Tennis explained (Part one)

Find out everything you need to know about tennis at London 2012 - from the rules of the sport, to the venue it will feature in, to the equipment required.

Nearly a million people play tennis once a month in the UK in more than 23,000 tennis courts. If you want to add to this figure, there are more than 500 venues across the country where you can play tennis for free at any time.

Visit the London 2012 schedule and results page on the BBC Sport website to find out details of when the Olympic tennis events are taking place, and where you can watch them.

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