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Date Unknown, New Zealand Championship

Won by J Rees


Date Unknown, Natal Championship, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

FI: Mabel Grant d. Brady 6-3 8-6


Circa mid-March, Ceylon Championships, Nuwara Eliya, Ceylon

FI: Mrs A. Broun d. Annette de Fonblanque 4-6 6-4 6-1


circa March 15 Magnolia Springs Tournament, Magnolia Springs, Florida, US
Venue: Magnolia Springs Club

MX: Maud Reynolds/Gregory S. Bryan d. Miss White/John A Morton

3rd place went to Mrs CE Farmer/GF Farmer

It was a 3 day event.


Circa March 20-26, Otago Lawn Tennis Association Tournament, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Venue: Otago Club

SF: Ruth Orbell d. L. Mackerras 9-2
SF: Gertrude Rattray d. Miss Brownlie 9-2

FI: Ruth Orbell d. Gertrude Rattray 9-7

Note: The first player to score nine games was the winner.


Thanks to Mark Ryan for most of the work in assembling and formatting these results and comments. Thanks also to Rollo and to Brian Stewart (slams).
Thanks to GeeTee for Aussie results. Also props to The Computer for help with catching errors.



The Wright and Ditson Annual for 1894 has totally been covered.

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April 1-3, South African Championships, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (Clay)
Venue: Port Elizabeth Lawn Tennis Club

Singles (Draw=6, plus holder)

1R: Mrs Maclagan-bye
1R: Miss Carpenter d. A. Philps 6-4 6-1
1R: Mrs Shepherd d. F. Philps 6-2 6-3
1R: Miss Hartley-bye

SF: Maclagan d. Carpenter 6-0 6-1
SF: Shepherd d. Hartley 6-2 6-2

FI: Maclagan d. Shepherd 6-4 8-6

CR: Mabel Grant (holder) d. Mrs McLagan 6-1 6-0

MX: Mabel Grant/Grant d. Mrs Shepherd/Grimmer 8-6 6-1

Event traditionally held over Easter. Other female contestants included Mrs Ethel Davies, Mrs Beatrice Paterson, and Miss Jessica Paterson


April 1-3, Rockferry Lawn Tennis Club, Cheshire, England
Venue: Rockferry Lawn Tennis Club

DF: Maud Higginson/G. Massey d. Miss Beckwith/May Sproule 6-8 6-2 8-6

MX: Asta Broadbent/W. Massey d. Kate Nunneley/J.D. Moffatt default

This annual club tournament did not feature a women's singles event, while the above two doubles were handicap only.


April 10-15, British Covered Courts Championships, London, England (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Hyde Park Club

CR: Maud Shackle (holder) d. May Arbuthnot 6-2, 1-6, 7-5

This year the sisters May, Ivy and Ann Artbuthnot all competed in the women’s singles event.


April, Tasmania Champs., Launceston

FI: Nina Rock d. A Gibson 6-1 4-6 6-3


April 8-24, South Australian Championships, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Hard/Asphalt)
Venue: Adelaide Oval


1R: Maisie Parr d N Cole 6-1 6-0

SF: Mrs Ragless d Mrs Goldsmith 7-5 6-2
SF: Maisie Parr d Costello 6-0 6-1

FI: Maisie Parr d. Mrs Ragless 6-0 6-2

Doubles (Draw=5)

1R: LE Payne/Miss Young d N Cole/Miss Costello 8-6 2-6 6-4

SF: EM Parr/Maisie Parr d W Brown/N Hocart 6-1 6-2
SF: Mrs Groom/Miss Wyatt d Payne/Young 6-4 6-3

FI: EM Parr/Maisie Parr d Mrs Groom/Miss Wyatt 6-4 8-6

Miss Costello, who has only been in South Australia a short period, was 'one time champion of Ireland'

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May 13-20, New South Wales Championships, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Grass)
Venue: Association Grounds, Moore Park

SF: Miss Mayne d Ada Keele 6-1 6-3
SF: Miss Dransfield d McKenzie 6-1 6-2

FI: Mayne d Dransfield 6-2 6-4

CR: Miss Mayne d Mabel Shaw (holder) 6-0 6-0


1R: Miss Batt/Miss McKenzie d Miss Stayton/Miss Knight 6-4 6-1

SF: Batt/McKenzie d Woolnough/Elliot 6-1 6-2
SF: Dransfield/Ada Keele d ?? default??

