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1892 Results

Thanks to Newmark, Elegos, Gee Tee, Rollo and Brian Stewart for these results and comments

January to March

Circa March 5-19, South Australian Championships, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Grass)

SF: Maisie Parr d. Miss Brown 11-2
SF: Mrs. E. Goldsmith d. Ella Parr 11-7

FI: Maisie Parr d. Mrs E Goldsmith 11-9

Holder Emily Hodge did not defend her title.

"Miss Parr undoubtably owed her victory to her brilliant volleying and could no doubt teach many of the gentlement competitors something in this respect. Goldsmith had three points to equalise at 10-10 but through over confidence lost the game and match."

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March 28-April 2, British Covered Courts Championships, London, England (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Queen's Club

Singles (Draw=8,plus holder)

1R: May Arbuthnot d. E. Morgan 6-3 5-7 6-4
1R: May Jacks d. C. Morgan 6-2 6-0
1R: Henrietta Horncastle d. Ivy Arbuthnot 3-6 8-6 6-0
1R: Edith Austin d. Alice Arbuthnot 7-5 6-2

SF: M Arbuthnot d. Jacks 6-2 6-3
SF: Austin d. Horncastle 6-2 6-3

FI: May Arbuthnot d. Edith Austin 6-4 6-8 6-3

CR: Maud Shackle (holder) d. May Arbuthnot 6-3 3-6 6-2


Date unknown, Natal, Durban, South Africa (Clay)

FI: Mabel Grant d. Norah Hickman 6-1 6-2


circa April 18-21 South African Championships, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (Clay)

FI: Mabel Grant d Mrs McLagon

MX: Mabel Grant/Mr Davis d Mrs Murell/Mr Eaton ????

From: http://assa.saao.ac.za/html/history-.../21-8_1892.pdf

Mon 11th Apr. Mabel Grant left for Port Elizabeth in the “Hawarden Castle”.

(A telegram
received a few days later advised that she had won the tennis doubles. A further wire on 20th April stated that she had won the Championships. She returned to Durban on 28th April, very pleased with herself. O that evening Nevill observed a comet “with a bright nucleus and a faint tail”.)

Note that Easter, the traditional date for this event, was on April 17.

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May 7-14, New South Wales Championships, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Grass)
Venue: Association Grounds, Moore Park

SF: Mabel Shaw (Vic) d Ada Keele 6-1 6-3
SF: E Mackenzie (Vic) d Eliza Fitzgerald 6-3 2-6 6-2

FI: Mabel Shaw d E Mackenzie ????

CR: Mabel Shaw d Dransfield (holder) 7-5 3-6 6-4


?R: Mayne/Shaw (Vic) d Fitzgerald/Mackenzie 6-4 7-5

FI: Mayne/Mabel Shaw d Dransfield/Ada Keele 3-6 8-6 6-2

Mixed Doubles

SF: Mayne/Green (Vic) d Shaw/Colquhoun 8-10 8-6 6-4
SF: Dransfield/Tiley d Fitzgerald/Fitzgerald 12-10 6-1

FI: Mayne/Green d Dransfield/Tiley

Miss ML Dransfield played in handicap events (as did another 'Miss Dransfield')

* Miss Dransfield had won the women’s doubles title in 1891 with Miss Scott.


May 23-28, Irish Championships, Dublin, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Fitzwilliam Square

Singles (Draw=10)

1R: Lottie Dod d. N. Pope 6-2 6-3
1R: G. Crofton d. Bertha Steedman 6-3 6-4

QF: Louisa Martin d. Lottie Dod 6-2 2-6 7-5
QF: Miss Exham d. Mrs Ottley 6-0 6-1
QF: Helen Jackson d. Jane Corder 6-3 6-1
QF: G. Crofton d. Florence Stanuell 6-3 10-8

SF: Martin d. Exham 6-0 6-2
SF: Crofton d. Jackson 6-1 7-5

FI: Louisa Martin d. G. Crofton 6-1 6-0

DF: Lottie Dod (GB)/Bertha Steedman d. Connie Butler/N Pope 6-2 6-0

MX: Louisa Martin/Grainger Chaytor d. Lottie Dod/[Anthony] Dod 4-6 6-4 6-0 9-7

At a time when there was no seeding, Louisa Martin met Lottie Dod well before the final. This was probably Lottie Dod's only loss in singles after 1886. It is not clear which of her two brothers Lottie Dod played the mixed event with, though it was probably Anthony, not William. Herbert Chip's book Lawn Tennis Recollections states, 'Several of the decisions in that match were curious, to say the least. But that was not Miss Martin's fault" (p 118). Was there some favorable line-calling for the local Miss Martin?

