances.bas ed.on.the.recognised.Singles.World. Rankings.of.11.June.2012..6.ITF.Places.will.be.all ocated.by.the.ITF.based.on.the.recognised.Singles. World.Rankings.and. the.regional/NOC.representation..2.Invitation.Places.will.be.al located.by.the.Tripartite.Commission.
Menís and Womenís Doublesevents:.24.teams.will.qualify.as.Direct.Acceptances.base d.on.their.combined.recognised. World.Rankings.of.11.June.2012.(with.each.player.u sing.the.best.of.their.Singles.and.Doubles.World.R anking)... Doubles.players.ranked.in.the.Top.10.will.be.eligi ble.for.Direct.Acceptance.providing.their.partner. has.a.recognised.World. Ranking,.they.are.entered.by.their.respective.NOC/NA.and.their.nomination.does.not.bring.the.number. of.athletes.for. that.NOC.to.more.than.6.men/women..8.ITF.Places.will.be.allocated.by.the.ITF.b ased.on.the.recognised.World.Rankings. and.the.regional/NOC.representation,.and.ensuring.the.maximum.quota .is.not.exceeded.
Mixed Doubles event:.from.the.mixed.doubles.sign-in.entries.received.from.National.Associations.on. site,.12.pairs.will. qualify.as.Direct.Acceptances.based.on.their.combi ned.recognised.World.Rankings.of.11.June.2012.(wit h.each.player. using.the.best.of.their.Singles.and.Doubles.World. Ranking)..4.ITF.Places.will.be.allocated.by.the.IT F.based.on.the. recognised.World.Rankings.and.the.regional/NOC.representation.

Entry Deadlines
2 April 2012.............................................. ..............National.Associations.to.return.comp leted.Entry.by.Country.Form,.endorsed . by.their.NOC,.to.the.ITF
14 June 2012.............................................. ............ITF.to.inform.National.Associations/NOCs.of.players.eligible.for.
. Direct.Acceptance.and.to.send.out.application.form s.for.ITF.Places
21 June 2012.............................................. ............National.Associations/NOCs.to.confirm.the.entry.of.players.eligible.for.
. direct.acceptance.and.to.return.application.form.f or.ITF.Places
28 June 2012.............................................. ...........ITF.to.confirm.to.National.Association/NOCs.the.allocation.of.ITF.Places. . and.publish.the.full.list.of.entries
9 July 2012.............................................. ................NOCs.to.submit.Entry.Forms.to.Lond on.2012.Organising.Committee
31 July 2012.............................................. ..............11am.deadline.for.ITF.to.receive.on-site.entries.into.the.Mixed.Doubles.Event

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