Tennis at the 1908 Summer Olympics
Date6–11 May 1908 (indoor)
6-11 July 1908 (outdoor)
Edition4th
SurfaceWood (indoor)
Grass (outdoor)
LocationQueen's Club, West Kensington (indoor)
All England Club, Wimbledon (outdoor)
Champions
Men's outdoor singles
 Major Ritchie (GBR)
Women's outdoor singles
 Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GBR)
Men's outdoor doubles
 Reginald Doherty / George Hillyard (GBR)
Men's indoor singles
 Arthur Gore (GBR)
Women's indoor singles
 Gwendoline Eastlake-Smith (GBR)
Men's indoor doubles
 Herbert Roper Barrett / Arthur Gore (GBR)
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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 events were contested, 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 Queen's Club and began on 6 May 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 6 July through 11 July 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.[2]

Tennis

Medal summary

Events

Outdoor

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
Major Ritchie
 Great Britain
Otto Froitzheim
 Germany
Wilberforce Eaves
 Great Britain
Men's doubles
details
 Great Britain (GBR)
Reginald Doherty
George Hillyard
 Great Britain (GBR)
James Cecil Parke
Major Ritchie
 Great Britain (GBR)
Clement Cazalet
Charles Dixon
Women's singles
details
Dorothea Lambert Chambers
 Great Britain
Dora Boothby
 Great Britain
Ruth Winch
 Great Britain

Indoor

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
Arthur Gore
 Great Britain
George Caridia
 Great Britain
Major Ritchie
 Great Britain
Men's doubles
details
 Great Britain (GBR)
Herbert Roper Barrett
Arthur Gore
 Great Britain (GBR)
George Caridia
George Simond
 Sweden (SWE)
Wollmar Boström
Gunnar Setterwall
Women's singles
details
Gwendoline Eastlake-Smith
 Great Britain
Alice Greene
 Great Britain
Märtha Adlerstråhle
 Sweden

Medal table

The Women's singles final.
The Women's singles final.
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Great Britain (GBR)65415
2 Germany (GER)0101
3 Sweden (SWE)0022
Totals (3 entries)66618

Participating nations

50 players from 10 nations competed.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Tennis at the 1908 London Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Tennis at the 1908 Summer Olympics". Olympedia. Retrieved 11 July 2020.