|Full name||Lionel Hunter Escombe|
|Country (sports)||United Kingdom|
Natal, South Africa
|Died||15 October 1914 (aged 37–38)
|Turned pro||1890 (amateur tour)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Wimbledon||QF (1907, 1909)|
|Olympic Games||1R (1908In)|
Lionel Escombe (1876 – 15 October 1914) was a British male tennis player. He competed for Great Britain in the tennis event at the 1908 Summer Olympics where he took part in the men's indoor singles and indoor doubles event. In the singles competition he lost in the first round to Gunnar Setterwall in straight sets. In the doubles he partnered with Major Ritchie and after a bye in the quarter finals reached the semifinal in which they were defeated by compatriots Arthur Gore and Herbert Roper Barrett. They subsequently lost the match for third place, and the bronze medal, against Wollmar Boström and Gunnar Setterwall.
Escombe's best performance at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the quarter final in the men's singles event at the 1907 Wimbledon Championships which he lost in five sets to Wilberforce Eaves. He equaled this performance at the 1907 Wimbledon Championships, this time losing to Herbert Roper-Barrett in straight sets.
Escombe won the Championship of Lucerne in 1902 and the Spanish Championships in 1905.
- "Lionel Escombe Olympic results". sports-reference.com.
- "The Late Mr. L. H. Escombe". Lawn Tennis and Badminton. VII (51): 1037. 22 October 1914.