Although tennis has long been on the list of approved optional Commonwealth Games sports, and has featured in every Commonwealth Youth Games programme, it made its maiden appearance in a full Commonwealth Games programme at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
|Tennis at the 2010 Commonwealth Games|
|Date||4–10 October 2010|
|Location||R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex, Delhi, India|
|Somdev Devvarman (IND)|
|Anastasia Rodionova (AUS)|
|Paul Hanley / Peter Luczak (AUS)|
|Anastasia Rodionova / Sally Peers (AUS)|
|Jocelyn Rae / Colin Fleming (SCO)|
The tennis events were held from 4–10 October 2010, which clashed with the dates of the China Open, an ATP World Tour 500 and WTA Tour Premier Mandatory event. Despite initial concerns that governing bodies would fail to persuade their top players to compete in Delhi, several top tennis players competed for their countries, including Mahesh Bhupathi (India), Peter Luczak (Australia), Sania Mirza (India), Jamie Murray (Scotland), Leander Paes (India), and Anastasia Rodionova (Australia).
Notable top players Lleyton Hewitt (Australia) did not compete for his country, as he was concerned about security problems and losing ATP ranking points. Andy Murray (Scotland) and Samantha Stosur (Australia) were also absent.
The deadline for submission of named players was 3 September 2010.
|Totals (4 nations)||5||5||5||15|
- Siri Fort Sports Complex - 9 courts
- RK Khanna Tennis Stadium - 6 courts
A total of 23 nations were represented by at least one player in either the men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, women's doubles, or mixed doubles.
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||1||1|
- Number in brackets = players participating only in doubles
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