Sport Week: Wheelchair tennis venue at Rio 2016

The sport will take place on hard courts at the Olympic Tennis Centre. 06 Apr 2016
The Olympic Tennis Centre hosted the first competition in Barra Olympic Park.

The Olympic Tennis Centre hosted the first competition in Barra Olympic Park in December 2015.

ⒸRio City Government/Ricardo Sette Camara
By Andrew Cross | For the IPC

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The Olympic Tennis Centre, located in Barra Olympic Park, will host the wheelchair tennis events during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Similar to London 2012 Paralympics, the athletes will play on hard courts.

There will be a centre court which will hold approximately 10,000 spectators, and two temporary courts able to seat 5,000 and 3,000 spectators respectively. There will also be other warm-up courts where approximately 250 spectators will be able to sit and watch.

The main tennis stadium in the Barra Olympic Park will be part of the legacy to the city after the Games, together with seven tennis courts.

Wheelchair tennis will be contested from 8-16 September during the Paralympic Games.


Sport fans from around the world can now buy their Paralympic tickets for Rio 2016 from authorised ticket resellers (ATRs).

The IPC’s Global ATR is Jet Set Sports, and Rio 2016 tickets and packages can be purchased on the CoSport website.

Residents of Brazil can buy 2016 Paralympics tickets directly from the Rio 2016 website.