Here is another detailed report:

From "Pastime", June 1, 1892: "But the greatest surprise of all was that in the match between Louisa Martin and Lottie Dod in the ladies’ singles – a match which practically decided the question as to which country should claim the championship so far as this meeting was concerned.

“Scarcely anyone expected Miss Martin to win, but win she did. She started with great dash and decision, the court – somewhat slow and heavy from thundershowers – appearing to suit her admirably, and proving just as unsuitable to her opponent’s style of play. The consequence was that Miss Dod had no time to get into her stroke, and the set was quickly won by Miss Martin by 6-2.

“Miss Dod improved in the second set, and showed something like her true form. She made the match set-all, and when she stood at 2-1 in the third set it was thought she would once more prove too strong for Miss Martin, who was showing signs of exhaustion, for she had not spared herself. A heavy thundershower now broke over the ground, and play was perforce suspended for about twenty minutes.

“This rest proved of great service to Miss Martin, who on resuming played with almost as much energy as in the opening set. A bad decision in the seventh game was not without its effect on Miss Dod’s play. By this piece of ill-luck the games were called 4-3 in favour of Miss Martin, whereas the score should have gone back to deuce. Four-all and five-all were then called, but Miss Martin took the necessary two games and the match by 2 sets to 1, a result which, it may be truly said, caused considerable surprise, this being the first occasion for several years on which the English lady champion has known defeat.

“It cannot be said that Miss Dod was showing her best form. Those who know how accurately and severely she drives missed the usual fire and force or her return, and her volleying, too, was not so telling as usual. When all these matters are taken into account they must not be allowed to blind one to the excellence of Miss Martin’s play. She has probably never before shown such fine form, her play all round being of a very high order.”

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Early June

Circa June 4-10, Welsh Championships, Penarth, Wales (Grass)

Singles (Draw=2)

FI: Mary Sweet-Escott d. Louisa Sweet-Escott 2-6 6-3 6-2

Only two players – sisters – entered the main women’s singles event at this tournament this year.


June 7-11, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=6)

1R: Miss Agg-bye
1R: Miss Champain d. Miss Wilkins 6-1 6-0
1R: Miss Stretton d. B. Agg 6-3 7-5
1R: Florence Mardall-bye

SF: Miss Agg d. Miss Champain 6-2 6-4
SF: Mardall d. Stretton 2-6, 6-4 9-7

FI: Miss Agg d. Florence Mardall 6-0 6-4

MX: Miss Agg/H Bacon d. Miss Champain/Wilfred Milne 2-6 7-5 6-0


June 8-15, Scottish Championships, Edinburgh Scotland (Grass)

FI: Lottie Paterson d. Miss Moir 6-4 6-0

CR: Helen Jackson (holder) d. Lottie Paterson 7-5 6-1


Date unknown, Ealing, GB

Won by Charlotte Cooper

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Late June

June 13-18, Northern Tournament, Liverpool, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=15)

1R: Lottie Dod d. Miss Quinn 6-1 6-0
1R: Bertha Steedman d. Alice Pickering 6-1 7-5
1R: Miss Cressy d. Miss Vicars 6-2 6-2
1R: Beatrice Draffen d. Miss Templeman 6-1 6-2

1R: Jane Corder-bye
1R: Blanche Hillyard d. Helen Jackson 3-6 7-5 6-4
1R: Florence Mardall d. A. Clark 6-3 2-6 6-2
1R: Louisa Martin d. Kate Nunneley 6-0 6-3

QF: Dod d. Steedman 6-1 6-1
QF: Draffen d. Cressy 6-2 6-4
QF: Hillyard d. Corder 6-1 6-4
QF: Martin d. Mardall 6-1 6-0

SF: Dod d. Draffen 6-0 6-3
SF: Martin d. Hillyard 3-6 6-1 6-0

FI: Lottie Dod d. Louisa Martin 6-1 6-0

*Holder Florence Stanuell (holder) did not defend her title.


SF: Lottie Dod/Helen Jackson d. Blanche Hillyard/Bertha Steedman 7-9 6-0 9-7
SF: Alice Pickering/Mrs Pickthall d. Miss Quin/Miss Templeman 3-6 6-3 6-4

FI: Lottie Dod/Helen Jackson d. Alice Pickering/Mrs Pickthall 6-1 6-3

Mixed Doubles

SF: Lottie Dod/Anthony Dod d. Blanche Hillyard/George Hillyard 6-4 6-4
SF: Bertha Steedman/Wilfred Baddeley d. Beatrice Draffen/Frank Stoker 3-6 7-5 6-1

FI: Lottie Dod/Anthony Dod d. Bertha Steedman/Wilfred Baddeley 2-6 8-6 6-1

CR: Lottie Dod/Anthony Dod d Helen Jackson/JC Kay (holders) 6-4 6-1


June 20-25, Kent Championships, Beckenham, Kent, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=12, plus holder)

