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Most of these results were compiled by Mark Ryan with additions by Rollo and Andrew Tas and slam results from Brian Stewart plus extensive Australian results from GeeTee.Thanks also to the Computer for help with editing.


Date Unknown, Natal Championship, Durban, SA

FI: N. Hickman d. U. Turnbull 6-4 6-2


March 7-14, South Australian Championships, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Grass)
Venue: Jubilee Exhibition Oval

1R: Maisie Parr d. Miss Brown 6-1 6-5

CR: Lilian Payne (holder) d. Maisie Parr 6-3 6-3


1R: Payne/Wyatt d. Hunter/Patterson 6-3 6-1
1R: Brown/Hone d. Chapple/Daniels 6-0 6-3

SF: Payne/Wyatt d. Ayers/Parr 6-3 6-1
SF: Brown/Hone d. Dale/Goldsmith 6-2 6-2

DF: Payne/Wyatt d. Hone/Brown
6-3 5-6 6-4

Mixed Doubles

1R: Payne/Bob Bowen d. Wyatt/Dr. David Thomas Harbison 6-1 6-4
1R: Parr/W.A.W. Lang d. Kingsborouhg/W.Angel 6-1 6-0

FI: Payne/Bowen d. Parr/Lang 6-3 2-6 6-3

Noted: In the opening doubles match Miss Patterson started a very good game from the beginning, but her partner's (Miss Hunter) first attempts proved an utter failure. This was no doubt accounted for by a combination of nervousness and excitedment, in addition to the novelty of playing on grass


???? French Covered Court Championships, Paris, France (Indoors)
Venue: Tennis Club de Paris

Won by Adine Masson

Source: page 416 of La paume et le lawn-tennis by E. de Nanteuil, G. de Saint-Clair, C. Delahay, 1898.

The Tennis Club de Paris was Adine's home club.


March 23-29, Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)
Venue: Hotel de Paris

Won by K. Booth (GB) or Mlle Guillon (Fra)

MX: Blanche Hillyard (GB)/George Hillyard (GB) d. ????

Source: Alan Little

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Circa April 10-14, Tasmanian Championships, Tasmania, Australia (Grass)

1R: E. Howe d. Miss Bernard 6-3 6-4
1R: Nina Rock bye

FI: Nina Rock d. E. Howe 0-6 6-4 6-2

Note: The championships were played at a variety of private courts including 'Lenna" (women's singles) and 'Pressland House' (doubles). The surfaces are unknown.


April 13-18, British Covered Courts Championships, London, England (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Queen’s Club

Singles (Draw=5, plus holder)

1R: Edith Austin d. Beatrice Draffen 6-1 6-3

SF: Austin d. Henrietta Horncastle default
SF: Amy Wilson d. Miss Carter 6-4 6-2

FI: Edith Austin d. Amy Wilson 6-1 6-1

CR: Edith Austin d. Charlotte Cooper (holder) 6-2 3-6 6-3


Date unknown, Nice, Fr

FI: Mrs. Booth

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May 2-9, New South Wales Championships, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Grass)

1R: Kate Nunneley (NZ) d. Miss Dransfield 6-2 6-1

FI: Kate Nunneley (NZ) d. Phoebe Howitt 6-4 6-0

CR: Kate Nunneley (NZ) d. Mabel Shaw (holder) 6-2 6-0


1R Nunneley/Woolnough d Ada Keele/Mackenzie 6-3 6-1
1R Howitt/Shaw d M Freeman/Freeman 7-5 6-3

FI: Phoebe Howitt/F. Waters d. Kate Nunneley (NZ)/Miss Woolnough 6-3 7-5

Mixed Doubles

1R: Miss Mackenzie/Mackenzie d Miss Bignold/Bignold 6-2 6-1
1R: M Dransfield/Archibald? Windeyer d Ada Keele/Gaden 8-10 6-1 6-0
1R: Dransfield/Edward? Dewhurst d M Freeman/Blaxland 6-4 6-3
1R: Nunneley/Harold Parker (NZ) d Phoebe Howitt/Alf Dunlop 6-2 8-6

SF: Dransfield/Dewhurst d M Dransfield/Windeyer 6-4 6-3
SF: Nunneley/Parker d Mackenzie/Mackenzie 6-2 6-3

FI: Nunneley/Parker d Dransfield/Dewhurst 9-7 6-2

CR: Mabel Shaw/Percy Colqhoun d Kate Nunneley (NZL)/Harold Parker (NZL) 6-4 3-6 7-5

The London ' Sketch' of the 11th March, states that she began winning matches at 15, and, though an absence of two years at a German school interrupted her tennis career, it was resumed on her return to England , and just before coming to New South Wales she defeated Miss Jackson and Mrs. Hilliard, the present English lady champion, the lafter giving a small start. After the last NeW Zealand championships, Miss Nunnely chàllenged and defeated some of the best men players at the tournament

In the mixed event, Dewhurst and Miss Dransfield played as much as possible to Miss Nunneley, avoiding Parker, but that lady proved equal to the call, and, as one excited spectator cried during a rally in which she returned ten balls in succession from Dewhurst and his partner, and then beat
Dewhurst by a scorching drive past him out at the corner of the court, "Keep at it, Miss Nunneley, you can beat them both."

Doubles holders M. Dransfield/P. Dransfield did not defend their title.