FI: Dransfield/Keele d Batt/McKenzie 8-6 6-2

CR: Mayne/Shaw d Dransfield/Ada Keele 6-3 6-4

Mixed Doubles (incomplete)

Miss Woolnough/Dudley Webb d Dransfield/Tiley default
Miss Shaw/Willes d Miss Smith/Rawson 6-4 6-2
Miss Pearson/Silly d Mrs Metcalfe/Austin 6-4 3-6 6-4
Mabel Shaw/Percy Colquhoun d Miss Batt/Fox 6-4 6-3
Mabel Shaw/Wickham d Woolnough/Dudley Webb 6-2 6-2

FI: Shaw/Wickham d Colquhoun/Shaw 1-6 6-3 7-5

CR: Mabel Shaw/G Wickham (holders) d. Miss Mayne/Ben Green 6-3 6-3

Miss Mable Shaw Shaw had been indisposed while in Sydney. (Note there are two Miss Shaws). Tiley, who works in the Commercial Bank, could not manage to get away to compete.


May 22-27, Irish Championships, Dublin, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Fitzwilliam Square

Singles (Draw=10)

1R: Miss Shaw d. G. French 6-1 6-0
1R: G. Crofton d. Mrs Ottley 6-3 9-7

QF: Florence Stanuell d. Miss Exham 6-1 6-1
QF: Miss Shaw d. Elsie Pinckney 6-1 4-6 6-3
QF: G. Crofton d. Jane Corder 3-6 9-7 12-10
QF: N. Pope d. Mrs Dundas 6-1 2-6 6-4

SF: Florence Stanuell d. Miss Shaw 8-6 6-3
SF: N. Pope d. G. Crofton default

FI: Florence Stanuell d. N Pope 6-2 6-3

DF: Jane Corder/Miss Shaw d. G Crofton/Florence Stanuell default

MX: Elsie Pinckney/Manliffe Goodbody d. Miss Shaw/Frank Stoker 5-7 6-1 6-1 6-4

The Crofton-Corder match lasted 47 games.


Date Unknown, Ealing, GB

Won by Charlotte Cooper


May 20-23, Hexham, Tynedale, Northumberland, England (Grass)

A ladies event held-but as yet we have no results reported.

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June 5-7, Welsh Championships, Penarth, Wales (Grass)

FI: Ethel Cochrane d. Miss Stoddart 6-1 6-0

Note that Max Robertson, in his 1973 Encyclopedia of Tennis, has the winner as Miss M Cochrane.


June 5-10, Middlesex Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Chiswick Park

FI: Edith Austin d. Charlotte Cooper 6-3 6-3

CR: Maud Shackle (holder) d. Edith Austin 4-6 6-3 6-4


June 6-10, Scottish Championships, Saint Andrews, Fife, Scotland (Grass)

FI: Jane Corder d. Miss Moir 6-0 6-4

Holder Helen Jackson did not defend her title.


June 6-10, Interclub Tennis Association Tournament, New York City, New York, US
King's County Club, Kingston Avenue and Dean Street

FI: Bessie Moore d. Helena Hellwig 6-4 2-6 6-4 3-6 6-3

DF: Helena Hellwig/Bessie Moore d. Juliette Atkinson/Miss Brahams 7-9 6-2 6-1 7-5


Began June 7, North of Ireland Championships, Belfast, Ulster, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Cliftonville Cricket Club

CR: Miss Shaw (holder) d. Miss Corder 3-6 6-0 9-7

Note that if the dates are correct (and there is no reason to doubt them) it precludes this Miss Corder from being the same as J Corder.


June 12-17, Northern Tournament, Manchester, England (Grass)

CR: Lottie Dod (holder) d. Blanche Hillyard 6-3 3-6 7-5

DF: Blanche Hillyard/Maud Shackle d. Miss Clarke/Jane Corder 6-3, 6-2

Mixed Doubles

FI: Blanche Hillyard/Wilfred Baddeley d. Charlotte Cooper/Harold Mahony 6-4 6-1

CR: Blanche Hillyard/Wilfred Baddeley d. Lottie Dod/Anthony Dod (holders) 13-11 7-5

The following report on this Challenge Round singles match is taken from "Pastime" of June 21, 1893:

"Mrs Hillyard in the first set could do nothing with Miss Dod, who was at her best, driving with great power into the corners and volleying the returns. The set went to her at 6-3. In the second set the holder fell away in a most unaccountable manner, putting easy balls repeatedly into the net, while the challenger, who had certainly got more into her drive, won three games straight off, and in the end gained the set at 6-3.

"In the final set Mrs Hillyard continued to play well, and Miss Dod failed to recover her form. The result was that the score was called 5-4, 40-15, Mrs Hillyard leads; deuce followed and Mrs Hillyard got ‘vantage, but lost the game and the next two and the match. The holder mistrusted her drive at the close of this set and took to skying the ball, and if Mrs Hillyard at the critical time had gone for her shot, she might have won." Thus Dod saved 3 match points in defeating Hillyard.


June 12-17, Kent County Championship, Blackheath, Kent, England (Grass)

CR: Amy Wilson (holder) d. Mrs Waring 6-3 3-6 6-1

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June 19-24, Kent Championships, Beckenham, Kent, England (Grass)

CR: Maud Shackle (holder) d. Ruth Pennington-Legh 6-3 6-4

Legh listed as Miss P(ennington) Legh.


