Men's singles jeu de paume
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Jeu de paume pictogram.svg
VenueQueen's Club
DatesMay 18–23
Competitors11 from 2 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Jay Gould II  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Eustace Miles  Great Britain
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Neville Bulwer-Lytton  Great Britain
Gold medallist Jay Gould II, pictured in 1905 with racket.
Gold medallist Jay Gould II, pictured in 1905 with racket.

Jeu de paume was an event contested at the 1908 Summer Olympics. This was the only Summer Olympic Games to contain this sport as a medal event. An outdoor version called longue paume was a demonstration sport at the 1900 Summer Olympics. Real tennis, as jeu de paume is called in the United Kingdom, was an exhibition event at the 1924 Summer Olympics. In the Official Report of the 1908 Olympic Games, the sport is referred to as "Tennis (jeu de paume)" while tennis is named "lawn tennis."

The competition venue was the Queen's Club in West Kensington, London.

Participating nations

Each nation could enter up to 12 players.[1] 11 players from 2 nations competed.

Medal table

Sources:[2]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)1001
2 Great Britain (GBR)0112
Totals (2 nations)1113

Results

Standings

Place Name Nation
1 Jay Gould II  United States
2 Eustace Miles  Great Britain
3 The Hon. Neville Bulwer-Lytton  Great Britain
4 Arthur Page  Great Britain
5 Edwin Biedermann  Great Britain
Evan Noel  Great Britain
Arnold Palmer  Great Britain
Vane Pennell  Great Britain
9 William Cazalet  Great Britain
Charles Sands  United States
Charles Tatham  Great Britain

Bracket

First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
 Gould (USA) 6 6 6
 Pennell (GBR) 6 6 6  Pennell (GBR) 3 3 2
 Cazalet (GBR) 1  Gould (USA) 6 6 6
 Page (GBR) 1 0 0
 Page (GBR) 5 6 6 6
 Palmer (GBR) 6 4 5 1
 Gould (USA) 6 6 6
 Miles (GBR) 6 6 6  Miles (GBR) 5 4 4
 Sands (USA) 3 3 3  Miles (GBR) 6 6 6
 Noel (GBR) 6 6 6  Noel (GBR) 5 1 5
 Tatham (GBR) 2 3 3  Miles (GBR) 6 6 6
 Lytton (GBR) 4 1 3
 Lytton (GBR) 6 6 6
 Biedermann (GBR) 5 1 2

References

  1. ^ Official Report, p. 40.
  2. ^ "Olympic Analytics - Medals by Countries". olympanalyt.com. Retrieved 2022-01-31.