Henry Slocum (tennis)
|Full name||Henry Warner Slocum, Jr.|
|Country (sports)||United States|
May 28, 1862|
Syracuse, NY, USA
|Died||January 22, 1949
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Turned pro||1884 (amateur tour)|
|Plays||Right-handed (1-handed backhand)|
|Int. Tennis HoF||1955 (member page)|
|Highest ranking||No. 8 (1888, Karoly Mazak)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|US Open||W (1888, 1889)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|US Open||W (1889)|
Henry Warner Slocum, Jr. (May 28, 1862 – January 22, 1949) was an American male tennis player who was active in the late 19th century. He was the son of the American politician and Union general Henry Warner Slocum.
Slocum graduated from Yale University in 1883 and started playing tennis in 1884 although he entered few prominent tournaments until the spring of 1886. Slocum won the 1888 Men's Singles title at the U.S. National Championships' in Newport against defending champion and compatriot Howard Taylor in straight sets. The next year he successfully defended his title in the Challenge Round with a victory over Quincy Shaw.
Slocum was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1955. He was president of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association (USNLTA) in 1892 and 1893.
In 1890 he published a book titled Lawn Tennis In Our Own Country.
Grand Slam record
- Singles champion: 1888, 1889
- Singles finalist: 1887, 1890
- Doubles champion: 1889
- Doubles finalist: 1885, 1887
Grand Slam finals
Singles (2 titles, 2 runner-ups)
|Outcome||Year||Championship||Opponent in final||Score in final|
|Runner-up||1887||U.S. Championships||Richard Sears||1–6, 3–6, 2–6|
|Winner||1888||U.S. Championships||Howard Taylor||6–4, 6–1, 6–0|
|Winner||1889||U.S. Championships||Quincy Shaw||6–3, 6–1, 4–6, 6–2|
|Runner-up||1890||U.S. Championships||Oliver Campbell||2–6, 6–4, 3–6, 1–6|
Doubles (1 title, 2 runner-ups)
|Outcome||Year||Championship||Partner||Opponents in final||Score in final|
|Runner-up||1885||U.S. Championships||Percy Knapp|| Joseph Clark
|3–6, 0–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||1887||U.S. Championships||Howard Taylor|| James Dwight
|4–6, 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 3–6|
|Winner||1889||U.S. Championships||Howard Taylor|| Valentine Hall
|14–12, 10–8, 6–4|
- Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis, p. 17.
- Hall, Valentine G. (1889). Lawn tennis in America. New York: D. W. Granbery & Co. pp. 1, 2. OCLC 15175498. External link in
- Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 454. ISBN 978-0942257700.
- Henry Slocum at the International Tennis Hall of Fame
- TennisArchives profile
- Slocum, Henry, Lawn Tennis in Our Own Country, 1890