1R: May Jacks-bye
1R: Henrietta Horncastle-bye
1R: Elsie Pinckney d. E. Barker 6-4 6-3
1R: L. Wilson d. Winifred Kersey 6-3 4-6 6-4

1R: Ruth Pennington-Legh d. C. Morgan 6-1 6-1
1R: Edith Austin d. E. Morgan 6-1 6-2
1R: Mrs H Anderson-bye
1R: Violet Pinckney-bye

QF: Jacks d. Horncastle 6-0, 6-1
QF: E Pinckney d. Wilson 6-3, 6-3
QF: Austin d. Pennington-Legh 5-7 6-4 10-8
QF: V Pinckney d. Anderson 6-2 6-2

SF: Jacks d. E Pinckney 6-2 7-5
SF: V Pinckney d. Austin 1-6 6-4 7-5

FI: May Jacks d. Violet Pinckney ????

CR: Maud Shackle (holder) d. May Jacks 6-3 6-1


June 20-25, Yorkshire Lawn Tennis Association Tournament, Hull, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=7)

1R: Helen Jackson d. Mabel Boulton 6-2 6-2
1R: L. Chatterton-Clark d. Miss Hodgson 6-2 6-3
1R: Beatrice Draffen d. Miss Crossley 7-5, 6-4
1R: Jane Corder-bye.

SF: Jackson d. Chatterton-Clark 2-6 7-5 6-4
SF: Draffen d. Corder 7-5 6-4

FI: Helen Jackson d. Beatrice Draffen 6-0 retired

Yorkshire players only singles event

FI: Beatrice Draffen d. Miss Crossley 7-5 6-4

DF: Jane Corder/Helen Jackson d. Miss Clark/Beatrice Draffen 6-4 4-6 6-3

MX: Helen Jackson/Joshua Pim and Jane Corder/William Dod divided the prizes with the score at one set-all, 6-4 12-14.

This was another change of venue for the Yorkshire Association Tournament usually held in Ilkley, but held in Headingley in 1891.



Dates: June 21-25
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=11) Holder Mabel Cahill sits out until the Challenge Round

Preliminary Round

Harriet Butler d. Amy Williams 6-2 6-1
Annabella Wistar d. Ethel Bankson 6-2 5-7 6-2
Augusta Schultz d. Elsie Donaldson 6-1 3-6 6-3

First Round (Quarterfinals)

Bessie Moore d. Lily Slevin 6-0 6-0
Wistar d. Butler 6-4 2-6 8-6
Helen Day Harris d. Hattie Beaumont 6-2 4-6 6-2
Schultz d. Josephine White 6-1 6-1


Moore d. Wistar default
Harris d. Schultz 6-2 8-6

All Comers Final

Bessie Moore d. Helen Harris 5-7 6-1 6-1

Challenge Final

Mabel Cahill d. Bessie Moore 5-7 6-3 6-4 4-6 6-2


Doubles (Draw=6)

First Round

Mabel Cahill (Ire)/Adeline McKinley d. Lily Slevin/Jospehine White 6-1 6-3
Helen Day Harris/Amy Williams d. Ethel Bankson/Hattie Beaumont 6-4 6-2


Cahill/ McKinley d. Bessie Moore/Augusta Schultz 6-2 6-3
Harris/Williams d. Mamie Calahan/Emily Neff 6-4 6-2


Mabel Cahill (Ire)/Adeline McKinlay d. Helen Harris/Amy Williams 6-1 6-3


Mixed Doubles (Draw=6)

First Round

Mabel Cahill (Ire)/Clarence Hobart d. Fannie Gregory/Joseph Clark 6-2 6-3
Helen Day Harris/J Parke Hood d. Adeline McKinley/JB McKinley 6-2 6-3


Cahill/Hobart d Hattie Butler/Joseph Janney 6-3 6-3
Moore/Beach d Harris/Hood 6-2 6-4


Mabel Cahill (Ire)/Clarence Hobart d. Bessie Moore/Rodmond Beach 6-1 6-3


Draw note:

Elizabeth Slevin was nicknamed Lily (NYT spelling) or Lillie (Philadelphia).



Bud Collins Ultimate Tennis Book
New York Times
Philadelphia Inquirer



This was the inaugural mixed doubles event at the US Championships. This year Mabel Cahill became the first player to win the "triple crown" at this, or any, major tournament. 16 year old Bessie Moore of New York is the main challenge to Cahill. Her main weakness, according the New York Times, is "she does not hit the ball hard enough." The Times reports an increase in volleying over the previous year by the ladies, noting that the lob is often employed as a tactic to combat it.