June 19-26, Ilkley, Yorkshire, England

FI: Charlotte Cooper d. Katherine Grey 6-2 3-6 6-3

CR: Helen Jackson (holder) d. Charlotte Cooper 6-0 2-6 6-1

DF: L Clark/Jane Corder d. Miss Mann/Miss Muff 6-2 6-1

MX: Charlotte Cooper/Harold Mahony d. Helen Jackson/Joshua Pim 6-4 7-5



Dates: June 20-23
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon Heights, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=19)

Preliminary Round

Miss Kimble** d. Amy R Williams 4-6 14-12 8-6
Bessie Moore d. Emily Neff 6-0 6-1
Miss Stone** d. Mrs Clement Beecroft 6-0 6-2

First Round

Augusta Schultz d. Hattie Butler 2-6 6-2 6-2
Annabella Wistar d. Miss Calahan 6-1 6-2
Miss Bent d. Miss Hannis 6-2 7-5
Underhill d. Bertha Townsend default

Aline Terry d. Josephine White 6-2 6-2
Hattie Beaumont d. Helen Day Harris 6-3 6-2
Moore d. Ethel Bankson 3-6 6-3 8-6
Helena Hellwig d. Elizabeth Slevin 6-2 6-0

Quarterfinals (listed in paper as "2nd Round")

Schultz d. Wistar 6-3 6-1
Underhill d. Bent 4-6 6-4 9-7
Terry d. Beaumont 6-2 6-0
Moore d. Hellwig 7-5 1-6 6-4


Terry d. Moore 6-3 4-6 6-4
Schultz d. Underhill 6-2 3-6 6-0


Aline Terry d. Augusta Schultz 6-1 6-3


Doubles (Draw=9)

Preliminary Round

Helena Hellwig/Bessie Moore d Calahan/Hannis 6-0 6-0

2nd Round (=Quarterfinals)

Hellwig/Moore d. Elizabeth Slevin/Josephine White 6-1 6-2
Hattie Butler/Aline Terry d Ethel Bankson/Hattie Beaumont 6-3 6-0
Augusta Schultz/Hilda Stone d. Amy Williams/Annabella Wistar 6-1 4-6 8-6
Mrs Harris/Hood d Miss Kimble/Emily Neff 7-5 6-3


Butler/Terry d. Hellwig/Moore 8-6 6-3 9-7
Schultz/Stone d. Harris/Hood 1-6 6-0 6-3


Hattie Butler/Aline Terry d. Augusta Schultz/Hilda Stone 6-4 6-3


Mixed Doubles (Draw=12)

PR=Preliminary Round

PR: Hattie Butler/Lieut Lansdale d Mrs Beecroft/Rev Michael 6-4 6-2
PR: Ethel Bankson/Robert Wilson d Miss Stone/Mr Prosser 3-6 6-1 6-2
PR: Ellen Roosevelt/Clarence Hobart d Amy Williams/Mr Clark 6-3 6-4
PR: Augusta Schultz/John Talmadge d Mrs Harris/Mr Hood 6-4 6-4
PR: Annabella Wistar/Mr Brown d Moore/Mr Johnston 6-8 7-5 6-3
PR: Aline Terry/HA Colby d Mabel Cahill and partner by default

1R: Hattie Butler/Lieut Lansdale-bye
1R: Miss Bankson/Mr Wilson -bye
1R: Schultz/Talmadge d Harris/Hood 6-4 6-4
1R: Rosevelt/Hobart-bye
1R: Terry/Colby d Wistar/Brown 7-5 6-3

QF: Bankson/Wilson d Butler/Lansdale 6-2 6-3
QF: Schultz/Talmadge-bye (??)
QF: Roosevelt/Hobart d Terry/Colby 6-1 6-3

SF: Bankson/Wilson d Schultz/Talmadge 6-4 5-7 6-4
SF: Rossevelt/Hobart-bye

FI: Ellen Roosevelt/Clarence Hobart d. Ethel Bankson/Robert N Wilson 6-1 4-6 10-8


Notes and Summary

The draw is reconstructed from the Philadelphia Inquirer. Holder Mabel Cahill did not defend. The reason why is not clear, as she won the Middle States event held soon after the Nationals.

Some oddities: Miss Stone and Miss Kimble (see **) are shown winning in the Prelim round, but not mentioned after. This could an error on the paper's part, but this is also true in the New York Tribune's reports of the event. Did they default? Byes were scattered through the mixed doubles draw.

The Prelim match between Kimble-Williams set an early record for most games(in a 3 set match) at 50. The match lasted for over 4 hours.

Miss Terry won the cup for 1 year and an enamel laurel wreath pin. Miss Schultz won a pair of opera glasses made of gold and pearl!

The ladies doubles winners got French traveling clocks, handy when playing away from home.

After the final, dinner was served at the club. In the evening "The grounds were illuminated by electric lights and Chinese lanterns ..."

