Richard H. Palmer

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Richard Palmer
Full name Richard Holkins Palmer
Country (sports)  United States
Born March 14, 1876
Jersey City, New Jersey
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open QF (1907, 1909)

Richard Holkins Palmer (born March 14, 1876) of Ridgewood, New Jersey, was an American tennis player.[1]


He was born on March 14, 1876 in Jersey City, New Jersey to Harriet Jane Holkins and Frederick Eugene Palmer. He married Marion Louise Aiken and they lived in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He died around 1935 in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Tennis career[edit]

Palmer reached the quarterfinals of the U.S. National Championships in 1907 and 1909. In 1908, he cracked the U.S. singles Top 10, coming in at No. 10. A lefty, he was known as The New Jersey Southpaw.

At the tournament now known as the Cincinnati Masters, Palmer made six finals appearances: three each in singles and doubles. He won two singles titles (1910 & 1911) and two doubles titles (1909 with Carlton R. Gardner, and 1910 with Wallace Johnson).

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