The singles final is hotly contested. When Moore wins the 4th set to tie it the crowd erupts in prolonged applause. "But in the fifth set Miss Cahill was too much for her plucky antagonist...".

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Early July

June 27-July 7, The Championships, Wimbledon, London, England (Grass)
Venue: The All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club


1R: Bertha Steedman d. 'Barefoot' 6-0 6-1
1R: Maud Shackle d. Helen Jackson 6-3 6-4
1R: Blanche Hillyard d. Beatrice Draffen 6-2 6-2
1R: Louisa Martin (Ire)-bye

SF Shackle d. Steedman 6-4 6-3
SF Hillyard d. Martin 1-6 6-3 9-7

FI: Blanche Hillyard d. Maud Shackle 6-1 6-4

CR: Lottie Dod (holder) d. Blanche Hillyard 6-1 6-1

Draw notes:

Mrs GA Draffen= Beatrice (nee Wood) Draffen.
Barrett has Mrs CA Martin in error. It is actually Louisa Martin, Irish champion

Date Unknown, Canadian Championships, Toronto, Canada
Venue: Toronto Lawn Tennis Club

SF: d Miss MacLaren ????

FI: Maude Delano-Osborne d Mrs. Sydney Smith 9-7 7-9 6-2 8-6

Miss MacLaren was the Maritime Provinces champion.

June 29-July 2 Middle States Championships, Montrose/South Orange, New Jersey, US (Grass)
Venue: Orange Lawn Tennis Club

Miss Budett and Miss Homans defaulted in the first round.

FI: Augusta Schultz d Florence Stroud 6-0 1-6 6-5

CR: Mabel Cahill d. Augusta Schultz 6-1 6-1

MX: Mabel Cahill (Ire)/WV Johnson d. Augusta Schultz/Clarence Hobart 6-3 6-2

There were no women’s doubles events at this tournament this year. Results copied from the New York Sun, which reported on the poor court conditions, which were described as "soft."

Florence L Stroud played for the Ariel Club.


July 11-13, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England (Grass)

FI: Miss King d. Miss Hodson 6-1 6-1


July 11-16, London Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Queen's Club

Singles (Draw=7, plus holder)

1R: Edith Austin d. B. Waldron 6-3, 6-1
1R: Beatrice Draffen d. Henrietta Horncastle 6-1, 6-2
1R: Charlotte Cooper d. L. Wilson 6-3, 6-4
1R: E. Morgan-bye.

SF: Austin d.Draffen 6-2 6-3
SF: Cooper d. Morgan 6-4 6-3

FI: Edith Austin d. Charlotte Cooper 6-4 8-6

CR: Maud Shackle (holder) d. Edith Austin 6-2 6-3

Queen's Cup event

FI: Maud Shackle d. Beatrice Draffen 6-4 6-3

The Austin-Cooper match was one of the first meetings between these two players who would meet each other many times in subsequent years


July 13-16, Nottinghamshire Open, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England (Grass)
Venue: Castle Cricket Ground

FI: Miss Goodman d. Miss Evans 6-2 7-5

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Late July

July 18-20, Leamington, Warwickshire, England (Grass)

FI: Henrietta Horncastle d. Miss Goodman 2-6 6-2 6-2


July 18-23, Middlesex Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Chiswick Park

Singles (Draw=7, plus holder)

1R: Edith Austin d. Miss Wilson 6-3 6-1
1R: A. Brown d. Mrs H. Anderson 6-1 6-3
1R: Miss Wood d. Miss Dancer default
1R: Charlotte Cooper-bye

SF: Austin d. Brown 6-0 6-3
SF: Cooper d. Wood 6-1 6-0

FI: Edith Austin d. Charlotte Cooper 6-2 7-5

CR: Maud Shackle (holder) d. Edith Austin 6-4 6-0


July 21-23, Edgbaston Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club Tournament, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England (Grass)
Venue: Edgbaston Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Winifred Longhurst and Edith Longhurst divided the prizes.*

* The women’s singles event was "handicap" only.


July 25-30, Northumberland Championships, Newcastle, Northumberland, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=10)

1R: Miss Crosby d. Lucy Kendal 6-3 6-3
1R: L. Chatterton-Clark d. Annie Kendal 6-1 6-1

QF: Helen Jackson d. Alice Pickering 6-2 6-3
QF: Crosby d. Connie Butler 2-6 6-4 6-2
QF: Miss Burge d. Miss Smith 6-1 6-2
QF: Jane Corder d. Chatterton-Clark 6-4 6-3

SF: Jackson d. Crosby 6-4 6-4
SF: Corder d. Burge 6-4 6-1

FI: Jane Corder d. Helen Jackson 2-6 9-7 6-4

DF: Jane Corder/Alice Pickering d. Connie Butler/Helen Jackson 6-1 2-6 8-6

MX: Helen Jackson/Ernest Renshaw d. Jane Corder/George Ball-Greene 6-2 6-2


July 28-29, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England (Grass)

FI: Kate Nunneley d. Miss Friend 6-2 6-8 6-2*

* The women's singles event was handicap only at this tournament in 1892.


