First things first: Every tennis player competing at the Olympic Games has to satisfy a few key criteria in order to be deemed eligible to play: They have to be in good standing with their National Association and the International Tennis Federation. They have to have represented their nation enough ...
Qualifying criteria. The main qualifying criterion will be players' positions on the ATP and WTA ranking lists published on 14 June 2021 (after 2021 French Open). The players entering were formally submitted by the International Tennis Federation. The ATP and WTA rankings were based on performances from the previous 52 weeks, and there were several tournaments in the two-month period between the time of the rankings being frozen for entry and the beginning of the tennis events at the Olympics.
Olympic Tennis Event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games a player must fulfil the following eligibility criteria: i) The player must satisfy and comply with the provisions of the Olympic Charter in force from time to time, including but not limited to Rule 41 of the Olympic Charter (Nationality of
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has released its adjustments to the qualifying system for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which have been postponed until 2021. In line with the revised qualification principles for Tokyo 2020 that have addressed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the timing of the Games, a new qualifying system for tennis events has been released by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
Olympic qualification is mainly based on a player's world ranking. There are two governing bodies in tennis: the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Each week, both organizations rank the world's best tennis players based on a points system.
Qualification for the singles competitions is based primarily on the world rankings of 14 June 2021, with 56 players entering each of the men's and women's events (limited to four per National Olympic Committee (NOC)). Six of the remaining eight slots are to be allocated by continent for NOCs with no other qualifiers.
“But I’m excited to play; I’m happy my result here contributed to me qualifying.” How Olympic tennis qualification works. The ITF – the governing body of international tennis – follows detailed guidelines for the Olympics. National teams are limited to six players on the men’s and six players on the women’s side, four in singles and two in doubles.
Men Qualifiers for 2020 Olympic Games. A maximum of 86 men and 86 women can qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics table tennis events, and all players have to then be approved by their National Olympic Committee.