The orchestra was stationed on the clubhouse porch and furnished the music. Dancing was indulged in all the evening and it was quite late when it was all over.


June 26-29, Craigside, Llandudno, Wales (Grass)

FI: Ellen Cressy and Ida Cressy divided the prizes*

In 1893, the women's singles event at this tournament was handicap only.


began June 28-July 1, Middle States Championships, Mountain Station, New Jersey, US (Grass)
Venue: Orange Lawn Tennis Club

Singles (Draw=9)

PR: Mabel Cahill (Ire) d. Miss Taylor 6-4 6-1

QF: Cahill d. Agnes Collard 6-0 6-1
QF: Augusta Schultz d. Juliette Atkinson 6-1 7-5
QF: Bessie Moore d. Emma Schultz 6-3 8-6
QF: Helena Hellwig d. Hilda Stone 6-2 6-3

SF: Cahill d. A. Schultz 6-2 6-1
SF: Hellwig d. Moore 3-6 10-8 6-0

FI: Mabel Cahill (Ire) d. Helena Hellwig 6-2 6-1

Mixed Doubles (Draw=6)

PR: Augusta Schultz/Howard A. Colby-bye
PR: Hilda Stone/Duncan Candler d. Miss Pitcher/R.M. Miles 6-3 4-6 6-3
PR: Mabel Cahill (Ire)/Edwin P. Fischer d. Emma Schultz/Arthur E. Foote 9-7 6-1
PR: Miss Freeman/????-bye

SF: Schultz/Colby d. Stone/Candler 6-4 3-6 6-2
SF: Cahill/Fisher d. Freeman/[????] default

FI: Augusta Schultz/Howard A. Colby d. Mabel Cahill (Ire)/Edwin Fisher 8-6 6-4

Note: There was no women's doubles event at this tournament.

Cahill proves her supremacy here despite opting out of defending her US National Championships a couple of weeks before.

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July 3-8, London Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Queen’s Club

CR: Maud Shackle (holder) d. Edith Austin 6-2 6-1



Dates: July 10-20
Venue: The All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London, England
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=7)

Champ Dod sits out until the Challenge Round.

First Round

Edith Austin d. S Robins 6-2 6-1
Maud Shackle d. Ruth Legh 10-8 6-1
Charlotte Cooper d. Henrietta Horncastle 6-4 6-1
Blanche Hillyard-bye.


Shackle d. Austin 6-0 6-2
Hillyard d. Cooper 6-3 6-1

All-Comers Final

Blanche Hillyard d. Maud Shackle 6-3 6-2

Challenge Round

Lottie Dod (holder) d. Blanche Hillyard 6-8 6-1 6-4

In the first set there were six breaks of service in the first six games; at 5-4, 40-0, Lottie Dod had three set points, but could not convert any of them. In the second set Blanche Hillyard won her service to love in the first game and had three break points in the second game, which went to a total of ten deuces before Lottie Dod held serve. Lottie Dod then won the next five games to take the second set. In the final set there were six breaks of serve in the first six games once again. At 4-3, Lottie Dod got the vital break of serve and won her own serve to consolidate it.

Although Blanche Hillyard held to 4-5, Lottie Dod held on to win the set, match and championship in the next game. There was a break of a few minutes early in the third set when Lottie Dod slipped and fell, but she was not seriously hurt.

Hillyard tests Dod in the challenge round. Weeks before Wimbledon she had held 3 match points at Manchester, losing 6-3 3-6 7-5. This time she again falls in 3. A figure in white with her cricket cap secure on her head, Lottie moved about the court with her black stockings providing color. At the start of the third Lottie fell heavily. It was thought she might retire. However, she held on for her third straight crown. Lottie Dod never again played tennis competively. She went on to other sports, including golf, and archery, where she won a silver medal at the 1908 Olympics.

With a scant record of 8-0, Dod remains the only woman in tennis history NEVER to lose a singles match in a grand slam


began July 11, New York State Championships, Saragota Springs, New York, US (Grass)
Venue: Saragota Athletic Club

FI: Mabel Cahill (Ire) d. Bessie Moore 9-7 6-1

MX: Bessie Moore/Fred Hovey d. Mabel Cahill (Ire)/Clarence Hobart 6-3 3-6 6-3

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Second half of July

July 19-22, Nottinghamshire Open, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England (Grass)

FI: Kate Nunneley d. E. Vaudrey 6-0 6-1

Kate Nunneley was born in England, but would eventually emigrate to New Zealand, where she would win the New Zealand Championships many times.

c. late July? Edgbaston (Birmingham), England (Grass)

FI: D. Morgan d. Blanche Hillyard 12-10 retired (Handicap only event)


July 25-August 5, Canadian Championships, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Grass)
Venue: Toronto Club

3 rounds

CR: Maude Delano-Osborne (holder) d. Mrs Sydney Smith 6-8 8-6 6-2

A repeat of last year's final. This year the Canadian Association offered a beautiful cup. Mrs Smith had the better backhand and steadier form, whilst Osborne hit a harder serve and drove with more severity. Many rallies went past 12 strokes, especially in the first set. Smith had gone through 3 tough matches in two two days before the final; not surprisingly she tired towards the end.