May 23-26, Hexham, Tynedale, Northumberland, England (Grass)

FI: Beatrice Draffen d. Lucy Kendal 6-4 8-6


May 22-30, German Championships, Hamburg, Germany (Clay)


1R: Maren Thomsen d. Countess Clara von der Schulenburg 4-6 6-4 6-1
1R: M. Holtz d. B. Senga 4-6 6-2 6-3
1R: E. Lantzius d. A. Holtz 6-2 6-2
1R: M. Woelcken-bye

SF: Maren Thomsen d. M Woelcken 6-4 6-2
SF: E. Lantzius d. M Holtz 6-3 7-5

FI: Maren Thomsen d. E. Lantzius 6-3 6-2 7-5

The first open women's singles event at the German Championships was actually held in May 1896 (as per "Lawn Tennis"). It appears to have been an all-German affair, with the modest Maren Thomsen emerging as the winner.


May 25-30, Irish Championships, Dublin, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Fitzwilliam Square

Singles (Draw=13)

1R: Louisa Martin d. Miss Shaw 6-1 6-0
1R: Ruth Dyas d. Bertha Steedman default
1R: Miss Snook-bye
1R: Miss Maxwell-bye

1R: Blanche Hillyard-bye
1R: Alice Pickering d. Mrs Ottley 6-2 6-3
1R: Lottie Patterson d. G. Birch 6-3 6-1
1R: Charlotte Cooper d. Helen Jackson 6-4 6-1

QF: Martin d. Dyas 6-0, 6-4
QF: Miss Snook d. Maxwell 6-3, 6-1
QF: Pickering d. Hillyard default
QF: Cooper d. Paterson 6-2 6-0

SF: Martin d. Snook 6-1 6-3
SF: Cooper d. Pickering 1-6 6-3 6-4

FI: Louisa Martin d. Charlotte Cooper 6-0 3-6 6-2

DF: Ruth Dyas/Alice Pickering d. Miss Patterson/Miss Snook 5-7 6-3 6-4

MX: Charlotte Cooper/Harold Mahony d. Alice Pickering/Manliffe Goodbody 6-4 6-2 6-1

Miss Snook may=Frances Snook (the winner at Nottingham), but we cannot prove it at this time.

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Early June

June 1-6, Middlesex Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Chiswick Park

Singles (Draw=7, plus holder)

1R: Agatha Templeman-bye
1R: Edith Austin d. E. Moseley 6-1 6-0
1R: Georgina Wilson d. Miss Morton 7-5 7-5
1R: Amy Wilson d. Henrietta Horncastle 6-4 6-3

SF: Austin d. Templeman 5-7, 6-2, 6-1
SF: A Wilson d. G Wilson default

FI: Edith Austin d. Amy Wilson 6-4 6-2

CR: Charlotte Cooper (holder) d. Edith Austin 6-4 6-2


June 3-6, Championships of New Jersey, Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States (Grass)

Singles (Draw=9)

PR: Bessie Moore d. Miss Kraft 6-1 6-1

QF: Bessie Moore d. Kathleen Atkinson 6-0 6-2
QF: Miss Booth d. Miss Chillman 6-2 6-0
QF: Helen Homans d. Miss Houston 4-6 6-1 6-1
QF: Lulu Mowry d. Miss Moore 6-2 7-5

SF: Moore d. Booth 6-2 6-1
SF: Mowry d. Homans 6-2 4-6 retired

FI: Bessie Moore d. Lulu Mowry 6-4 6-8 6-1


June 9-13, Middle States Championships, Montrose, New Jersey, United States (Grass)
Venue: Orange Lawn Tenis Club

June 9-13, Middle States Championships

Singles (Draw=9)

PR: Kathleen Atkinson d. Katherine or Mary Millett default

QF: Bessie Moore d. Miss Campbell 6-0 6-1
QF: Miss Booth d. Miss van Rensselaer default
QF: K Atkinson d. Mrs Richard Stevens default
QF: Juliette Atkinson d. Miss Wilmerding [?] default

SF: Moore d. Booth 6-0 6-1
SF: J Atkinson d. K Atkinson 6-2 8-6

FI: Bessie Moore d. Juliette Atkinson 2-6 6-3 2-1 retired (sprained ankle)

"Atkinson sprained her ankle and was obliged to default'. (NYT)


June 3-7, Prague, Bohemia (Clay)

1R: R. Birgin d. Milada Cifka 6-3 7-5
1R: Hedwig Rosenbaum d. E. Berchold 6-4 6-2
1R: M. Bowden d. "Mary" 6-1 6-3
1R: Countess Karolina von Nostitz d. Baroness Albina Spens-Boden 4-6 6-3 6-4

SF: R. Birgin d. Hedwig Rosenbaum 6-1 6-3
SF: Countess Karolina von Nostitz d. M. Bowden 6-4 3-6 6-3

FI: R. Birgin d. Countess Karolina von Nostitz 6-3 7-5

This open women's singles event was held during the third edition of the Austrian Championships. There were no Austrian Championships or Bohemian Championships events for women at this stage in this tournament's history. Despite That we do know that Milada Ciskova won the Bohemian (Later Czech) Chmps in 1896, the venue and dates still a mystery.


