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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited by Moderator)
Thanks to Mark Ryan and Rollo for the creation of the format and collection of results for this year, and Brian Stewart for the slams.


Date Unknown, Natal Championship, South Africa

FI Norah Hickman d. Forder 6-4 6-1


December 26, 1894-January 12, 1895, Western Province Championships, Cape Town, South Africa

FI: Mrs F.S. Green d. L. Myburgh 6-4 6-5*

DF: Miss Dowsett/Mrs F.S. Green d. Miss Palmer/Miss Watson 6-3 6-5

MX: Mrs F.S. Green/J.A. Ashby d. Miss Palmer/Stephen Syfret 9-7 6-1

* This might have been a Challenge Round match.


March 11-14 Nice International, Nice, France (Clay)
Venue: Nice Lawn Tennis Club on the Place Mozart

MX: Won by Miss K Booth/Blacker-Douglas (handicap event)


Date Unknown, Nice Lawn Tennis Club Championship

Won by Bernard

Could the two events above be one and the same? Probably not, as the event won by Bernard appears to a be a club championship. Alan Little in his book only refers to the Nice International.

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Discussion Starter #2 (Edited by Moderator)

April 1-6, British Covered Courts Championships, London, England (Wood)
Venue: Queen's Club


FI: Charlotte Cooper d Henrietta Horncastle 9-7 6-1.

CR: Charlotte Cooper d. Edith Austin (holder) 6-4 3-6 6-1

[From American Lawn Tennis]
The All-Comers final was on a Thursday. This was a new venue for this event, which had previously been held at Hyde Park, which had only 1 indoor court. Chattie Cooper was belwo form for much of the first set, missing routine shots, especially volleys, a weapon that is usually her forte. 'Horncastle, on the other hand, has made distinct improvement since last season. Her returns are much more severe, besides being well-laced, and she possesses a fairly strong backhand."

Cooper won a hotly contested final, only gaining the upper hand when she went out to 4 nil in the third set. During one thrilling point in the second game she dropped her racquet then picked it back up to reach a ball. Austin then sent it over the baseline. "The winner played a capital game, and showed much better form than in her other math (vs Horncastle)." ALT noteed the frequent volleying, and "on several ocassions Miss Cooper brought off a very telling smash."

From "Pastime", April 3, 1895: "Among the harbingers of spring must be numbered the Covered Court Championship meeting, held annually in March or April at the Queen's Club. The present occasion is the sixth since its institution in 1890, and it is marked by one novel feature – the holding of the [men's] singles championship. The Hyde Park Court has hitherto been the scene of this event, which was founded in the year 1885. In those days the Hyde Park court was the only covered court existing which had specifically been built for the practice of the genre, and consequently the meeting attracted good and fairly numerous entries.

"Since the erection of the Queen's Club courts, however, players have to some extent forsaken their old haunt, and in consequence the entries at Hyde Park have for some years past been very meagre – in quantity at all events. The Hyde Park authorities have undoubtedly acted wisely in negotiating with the Queen's Club for the transfer to the latter of the single championship and challenge cup, which will be therefore this year be played for for the first time in the West Kensington courts."


April 3-8, South Australian Championships, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Grass)
Venue: The Adelaide Oval

Singles (Draw=5)

1R: Lilian Payne d. Miss Penny 6-2 6-1
1R: Miss Brown d. Miss Goldsmith 6-2 2-6 6-4
1R: Maisie Parr-bye

SF: Maisie Parr d. Miss Brown 6-3 6-0
SF: Lilian Payne-bye

FI: Lilian Payne d. Maisie Parr 6-2 6-4

Doubles (Draw=4)

1R: Lilian Payne/Miss Wyatt d. Ella Parr/Maisie Parr 5-6 6-4 6-1
1R: Miss Caw/Mrs Goldsmith d. Miss Ayers/Miss Ayers 6-3 5-6 8-6

FI: Lilian Payne/Miss Wyatt vs Miss Caw/Mrs Goldsmith 6-1 6-0

Mixed doubles (Draw=5)

1R: Maisie Parr/H.L. Hyland d. Lilian Payne/Alfred J. Roberts 8-6 6-4
1R: Miss Penny/Roger G. Bowen d. Mrs Goldsmith/William Lang 6-3 6-2
1R: Miss Brown/Dr David Harbison-bye

SF: Miss Brown/Dr David Harbison d. Parr/Hyland 6-4 6-0
SF: Bowen/Penny-bye

FI: Miss Penny/Roger G. Bowen d. Miss Brown/Dr David Harbison 2-6 6-3 9-7


April 22-27, Welsh Covered Courts Championships, Llandudno, Wales (Wood)

Singles (Draw=3, plus holder)

1R: Ruth Dyas d. Miss Comber 6-3 8-6
1R: Margaret Dickins-bye

FI: Ruth Dyas d. Margaret Dickins 6-3 6-4

CR: Alice Pickering (holder) d. Ruth Dyas 6-1 6-0

There was a spring and an autumn edition of this tournament this year. It was usually just held in the autumn.

