1881 U.S. National Championships (tennis)

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1881 U.S. National Championships
First US Tennis Championships, Newport, Rhode Island, in 1881.jpg
Date:   August 31 - September 3
Edition:   1st
Surface:   Grass
Location:   Newport, Rhode Island,
United States
Venue:   Newport Casino
Champions
Singles
United States Richard D. Sears
Men's Doubles
United States Clarence Clark / United States Fred Taylor
U.S. National Championships
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The inaugural U.S. National Championship was a tennis tournament that took place in August 1881 at the Newport Casino, Newport, Rhode Island and in that first year only clubs that were members of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association were permitted to enter. A Men's Singles and Men's Doubles competition were played and Richard Sears became the first men's single U.S. National Tennis Champion.

Champions[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

United States Richard Sears defeated United States William E. Glyn 6–0, 6–3, 6–2

Men's Doubles[edit]

United States Clarence Clark / United States Fred Taylor defeated United States Arthur Newbold / United States Alexander Van Rensselaer, 6-5, 6-4, 6-5

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Preceded by
1881 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1882 Wimbledon Championships