June 8-13, Kent County Championships, Blackheath, Kent, England (Grass)

CR: Georgina Wilson (holder) d. K.M. Fraser 6-3 6-3


Date Unknown, Ealing Lawn Tennis Championship, GB

FI: A. Brown

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Dates: June 17-20
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club on Wissahickon Heights, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=13, plus holder)

1R: Bessie Moore d. Helen Field 6-0 6-1
1R: Amy Williams d. Clement Beecroft 6-2 6-4
1R: Gertrude Kimball-bye
1R:: Kathleen Atkinson-bye

1R: Annabella Wistar d. Margarite Sayen 6-1 6-1
1R: Grace Booth d. Laura Henson 5-6 6-3 6-0
1R: Edith Rotch d. Maud Banks 6-5 6-1
1R: Helen Booth-bye

QF Moore d. Williams 6-4 6-5
QF Kimball d. K Atkinson 6-5 6-1
QF Wistar d. G.Booth 6-2 6-1
QF Rotch d. H Booth 6-3 6-2

SF Moore d. Kimball 6-3 6-1
SF Wistar d. Rotch 6-4 6-2

FI: Bessie Moore d. Annabella Wistar 6-3 7-5 6-0

CR: Bessie Moore d. Juliette Atkinson (holder) 6-4 4-6 6-2 6-2

Doubles (Draw=4)

1R: Annabella Wistar/Amy Williams d. Kathleen Atkinson/Grace Booth 6-2 6-1
1R: Juliette Atkinson/Bessie Moore d. Laura Henson/Gertrude Kimball 6-1 6-2

FI: Elisabeth "Bessie" Moore/Juliette Atkinson d. Annabella Wistar/Amy R. Williams 6-4 7-5

Mixed Doubles

FI: Juliette Atkinson/Edwin P. Fischer d. Amy R. Williams/Mantle Fielding 6-2 6-3 6-3

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Late June

June 15-20, Kent Championships, Beckenham, Kent, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=13, plus holder)

1R: Ruth Pennington-Legh-bye
1R: C. Phillimore-bye
1R: Madeline O'Neill d. H. Smythe 6-3 6-4
1R: E. Morgan d. Miss Becker 7-5 6-4

1R: C Morgan-bye
1R: Miss Tootell d. Georgina Wilson default
1R: Agatha Templeman d. Mrs Denny 6-3 6-1
1R: Amy Wilson d. Ursula Templeman 6-2 6-3

QF: Pennington-Legh d. Phillimore 6-1 6-1
QF: O'Neill d. E. Morgan 6-2 3-6 6-4
QF: Tootell d. C. Morgan 6-4 6-4
QF: A Wilson d. Templeman 4-6 6-4 6-0

SF: Pennington-Legh d. O'Neill 6-0, 6-4
SF: A Wilson d. Tootell 6-3, 6-2

FI: Ruth Pennington-Legh d. Amy Wilson 8-10 6-1 6-0

CR: Edith Austin (holder) d. Ruth Pennington-Legh 6-4 2-6 6-4


June 15-20, Northern Tournament, Liverpool, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=16, plus holder)

1R: Blanche Hillyard d. Ellen Cressy default
1R: E. Black Barnes d. Mrs Burrows 6-0 6-2
1R: Bertha Steedman d. Miss Vicars 6-0 6-0
1R: Helen Jackson d. Miss Cogswell default

1R: Miss Hassall d. Miss Foulkes 6-2 6-3
1R: E. Foulkes d. Mrs Boucher 6-0 6-2
1R: Ruth Dyas d. E. Makinson 6-2 6-3
1R: Charlotte Cooper d. Ida Cressy 6-2 6-4

QF: Hillyard d. Black Barnes 6-0 6-2
QF: Jackson d. Steedman 4-6 6-3 6-3
QF: Hassall d. Foulkes 6-2 7-5
QF: Cooper d. Dyas 7-5 1-6 6-4

SF: Hillyard d. Jackson 6-3 6-1
SF: Cooper d. Hassall 6-1 6-0

FI: Blanche Hillyard d. Charlotte Cooper 6-0 4-6 6-1

CR: Louisa Martin (holder) d. Blanche Hillyard 6-2 7-5

DF: Blanche Hillyard/Bertha Steedman d. Charlotte Cooper/Louisa Martin 4-6 6-4 7-5

Mixed Doubles

FI: Louisa Martin/Charles Henry Martin d. Bertha Steedman/Neville Durlacher 6-1 6-3

CR: Charlotte Cooper/Harold Mahony (holders) d. Louisa Martin/Charles Henry Martin 6-1 6-3


June 22-27, London Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Queen's Club

Singles (Draw=10)

1R: Amy Wilson d. Henrietta Horncastle 6-3 6-4
1R: Agatha Templeman d. G. Whieldon 6-0 6-2

QF: Charlotte Cooper d. Nora Mahony default
QF: Edith Austin d. Wilson 6-3 6-0
QF: Lottie Paterson d. L. Wilson 6-2 6-3
QF: Templeman d. A. Brown 6-3 6-3

SF: Cooper d. Austin 3-6 6-0 6-4
SF: Templeman d. Paterson 8-6 6-4

FI: Charlotte Cooper d. Agatha Templeman 6-3 6-2

There was no Challenge Round in the women's singles event at the London Championships. Maud Shackle did not defend her title.