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First half of August

July 31-August 5, Northumberland Championships, Newcastle, Northumberland, England (Grass)

FI: Jane Corder d. Charlotte Cooper 6-2 7-5

DF: Jane Corder/Alice Pickering d. Miss Crosby/K Grey 6-1, 6-2

MX: Jane Corder/George Ball-Greene d. Helen Jackson/William Renshaw 6-3 7-5


began July 31 Championships of Long Island, Southampton, New York, US (Grass)
Venue: Meadow Club

MX: Miss Ewing/EL Hall d. Hilda Stone/HA Colby 6-3 6-3

No ladies singles or doubles


Circa August 5-12, Queensland Championships, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Grass)

FI: Mabel Taylor d. Miss Wallace 6-3 6-2

MX: Mabel Taylor/Ernest Gilligan d. Mrs Drake/A Pixley 6-2 6-1

Holder miss MacGregor did not defend her singles title.


began August 7, Darlington, Durham, England (Grass)

FI: Charlotte Cooper d. Miss Shaw 6-0 6-1

MX: Charlotte Cooper/Harold Mahony d. Miss Shaw/HG Stobart 6-1 6-4


August 7-12, Exmouth, Devon, England (Grass)

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

The finalist probably= C Bryan.


August 8-10, Pensarn, Wales (Grass)

FI: M Pick d. K. Broadhurst 6-1 6-1

CR: M Pick d. L Brown (holder) 6-2 6-1


August 9-12, West of Scotland Championships, Castle Wemyss, Fife, Scotland (Grass)

FI: H Graham d. B Watson 3-6 6-2 6-0

DF: K Jamieson/M Jamieson d. H Graham/A Jamieson 6-2 2-6 9-7

MX: K Arbuthnot/H Nadin d. Mrs Lascelles/MS Lascelles 3-6 6-4 6-4


August 10-14, East of England Championships, Felixstowe (Grass)

FI: Elsie Lane d. Henrietta Govey Horncastle 6-3 11-9

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????, Bar Harbor, Bar Harbor,Maine, US
Venue: Kebo Valley Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Miss Goodfellow d. Miss Gibson 6-2 6-1 6-2


August 14-19, British Columbia Championships, Victoria, Canada
Venue: Victoria Lawn Tennis Club,

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Frances Arrowsmith d. Mrs C.A. Holland 6-2 6-5
1R: M. Roe d. Miss Crease 6-1 6-1
1R: Ethel Leather d. Mildred J. Tyrwhitt-Drake 6-2 6-4
1R: Miss Legge d. Helen Tyrwhitt-Drake 6-3 6-1

SF: Arrowsmith d. Mrs Leather 6-3 6-3
SF: Legge d. Roe 6-4 5-6 6-4

FI: Frances Arrowsmith d. Miss Legge 6-3 4-6 6-3

Doubles (Draw=8)

1R: Alice Bramsdon/Mrs J. Kerr d. Frances Arrowsmith/Mrs Booth 6-1 5-6 12-10
1R: Miss Beaven/Miss Crease d. Mrs C.A. Holland/Mrs R. Wilson 6-1 2-6 6-5
1R: E. Dunsmuir/Ethel Ward d. Helen Tyrwhitt-Drake/[Sophie] Pemberton 6-5 6-4
1R: Ethel Leather/M. Roe d. Miss Jenns/E. or M. Langley 6-3 3-6 6-3

SF: Mrs Bramsdon/Mrs Kerr d. Beaven/Crease 4-6 6-2 6-3
SF: Mrs Leather/Miss Roe d. Dunsmuir/Ward 6-1 6-0

FI: Alice Bramsdon/Mrs J. Kerr d. Ethel Leather/M. Roe 3-6 6-3 6-2

MX: M. Roe/Granville V. Cuppage d. [Sophie] Pemberton/L. Martineau 6-3 6-3

Note: This was the first time a women’s doubles event had been held at this tournament.