July 28-30, Surrey Championships, Richmond, Surrey, England (Grass)

CR: May Arbuthnot (holder) d. Ivy Arbuthnot 6-3 6-1

Inaugurated in 1890, this tournament was not held in 1891.


July 28-30, Saint Peter's, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England (Grass)

FI: Miss Blencowe d. Henrietta Horncastle 6-3 6-2

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Early August

August 1-4, Darlington, Durham, England (Grass)

FI: Mary Putnam d. Jane Corder default

MX: Jane Corder/George Ball-Greene d. H. Luca/Arthur W. Hallward 6-1 6-2

* The women's singles event was handicap only at this tournament in 1892.


August 1-6, Exmouth, Devon, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=10)

1R: G. Crofton d. M. Agg 6-2 6-4
1R: C. Bryan d. Alice Arbuthnot 6-2 6-3

QF: Lilian Pine-Coffin d. May Arbuthnot 6-3 6-3
QF: Crofton d. Violet Pinckney 6-4 6-2
QF: Miss Goodman d. Ivy Arbuthnot 6-4 7-5
QF: Bryan d. Elsie Pinckney 6-3 6-1

SF: Pine-Coffin d. Crofton 6-2 6-3
SF: Bryan d. Goodman 6-0 5-7 7-5

FI: Lilian Pine-Coffin d. C Bryan 8-6 4-6 6-2


August 1-6, Isle of Man Championships, Castletown, Isle of Man

FI: N. Darrah d. Miss Moore-Lane 6-3 6-0

DF: N. Darrah/Miss Moore-Lane d. Miss Christopher/Mrs Thomson 6-0 6-0

MX: Miss Cubbon/TW Cubbon d. Miss M. Dickson/J Ferrier 6-3 8-6


August 3-6, Sheffield and Hallamshire, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Miss Crosby d. Miss Kersey 6-2 6-2


August 8-12, Teignmouth, Devon, England (Grass)

MX: Elsie Pinckney/John Deykin d. Violet Pinckney/Ernest Renshaw 6-4 4-1 retired


August 6-13, Queensland Championships, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Grass)

FI: Miss MacGregor d. Mabel Taylor 4-6 6-4 6-1

MX: Miss Wallace/Ernest Gilligan d. Mrs Tilston/F Ayres 6-3 6-5

Holder Miss Lee does not defend


August 8-13, Derbyshire Championships, Buxton, Derbyshire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: Helen Jackson d. Connie Butler 6-2 6-4
1R: Miss King d. Miss Pedley 6-3 6-4
1R: G Crofton-bye
1R: May Marriott-bye

1R: Miss Hutchings-bye
1R: E. Vaudrey-bye
1R: Miss Friend d. Miss Bradbury, walkover
1R: Miss Vicars d. Miss Clark 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

QF: Jackson d. King 6-1 6-0
QF: Crofton d. Marriott 6-4 6-3
QF: Miss Hutchings d. E. Vaudrey 6-0 6-3
QF: Miss Vicars d. Miss Friend 9-7 6-4

SF: Jackson d. Crofton 6-3 6-2
SF: Vicars d. Hutchings 6-4 5-7 6-2

FI: Helen Jackson d. Miss Vicars 6-2 6-1

DF: G Crofton/Helen Jackson d. Connie Butler/Miss Clarke 6-1 6-2

MX: Miss Wadsworth/Harry Barlow d. G Crofton/Tom Chaytor 9-7 6-2


began August 9, Maritime Provinces Championship, Halifax, Canada
Venue: Wanderers Amateur Athletic Club

FI: Fergie d. Mrs Reader

DF: Mrs Reader/Voules d. ??

MX: Fergie/Wylde d. ??


Circa mid-August, Criccieth, Wales (Grass)

FI: Miss Jackson* d. Miss Moore 6-4 6-1

DF: Mrs Hallward/Miss Jackson d. Miss Matthews/Miss Turner 6-2 6-3

MX: Mrs A Hall/Arthur Hallward d. Miss Jackson/Jackson 5-7 6-2 6-3

Could Miss Jackson= Helen Jackson?

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Late August

August 15-22, North of England Championships, Scarborough, Yorkshire England (Grass)

FI: Beatrice Draffen d. Kate Nunneley 6-4 7-5

DF: Miss Clark/Miss Scott d. Miss Crossley/Beatrice Draffen 6-2 4-6 9-7

Nunneley would later go on to great fame in New Zealand, winning that championship numerous times.