June 25-27, Northumberland Lawn Tennis Association District Tournament, Newcastle, Northumberland, England (Grass)
Venue: Constabulary Cricket Ground

FI: Helen Jackson d. Lucy Kendal 6-2 6-2

DF: Minnie Hunter/Muriel Robb d. Lucy Kendal/I. Nesbit 4-6 6-3 6-2

This local tournament had an excellent entry in 1896.


June 26-29, Championships of Berlin, Berlin, Germany (Clay)

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg d. Miss Alexander (GB) 6-1 6-4
1R: Frl Wiebe d. Frl von Plotho default
1R: E. Steinmann-bye
1R: Frl Guttmannm-bye

1R: Frl Becker-bye
1R: Frl Ullsteinbye
1R: Frl Rommel d. Frl Geerson 6-4 5-7 7-5
1R: Tila Steinmann d. Miss Bray (GB) 6-2 6-1

QF: Schulenburg d. Wiebe 8-10 7-5 6-2
QF: E. Steinmann d. Guttmannm default
QF: Becker d. Ullstein 5-7 6-1 6-2
QF: T Steinmann d. Rommel 4-6 6-0 6-0

SF: Schulenburg d. E. Steinmann 6-0 6-1
SF: T Steinmann d. Becker 9-7 7-5

FI: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg d. Tila Steinmann 6-3 6-1 6-2

This was the inaugural edition of the Championships of Berlin tournament.

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Early July

June 29-July 4, West of England Championships, Bristol, Avon, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=21)

1R: Charlotte Cooper d. S. Ware [?] default
1R: Henrica Ridding d. L. Jackson 6-0 6-2
1R: Helen Jackson d. Nora Mahony 6-1 6-1
1R: Emma Ridding d. Edith Longhurst 7-5 5-7 6-2
1R: Gertrude Provis d. E. Pedder 6-1 6-1

2R: Cooper d. H Ridding 6-0 6-2
2R: Jackson d. Lottie Paterson 6-3 6-1
2R: Edith Riseley d. Miss Whieldon 6-2 6-0
2R: Elsie Lane d. Phoebe Hausburg 6-3 6-2

2R: Provis d. E Ridding 6-2 6-1
2R: Alice Parr d. Winifred Longhurst 7-5 4-6 6-1
2R: Miss Stoddart d. J. Rose 6-1 8-6
2R: Ruth Dyas d. M. Jones 6-2 6-2

QF: Cooper d. Jackson 7-5 6-2
QF: Lane d. Riseley 6-4 6-2
QF: Provis d. Parr 4-6 6-3 7-5
QF: Dyas d. Stoddart 6-2 6-1

SF: Cooper d. Lane default
SF: Dyas d. Provis 6-1 6-4

FI: Charlotte Cooper d. Ruth Dyas 4-6 7-5 6-3

MX: Helen Jackson/Wilfred Baddeley d. Alice Parr/GM Butterworth 6-1 6-3

According to "The Field", this tournament was held in Bristol this year.

The largest draw of the year? 1896 is a crisis year for the sport, as other outdoor pursuits gain in popularity lawn tennis has faded somewhat.


June 29-July 4, Gipsy Tournament, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Gipsy Club

Singles (Draw=11)

1R: Henrietta Horncastle d. Miss Day 3-6 9-7 6-1
1R: Amy Wilson d. F. Gould 6-1 6-4
1R: Ellen Thynne d. Miss Lowndes default

QF: Agatha Templeman d. Horncastle 6-1 5-7 6-3
QF: Mrs H. White d. Miss Dainty 6-0 6-2
QF: H. Smythe d. Miss Hough 6-1 6-0
QF: Wilson d. Thynne 6-2 6-1

SF: Templeman d. White 6-4 6-3
SF: Wilson d. Smythe 6-2 6-3

FI: Agatha Templeman d. Amy Wilson 6-2, 6-3


July 1-4, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England (Grass)

FI: Frances Snook d. Miss Hungerford 6-1 6-1

Could Frances= the "Miss Snook" we see in other draws from 1896?


July 6-8, Leamington, Warwickshire, England (Grass)

CR: Alice Pickering d. Ruth Dyas (holder) 4-6 7-5 7-5


July 8-11, Sheffield and Hallamshire, South Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Gertrude Provis d. Beatrice Draffen 6-4 6-4


July 13-18, Canadian Championships, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada (Grass)

QF: Kathleen Atkinson d. Mrs Burritt 6-2 6-0
QF: May Moore (US) d. Miss St John 6-2 6-2

SF: Bessie Moore (US) d. K Atkinson 6-2 6-1
SF: Juliette Atkinson (US) d. M Moore 6-1 6-3

FI: Juliette Atkinson (US) d. Bessie Moore (US) 4-6 6-1 6-3 2-6 6-3

CR: Juliette Atkinson (US) d. Mrs Sydney Smith (holder) 6-1 6-2

The Challenge Round match appears to have been played over the best of three sets.

Mrs Burritt was a native of Toronto.
Miss St John was from St Catherine's
May Moore was from Englewood, New Jersey.


date uknown, British Columbia Championships, Victoria, Canada (Grass)

FI: Muriel Goward d. Mrs Burton ??

DF: Burton/Miss Dunsmuir d. ??

MX: Muriel Goward/Albert Goward d. Miss Twigge/L.Escombe ??