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Discussion Starter #3 (Edited by Moderator)

May 7-11, New South Wales Championships, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Grass)

Singles (Draw=6. plus holder)

1R: P. Dransfield d. Ada Keele 6-3 6-1
1R: Mabel Shaw d. Mabel Dransfield 6-4 6-2
1R: Florence Waters d. E. Mackenzie 3-6 6-1 6-2

SF: Mabel Shaw d. F. Waters 6-5 6-4
SF: P. Dransfield-bye

FI: Mabel Shaw d. P. Dransfield ????

CR: Mabel Shaw d. S Dransfield (holder) 6-3 2-6 6-3

Doubles (Draw=4, plus holders)

1R: Miss Freeman/M. Freeman d. Miss Keele/Miss Woolnough 6-3 6-4
1R: Ada Keele/E. Mackenzie d. Mabel Shaw/F. Waters 6-8 6-4 6-3

FI: Ada Keele/E. Mackenzie d. Miss Freeman/M. Freeman 5-7 6-3 9-7

CR: M Dransfield/P Dransfield (holders) d. Ada Keele/E. Mackenzie 9-7 10-8

Mixed Doubles (Draw=7, plus holders)

1R: Miss Windeyer/Dr David Hughes-bye
1R: E. Mackenzie/Mackenzie d. Ada Keele/Harold S. Fox 6-1 6-3
1R: Mabel Shaw/Percy Colquhoun d. Florence Waters/Edward or Frank Waters 6-1 3-6 6-4
1R: Miss Woolnough/Leslie Gaden d. M. Freeman/Septimus Noble 2-6 6-3 6-1

SF: E. Mackenzie/Mackenzie d. Miss Windeyer/Dr David Hughes default
SF: Shaw/Colquhoun d. Woolnough/Gaden 6-4,7-5

FI: Mabel Shaw/Percy Colquhoun d. E. MacKenzie/Mackenzie ????

CR: Mabel Shaw/Percy Colquhoun d. Miss Dransfield/Dudley Webb (holders) 6-1, 6-4

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Discussion Starter #4 (Edited by Moderator)
Early June

May 27-June 1, Irish Championships, Dublin, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Fitzwilliam Square

Singles (Draw=14)

1R: Jane Corder d Mrs Ottley 6-2 6-2
1R: Miss Pope-bye
1R: Charlotte Cooper d. Helen Jackson 6-3 7-5
1R: Miss Shaw d E Cooper 6-3 6-2

1R: Lottie Paterson d Miss Murray 6-4 6-2
1R: Ruth Dyas d Miss Woodbridge 6-1 6-2
1R: Beatrice Draffen d F White 6-4 6-2
1R: "Miss Maxwell"-bye

QF: Corder d Pope 6-2 6-3
QF: C Cooper d Shaw 6-2 6-4
QF: Paterson d Dyas 2-6 8-6 6-4
QF: Draffen d "Maxwell" 6-2 6-1

SF: Paterson d Draffen 6-0 2-6 6-4
SF: C Cooper d Corder 6-2 6-4

FI: Charlotte Cooper d. Lottie Paterson 6-4 6-4

Doubles (Draw=7)

1R: Charlotte Cooper (GB)/E Cooper (GB)-bye
1R: Louisa Martin/Florence Stanuell d Ruth Dyas/Miss Woodbridge 6-3 6-2
1R: Helen Jackson/N Pope d Miss Maxwell/F White 7-5 7-5
1R: Beatrice Draffen/Lottie Paterson d Jane Corder/Miss Shaw 6-4 8-6

SF: Charlotte Cooper (GB)/E Cooper (GB) d. Martin/Stanuell 6-4 7-5
SF: Jackson/Pope d. Draffen/Paterson ????

