Valentine Hall

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Valentine Hall
Full name Valentine Gill Hall III
Country  United States
Born (1867-11-12)November 12, 1867 [1]
New York, NY, USA
Died October 26, 1934(1934-10-26) (aged 66)
Turned pro 1886 (amateur tour)
Retired 1894
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open SF (1891)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (1888, 1890)

Valentine Gill "Vallie" Hall III [2] (November 12, 1867, New York – October 26, 1934) was an American tennis player who was active in the late 19th century. He was the elder son of Valentine Gill Hall, Jr. and Mary Livingston Ludlow of the Livingston family. Vallie's eldest sister was Anna Rebecca Hall, making him an uncle of First Lady of the United States, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt.[3]

Career[edit]

In 1888 and 1890 he won the Men's Doubles title at the U.S. National Championships, also reaching the semi-finals in the Men's Singles in 1891 (and the quarter-finals in 1890, 1892 and 1893).

In 1891 he won the tournament at Southampton, NY.[4] Together with his brother Edward Ludlow Hall (1872–1932) he won the National Eastern Doubles Championships in 1892.[5]

In 1889 he wrote a book titled Lawn Tennis in America containing biographical sketches of prominent players. He was a secretary of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association.


Grand Slam doubles finals[edit]

Titles (2)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1888 U.S. Championships United States Oliver Campbell United States Clarence Hobart
United States E.P. Macmullen
6–4, 6–2, 6-2
1890 U.S. Championships United States Clarence Hobart United States Charles Carver
United States John Ryerson
6–3, 4–6, 6–2, 2–6, 6–3

Runners-up (3)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1889 U.S. Championships United States Oliver Campbell United States Henry Slocum
United States Howard Taylor
6–1, 6–3, 6–2
1891 U.S. Championships United States Clarence Hobart United States Oliver Campbell
United States Bob Huntington
6–3, 6–4, 8–6
1892 U.S. Championships United States Edward L. Hall United States Oliver Campbell
United States Bob Huntington
6–4, 6–2, 4–6, 6–3

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reynolds, Cuyler (1914). Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley. Lewis Historical Publishing Company. p. 1332. ASIN B007IPINHM. 
  2. ^ http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/archives/resources/genealogy.html
  3. ^ "First Lady, Calling, Finds Her Uncle Dead". The New York Times. Retrieved May 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ "In The Tennis Court" (PDF). The New York Times. July 26, 1891. Retrieved May 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Hall Brothers Win Easily" (PDF). The New York Times. August 6, 1892. Retrieved May 8, 2012.