Gordon Crole-Rees

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Gordon Crole-Rees
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1883-11-17)17 November 1883
Southend-on-Sea, England
Died9 June 1954(1954-06-09) (aged 70)
Southend, England
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open2R (1925)
Wimbledon3R (1925, 1927)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonQF (1926, 1927, 1928)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonSF (1930)

Gordon Rhind Oak Crole-Rees (17 November 1883 – 9 June 1954) was a British tennis player.


Crole-Rees was educated at Highgate School from September 1905 until April 1911.[1]

Davis Cup[edit]

Crole-Rees made his Davis Cup debut in 1925 when he was used by Great Britain for two singles rubbers against France at Devonshire Park.[2][3] For the rest of Davis Cup career, a further nine ties, he featured only in the doubles. Initially he partnered Charles Kingsley and then he played alongside Cyril Eames.


Crole-Rees twice reached the third round at the Wimbledon Championships, but had more success at the tournament as a doubles player. He made the quarter-finals in the men's doubles in three successive years from 1926 to 1928. In the 1927 Wimbledon Championships, en route to the quarter-finals, Crole-Rees and his partner Cyril Eames managed to defeat second seeds Jean Borotra and Rene Lacoste.[4] He made semi-finals in the mixed doubles with Phyllis Mudford at the 1930 Wimbledon Championships.

Singles titles[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tucker, Rodney C (1950). Highgate School Register (5th ed.). p. 107.
  2. ^ "Lawn Tennis". The West Australian. Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 13 July 1925. p. 9. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Davis Cup". The Argus. Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 16 July 1925. p. 11. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Current Topics". The Sydney Mail. 6 July 1927. p. 6. Retrieved 17 December 2015.

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