FI: Charlotte Cooper (GB)/E Cooper(GB) d. Helen Jackson/N Pope 6-1 6-3

Mixed Doubles (Draw=12)

1R: Charlotte Cooper/Harold Mahony d. Miss Murray/George Brabazon 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
1R: Lottie Paterson/Wilberforce Eaves d. Miss Shaw/Thomas D. Good 7-5, 6-3
1R: Louisa Martin/George Ball-Greene d. Mrs Ottley/Frederick T. Bradbury 6-2, 6-1
1R: Jane Corder/George Greville d. Beatrice Draffen/Walter Boyd 6-3, 6-0

QF: Charlotte Cooper/Mahony d. Paterson/Eaves ????
QF: E. Cooper/J.M. Marshall d. Miss Woodbridge/Reuben G. Hunt (US) 6-3 6-2
QF: Frank Stoker/Ruth Dyas d. Helen Jackson/Harry Barlow 6-3 6-0
QF: Corder/Greville d. Martin/Ball-Greene 4-6 6-2 6-4

SF: Charlotte Cooper/Mahony d. E. Cooper/Marshall 3-6 6-1 6-4
SF: Corder/Greville d. Dyas/Stoker 6-2 6-3

FI: Charlotte Cooper/Harold Mahony d. Jane Corder/George Greville 6-2 6-1 1-6 6-2

Today's Woman had a piece on this event. Entries were smaller than usual, but crowds were large and fashionable.

Louisa Martin is unable to play in the singles event for an unspecified reason, but plays ladies’ doubles with Florence Stanuell and mixed doubles with George C. Ball-Greene.

The Misses Cooper wore "black serge skirts with blue blouses', which the writer considered most becoming.


Date unknown, Ealing [GR}, GB

Won by A Brown


June 1-4, Hexham, Tynedale, Northumberland, England (Grass)

FI: Lucy Kendal d. B. Jackson default


June 3-8, Middlesex Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Chiswick Park

Singles (Draw=8, plus holder)

1R: Charlotte Cooper d. Agatha Templeman 6-2 6-0
1R: Miss Smythe d. Henrietta Horncastle 6-2 7-5
1R: May Lowther d. E. Cooper 6-4 6-2
1R: Bertha Steedman d. Amy Wilson 6-3 6-2

SF: C Cooper d. Smythe 6-0 6-4
SF: B Steedman d. Lowther 8-6 6-1

FI: Charlotte Cooper d. Bertha Steedman 8-10 6-2 6-2

CR: Charlotte Cooper d. Edith Austin (holder) 6-3 7-5


began June 3, Whitehouse, Edinburgh, Scotland (Grass)

CR: Louisa Stoltz d. Mrs Kirkwood (holder) default


June 10-15, Northern Tournament, Manchester, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=15)

1R: Louisa Martin d. "A.N. Other" default
1R: Bertha Steedman d. Ellen Cressy 6-3 6-4
1R: Ida Cressy d. E. Morgan 7-5 6-3
1R: Charlotte Cooper d. "Mrs Marcus" 6-2 6-3

1R: Maud Shackle d. Jane Corder 6-4 6-4
1R: E. Cooper d. Ethel Jessop 6-1 6-2
1R: Helen Jackson d. E. Vaudrey 6-2 6-2
1R: Beatrice Draffen-bye

QF: Martin d. B Steedman 6-0 6-0
QF: C Cooper d. Cressy 6-3 6-2
QF: Shackle d. E. Cooper 6-2 6-3
QF: Jackson d. Draffen 4-6 6-3 6-1

SF: Martin d. C Cooper 6-1 6-3
SF: Jackson d. Shackle 8-6 6-3

FI: Louisa Martin d. Helen Jackson 7-5 6-3

Doubles (Draw=8)

1R: Helen Jackson/Maud Shackle d. Ellen Cressy/Ida Cressy 6-1 6-0
1R: E. Cooper/Louisa Martin d. Jane Corder/"Miss Marcus" 7-5 6-2
1R: E.R. Morgan/E. Vaudrey d. Margaret Dickins/Ethel Jessop 6-2 7-5
1R: Charlotte Cooper/Bertha Steedman d. Beatrice Draffen/Lottie Paterson 7-5 6-2

SF: Jackson/Shackle d. E. Cooper/Martin 8-6 6-1
SF: Charlotte Cooper/Steedman d. Morgan/Vaudrey 6-1 6-2