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Dates: July 13-21
Venue: The All-England Lawn Tennis and croquet Club, Wimbledon, England
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=6)

1R: Henrietta Horncastle-bye
1R: Edith Austin d. Lottie Paterson 6-4 6-1
1R: Alice Pickering d. 'Hungerford' 6-1 6-0
1R: Beatrice Draffen-bye

SF: Austin d. Horncastle default
SF: Pickering d. Draffen 6-3 7-5

FI: Alice Pickering d. Edith Austin 4-6 6-3 6-3

CR: Charlotte Cooper (holder) d. Alice Pickering 6-2 6-3

Notes: 'Hungerford' was an anonymous name. Ladies of this era often avoided publicity by giving aliases and not revealing birthdays or first names. Sporting ladies were still pioneers in the Victorian age, when some believed in the motto that a woman's name should appear in the newspaper only 3 times in her life:When she was born, when she was married, and when she died. - Brian Stewart

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Late July

July 20-25, Midland Counties Championships, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England (Grass)

FI: Bertha Steedman d. Katherine Grey 6-4 6-2


July 27-August 1, Northumberland Championships, Newcastle, Northumberland, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=20)

1R: Blanche Hillyard d. E. Makinson 6-0 6-0
1R: Alice Pickering d. V. Hills 6-1 6-2
1R: Ruth Dyas d. Lucy Kendal 1-6 6-3 6-3
1R: Bertha Steedman d. Muriel Robb 8-6 6-1

2R: Hillyard d. Pickering 8-6 6-0
2R: Minnie Hunter d. Annie Gibson default
2R: Lottie Paterson d. K. Bainbridge 6-0 6-1
2R: Charlotte Cooper d. E. Dickinson 6-1 6-2

2R: Mrs P. Morton d. Ethel Cochrane 6-3 6-3
2R: Maud Cochrane d. E. Morgan 8-6 6-2
2R: Ethel Jessop d. Miss Friend 6-4 6-3
2R: Steedman d. Dyas 8-6 6-4

QF: Hillyard d. Hunter 6-1 6-1
QF: Cooper d. Paterson 6-1, 6-4
QF: Morton d. Cochrane 6-3 6-3
QF: Steedman d. Jessop 7-5 6-0

SF: Hillyard d. Cooper 6-3, 6-3
SF: Steedman d. Morton 6-2 6-4

FI: Blanche Hillyard d. Bertha Steedman 7-5 6-0

DF: Blanche Hillyard/Bertha Steedman d. Mrs J. Gibon/Lucy Kendal 6-0 6-2

MX: Charlotte Cooper/GL Orme d. Mrs P. Merton/W.J. Nimmo 6-1 8-6


July 27-31, Craigside, Llandudno, Wales (Grass)

FI: Winifred Longhurst d. Emma Ridding 6-0 6-2

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Early August

August 3-8, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England (Grass)

FI: Emma Ridding d. Miss Rose 1-6 6-1 6-4

This was the third edition of the Stroud tournament.


August 5-8, West of Scotland Championships, Fife, Scotland (Grass)

Venue: Castle Wemyss

CR: Lottie Paterson (holder) d. B. Jackson 6-1 6-1

DF: B. Jackson/F. Jackson d. K. Jamieson/M. Jamieson 2-6 6-3 6-4

MX: Miss Gillon/T.L. Brown d. B. Jackson/Mr. Jackson 13-11 14-12


August 10-15, Scottish Championships, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (Grass)

Singles (Draw=8, plus holder)

1R: Ida Cressy d. Minnie Hunter 0-6 6-4 6-4
1R: Miss Dickinson d. Miss North 6-1 6-0
1R: R. Shaw d. Mrs Nicholson 6-3 6-1
1R: Ellen Cressy d. L. Doig 6-2 6-3

SF: I. Cressy d. Dickinson 6-3 6-2
SF: E. Cressy d. Shaw 6-3 6-3

FI: Ida Cressy d. Ellen Cressy 4-6 6-4 6-3

CR: Lottie Paterson (holder) d. Ida Cressy 6-3 8-6


August 11-15, Derbyshire Championships, Buxton, Derbyshire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=7)

1R: Blanche Hillyard d. Madeline O'Neill 6-3 6-3
1R: E. Morgan d. A. Clarke 6-1 6-0
1R: Bertha Steedman d. E. Wadsworth default
1R: E. Vaudrey-bye

SF: Hillyard d. Morgan default
SF: Steedman d. Vaudrey 6-1 6-0

FI: Blanche Hillyard d. Bertha Steedman 6-4 3-6 7-5

DF: Blanche Hillyard/Bertha Steedman d. E. Morgan/E. Wadsworth 6-2 6-1

MX: Blanche Hillyard/D. Davy d. Madeline O’Neill/Harold Weston Carlton 6-1 5-7 6-3


August 11-15, Trefriw, Wales (Grass)
Venue: Conway Valley grounds

FI : Constance Hill d. E. Windsor 6-3 6-0

CF: Ruth Dyas (holder) d. Constance Hill 6-1 6-0

From "Lawn Tennis and Badminton", August 19, 1896: "On Tuesday, August 11, the eighth annual meeting, promoted by the Trefriw Improvement Company, was begun on the picturesque grounds in the Conway Valley. The meeting was concluded on Saturday last. The entry was excellent, and the five courts, although somewhat slow, were in excellent order; and the weather, with the exception of Thursday afternoon, when rain stopped play, was fine."

