Kitson in 1912
|Full name||Harold Austin Kitson|
17 June 1874|
|Died||30 November 1951
Umkomaas, South Africa
|Turned pro||1903 (amateur tour)|
|Plays||Right-handed (1-handed backhand)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Wimbledon||2R (1905, 1908)|
|Olympic Games||Silver Medal (1912)|
|Other Doubles tournaments|
|Olympic Games||Gold Medal (1912)|
|Olympic medal record|
Harry Austin Kitson (born 17 June 1874 Berkshire, England – 30 November 1951 Umkomaas, South Africa) was a male tennis player from South Africa who won a gold medal at the men's doubles event at the 1912 Summer Olympics.
Kitson competed in the singles and doubles events at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. In the singles event he had a bye in the first round and lost in straight sets to George Caridia in the second round. In the doubles he was partnered by Victor Gauntlett and reached the quarterfinals where Clement Cazalet and Charles P. Dixon proved too strong. Kitson was more successful at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm winning two medals. He won the gold medal in the men's doubles event together with Charles Lindhurst Winslow, defeating the Austrian team Arthur Zborzil / Fritz Pipes in the final. In the men's singles tournament he won a silver medal after losing in the final to his doubles partner in four sets.
- Theodore Andrea Cook (1909). The Fourth Olympiad – The Official Report (of) The Olympic Games of 1908 (PDF). London: The British Olympic Association. pp. 218–220.
- "Harold Kitson Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2013-05-13.