August 15-17, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=4)

1R: Elsie Lane d. Toupie Lowther 6-4 6-3
1R: Henrietta Horncastle d. Mabel Flick 5-6 6-2 6-3

FI: Elise Lane d. Henrietta Horncastle 6-3 6-1

Doubles (Draw=4)

1R: Elsie Lane/Henrietta Horncastle d. Toupie Lowther/Hon. Mariota Thellusson 6-0 6-3
1R: Adeleve Flick/Mabel Flick d. F.E. Sandes/Maud Hancocks 5-6 6-3 6-5

FI: Elsie Lane/Henrietta Horncastle d. Adeleve Flick/Mabel Flick default

Mixed doubles

1R: Henrietta Horncastle/Edward R. Allen d. Adeleve Flick.C.W. Haward 6-0 6-2
1R: Mabel Flick/Stanley Turnrer d. Hon. Mariota Thellusson/Francis Longe ????
1R: Miss Haywood/RB Scott d. Toupie Lowther/Rupert Hamblin-Smith 6-3 3-6 6-3
1R: Elsie Lane/Charles G. Allen d. F.E. Sandes/J.E. Greiveson 6-2 6-1

SF: Horncastle/ER Allen d. M. Flick/Turner 6-4 6-4
SF: Lane/CG Allen d. Scott/Haywood 6-0 6-2

FI: Henrietta Horncastle/Edward R. Allen and Elsie Lane/Charles G. Allen divided the prizes


August 15-19, Derbyshire Championships, Buxton, Derbyshire, England (Grass)

FI: Blanche Hillyard d. Helen Jackson 6-0 6-1

DF: Blanche Hillyard/Bertha Steedman d. Charlotte Cooper/E Cooper 6-2 6-1

MX: Blanche Hillyard/George Hillyard d. Bertha Steedman/JW Steedman 6-1 6-2


August 21-24, The Hague, Holland (Clay)

FI: N Hart d. Mme Blom 6-4 8-6

MX: Mme Blom/A Mullmeister d. Miss van der Hoop/A Woulde 6-4 6-1


August 22-24 Maritime Provinces Lawn Tennis Tournament, St. John, Canada (Grass)
Venue: St John Club

FI: Mrs GK McLeod d. Miss Powys ????

DF: C Smith and Mabel Smith d. Miss Hansard/Miss Powys ????

MX: Miss Hansard/HH Hansard d. Miss Powys/CW Clarke 7-5 1-6 6-3 6-4

Fewer entries than in previous years.

August 21-26, North of England Championships, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: L Clark d. May Arbuthnot 6-4 2-6 6-2

DF: Ivy Arbuthnot/May Arbuthnot d. Miss Cressy/Miss Crosby 6-3 6-4

MX: L Clark/HE Caledcott d. M Crossely/HG Nadin 6-4 7-5


Late August? Niagara-on-the-Lake International, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada (Grass)
Venue: Queen's Royal Hotel

FI: Maude Osborne d. Mrs Sydney Smith 6-8 6-3 6-3

DF: Maude Osborne/Mrs Sydney Smith d. Miss Bernard (GB)/Miss Nay (US) 6-2 7-5

MX: Maude Osborne/Gordon Mackenzie d. Miss Coldham/Ashton Coldham 6-4 6-3

Miss Nay is from St Catherine's.
Mrs Sydney Smith is from Ottawa.

On the last day some 600 attended a hop, where the prizes were presented in a ceremony. There was ball later that evening.


August 29-30, Gore Court Archery and Lawn Tennis Club, Sittingbourne, Kent, England (Grass)
Gore Court Park

FI: F. Malden d. A. Malden 4-6 6-3 6-4

DF: M. Burton/Nellie Burton d. Frances Burton/A. Malden 3-6 6-4 6-2

MX: Henrietta Horncastle/
Walter Horncastle and M. Burton/Wilberforce V. Eaves (Aus) divided the prizes

This short but popular tournament did not usually feature a women's singles event.


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September 4-9, Sussex Championships, Brighton, Sussex, England (Grass)

CR: Blanche Hillyard d. Maud Shackle (holder) 6-1 6-4

DF: Elsie Lane/Maud Shackle d. Edith Cole/Lilian Pine-Coffin 6-4 6-1

MX: Lilian Pine-Coffin/Ernest Renshaw d. Elsie Lane/Charles G Allen 6-3 6-3


September 5-10, Dinard, France (Clay)

FI: Hélène Prévost d. Margaret Manley-Sims (GB) 2-6 6-2 6-3 (handicap event)


September 6-9, Trefriw, Wales

FI: Miss Stoneax d. Mrs Ashwell 6-4 retired


September 7-9, Pacific Coast Championships, San Rafael, California, US (Hard)
Venue: Hotel Rafael

Singles (Draw=4)

1R: Miss Bates d Miss Roberts 5-7 6-4 6-2*
1R: Bee Hooper d. Alice Hoffman 6-3 4-6 6-2

FI: Bee Hooper d. Miss Bates 2-6 6-4 6-1

CR: Bee Hooper d. Susie Morgan (holder) 9-7 6-4 3-6 9-11 7-5

Wright and Ditson (which covers the event on pages 180 to 182) reports that several lady players were absent due to the World's Fair going on in Chicago. Players such as Crouch, Lord, Wilison, and the Gibbs sisters fell into this category.

An "immense crowd" came for the Challenge Round. A 67-game five-set match! By games this ranks as one of the longest ladies singles ever. "Miss Hooper uses a drive stroke so powerful that few men could equal, and covers it with a rapidity and grace seldom winessed in a lady."