August 22-27, East of Scotland Championships, Saint Andrews, Fife, Scotland (Grass)

FI: Jane Corder d. Miss Moir 6-1 3-6 6-2

DF: Jane Corder/L Paterson d. Miss Johnston/Miss Ramsay 6-0 6-0


August 22-27, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England (Grass)

FI: Charlotte Cooper d. Elsie Pinckney 6-1 2-6 9-7

CR: Violet Pinckney (holder) d. Charlotte Cooper default

DF: Charlotte Cooper/E Cooper and Elsie Pinckney/Violet Pinckney divided the prizes.

The final matches at this tournament could not be played due to heavy rain. Both pairs of finalists were sisters.


August 22-27, Dinard, France (Clay)

FI: Miss Parker (GB) d. Miss Wombwell (GB) 6-3 6-4

* This year the women’s singles event was "handicap" only at this tournament.


began August 23, Ontario Championship, Hamilton, Canada (Grass)

FI: Mrs. Sydney Smith d. Miss Faulkner

MX: Miss Gillespie/Mr Matthews d. Maude Osborne/Mr Moreton


August 26-27, Gore Court Archery and Lawn Tennis Club Tournament, Sittingbourne, Kent, England (Grass)
Venue: Gore Court Archery and Lawn Tennis Club

FI: A. Malden d. Henrietta Horncastle 6-2 7-5

MX: Miss Chittenden/Wilberforce V. Eaves (Aus) versus Henrietta Horncastle/E Swift (not played due to rain)

From “The Field”, September 3, 1892: “The weather not permitting further play, the gentlemen presented the first prizes to the ladies, viz., Mrs Horncastle and Miss Chittenden, and took the second ones themselves.”

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August 29-September 5, Sussex Championships, Brighton, Sussex, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=12, plus holder)

1R: Bertha Steedman d. L. Wilson 6-2 12-10
1R: C. Bryan d. May Langrishe default
1R: E Vaudray-bye
1R: Mrs E White-bye

1R: Hilda Lane-bye
1R: E Morgan-bye
1R: Beatrice Langrishe d. Hon. Mrs Lacon default
1R: Blanche Hillyard d. Mrs Wills 6-1 3-6 6-0

QF: Steedman d. Bryan 5-7 6-2 6-1
QF: Lane d. Morgan 6-2 6-8 6-2
QF: Vaudrey d. White 8-6 6-4
QF: Hillyard d. B Langrishe 8-6 6-3

SF: Steedman d. Lane, 6-1 retired
SF: Hillyard d. Vaudrey 6-0 6-1

FI: Bertha Steedman d. Blanche Hillyard 6-2 6-3

CR: Maud Shackle (holder) d. Bertha Steedman 6-0 8-6

DF: Blanche Hillyard/Miss Kersey d. Julia Shackle/Maud Shackle 6-3 8-6

MX: Maud Shackle/ HW Carlton d. Blanche Hillyard/George Hillyard 6-0 4-6 6-2

The runners-up in the women's doubles event were twin sisters. Julia Shackle did not play much competitive tennis.


September 5-14, South of England Championships, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England (Grass)
Devonshire Park

Singles (Draw=31, plus holder)

1R: Bertha Steedman d. G. Wilson 6-4 6-1
1R: E. Vaudrey d. Mrs Boyce 6-0 6-4
1R: M. Topham d. B. Howard 6-2 6-2
1R: Violet Pinckney d. Miss Goodman 4-6 6-1 6-3
1R: Elsie Pinckney d. Agatha Templeman 6-0 4-6 6-4
1R: Mrs Wills d. Z. Wood 7-5 10-8
1R: C. Bryan d. Maud Shackle 6-1 6-4
1R: Amy Wilson-bye

1R: E. Blencowe d. J. Cooper 6-2 6-2
1R: C. Thorn d. Miss Tootell 6-2 6-2
1R: E. Morgan d. Florence Mardall 6-2 6-1
1R: Beatrice Langrishe d. Charlotte Cooper 7-5 1-6 6-3
1R: L. Wilson d. Mrs White 6-0 6-1
1R: F. Bailey d. Miss Prichard 6-1 6-4
1R: Miss Kersey d. May Langrishe default
1R: Edith Austin d. A. Brown 6-4 4-6 6-3

2R: Steedman d. Vaudrey 6-2 6-1
2R: V Pinckney d. Topham 6-2 6-4
2R: E Pinckney d. Wills 6-1 6-0
2R: Bryan d. A Wilson 6-0 6-1

2R: Blencowe d. Thorn 6-2 6-1
2R: B Langrishe d. Morgan 7-5 7-5
2R: L. Wilson d. Bailey 8-6 6-4
2R: Edith Austin d. Miss Kersey 6-4 6-3

