Tennis at the 1912 Summer Olympics

The 1912 Olympic Games began with the covered court tennis events, similar to 1908, when the London Olympics began with racquets, followed by the covered court tennis competition. The covered court tennis at Stockholm began on 5 May at 1:15 PM (1315), and ended one week later, on 12 May, with the prizes being given at 5:00 PM (1700) later that day.

The covered court events had a reasonable international representation but this was not true of the lawn tennis competitions. The reason for this was that the Olympic lawn tennis schedule was in complete conflict with the 1912 Wimbledon Championships, which ran from 24 June through 8 July. The Olympic Lawn Tennis Championships were held from 28 June through 5 July.

Events

Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Singles, Men Olympic 28 June – 5 July 1912 49 12
Doubles, Men Olympic 28 June – 5 July 1912 42 10
Singles, Covered Courts, Men Olympic 5 – 12 May 1912 22 6
Doubles, Covered Courts, Men Olympic 6 – 11 May 1912 16 3
Singles, Women Olympic 1 – 4 July 1912 8 4
Singles, Covered Courts, Women Olympic 6 – 11 May 1912 8 3
Doubles, Mixed Olympic 1 – 5 July 1912 12 4
Doubles, Covered Courts, Mixed Olympic 6 – 12 May 1912 16 3
80 (67/13) 14 (14/6)

Medals

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Singles, Men Charles WinslowRSA Harry KitsonRSA Oskar KreuzerGER
Doubles, Men South AfricaRSA Austria 1AUT France 3FRA
Singles, Covered Courts, Men André GobertFRA Charles DixonGBR Tony WildingANZ
Doubles, Covered Courts, Men FranceFRA Sweden 2SWE Great Britain 2GBR
Singles, Women Marguerite BroquedisFRA Dora KöringGER Molla BjurstedtNOR
Singles, Covered Courts, Women Edith HannamGBR Sofie CastenschioldDEN Mabel PartonGBR
Doubles, Mixed Germany 1GER Sweden 1SWE FranceFRA
Doubles, Covered Courts, Mixed Great Britain 2GBR Great Britain 1GBR Sweden 3SWE

Medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
France FRA 3 0 2 5
Great Britain GBR 2 2 2 6
South Africa RSA 2 1 0 3
Germany GER 1 1 1 3
Sweden SWE 0 2 1 3
Austria AUT 0 1 0 1
Denmark DEN 0 1 0 1
Australasia ANZ 0 0 1 1
Norway NOR 0 0 1 1