*Check score later in newspaper source. Wright and Ditson somewhat confusing.


September 11-16, South of England Championships, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England (Grass)
Venue: Devonshire Park

CR: Blanche Hillyard (holder) d. Maud Shackle 6-1 4-6 15-13

MX: Blanche Hillyard/Wilfred Baddeley d. N Martin/JF Martin 6-2 7-5

Blanche Hillyard looked like running away with this match early on before Maud Shackle made a stirring comeback. The third set was as close as the score indicates; Maud Shackle managed to reach match point at 10-9, 40-30, but could not convert.


Circa September 19-23, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Boulogne, France (Clay)

FI: Jane Corder (GB) d. Mrs White (GB) 6-0 6-0 6-2

Holder H Froome (GB) did not defend.


September 20-22, Staten Island Tournament, Staten Island, US (Grass)
Staten Island Ladies' Club, Staten Island Cricket Club

Singles (Draw=at least 8)

PR: Kate Millett d. Hilda Stone default
PR: Juliette Atkinson d. Jennie Brush 3-6 6-0 6-0

1R: Aline Terry d. Millett 6-0 6-0
1R: Helen Hellwig d. Augusta Schultz 6-0 6-1
1R: Bessie Moore d. ????
1R: Atkinson d. ????

SF: Terry d. Hellwig 6-4 6-3
SF: Moore d. Atkinson 6-1 6-1

FI: Aline Terry d. Bessie Moore 9-7 6-3

Doubles (Draw=7)

Miss Erving/Miss Erving-bye
PR: Jennie Brush/Helen Hellwig d. Helen Janssen/J. McNance 6-4, 6-1
PR: Agnes Collard/Aline Terry d. Kate Millett/Mary Millett 6-2, 6-2
PR: Juliette Atkinson/Bessie Moore d. Augusta Schultz/Hilda Stone 6-1 6-4

SF: Erving/Erving d. Brush/Hellwig 6-2 3-6 7-5
SF: Atkinson/Moore d. Collard/Terry 6-2 6-4

FI: Miss Erving/Miss Erving d. Juliette Atkinson/Bessie Moore 4-6 6-4 6-3

Mixed Doubles (Draw=8)

1R: Hilda Stone/Stephen C. Millett d. Miss Schultz/Carroll J. Post 6-4 6-4
1R: Juliette Atkinson/Dr William N. Frazer d. Helen Hellwig/H. Gowan 6-4 3-6 6-2
1R: Sadie Coffin/K.S. Walker d. A. Austin/B.J. Carroll 6-4 3-6 6-4
1R: Agnes Collard/E.J. Emerson d. Bessie Moore/Dudley McGrath 7-5 6-4

SF: Stone/Millett d. Atkinson/Frazer 6-4 4-6 6-2
SF: Collard/Emerson d. Coffin/Walker ????

FI: Hilda Stone/Stephen C. Millett d. Agnes Collard/E.J. Emerson 6-2 6-0


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November 16-24, Victorian Championships, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Hard/Asphalt)
Venue: Warehouseman's Cricket Ground

SF: Raleigh d F Waters 6-2 4-6 8-6
SF: C Peach d Mabel Shaw 2-6 6-5 6-4

FI: C Peach d. E Raleigh 6-4 2-6 6-4


SF: Mabel Shaw/Phenie Shaw d E Raleigh/C Raleigh 6-5 6-4
SF: Nellie A'Beckett/F Waters d C Peach/C Peach 6-2 6-2

FI: Mabel Shaw/Phenie Shaw d Nellie A'Beckett/F Waters 6-3 5-6 6-2

Mixed Doubles (Draw=8)

1R: Miss Brookes/W Balfour d Mabel Shaw/Percy Colquhoun 3-6 6-3 6-2
1R: Phenie Shaw/Mansfield d C Raleigh/G Wickham 7-5 6-2
1R: F Waters/Ben Green d E Raleigh/Alec Chomley 6-3 6-3
1R: C Peach/Windeyer d Nellie A'Beckett/A'Beckett 6-4 6-4

SF: Waters/Green d Shaw/Mansfield 6-2 7-5
SF: Brookes/Balfour d Peach/Windeyer 6-4 7-5

FI: F Waters/Ben Green d. Miss Brookes/W Balfour 6-3 6-2

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A suggestion: If possible, delete the results contained in the original threads that are now included in the new thread (i.e. most results in the new thread). This has been done so far for most of the years from circa 1878 to 1892 and makes things look a lot more ordered.

Results whose dates are not known could be included in a special section. Having all the old, disordered results and partial results at the beginning of a thread makes things look very messy.

