John Hartley (tennis)
|Full name||John Thorneycroft Hartley|
|Country (sports)||United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|
9 January 1849|
21 August 1935 (aged 86)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (1879, Karoly Mazak)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Wimbledon||W (1879, 1880)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
Hartley won the 1879 Gentlemans Singles title against Irish champion, Vere St. Leger Goold in three sets, retaining his title the following year, 1880, by defeating Herbert Lawford in the Challenge Round, 6–3, 6–2, 2–6, 6–3.
Hartley lost in 37 minutes in the 1881 Gentleman's Singles final, to William Renshaw, 0–6, 1–6, 1–6. This was the shortest final on record and it was reported that Hartley was suffering from an attack of 'English cholera'. Hartley did not compete in the 1882 championships and made a final return at the 1883 championships, losing in the second round to Herbert Wilberforce.
Hartley married Alice Margaret Lascelles, a granddaughter of Henry Lascelles, 3rd Earl of Harewood, in 1875. They had no children.
In 1926, at the Golden Jubilee championships, Hartley was presented with a silver medal by Queen Mary, as one of thirty-four surviving champions.
Grand Slam finals
Singles (2 titles, 1 runner-up)
|Outcome||Year||Championship||Opponent in final||Score in final|
|Winner||1879||Wimbledon||Vere St. Leger Goold||6–2, 6–4, 6–1|
|Winner||1880||Wimbledon||Herbert Lawford||6–3, 6–2, 2–6, 6–3|
|Runner-up||1881||Wimbledon||William Renshaw||0–6, 1–6, 1–6|