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Late August

began August 12, Pacific Northwest Championships, Tacoma, Washington, US (Hard?)

FI: Miss Kershaw d. Miss Riggs 4-6 6-3 6-4

DF: Miss Kershaw/Miss Riggs d. Mrs Burton/Miss Goward 3-6 6-1 6-3

MX: Miss Goward/Mr Coombe d. Mrs Howell/George A. Hurd 6-3 4-6 6-2


August, East of England Championships, Felixstowe

FI: Emma Ridding and Henrica Ridding divided the prizes [Handicap only]


August 18-20, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England (Grass)

FI: Henrietta Horncastle d. Henrica Ridding 0-6 7-5 6-3

DF: Henrietta Horncastle/Henrica Ridding d. Aimée Lowther/Toupie Lowther 6-1 6-0

MX: Henrica Ridding/Charles G Allen d. Miss Flick/Edward R Allen 6-4 6-4


August 17-22, Yorkshire Open, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Lucy Kendal d. Beatrice Draffen 6-0 8-6

DF: K. Grey/Lucy Kendal d. Minnie Hunter/Muriel Robb 6-0 6-4

MX: Ann Wilson Kirby/A. Kirby d. Lucy Kendal/Madeline O’ Neill 6-4 6-4


began Circa August 20, The Hague, Holland (Clay)

FI: Anthonie van Aken d. C. van Lennep 6-0 6-2


Circa August 22-27, Bad Homburg Tournament, Bad Homburg, Germany (Clay)

Singles (Draw=7)

1R: S Pollen-bye
1R: Elsie Lane (GB) d. Frl Schetelig 6-0 6-1
1R: Frl Deetz d. Nora Mahony (GB) 4-6 6-4 7-5
1R: Toupie Lowther (GB) d. Frl Simon 6-0 6-1

SF: Lane d. Pollen 6-3 6-4
SF: Lowther d. Deetz 6-1 6-0

FI: Elsie Lane (GB) d. Toupie Lowther (GB) 6-0 6-2


August 22-29, Queensland Championships, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Grass)
Venue: Auchenflower Courts

Singles (Draw=10)

1R: Ethel Mant d E Persse 6-2 6-0 (?? - is this a handicap score?)
1R: Miss Lee (NSW) d G Harding 6-4 6-2

QF: Eileen Persse d Miss McGregor 6-3 6-4
QF: E Mant d Miss Brookes 6-2 6-2
QF: Miss Lee (NSW) d Miss Newton 7-5 -62
QF: Miss Roehricht d Miss Holland 6-1 6-0

SF: Mant d Persse 6-5 6-1
SF: Lee (NSW) d Roehricht 7-5 3-6 6-2

FI: Ethel Mant d Miss Lee (NSW) 2-6 6-2 6-1

CR: Ethel Mant d Amy Pratten 6-2 6-1

Doubles and Mixed were handicap events only.


August 24-29, Southern California Championships, Santa Monica, California, US (Hard)

FI: Marion Jones d. Miss Hendricks 6-1 6-0

MX: Marion Jones/Robert Rowan d. Miss Hendricks/Archie Way 6-2 7-5


began August 26-30, Niagara-on-the-Lake International, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada (Grass)

Singles (Draw=5)

PR: Mrs Burritt d. Mlle duPuy 6-2 6-3

SF: Juliette Atkinson (US) d. Burritt 6-1 6-2
SF: Kathleen Atkinson (US) d. Miss Saint-John 6-3 6-1

FI: Juliette Atkinson (US) d. Kathleen Atkinson (US) 6-2 7-5

The two finalists were sisters. This does not appear to have been an All-Comers’ Final or Challenge Round.


began August 31, Ladies’ Western Championships, Chicago, Illinois, USA (Grass?)
Venue: Kenwood Country Club

FI: Jennie Craven d. Carrie Neely [score?]

This event was played separately from the men’s Western Championships tournament, held earlier in the season.


????, Saint-Servan-sur-Mer, France (Clay)

FI: Ivy Arbuthnot (GB) d. Miss Richardson (GB) 6-3 9-7

Dates uncertain. I am placing the event here as coastal events often took place in the late summer.

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August 31-September 4, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England (Grass)

CR: Violet Pinckney (holder) d. Amy Ransome 6-3 6-1


August 31-September 6, Toronto Lawn Tennis Club Tournament, Toronto, Canada
Venue: Toronto Lawn Tennis Club

SF: Juliette Atkinson (US) d. Mrs T.H. Whitehead 6-1 6-4
SF: M. Davis d. Kathleen Atkinson (US) 3-6 6-4 6-2

FI: Juliette Atkinson (USA) d. M. Davis 6-3 6-3


began September 1, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Boulogne, France (Clay)

CR: Lottie Paterson (GB) (holder) d. F. Gould (GB) 6-0 6-0


September 8-13, Dinard Tournament, Dinard, France (Clay)

Singles (Draw=10, plus holder)

1R: Alice Arbuthnot d. Helene Prevost 11-9 7-5
1R: Helen Chapman (GB) d. L. Dainty (GB) 4-6 6-2 6-0

QF: May Arbuthnot d. E. Mott (GB) 6-1 6-0
QF: Alice Arbuthnot d. Mrs Manley-Sims (GB) 6-2 6-1
QF: Chapman d. Jessica Manley-Sims (GB) 6-0 6-2
QF: N. Bloxsome (GB) d. Miss Bruce 6-1 6-1

SF: M. Arbuthnot d. Alice Arbuthnot, walkover
SF: Bloxsome d. Chapman 3-6, 6-4, 10-8

FI: May Arbuthnot (GB) d. N Bloxsome (GB) 6-3 6-4

CR: Ivy Arbuthnot (GB) (holder) d. May Arbuthnot (GB) default

May fought her way to the final-only to scratch to her sister!


