Eleanor Mary 'Nell' HALL (NSW/VIC)
Born 19 March 1909
Died 10 January 1968
Married Henry Christian 'Harry' HOPMAN 19 March 1934
Two Australian Championship finals were the highlight of her singles career and, though she played in a record amount of overseas Grand Slam tournaments for an Australian woman, she never progressed past R3 of Wimbledon or the French and US Championships.
In Grand Slam doubles she had more success, winning the 1954 French (with Maureen Connolly) and winning four Australian mixed doubles titles (with her husband Harry Hopman).
Australian HC Champion 1940
VIC Champion 1938, 1941
SA Champion 1940, 1950
TAS Champion 1940
VIC HC Champion 1936
City of Sydney 1932
"Thumb extended, instead of wrapped around, her grip remained Extreme-Eastern. She used the same racquet face for the backhand, in the old Colonial or Australasian style."
Jessie HALL (SA)
Married Rupert PELLY
Ellen Annie 'Nellie' HALLEY (NSW)
Born 1897 - Ashfield, Sydney
Married Frank LASCELLES 1922
NSW Champion 1920
Ellen (Nellie) HAMILTON (SA)
Married P Raymond BEGG
Anne HAMMOND (SA)
Married Barry J PHILLIPS-MOORE
Margaret May (May) HARDCASTLE (QLD)
Born 6 May 1913
Died 2 August 2002
Sergeant Hardcastle of the Australian Army Medical Women's Service during World War II.
New Zealand Champion 1939
Australian HC Champion 1939
Queensland Champion 1935, 1937, 1939, 1940
Exhibition Champion 1936, 1937
"Strictly a baseline player..and a remarkably steady one." (Dodo Bundy)
Kerry HARRIS (VIC)
Born 19 September 1949
Name sometimes spelled 'Kerrie'
Edna HARRY (VIC)
Joan Marcia HARTIGAN (NSW)
Born 6 June 1912
Died 31 August 2000
Married Hugh Moxall BATHURST 13 April 1947
Remembered as 'one of the most popular and gracious' of women champions, Joan Hartigan was the first Australian woman to twice make the semi-finals at Wimbledon. She first came to attention in 1931, winning the Australian junior championship and was selected to tour New Zealand and, in 1934, was approved by the LTAA to travel overseas to compete at Wimbledon. Unseeded, she beat the #4 and #5 seeds before falling to top-ranked Helen Jacobs in the SF.
Most Australian players at the time were fortunate to gain one, perhaps two, overseas tours in their careers, but Joan followed up her 1934 trip, travelling with her father (who was on business) in 1935. As a result, she again made the Wimbledon semi-finals, beating top-seeded Dorothy Round before falling to the legendary Helen Wills-Moody. As a result of these fine performances and other tournament wins, she gained her second World Top Ten ranking.
Though she still enjoyed tournament success in England in 1938, Hartigan was not considered good enough to make the official four-member Australian team that year. In 1947, aged 35 and travelling on her honeymoon, she was still able to reach R3 of Wimbledon.
GRAND SLAM RECORD
Australian Champion 1933, 1934, 1936
Wimbledon SF 1934, 1935
French R3 1934
NZL Champion 1932
NSW Champion 1931, 1932, 1933
VIC Champion 1932, 1933, 1936
SA Champion 1933
NSW HC Champion 1940
City of Sydney Champion 1931, 1939
Metropolitan Champion 1932, 1938
MCC Champion 1933, 1936
Manly Seaside Champion 1934
Riverina Champion 1939
Killara Champion 1940, 1941
Scottish Champion 1934
Hallamshire Champion 1934
Hampshire Champion 1934
North of England Champion 1934
Scottish HC Champion 1934
West of Scotland Champion 1935
Surrey Champion 1935
"Joan was the idol of every schoolgirl. Tall and slender, she played for fun and delighted the crowds with her hard hitting. Serve and backhand were mainly used to put the ball in play or to bring on a forehand – which she then HIT."
Alison Crago HATTERSLEY (NSW)
Born 1909 - St Leonards, Sydney
Died 9 May 2000
A great all-round sportswoman; her older brother Harry was a top golfer.
