Archdale Palmer

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Archdale Palmer
Full nameArchdale Palmer
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born1865 [1]
Epping, Essex, United Kingdom
Died9 February 1950 (aged 84) [2]
Epping, Essex, United Kingdom
Turned pro1889 (amateur tour)
Retired1907
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
WimbledonSF (1893)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonSF (1892, 1893)

Archdale Palmer (1865–1950) was a British tennis player in the early years of Wimbledon. Palmer became Secretary of the All England Lawn Tennis Club in 1899 and was appointed managing director of Slazenger in 1905.[3] His position at Slazenger was considered a conflict of interest by the A.E.L.T. C. (Slazenger manufactured the balls used at Wimbledon). Palmer resigned as Secretary in 1906.[4] Palmer lost his opening match at Wimbledon 1892 to Harry Barlow. He reached the Wimbledon semi finals in 1893, losing to Harold Mahony.[5]. In 1894 he lost his opening match at Wimbledon to Herbert Baddeley. In 1893 Palmer won the Dinard men's singles title beating Arthur Gore in the Challenge Round in five sets.[6] Palmer also played real tennis. He was Captain in the Essex Regiment in World War 1.[7]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/information.pl?r=200360646:9341&d=bmd_1503998064
  3. ^ Farrell, Thomas (January 20, 2016). "Balls of fire: Slazenger". letslookagain.com. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  4. ^ Lake, Robert J. (October 3, 2014). "A Social History of Tennis in Britain". Routledge. Retrieved September 17, 2017 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "Wimbledon 1893". www.tennis.co.nf.
  6. ^ Archives, Tennis. "Archdale Palmer". www.tennisarchives.com. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  7. ^ Lake, Robert J. (October 3, 2014). "A Social History of Tennis in Britain". Routledge. Retrieved September 17, 2017 – via Google Books.