Theodore Pell

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Theodore Pell
Theodore Roosevelt Pell at the 1917 US Open
Full name Theodore Roosevelt Pell
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1879-05-12)May 12, 1879
New York, NY
Died August 18, 1967(1967-08-18) (aged 88)
Sands Point, New York
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HoF 1966 (member page)
Highest ranking No. 5 (1913 U.S. ranking)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open SF (1915)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 3R (1912)

Theodore Roosevelt Pell (May 12, 1879 – August 18, 1967) was an American tennis player who played in the 1912 Summer Olympics.

Tennis career[edit]

Pell was the only U.S. participant in tennis events at the 1912 Summer Olympics. He played in the outdoor tournament and reached the third round in which he was defeated by the German Ludwig Heyden.[1]

His best performance at a Grand Slam tournament came in 1915 when he defeated Watson Washburn and Beals Wright to reach the semifinal of the U.S National Championships at Newport. In the semifinal he was beaten in straight sets by Maurice McLoughlin.[2]

He won the singles title at the New England tennis championships from 1907 until 1910.[3] Pell won the singles title at the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships in 1907, 1909, and 1911 and the doubles title in 1905, 1909, 1911 and 1912.[4]

He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1966.


  1. ^ "Olympic Sports – Profile Roosevelt Pell". SportsReference. 
  2. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 457. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  3. ^ "Pell Retains Tennis Title". The New York Times. June 12, 1910. 
  4. ^ Robertson, Max (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. p. 338. ISBN 9780047960420. 

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