A sport that has been around since the Middle Ages, Tennis is a raquet and ball game that can be played either in singles or doubles over five sets (for men) or three sets (for women).
Tennis has evolved into a truly high profile international sport with the top players some of the highest profile sportsman and women in the world earning millions of pound in prize money. In the Olympics however, they play only for medals, like every other athlete. However, the top players still fight for places in their national teams.
Olympic Tennis competitions are open to men and women in singles or doubles, but mixed doubles are not part of the Games. For contact details of Tennis Ireland please click on Full story