Jeu de paume at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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Men's singles jeu de paume
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Jeu de paume pictogram
Venue Queen's Club
Dates May 18–23
Competitors 11 from 2 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Jay Gould II  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Eustace Miles  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Neville Bulwer-Lytton  Great Britain

Jeu de paume was an event contested at the 1908 Summer Olympics. This was the only Summer Olympic Games to contain this sport as a medal event. An outdoor version called longue paume was a demonstration sport at the 1900 Summer Olympics. Real tennis, as jeu de paume is called in the United Kingdom, was an exhibition event at the 1924 Summer Olympics. In the Official Report of the 1908 Olympic Games, the sport is referred to as "Tennis (jeu de paume)" while tennis is named "lawn tennis."

The competition venue was the Queen's Club in West Kensington, London.

Participating nations[edit]

11 players from 2 nations competed.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 1 0 0 1
2  Great Britain (GBR) 0 1 1 2

Results[edit]

Standings[edit]

Place Name Nation
1 Jay Gould II  United States
2 Eustace Miles  Great Britain
3 The Hon. Neville Bulwer-Lytton  Great Britain
4 Arthur Page  Great Britain
5 Edwin Biedermann  Great Britain
Evan Noel  Great Britain
Arthur Palmer  Great Britain
Vane Pennell  Great Britain
9 William Cazalet  Great Britain
Charles Sands  United States
Charles Tatham  Great Britain

Bracket[edit]

First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
 Gould (USA) 6 6 6
 Pennell (GBR) 6 6 6  Pennell (GBR) 3 3 2
 Cazalet (GBR) 1  Gould (USA) 6 6 6
 Page (GBR) 1 0 0
 Page (GBR) 5 6 6 6
 Palmer (GBR) 6 4 5 1
 Gould (USA) 6 6 6
 Miles (GBR) 6 6 6  Miles (GBR) 5 4 4
 Sands (USA) 3 3 3  Miles (GBR) 6 6 6
 Noel (GBR) 6 6 6  Noel (GBR) 5 1 5
 Tatham (GBR) 2 3 3  Miles (GBR) 6 6 6
 Lytton (GBR) 4 1 3
 Lytton (GBR) 6 6 6
 Biedermann (GBR) 5 1 2

References[edit]

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2002). "Hockey 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 3 May 2006. 
  • Mallon, Bill; Buchanan, Ian (2000). The 1908 Olympic Games. Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson: McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-0598-8.  (Excerpt available at [1])