Barbara HAWCROFT (NSW)
Born 13 October 1950
Kathleen 'Kath' HAYES (VIC)
Married Rodrick MCLENNAN
Emily HAYMEN (QLD)
Married Arthur ROE 1917
Margaret HAYMEN (QLD)
Married Charles CLARK 1928
Margaret HELLYER (NSW)
Married KJ BURSTON
Myrtle HERBERT (WA)
WA Champion 1934
City of Perth Champion 1934
Phyllis May HERBERT (VIC)
Married Alfred George 'Alf' STRACHAN
Adela 'Gwen' HILL (SA)
Born 28 June 1891
Married Lionel W HACK 16 March 1916
South Australian Champion 1919
Sydney 'Syd' Helston Stuart HOCKING (SA)
Born 7 March 1900 - North Adelaide
Married Albert Gordon BENDER in 1930
Frances Mary HODDLE-WRIGLEY (VIC)
Born 1904 - Brighton, Melbourne, VIC
Emily HODGE (SA)
Born 1 Mar 1871
Inaugural (1891) SA Champion, beating her younger sister.
Marian Isabella HODGE (SA)
Born 21 Nov 1872
Runner-up in the inaugural (1891) SA Championships.
Born 16 December 1949
Betty Lorraine HOLSTEIN (NSW)
Born circa 1939
Married Neal Grant SWEENEY in 1961
One of eight children raised in the New England town of Walcha. Holstein beat Mary Hawton 75 68 64 in a marathon QF of the 1958 Australian but was thrashed in the semis by Angela Mortimer.
Elaine Mary HOLSTEIN (NSW)
Born circa 1936
Married Robert Graham HIGGINS in 1956
'Girl without a backhand' - though she serves right-handed, Elaine hits forehands with either hand.
Alice May HONE (SA)
Born 31 May 1878 - Adelaide
Died 17 December 1953 - London
Married (1) Charles BIRKS in 1913
Married (2) George GOODHART circa 1926
Sister of male champion Frank Hone.
Western Australian Champion 1904
Gutha Joyce (Joyce) HONE (SA)
Born 7 Aug 1908
Emily Jane Lucy Harding HOOD (QLD)
Born 6 May 1910 - Hemmant, QLD
Died 9 October 1980
Married Victor Clyde WESTACOTT 20 August 1930
Troubled by illness, including a nervous breakdown, through her career, she was unlucky not to ever play overseas, though she competed against British and American stars in Australia. In 1939, the Queensland Assocation agreed to send Westacott and May Hardcastle to Wimbledon, but a serious illness to Westacott's mother forced her to decline.
In 1946, after a serious operation, she was forbidden from playing tennis for a year and was advised to give up singles for all time.
Despite her hard-hitting strokes, Westacott used one of the lightest tennis racquets possible, weighing 11 1/2 oz (against the 'norm' at the time for ladies of 12 1/2 to 13 oz). Aged 13, she was forced to choose between playing tennis or basketball (netball) for her school and, fortunately, the coin favoured tennis. Her height (5'11) assisted her to develop a severe serve and fearsome smash.
Australian Champion 1939, Final 1937
Australian HC Champion 1938
Qld Champion 1932, 1934, 1938
Qld HC Champion 1934, 1937, 1939
Exhibition Champion 1934
"Known as the "Doboy Demon" she was "a typical Queenslander, rangy, sun-tanned and loose-limbed. She loved to thrash a high-bouncing ball with her Western forehand and her daring play was heartily appreciated"."
Florence HORTON (QLD)
Phoebe HOWITT (VIC)
Born 1872 - Melbourne
Married William Rupert CATER 1899
Died 30 December 1917
Won six consecutive Victorian Championships from 1896 to 1900 and held the NSW title for three successive years.
Eileen HUGHES (VIC)
Linda V HUGHES (NSW)
Married Herbert Vindin BETTS in 1927
Dr Ella Margaret HUNT (VIC)
Married Clarence FURZER 1939
Lesley HUNT (WA)
Born 29 May 1950
Married (1) Jim HAMBEUCHEN
Married (2) G REVYDAVY