FI: Helen Jackson/Maud Shackle d. Charlotte Cooper/Bertha Steedman 6-4 1-6 7-5

All England Mixed Doubles Championships (Draw=13, plus holders)

1R: Helen Jackson/Clement Cazalet-bye
1R: Maud Shackle/Wilfred Baddeley d. Beatrice Draffen/Arthur Riseley 6-2 6-1
1R: Margaret Dickins/John Bythell d. E.R. Morgan/A.H. Wolff 6-2 6-2
1R: Bertha Steedman/Herbert Baddeley d. "Miss Marcus"/Edward Allen 8-6 6-3

1R: Lottie Paterson/T.G. Hill d. E. Cooper/J.M. Marshall 6-3 4-6 7-5
1R: Jane Corder/Frank Riseley d. Eva Steedman/Edward Broadhurst 6-0 6-2
1R: Louisa Martin/Charles H. Martin-bye
1R: Ethel Jessop/H. Jessop-bye

QF: Shackle/Wilfred Baddeley d. Jackson/Cazalet 6-1 2-6 6-2
QF: Steedman/H Baddeley d. Dickins/Bythell 6-4 10-8
QF: Corder/Riseley d. Paterson/Hill 6-3 6-3
QF: Louisa Martin/Charles H. Martin d. Ethel Jessop/H. Jessop 6-3 6-0

SF: Shackle/W Baddeley d. Steedman/H Baddeley 7-5 6-3
SF: Corder/Frank Riseley d. Louisa Martin/Charles H. Martin 1-6 6-4 6-1

FI: Maud Shackle/Wilfred Baddeley d. Jane Corder/Frank L. Riseley 6-2 6-3

CR: Charlotte Cooper/Harold Mahony (holders) d. Maud Shackle/Wilfred Baddeley 0-6 6-4 6-1

Holder Blanche Hillyard did not defend.


began June 12 Middle States Championships, Orange, New Jersey, US (Grass)
Venue: Orange Lawn Tennis Club.

MX: Augusta Schultz/Clarence Hobart d Juliette Atkinson/Dr WN Frazer 0-6 6-2 6-3 7-5

Ther was no ladies singles or doubles

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Discussion Starter #5 (Edited by Moderator)
Late June

June 10-15, Kent County Championships, Blackheath, Kent, England (Grass)

FI: Georgina Wilson d. Mrs Waring 6-4 6-2

Holder Amy Wilson does not defend.


June 13-15, Bohemian Championships, Prague, Bohemia (Clay)

Singles (Draw=9)

1R: Milada Cifka d. M von Glutschnik 6-2 6-3

QF: Countess Kara von Nostitz d. A. von Stoninka Holodow 6-1 6-2
QF: Baroness Albina Spens-Boden d. Frau Strasy 6-4 6-3
QF: Frl Hodik d. Milada Cifka 6-3 6-4
QF: Hedwig Rosenbaum d. Frl von Simina 6-4 4-6 6-2

SF: Countess Kara von Nostitz d. Baroness Albina Spens-Boden 6-2 3-6 7-5
SF: Hedwig Rosenbaum d. Frl Hodik 6-3 6-3

FI: Countess Kara von Nostitz d. Hedwig Rosenbaum 6-4 6-4

Originally thought to be the first Bohemian Championships for women, Mark Ryan has discovered that this was in fact the second edition of the event for women.

Bohemia was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at this point in time. Hedwig Rosenbaum was from Prague in Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic). Rosembaum went on to further success, while the winner "Kara" (nee Karolina Maria Olga Chotkova) von Nostitz had a series of five sons from 1887 to 1900, probably effectively ending her tennis career. Kara's sister Sophie later wed Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne.


June 17-22, West Side Lawn Tennis Club, New York, US (Grass)


1R: Alice Stratton d Kathleen Atkinson 6-4 6-8 6-3

SF: Mary Millett d. Stratton 1-6 6-3 7-5
SF: Juliette Atkinson d. Anna Trimmer 6-1 6-0

FI: Juliette Atkinson d. Mary Millett 6-4 6-2 6-3

MX: Juliette Atkinson/Dr WN Frazer d. Helena Hellwig/Jahial Parmly Paret 7-5 3-6 6-3 9-7

American lawn Tennis calls the 1st round the Preliminary Round.