Cicrca September 8-9 Pacific Coast Championships, Del Monte, California, US (Hard)
Venue: Hotel Del Monte

No known winner.

(Note from Mark Newman)
A note on the Pacific Coast Championships: According to the 1897 Wright and Ditson "Official Lawn Tennis Guide", the women's singles event at the 1896 Pacific Coast Championships was due to be played alongside the men's doubles event on September 8 and 9, at the Hotel Del Monte in California, but there were no entries for women's singles event, so, according to Wright and Ditson, Bee Hooper retained her title by default. However, one of the Californian newspapers had Marion Jones beating Bee Hooper (the holder) in the Challenge Round of the 1895 Pacific Coast Championships. There seems to be some confusion around this result.

(Note from Rollo)

According to the San Francisco Call of August 29 the entry fee for the event was 50 cents. All matches were to be 2 out of 3, except for the all-comers and Challenge rounds, which were to be best 3 of 5. The Call noted that the 1895 event was at San Rafael, where Hooper nearly lost to Marion Jones.

Interestingly the Call notes only the men's doubles final in its September 9th and 10th editions, solidifying Mark's information from Wright and Ditson.

The Call in its Sept 9, 1895 edition, states thatMarion Jones d Miss B Hooper in the finals of the Pacific Slope championships at San Rafael. This seemingly contradicts their own information from a year later. Confusion indeed! (This result is listed in the 1895 thread).

Finally, Max Robertson, in his authoritative Encyclopedia of Tennis, give Bee Hooper as the winner for the Pac Coast in 1894, then lists no winners from 1895-97. In 1898 the Pacific Coast was won by Marion Jones.


September 10-13, Sleepy Hollow Tennis Club Tournament, Tarrytown, New York, United States
Venue: Sleepy Hollow Tennis Club

FI: Mabel Ferris d. Carrie Ferris 4-6 6-3 6-3

MX: Carrie Ferris/Edwin P. Fischer d. Kathleen Atkinson/H.S. Thayer 6-3 6-2

September 7-12, South of England Championships, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England (Grass)
Venue: Devonshire Park

Singles (Draw=14, plus holder)

1R: Edith Austin d. E. Wolfenden 6-0 6-1
1R: Helen Pillans d. Miss Tootell 6-4 3-6 6-3
1R: Ruth Pennington-Legh d. F. Hoskins 6-0 6-0
1R: Amy Wilson Kirby-bye

1R: Alice Pickering-bye
1R: Lottie Paterson d. E. Morgan 6-3 3-6 6-2
1R: Agnes Morton d. E. Barnard 6-1 6-3
1R: Charlotte Cooper (owes 15) d. Georgina Wilson 6-3 6-3

QF: Austin d. Pillans 6-0 6-1
QF: Pennington-Legh d. Kirby 6-3 6-4
QF: Pickering d. Paterson 6-2 3-6 6-1
QF: Cooper (owes 15) d. Morton 6-1 6-1

SF: Austin d. Pennington-Legh 9-7 6-1
SF: Cooper (owes 15) d. Pickering 4-6 7-5 6-4

FI: Edith Austin d. Charlotte Cooper 6-2 7-5 (owes 15)

CR: Blanche Hillyard (holder) d. Edith Austin 6-3 4-6 6-1

MX: Maud Shackle/Wilfred Baddeley d. Edith Austin/George Greville 6-1 3-6 6-3

Mrs Amy Kirby=the recently wed Amy Wilson. Cooper played under a handicap for the entire event, owing 15 (one point per game).


September 14-21, Sussex Championships, Brighton, Sussex, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=20)

1R: Henrica Ridding d. E. Morgan default
1R: Miss Bloxsome d. E. Barnard default
1R: Emma Ridding d. C. Morgan default
1R: Lottie Paterson d. L. Wilson 6-2 6-0

2R: Blanche Hillyard d. Miss Maude 6-3 6-4
2R: Georgina Wilson d. Helen Pillans 6-2 6-3
2R: Amy Kirby d. E. Wolfenden 7-5 6-3
2R: H Ridding d. Bloxsome 6-8 6-4 6-4

2R: Edith Austin d. Miss Gainsford 6-1 6-0
2R: Paterson d. E Ridding 6-4 6-3
2R: Ruth Pennington-Legh d. Miss Parsons default
2R: Charlotte Cooper d. Miss Buttanshaw 6-0 6-1

QF: Hillyard d. G Wilson default
QF: Ridding d. Kirby 6-2 6-0
QF: Austin d. Paterson 6-3 6-1
QF: Cooper d. Pennington-Legh 6-1 6-0

SF: Hillyard d. Ridding 6-1 7-5
SF: Cooper d. Austin 6-2 8-6

FI: Blanche Hillyard d. Charlotte Cooper 3-6 6-4 6-1

DF: Charlotte Cooper/Blanche Hillyard d. Lottie Paterson/Maud Shackle 6-3 6-0

MX: Maud Shackle/Wilfred Baddeley d. Charlotte Cooper/George Hillyard 7-9 6-1 6-1

There was no Challenge Round in this event in 1896 because Blanche Hillyard had won the old Challenge Cup outright in 1895.


