Brame Hillyard

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Brame Hillyard
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Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born 1876
Darlington, Durham, England
Died 18 June 1959 (aged 83)
Tonbridge, Kent, England
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 2R (1927)
Wimbledon QF (1903)
Other tournaments
WHCC 4R (1923)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon QF (1900, 1904)

Brame Hillyard (1876 – 18 June 1959) was a British tennis player. He was born in Darlington, England and died in Tonbridge, England.

Hillyard is notable for being the first tennis player to appear at Wimbledon wearing shorts rather than trousers.[1] He did so in 1930 on Court 10. Bunny Austin, three years later, was the first male player to do so on Centre Court.[1] Hillyard reached the quarter-finals of the event in 1903.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wimbledon - A potted history