QF: Steedman d. V Pinckney 6-3 6-2
QF: Bryan d. E Pinckney ????
QF: Blencowe d. B Langrishe 6-4 6-4
QF: Austin d. L Wilson 6-2 4-6 9-7

SF: Steedman d. Bryan 6-0 6-4
SF: Austin d. Blencowe 6-3 6-4

FI: Bertha Steedman d. Maud Shackle 6-4 6-2

CR: Blanche Hillyard (holder) d. Bertha Steedman 6-1 6-4

MX: Maud Shackle/George C. Ball-Greene d. Blanche Hillyard/George Hillyard 6-3 6-4

At 32 this is the biggest draw we know of for 1892.


September 9-10, Pacific Coast Championships*, San Rafael, California, USA (Hard)

CR: Susie Morgan d. Bertha Crouch (holder) default

* At this point in time the women’s singles and the men’s doubles events at this tournament were played later in the calendar than the men’s singles.


Circa mid-September, Boulougne-sur-Mer Tournament, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France (Clay)

FI: H Froome (GB) d. Miss Bigwood (GB) 6-0 6-3 6-2

Holder May Arbuthnot did not defend her title. The final appears to have been a best-of-five-sets match.

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September 29-October 2, Staten Island Tournament, Staten Island, New Yorl City, New York, US (Grass)
Venue: Staten Island Ladies' Club, Staten Island Cricket Club.

Singles (Draw=19)

PR: Ellen Roosevelt d. Agnes Collard 6-0 6-2
PR: Miss Yates d. Miss Austin default
PR: Sarah Homans d. Miss Butler default

1R: Roosevelt d. Helena Hellwig 6-1 6-1
1R: Miss Mowry d. Yates 6-1 6-2
1R: Homans d. Kate Millett 6-0 6-2
1R: Miss Sherwood d. Miss Carpenter default

1R: Miss Schultz d. Jennie Brush 6-5 6-0
1R: Annie Burdette d. Juliette Atkinson 6-1 6-4
1R: Miss Braham d. Mary Millett 6-2 6-2
1R: Adeline McKinley d. Hilda E. Stone 6-3 6-4

QF: Roosevelt d. Sherwood 6-4 6-0
QF: Burdette d. Mowry 6-5 6-3
QF: Schultz d. Braham 5-6 6-2 6-2
QF: Homans d. McKinley 6-4, 6-3

SF: Roosevelt d. Schultz 6-0 6-1
SF: Burdette d. Homans default

FI: Ellen Roosevelt d. Annie Burdette 6-4 5-7 7-5 6-3

Doubles (Draw=13)

PR: Miss Namee/Miss Whittmore-bye
PR: Ellen Roosevelt/Grace Roosevelt d. Miss McGregor/Miss Yates 6-5 6-2
PR: Miss Erving/Miss Erving d. Miss Austin/???? default
PR: Juliette Atkinson/Miss Braham d. Miss Schultz/Hilda E. Stone 6-3 5-6 6-2

PR: Kate Millett/Mary Millett-bye
PR: Annie Burdette/Sarah Homans d. Mabel Cahill/Adeline McKinley 6-4 2-6 6-2
PR: Adelaide Badgley/Elisabeth Moore d. Miss Mowry/Miss Sherwood 4-6 6-3 6-4
PR: Juliette Atkinson/Miss Braham-bye

QF: Roosevelt/Roosevelt d. Namee/Whittmore default
QF: Miss Erving/Miss Erving d. Atkinson/Braham 6-1 6-0
QF: Burdette/Homans d. Millett/Millett 6-1 6-0
QF: Brush/Hellwig d. Badgley/Moore 1-6 6-4 6-2

SF: Roosevelt/Roosevelt d. Erving/Erving 6-4 6-1
SF: Burdette/Homans d. Brush/Hellwig 6-5 6-4

FI: Ellen Roosevelt/Grace Roosevelt d. Annie Burdette/Sallie Homans 2-6 6-3 6-2 7-5

Mixed doubles (Draw=15)

PR: Miss Yates/Carrere d. Mrs Brown/???? default
PR: Mabel Cahill (Ire)/Carroll J. Post d. Miss Butler/???? default
PR: Agnes Collard/F.E. Ferris d. Miss McGregor/???? default
PR: Florence Stroud/Jahial P. Paret d. Miss Ellis/Wemple 6-1 6-5

PR: Miss Braham/A.M. Payne-bye
PR: Adelaide Badgely/Manliffe Goodbody (Ire) d. Helen Janssen/???? default
PR: Hilda E Stone/Stephen C. Millett d. Miss Austin/B.J. Carroll 6-2 6-3
PR: Helena Hellwig/Dr W.N. Frazer d. Miss Schultz/Dr Theodore I. Townsend 6-5 6-2