June 18-20, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=6)

1R: E. Vaudrey-bye
1R: Elsie or Hilda Lane d. Ellen Cressy 6-4 6-1
1R: Ethel Valentin d. Miss King 6-1 6-3
1R: Ida Cressy-bye

SF: Lane d. E. Vaudrey 6-3 8-6
SF: Ida Cressy d. Mrs Valentin 6-2 6-3

FI: Elsie or Hilda Lane d. Ida Cressy 6-4 6-4


June 17-22, West of England Championships, Bath, Somerset, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=13)

1R: Helen Jackson d. Mabel Nevill (SA) 6-0 6-2
1R: Lottie Paterson d. Winifred Longhurst 6-2 6-1
1R: Ruth Dyas d. Alice Parr 7-5 6-2
1R: N Pope-bye

1R: M. Jones d. Miss Medlicott 6-2 6-1
1R: Gertrude Provis d. Edith Longhurst 6-1 6-1
1R: Jessie Meyler-bye
1R: Madeline O"Neill-bye

QF: Jackson d. Paterson 6-2 6-4
QF: Dyas d. Pope default
QF: Provis d. Jones 6-2 6-3
QF: O'Neill d. Meyler 6-0 6-3

SF: Jackson d. Dyas 6-2 8-6
SF: O'Neill d. Provis 6-4 3-6 11-9

FI: Helen Jackson d. Madeline O’Neill 6-1 6-1

DF: M Jones/Lottie Paterson d. Madeline O’Neill/Gertrude Provis 6-0 6-3

MX: Helen Jackson/Clement Cazalet d. Ethel Parr/George M Butterworth 6-3 6-2

This tournament had not been held since 1891.

Mrs E Nevill (nee Mabel Grant) was a great South African champion visiting England in 1895. The adjustment to grass and a different level of competition must have been severe. Mrs Neville played an event at Hull in June but lost every game. "Unsurprisingly was greatly upset at this", wrote her husband.


June 17-22, Kent Championships, Beckenham, Kent, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=15, plus holder)

1R: Amy Wilson d. Helen Pillans 6-0 6-1
1R: Leslie Smythe d. Eleanor or Eveline Whieldon 8-6 1-6 6-3
1R: Miss Malden d. Mrs Waring 6-4 6-8 7-5
1R: E Morgan-bye

1R: Miss Mirrielees-bye
1R: Henrietta Horncastle d. Miss Thorp 8-6 6-1
1R: Georgina Wilson d. Georgina Whieldon 6-2 6-2
1R: May Brownrigg d. H. Eccles 6-2 6-2

QF: Wilson d. Smythe 6-2 6-2
QF: Malden d. Morgan 6-0 6-4
QF: Horncastle d. Mirrielees 6-2 6-0
QF: Brownrigg d. Wilson 6-1 8-6

SF: Wilson d. Malden 6-2 6-4
SF: Brownrigg d. Horncastle 6-4 6-1

FI: Amy Wilson d. May Brownrigg 6-2 7-5

CR: Edith Austin (holder) d. Amy Wilson 6-3 6-1

Brownrigg is the married name of May Arbuthnot.


June 24-29, London Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Queen's Club

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: Maud Shacke-bye
1R: Ursula Templeman-bye
1R: A. Brown d. Amy Wilson 6-8 6-4 7-5
1R: D. Childs d. Ruth Pennington-Legh 7-5 8-10 6-4

1R: Agatha Templeman-bye
1R: "Mrs Marcus"-bye
1R: Frances Coke d. A. Stacey 6-2 6-0
1R: Edith Austin d. Mrs L. Wood 6-0 6-1

QF: Shackle d. Ursula Templeman 6-0 6-1
QF: Brown d. Doethea Childs 6-4 11-9
QF: A Templeman d. "Mrs Marcus" 6-8 6-3 6-2
QF: Austin d. Frances Coke 6-3 6-0

SF: Shackle d. Brown 6-2 6-1
SF: Austin d. A Templeman 6-4, 6-4

FI: Maud Shackle d. Edith Austin 6-2 7-5


June 24-29, Bristol and Clifton Tournament, Bristol, Avon, England (Grass)
Venue: Ashley Down Cricket Grounds

Singles (Draw=30)

1R: Helen Jackson d. M. Jones 6-1 6-2
1R: Lottie Paterson d. Winifred Longhurst 8-6 6-1
1R: Alice Parr d. Jessie Rose 6-3, 6-1
1R: Gertrude Provis d. Helen Ridding 6-2 6-1
1R: Ruth Dyas d. Edith Longhurst 7-5 6-2
1R: G. Johnston d. Edyth Dyas 7-7 retired
1R: Jane Corder d. M. Wetherman 6-1 6-2
1R: Charlotte Cooper-bye