September 21-26, Welsh Covered Courts Championships, Llandudno, Wales (Indoors on Wood)

CR: Alice Pickering (holder) d. Henrica Ridding 6-1 7-5


September 22-26, Staten Island Ladies' Club Tournament, Livingston, Staten Island, United States
Venue: Staten Island Cricket Club

Singles (Draw=6)

PR: Bessie Moore-bye
PR: Juliette Atkinson d. Kathleen Atkinson 6-3 7-5
PR: Florence Stroud d. Miss Anderson 6-4 6-4
PR: Helena Hellwig-bye

SF: Moore d. J Atkinson 6-4, 6-4
SF: Helena Hellwig d. Stroud 6-1 6-2

FI: Bessie Moore d. Helena Hellwig 6-2 5-7 6-1

Doubles (Draw=4)

1R: Juliette Atkinson/Adeline Robinson d. Sadie Coffin/Miss Wendt 6-4 6-4
1R: Bessie Moore/Helena Hellwig d. May Boyd/Miss Koobe 6-4 6-4

FI: Juliette Atkinson/Adeline Robinson d. Bessie Moore/Helena Hellwig 6-3 6-3

Mixed doubles (Draw=7)

PR: Adelaide Robinson/J. Walker-bye
PR: Juliette Atkinson/Dr William N. Frazer d. Helena Hellwig/William H. Pouch 7-5 6-2
PR: Sadie Coffin/W. Batteils d. Kathleen Atkinson/F. Story 6-2 6-1
PR: May Boyd/Gordon Willis d. Florence Stroud/Alan D. Kenyon 6-2 6-1

SF: J Atkinson/Frazer d. Robinson/Walker 6-1 6-4
SF: Boyd/Willis d. Coffin/Batteils 8-6 6-3

FI: Juliette Atkinson/Dr William N. Frazer d. May Boyd/Gordon Willis 6-2 4-6 6-0


began September 29, Championships of Bohemia, Prague, Bohemia (Clay)

FI: Milda Cifkova d. G. Rössler 6-2 3-6 6-3 6-3

There was a best-of-five-sets final in the women’s singles events at this tournament this year. It was usually held in late spring. Cifkova defends her 1895 title.


began September 30, Baden-Baden, Germany (Clay)

FI: Elsie Lane (GB) d. Frl Zographo 6-1 6-0

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October - December

November 9-14, Victorian Championships, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Grass)
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Club

Singles (Draw=6)

1R: Miss Raleigh d Miss Howitt 6-5 6-2
1R: Mabel Shaw d E Raleigh 6-5 1-6 6-2

SF: Phoebe Howitt d Mabel Shaw 6-2 6-2
SF: Raleigh d C Peach 4-6 6-2 7-6

FI: Phoebe Howitt d Mis Raleigh 6-2 6-2


1R: Phoebe Howitt/Howitt d E Raleigh/Raleigh 6-4 6-4
1R: C Peach/Mabel Shaw-bye

FI: Phoebe Howitt/Miss Howitt d C Peach/Mabel Shaw 6-4 4-6 6-3

Mixed Doubles

FI: F Waters/T Irving d Mabel Shaw/Percy Colquhoun 3-6 7-5 6-4

CR: Phoebe Howitt/Alf Dunlop d F Waters/T Irving 6-3 10-8


Circa mid-November, Western Australian Championships, Perth, Western Australia, Australia (Grass)

FI: Miss Stewart d Mabel Lee-Steer 6-0 6-4 (handicap event)

No standard events for women were contested


December 26-30, New Zealand Championships, Nelson, New Zealand

Singles (Draw=4, plus holder)

1R: Miss Mabin d Miss Moore 6-1 6-4
1R: Miss Kennedy d Miss Leggatt 6-2 6-0

FI: Miss Kennedy d Miss Mabin 6-5 6-3

CR: Kate Nunneley d Miss Kennedy 6-1 6-0


Won by holders Kate Nunneley/Miss Trimmell as there were no challengers.

Miss Kennedy was troubled by a blistered hand and her racquet was repeatedly knocked from her hand in attempting to return the fast strokes of her formidable opponent. Due to an absence of entries, Nunneley and Miss Trimnell retained the doubles title by walkover.

The lighter ball used (Slazenger's) proved somewhat puzzling to (most of the) Wellington competitors.

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Classification of players

From "Lawn Tennis and Badminton", October 14, 1896


Blanche Hillyard
Louisa Martin


Charlotte Cooper


Edith Austin
Helen Jackson
Alice Pickering
Bertha Steedman


Ruth Dyas
Ruth Pennington-Legh


Katherine Grey
Elsie Lane
Lottie Paterson
Gertrude Provis
Agatha Templeman


Ida Cressy
Beatrice Draffen
Lucy Kendal
Amy Kirby
Henrica Ridding

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Southern Cal edited in - thank you. Now I have to figure out how to rename the thread.
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