QF: Cahill/Post d. Miss Yates/Carrere default
QF: Collard/Ferris d. Stroud/Paret ????
QF: Stone/Stephen C. Millett d. Miss Braham/A.M. Payne 6-3 6-1
QF: Mrs Badgley/Goodbody d. Hellwig/Dr Frazer 6-2 4-6 6-3

SF: Cahill/Post d. Collard/Ferris 6-3 6-1
SF: Badgley/Goodbody d. Stone/Stephen C. Millett 6-1 6-3

FI: Mabel Cahill (Ire)/Carroll J. Post d. Adelaide Badgley/Manliffe F. Goodbody (Ire) 3-6 6-2 6-4

PR = Preliminary round. In this era it was common to use "Preliminary Round" for what would today be termed the first round.

Adelaide Badgley=Mrs Badgley
Miss S Homans=Sarah Homans. She also was know by the name Sally (or Sallie).

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November 19-26, Victorian Championships, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Asphalt)
Venue: Warehouseman's Cricket Grounds

R?: E.M. Mayne d. F Waters 6-1 6-2

SF: E. Raleigh d. M. Brookes 6-5 6-4
SF: Mayne d. Mabel Shaw 6-1 6-2

FI: E Raleigh d. EM Mayne 1-6 6-3 6-2


1R: Mabel Shaw/Phenie Shaw d. EM Mayne/E Guthrie 6-5 6-2

SF: E. Raleigh/Raleigh d. Bond/Inglis 6-0 6-1
SF: Shaw/Shaw d. Peach/Peach 6-1 6-5

FI: E. Raleigh/Miss Raleigh d. Mabel Shaw/Phenie Shaw 6-4 6-5

Mixed Doubles

QF: Mabel Shaw/Proctor d Phenie Shaw/Dudley Webb 6-2 2-6 7-5
QF: EM Mayne/Ben Green d M Brookes/William G Balfour 6-2 2-6 7-5
QF: Miss Inglis/O.M. Malcolm (GB) d Miss Wilson/Alec Chomley 12-10 6-0
QF: E Raleigh/Richard Shuter d Miss Bond/Lowes 6-3 6-1

SF: Mayne/Green d Inglis/Malcolm 6-0 6-3
SF: Raleigh/Shuter d Shaw/Bayles 4-6 6-2 6-4

FI: EM Mayne/Ben Green d E Raleigh/Richard Shuter 6-2 3-6 6-2


Circa mid-December? Transvaal Championships, Johannesburg, South Africa (Clay)

FI: M. Tudhope d. Miss Murray 6-3 6-3

Holder Mabel Grant did not defend her title.



December 26-29 New Zealand Championships, Dunedin, New Zealand (Grass)
Venue: Carisbrook Ground


1R: Isabel Rees-bye
1R: Nina Douslin d L Mackerras 6-2 6-4
1R: Ruth Orebell d Miss Gordon default
1R: Mrs Tanner-bye

SF: Rees d Douslin 6-5 6-5
SF: Orbell d Tanner default

FI: Isabel Rees d Ruth Orbell 6-4 6-5

Doubles (Draw=3)

Isabel Rees/Mrs Tanner and Miss Gordon/Ruth Orbell defaulted

FI: L Mackerras/Miss Macneil won by default

Mixed doubles was handicap only.

Usually this is considered the 1892/93 Championships. Play was much delayed by rain.

The semifinal between Rees and Douslin drew the biggest and most appreciative crowd of the week. The Otago Witness declaring that both women hit "with masculine power". Rees hard hitting, especially down the line off her backhand, trumped Douslin's steadier play.

"Miss Rees remarkable hard drives will not soon be forgotten by her opponents, and they decidedly won her the championship, for there were other departments in which she was manifestly weak." This was from The Otago Witness, which also reported on the poor weather, suggesting a later date as apossible remedy.

Mrs Tanner (from Napier) became ill en route to the event and withdrew, as did Miss Gordon. As a result
the women's doubles was won by two local women from the Otago Club by default and the singles vastly reduced in scope.

Miss L Mackerras and Ruth Orbell are both from Dunedin.
Rees from Ashburton

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began August 23, Ontario Championship, Hamilton, Canada (Grass)

FI: mrs Sydney Smith d. miss Faulkner ??

MX: miss Gillespie/Matthews d. miss Osborne/Moreton ??
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began August 9, Maritime Provinces Championship, Halifax, Canada
Venue: Wanderers Amateur Athletic Club

FI: miss Fergie d. mrs Reader ??

DF: Reader/miss Voules d. ??

MX: Fergie/Wylde d. ??
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