Takeichi Harada

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Takeichi Harada
Takeichi Harada.jpg
Takeichi Harada c. 1934
Country (sports) Japan
Born(1899-05-16)16 May 1899
Osaka, Japan[1]
Died12 June 1978(1978-06-12) (aged 79)
Kurashiki, Japan
Turned pro1924 (amateur tour)
Highest rankingNo. 7 (1926, A. Wallis Myers)[2]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1932)
French Open3R (1930)
Wimbledon3R (1924, 1930)
US Open3R (1925, 1927)
Other tournaments
Olympic GamesQF (1924)
Olympic Games2R (1924)
Team competitions
Davis CupF (1926, 1927)

Takeichi Harada (原田 武一, Harada Takeichi, 16 May 1899 – 12 June 1978) was an amateur tennis player from Japan who competed in the 1920s and 1930s.

He was ranked World No. 7 in 1926 by A. Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph.[2] Harada was also ranked World No. 10 by Myers and the U.S. No. 3 in 1925.[2]

After becoming Japanese National Doubles Tennis Champion in 1923,[3] Harada moved to the United States to continue his studies at the Harvard University.[4] In 1929 he won the All Japan Championship again both in singles and doubles.[3]

He was coached by Harry Cowles.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Takeichi Harada was married and his first child was born in 1929.[5] He was the head manager of a mall in Tokyo.[5] In 1925 he was awarded the AAF World Trophy by the Amateur Athletic Foundation for his merits in tennis.[6]


  1. ^ Krobat (January 29, 1932). "Second tennis test in Perth tomorrow". The Advertiser. Adelaide, Australia: The Herald and Weekly Times. 74 (22, 871): 9. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Brilliant record". The Northern Star. 56. Lismore, NSW: Thomas G. Hewitt and Sons. January 16, 1932. p. 8. ISSN 1036-6768. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b 原田 武一(故人) [(Deceased) Takeichi Harada]. jta-tennis.or.jp (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Japan Tennis Association. Archived from the original on 17 April 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Harada ranked number ten says success due to Cowles". thecrimson.com. Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States: The Harvard Crimson. October 1, 1925. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  5. ^ a b Béla Kehrling, ed. (April 26, 1930). "Japán-Magyarország" [Japan-Hungary] (PDF). Tennisz és Golf (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Bethlen Gábor írod. és Nyomdai Rt. II (8): 123–125. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  6. ^ "The LA84 Foundation discontinued the awarding of the World Trophy after the year 2000 awards". Olympic Review. Los Angeles, United States: LA84 Foundation. Archived from the original on 9 September 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2013.

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