1878 Men's Tennis tour

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1878 Men's Tennis tour
Frank Hadow.jpg
Frank Hadow
(from Hadow family collection)
Details
Duration 9 July – 12 October
Edition 2nd
Tournaments 6 [1]
Categories Important (1)
National (1)
Regional/State (1)
County (0)
Local (3)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titles Ireland Henry Evelyn Tombe (1)
Ireland James Jackson Sherrard (1)
England Patrick Francis Hadow(1)
Scotland James Patten MacDougall (1)
Ireland William Henry Darby (1)
Ireland Vere St. Leger Goold (1)
Most tournament finals Ireland Henry Evelyn Tombe (1)
Ireland James Jackson Sherrard (1)
England Patrick Francis Hadow(1)
Scotland James Patten MacDougall (1)
Ireland William Henry Darby (1)
Ireland Vere St. Leger Goold (1)
Ireland Vere St. Leger Goold (1)
1877
1879

The 1878 Men's tennis tour [2][3] was composed of the second annual pre-open era tour. It now incorporated 6 tournaments staged in Great Britain and Ireland the Wimbledon championships was won by Patrick Francis Hadow defeating the challenger and defending champion Spencer Gore.

Calendar[edit]

Notes 1: Challenge Round: the final round of a tournament, in which the winner of a single-elimination phase faces the previous year's champion, who plays only that one match. The challenge round was used in the early history of tennis (from 1877 through 1921),[4] in some tournaments not all.

* Indicates challenger

Notes 2:Tournaments in italics were events that were staged only once that season

Key[edit]

Important tournaments [5][6][7][8][9]
National tournaments
State Regional tournaments
County tournaments
Local tournaments

January to June[edit]

No events

July[edit]

Date Tournament Winner All comers' finalist Semifinalist Quarterfinalist
9–19 July Wimbledon Championship [10]
London, Great Britain
Grass
Singles
England Patrick Francis Hadow
6-4, 6-4, 6-4
Scotland Lestocq Robert Erskine Scotland Herbert Lawford
Bye
United Kingdom Charles Gipps Hamilton
Bye
United Kingdom Arthur Thomas Myers
Challenger round
England Spencer Gore[11]
7-5, 6-1, 9-7

August[edit]

Date Tournament Winner Finalist Semifinalist Quarter finalist
12–19 August Scottish Championships[12]
[13] Edinburgh, Great Britain
Singles
Scotland James Patten MacDougall[14]

September[edit]

Date Tournament Winner Finalist Semifinalist Quarter finalist
8–9 September Bromley Tournament[15]
Bromley, County Wicklow, Ireland
Grass
Singles
Ireland Henry Evelyn Tombe
?
United Kingdom Captain Hughes United Kingdom Captain Hughes
Bye
England George Gordon Tombe
?
Ireland S. H. Butcher
?
Ireland Augustine Lefroy
?
England George Gordon Tombe
Bye
16–17 September Waterford Annual Lawn Tennis Tournament[16]
Waterford, Ireland
Grass
Singles
Ireland Vere St. Leger Goold
?
Ireland J. M. Brown Ireland Henry Joseph Gallwey
?
 Ireland J. C. Roberts
?
Ireland Patrick Joseph Gallwey
?
Ireland William Joseph Gallwey
?
Ireland Pierce Barron-Newell
?
26–30 September South of Ireland Championships[17]
Limerick, Ireland
Grass
Singles
Ireland Vere St. Leger Goold[18]
8–6, 8–6
United Kingdom William Henry Darby United Kingdom William Henry Darby
Bye
United Kingdom H H Eliott
1-6, 3-6
United Kingdom Joseph Fritz James Heffernan Considine
1-6, 3-6
United Kingdom Robert Howden Kelly
1-6, 1-6
United Kingdom Charles Mounoir Sumner
1-6, 2-6

October[edit]

Date Tournament Winner Finalist Semifinalist Quarter finalist
7–12 October Dublin University Championships[19]
Dublin, Ireland
Hard (Asphalt)
Singles
Ireland James Jackson Sherrard
?
Ireland William Morgan Jellett Ireland Henry James Daly
?
Ireland William Morgan Jellett
Bye
Ireland Henry James Daly
Bye
Ireland Richard Manders
?
Ireland George Henry Shannon
?

November to December[edit]

No events

List of tournament winners[edit]

Important tournament in bold

Rankings[edit]

Source: The Concise History of Tennis, 6th edition, 2016

Karoly Mazak World Rankings for 1878 [20]
# Player
1  Patrick Francis Hadow (ENG)
2  Spencer Gore (ENG)
3  William Marshall (GBR)
4  Lestocq Robert Erskine (SCO)
5  C.G. Hamilton (GBR)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tournaments 1878". tennisarchives.com. Tennis Archives. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  2. ^ Archives, Tennis. "1878 Men's tournaments". www.tennisarchives.com. Tennis Archives, 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Tennis season 1878". thetennisbase.com. Tennis Base, 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Abolition of Challenge Rounds". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. EVENING POST, VOLUME CIII, ISSUE 65, 20 MARCH 1922. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  5. ^ Mazak, Karoly (2016). The Concise History of Tennis, The complete tennis history from 1877 (6th ed.). Karoly Mazak. pp. 5–11. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  6. ^ Nauright, John; Parrish, Charles (2012). Sports Around the World: History, Culture, and Practice. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO. p. 198. ISBN 9781598843002.
  7. ^ Gillmeister, Heiner (1998). Tennis:Cultural History. London: A&C Black. p. 199. ISBN 9780718501952.
  8. ^ Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis | The complete tennis history from 1877 (6th ed.). Karoly Mazak (Ph.D.). p. 3.
  9. ^ Lake, Robert J. (2014). A Social History of Tennis in Britain: Volume 5 of Routledge Research in Sports History. Routledge:. p. 48. ISBN 9781134445578.
  10. ^ "The Championships Wimbledon 1878Gentlemen's All-Comers' Singles" (PDF). LTA. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  11. ^ Tingay, Lance (1977). 100 years of Wimbledon. Enfield [Eng.]: Guinness Superlatives. ISBN 0900424710.
  12. ^ "Craiglockhart was Wimbledon warm-up tournament of choice for the pros". edinburghnews.scotsman.com. the Edinburgh News 3 July 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Lawn Tennis in Scotland, 50 years of the game". news.google.com. The Glasgow Herald, 9 August 1927. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  14. ^ "Scottish Championships 1878". tennisarchives.com. Tennis Archives. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  15. ^ "Bromley 1878". tennisarchives.com. Tennis Archives. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  16. ^ "Waterford 1878". tennisarchives.com. Tennis Archives. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  17. ^ "South of Ireland Championships 1878 Limerick Cup Ireland". Tennis Archives. Tennis Archives. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  18. ^ "Some history regarding Limerick Lawn". Limerick Lawn Tennis Club. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  19. ^ "Dublin University Championships 1878". tennisarchives.com. Tennis Archives. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  20. ^ Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis. p. 6.

Sources[edit]

  • A Social History of Tennis in Britain: Lake, Robert J. (2014), Volume 5 of Routledge Research in Sports History. Routledge, UK, ISBN 9781134445578.
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