In honor of the Winter Olympics opening today, we thought we’d celebrate by counting down our favorite Olympic Tennis venues, since the sport was reintroduced in 1988. (Tennis had been dropped after the 1924 Games.) We compared venues on metrics such as max capacity, courts used, and whether or not the venue was still in use today. Check out which venue took home Gold below!
7. 1992 – Tennis de la Vall D’Hebron, Barcelona, Spain. Surface – Red Clay
Barcelona falls low on our list of Olympic Tennis venues, because they left eight of their 17 courts unused during the tournament. The USA tied host Spain at 3 medals each, with the US earning two Golds. Today, the facility is open and accessible to the public and a popular spot for Barcelona’s tennis community.