Tennis at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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Six tennis events were contested at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom.[1] Indoor tennis event, officially called 'covered courts', were held for the first time, along with the usual outdoor events. Women's tennis returned, with women's singles (but not women's doubles or mixed doubles) and indoor women's singles. The indoor events were held at the covered courts of the Queens Club and began on May 6, 1908, ahead of the official start of the Games while the outdoor tournament was played on grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Worple Road from July 6 through July 11, 1908. In total 50 players, 40 men and 10 women, competed. Five nations made their tennis debuts, while five more returned to competition for a total of ten nations. Two players, Les Poidevin and Wimbledon champion Tony Wilding were nominated for Australasia but through administrative bungling they were not entered.

Tennis

Medal summary[edit]

Indoor
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Indoor Singles
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 Arthur Gore
Great Britain (GBR)
 George Caridia
Great Britain (GBR)
 Josiah Ritchie
Great Britain (GBR)
Men's Indoor Doubles
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 Arthur Gore & Herbert Barrett
Great Britain (GBR)
 George Caridia & George Simond
Great Britain (GBR)
 Wollmar Boström & Gunnar Setterwall
Sweden (SWE)
Women's Indoor Singles
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 Gwendoline Eastlake-Smith
Great Britain (GBR)
 Alice Greene
Great Britain (GBR)
 Märtha Adlerstråhle
Sweden (SWE)
Outdoor
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Singles
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 Josiah Ritchie
Great Britain (GBR)
 Otto Froitzheim
Germany (GER)
 Wilberforce Eaves
Great Britain (GBR)
Men's Doubles
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 George Hillyard & Reginald Doherty
Great Britain (GBR)
 Josiah Ritchie & James Parke
Great Britain (GBR)
 Clement Cazalet & Charles Dixon
Great Britain (GBR)
Women's Singles
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 Dorothea Lambert Chambers
Great Britain (GBR)
 Penelope Boothby
Great Britain (GBR)
 Ruth Winch
Great Britain (GBR)

Participating nations[edit]

50 players from 10 nations competed.[1]

Medal table[edit]

The Women's singles final.
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain (GBR) 6 5 4 15
2  Germany (GER) 0 1 0 1
3  Sweden (SWE) 0 0 2 2
Total 6 6 6 18

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tennis at the 1908 London Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 

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