Tennis at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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Six tennis events were contested at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom.[1] Indoor tennis events, on what were officially called 'covered courts', were held for the first time, along with the usual outdoor events. Women's tennis returned, with women's singles (but not women's doubles or mixed doubles) and indoor women's singles. The indoor events were held at the covered courts of the Queens Club and began on May 6, 1908, ahead of the official start of the Games while the outdoor tournament was played on grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Worple Road from July 6 through July 11, 1908. In total 50 players, 40 men and 10 women, competed. Five nations made their tennis debuts, while five more returned to competition for a total of ten nations. Two players, Les Poidevin and Wimbledon champion Anthony Wilding were nominated for Australasia but through administrative bungling they were not entered.

Tennis

Medal summary[edit]

Indoor
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Indoor Singles
details
Arthur Gore
 Great Britain
George Caridia
 Great Britain
Josiah Ritchie
 Great Britain
Men's Indoor Doubles
details
 Herbert Barrett
and Arthur Gore (GBR)
 George Caridia
and George Simond (GBR)
 Wollmar Boström
and Gunnar Setterwall (SWE)
Women's Indoor Singles
details
Gwendoline Eastlake-Smith
 Great Britain
Alice Greene
 Great Britain
Märtha Adlerstråhle
 Sweden
Outdoor
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Singles
details
Josiah Ritchie
 Great Britain
Otto Froitzheim
 Germany
Wilberforce Eaves
 Great Britain
Men's Doubles
details
 George Hillyard
and Reginald Doherty (GBR)
 Josiah Ritchie
and James Parke (GBR)
 Clement Cazalet
and Charles Dixon (GBR)
Women's Singles
details
Dorothea Lambert Chambers
 Great Britain
Dora Boothby
 Great Britain
Ruth Winch
 Great Britain

Participating nations[edit]

50 players from 10 nations competed.[1]

Medal table[edit]

The Women's singles final.
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain (GBR) 6 5 4 15
2  Germany (GER) 0 1 0 1
3  Sweden (SWE) 0 0 2 2
Total 6 6 6 18

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tennis at the 1908 London Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 

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