Henry Slocum (tennis)

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Henry Slocum
Henry Slocum.jpg
Full name Henry Warner Slocum, Jr.
Country  United States
Born (1862-05-28)May 28, 1862
Syracuse, NY, USA
Died January 22, 1949(1949-01-22) (aged 86)
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Turned pro 1884 (amateur tour)
Retired 1913
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HOF 1955 (member page)
Highest ranking No. 8 (1888, Karoly Mazak)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open W (1888, 1889)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (1889)

Henry Warner Slocum, Jr. (May 28, 1862 – January 22, 1949) was an American male tennis player who was active in the late 19th century. He was the son of the American politician and Union general Henry Warner Slocum.


Slocum graduated from Yale University in 1883 and started playing tennis in 1884 although he entered few prominent tournaments until the spring of 1886.[2] Slocum won the 1888 Men's Singles title at the U.S. National Championships' in Newport against defending champion and compatriot Howard Taylor in straight sets. The next year he successfully defended his title in the Challenge Round with a victory over Quincy Shaw.[3]

Slocum was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1955. He was president of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association (USNLTA) in 1892 and 1893.

In 1890 he published a book titled Lawn Tennis In Our Own Country.

Grand Slam record[edit]

U.S. Championships[edit]

  • Singles champion: 1888, 1889
    • Singles finalist: 1887, 1890
  • Doubles champion: 1889
    • Doubles finalist: 1885, 1887

Grand Slam finals[edit]


Titles (2)[edit]

Year Championship Opponent Score
1888 U.S. Championships United States Howard Taylor 6–4, 6–1, 6–0
1889 U.S. Championships United States Quincy Shaw 6–3, 6–1, 4–6, 6–2

Runner-ups (2)[edit]

Year Championship Opponent Score
1887 U.S. Championships United States Richard Sears 1–6, 3–6, 2–6
1890 U.S. Championships United States Oliver Campbell 2–6, 6–4, 3–6, 1–6


Titles (1)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1889 U.S. Championships United States Howard Taylor United States Valentine Hall
United States Oliver Campbell
14–12, 10–8, 6–4


  1. ^ Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis, p. 17.
  2. ^ Hall, Valentine G. (1889). Lawn tennis in America. New York: D. W. Granbery & Co. pp. 1, 2. OCLC 15175498. 
  3. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 454. ISBN 978-0942257700. 

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