Frank Stoker

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Not to be confused with Henry Hugh Gordon Stoker.
Frank Stoker
Country Ireland Ireland
Born (1867-05-29)29 May 1867
Dublin, Ireland
Died 8 January 1939(1939-01-08) (aged 71)
Dublin, Ireland
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon 2R (1893)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon W (1890, 1893)

Frank Owen Stoker (29 May 1867 – 8 January 1939) was an Irish tennis and rugby union player.[1][2] He is the only rugby international to have won Wimbledon.[1]

Stoker was Irish tennis champion (doubles) in 1890, 1891 and 1893 - 1895. In 1890 and 1893 he and Joshua Pim won the doubles in Wimbledon.[1] He was ranked World No. 7 for 1892 by Karoly Mazak.[3] He was a member of Landsdowne Lawn Tennis Club.[4]

He played five times for Ireland in rugby union between 1886-91.[1][2] Stoker was a Forward, he played four matches in the Home Nations Championships, and one against the touring New Zealand Natives side.

Stoker trained as a Dental Surgeon and qualified from the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland holding a LDS (Licence in Dental Surgery). He lived in Westland Row, Dublin and married Margaret(Rita) in 1900, they had daughters May, Norma, Joan and Ruth.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles[edit]

Wins (2)
Year Championship Partner Opponent in Final Score in Final
1890 Wimbledon Championships United Kingdom Joshua Pim United Kingdom George Hillyard
United Kingdom Ernest Lewis
6–0, 7–5, 6–4
1893 Wimbledon Championships United Kingdom Joshua Pim United Kingdom Harry Barlow
United Kingdom Ernest Lewis
4–6, 6–3, 6–1, 2–6, 6–0


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Cotton, Fran (Ed.) (1984) The Book of Rugby Disasters & Bizarre Records (Compiled by Chris Rhys. London. Century Publishing. ISBN 0-7126-0911-3 )
  1. ^ a b c d Cotton, p82
  2. ^ a b Player profile on scrum.com, retrieved 27th February, 2010
  3. ^ Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis, p. 20.
  4. ^ Joshua Pim - A fine Irish Player

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