Harry S. Barlow

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Harry S. Barlow
Full nameHarold Sibthorpe Barlow
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1860-04-05)5 April 1860
Hammersmith, London
Died16 July 1917(1917-07-16) (aged 57)
Kennington, London
Turned pro1883 (amateur tour)
Career record387/101 (73.9%)[1]
Career titles32[2]
Grand Slam singles results
WimbledonF (1889, 1890)
Grand Slam doubles results
WimbledonW (1892)

Harry Sibthorpe Barlow (5 April 1860 – 16 July 1917[3]) was a British amateur lawn tennis player, active at the end of the 19th century.


In 1892 he won his first and only Wimbledon title when together with Ernest Lewis they defeated another famous team of tennis brothers, Herbert Baddeley and Wilfred Baddeley, in four sets.[4]

In total Barlow would reach three doubles finals at the Wimbledon Championships during his career (1892, 1893, 1894).[5]

At the 1889 Wimbledon Championships, Barlow beat Willoughby Hamilton in five sets in the semifinals.[6] William Renshaw defeated Barlow 3–6, 5–7, 8–6, 10–8, 8–6 in the All Comers Final, and then defeated his brother and reigning champion Ernest Renshaw 6–4, 6–1, 3–6, 6–0 in the Challenge Round to win the 1889 Wimbledon Championships.[7][8] Renshaw survived a total of six match points in the All Comers Final against Barlow at 2–5 and 6–7 in the fourth set.[9] He reached the All Comers Final again the following year, losing to Willoughby Hamilton in the 1890 Wimbledon Championships, who then defeated reigning champion Renshaw in the Challenge Round.

His career singles title highlights include winning the Queen's Club Championships, three times, Kent Championships three times, West of England Championships three times, the North of England Championships two times (1891-1893), the South of England Championships two times, Surrey Championships two times, and the Welsh Championships, twice, the London Championships (1890-1891) and the Surrey Closed County Championship (1890) one time.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles (2 runners-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Opponent Score
Loss 1889 Wimbledon Championships United Kingdom William Renshaw 6–3, 7–5, 6–8, 8–10, 6–8
Loss 1890 Wimbledon Championships Ireland Willoughby Hamilton 6–2, 4–6, 4–6, 6–4, 5–7

Doubles (1 title, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
Win 1892 Wimbledon Championships United Kingdom Ernest Lewis United Kingdom Herbert Baddeley
United Kingdom Wilfred Baddeley
4–6, 6–2, 8–6, 6–4
Loss 1893 Wimbledon Championships United Kingdom Ernest Lewis Ireland Joshua Pim
Ireland Frank Stoker
6–4, 3–6, 1–6, 6–2, 0–6
Loss 1894 Wimbledon Championships United Kingdom C. H. Martin United Kingdom Herbert Baddeley
United Kingdom Wilfred Baddeley
7–5, 5–7, 6–4, 3–6, 6–8


  1. ^ Nieuwland, Alex. "Player – Harry Sibthorpe Barlow". www.tennisarchives.com. Tennis Archives. Retrieved 25 July 2022.
  2. ^ Tennis Archives.
  3. ^ Teenis Archives Archived 2012-09-12 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Barrett, John (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. p. 238. ISBN 0007117078.
  5. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 435. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  6. ^ "The Championships 1889 – Gentlemen's Singles" (PDF). Wimbledon. AELTC.
  7. ^ Wimbledon - The Official History of the Championships by John Barrett, Collins Willow 2001 (the source of this draw)
  8. ^ "LAWN TENNIS". Illustrated Sydney News. NSW: National Library of Australia. 5 September 1889. p. 11.
  9. ^ Tingay, Lance (1977). 100 Years of Wimbledon. Enfield: Guinness Superlatives. pp. 27, 28, 135, 234. ISBN 0900424710.