Olympic Games – Tenis Rules..

The tennis competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games will be held in accordance with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Rules of Tennis 2008, the Olympic Tennis Event 2008 Regulations and the Olympic Charter, in force at the time of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.Pursuant to the Olympic Charter, ITF assumes the responsibility for the technical control and direction of Tennis in the Olympic Games.

Draw Ceremony

The Draw shall be conducted in public by ITF; it will take place on Thursday, August 7, 2008.

Appointment of Jury

ITF shall appoint eight persons to form the Jury of Appeal, of which no more than two members shall be from the same country (region). The Jury shall settle any on-site disputes with respect to any ruling given by

ITF, the Referee (where such ruling can be appealed) or any other person and with respect to an incident that maybe takes place during the Olympic tennis competition.

Appointment of Referees/Umpires

The Referee and Assistant Referees for the Olympic Games will be appointed by ITF. The Chief of Umpires and the Assistant Chiefs of Umpires will be appointed by ITF. Twenty (20) Chair Umpires and 120 Line Umpires will be selected by ITF.


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