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Discussion Starter #16
Hi Mark,
Thanks for the suggestions. I wait for Rollo to delete the rest of the old thread when he's double checked it.
I'm not putting unknown date tournaments at the beginning, I'm putting them in where I guess they might go. In this case, New Zealand, Natal and Tasmania were all likely to be in Jan-March so are at the beginning.
I guess I see getting everything collected is the most important thing. Dates, additional rounds, notes and formatting can always be improved later.

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A few more bits:

8-24 April - South Australian Championships
Adelaide Oval (Asphalt)

R1 Maisie Parr d N Cole 61 60

SF Mrs Ragless d Mrs Goldsmith 75 62
SF Maisie Parr d Costello 60 61

FI Parr d Ragless 60 62

R1 LE Payne/Miss Young d N Cole/Miss Costello 86 26 64

SF Maisie Parr/EM Parr v N Hocart/W Brown 61 62
SF Mrs Groom/Miss Wyatt d Payne/Young 64 63

FI Parr/Parr d Groom/Wyatt 64 86

Miss Costello, who has only been in South Australia a short period, was 'one time champion of Ireland'

13-20 May - NSW Championships
Association Grounds, Moore Park, Sydney (Grass)

SF Mayne d Ada Keele 61 63
SF Dransfield d McKenzie 61 62

FI Mayne d Dransfield 62 64

CR Mayne d Mabel Shaw 60 60

Shaw had been indisposed while in Sydney

Miss Batt/Miss McKenzie d Miss Stayton/Miss Knight 64 61

SF Batt/McKenzie d Woolnough/Elliot 61 62
SF Dransfield/Keele d ?? walkover??

FI Dransfield/Keele d Batt/McKenzie 86 62

CR Mayne/Shaw d Dransfield/Keele 63 64

MIXED (incomplete)
Miss Woolnough/Dudley Webb d Dransfield/Tiley walkover
Miss Shaw/Willes d Miss Smith/Rawson 64 62
Miss Pearson/Silly d Mrs Metcalfe/Austin 64 36 64
Mabel Shaw/Percy Colquhoun d Miss Batt/Fox 64 63
Miss Shaw/Wickham d Woolnough/Dudley Webb 62 62

FI Shaw/Wickham d Colquhoun/Shaw 16 63 75

CR Shaw/Wickham d Mayne/Green 63 63

Tiley, who works in the Commercial Bank, could not manage to get away to compete.

16-24 November - Victorian Championships
Warehouseman's Cricket Ground (Asphalt)

SF Raleigh d F Waters 62 46 86
SF C Peach d Mabel Shaw 26 65 64

FI C Peach d Raleigh 64 26 64

SF Mabel Shaw/Phenie Shaw d E Raleigh/C Raleigh 65 64
SF F Waters/Nellie A'Beckett d C Peach/C Peach 62 62

FI Shaw/Shaw d Waters/A'Beckett 63 56 62

Miss Brookes/W Balfour d Mabel Shaw/Percy Colquhoun 36 63 62
Phenie Shaw/Mansfield d C Raleigh/G Wickham 75 62
F Waters/Green d E Raleigh/Alec Chomley 63 63
C Peach/Windeyer d Nellie A'Beckett/A'Beckett 64 64

SF Waters/Green d Shaw/Mansfield 62 75
SF Brookes/Balfour d Peach/Windeyer 64 75

FI Waters/Green d Brookes/Balfour 63 62

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Edited in to this point.

Thank you Jimbo and Gee Tee.

Interesting how some early events were held on asphalt. It reminded of an audio clip from FMB Fischer, a politician, tennis player, and later sports good moghul who had many ties to the Riviera.

I may put this in an earlier thread later, but I see no harm in putting it here too.

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Interesting how some early events were held on asphalt. It reminded of an audio clip from FMB Fischer, a politician, tennis player, and later sports good moghul who had many ties to the Riviera.
Interesting - never heard of volleys being considered illegal before!

One of my mini-projects at the moment is to find out the surfaces of the early Australian tournaments. It seems the only state championship to be definitely played on grass from the earliest days was the NSW Championships. All the others seem to have been on asphalt (using uncovered balls - similar to the ones Fischer talks about - in some cases) until into the 20th Century.

It wasn't that the clubs that hosted the championships didn't have grass courts, but it seems they didn't have enough to host a large tournament all on the same surface. Also the hard-courts could be playable sooner after inclement weather in this era.

Somewhere like the Warehouseman's Grounds in Melbourne could have potentially hosted a Davis Cup tie (eg 1908 CR) on grass, but not had enough courts to play a State, or even a smaller Australasian Championships, on grass.

Once I have a bit more certainty, I'll put the details into the appropriate threads. At the moment, I reckon the tournaments before the 1920s are unconfirmed so far as grass-courts are concerned, though some state championships (ie Tasmania) were played on asphalt until WWII or beyond.

The Victorian and South Australian Championships were certainly played on grass once new venues - at Kooyong and Memorial Drive respectively - had been adopted (1921+) and probably earlier, though at other venues.
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