1R: Elsie Lane d. Ida Cressy 2-6 6-4 6-2
1R: Mabel Nevill (SA) d. Winifrid Parr 4-6 7-5 6-4
1R: Katherine Parr d. Miss Macpherson 6-2 6-3
1R: Phoebe Hausburg d. Madeline O'Neill default
1R: Ellen Cressy d. E. Cooper 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
1R: Emma Ridding d. Edith Riseley 12-10 7-5
1R: B. Bradford d. M. Jenkins 6-3 6-0
1R: Alice Pickering-bye

2R: Jackson d. Paterson 6-3 6-2
2R: Provis d. K Parr 6-2 4-6 6-3
2R: Ruth Dyas d. G. Johnston 6-0, 6-2
2R: Corder d. Cooper 1-6 6-4 6-2

2R: E Lane d. Mrs E. Nevill default
2R: Hausburg d. Parr default
2R: E Cressy d. Ridding 6-1 6-3
2R: Pickering d. Bradford 6-3 6-2

QF: Jackson d. Provis 8-6 3-0, retired
QF: Corder d. Dyas 6-3 6-2
QF: E Lane d. Hausburg 6-4 6-1
QF: Pickering d. E Cressy 6-2 6-4

SF: Jackson d. Corder 6-1 6-3
SF: Pickering d. E Lane 6-4 6-3

FI: Helen Jackson d. Alice Pickering 6-3 6-1

Mixed Doubles (Draw=16)

SF: Alice Pickering/Edward Allen d. Ruth Dyas/William Heard 6-2 retired
SF: Charlotte Cooper/George Ball-Greene d. Lottie Paterson/Wilberforce Eaves 4-6 6-4 7-5

FI: Alice Pickering/Edward Allen and Charlotte Cooper/George Ball-Greene divided the prizes

From "Pastime", July 3, 1895: "For the new tournament at Bristol an arrangement had been made with the committee of the county ground at Ashley Down, Bristol, for the use of the cricket ground during the week. Ten capital courts had been marked out without actually interfering with the cricket pitch. The entries all round were very large, and the quality of the players was good."

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Discussion Starter #6 (Edited by Moderator)

Dates: June 25-29
Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=12, plus holder)

Holder Helena Hellwig sits out until Challenge Round final.

1st Round

Juliette Atkinson d. Emily Neff default
Amy Williams-bye
Kathleen Atkinson d. Gertrude Clarke 6-3 6-2
Mary Warren d. Alice Taylor 6-1 6-1

Bertha Toulmin-bye
Elizabeth Taylor-bye
Bessie Moore d. Ethel Bankson 6-2 6-1
Grace Booth d. Elizabeth Slevin 6-4 5-6 8-6


J Atkinson d. Williams 6-0 6-4
K Atkinson d. Warren 6-3 6-2
Toulmin d. Taylor 6-1 6-2
Moore d. Booth 6-0 6-2


J Atkinson d. K Atkinson 6-1 6-4
Moore d. Toulmin 6-4 6-4

All Comers Final

Juliette Atkinson d. Bessie Moore 6-3 7-5 3-6 6-0

Challenge Round

Juliette Atkinson d. Helena Hellwig (holder) 6-4 6-3 6-2

Doubles (Draw=7)

First Round

Juliette Atkinson/Helena Hellwig-bye
Beecroft/May Redfield d. Mary Warren/Sayen 6-3 6-5
Ethel Bankson/Bertha Toulmin d. Kathleen Atkinson/Grace Booth 6-3 5-6 6-4
Bessie Moore/Amy Williams d. Morice/Stroud 6-1 6-2


J Atkinson/Hellwig d. Beecroft/Refield 6-0 6-0
Moore/Williams d. Bankson/Toulmin 2-6 6-1 6-4


Juliette Atkinson/Helena Hellwig d. Bessie Moore/Amy Williams 6-2 6-3 12-10


Mixed Doubles (Draw=7?)


Juliette Atkinson/Edwin P. Fischer d. Helena Hellwig/William H. Pouch 6-1 6-3
Amy Williams/Mantle Fielding d. Kathleen Atkinson/Jahial Parmly Paret 6-4 6-2


Juliette Atkinson/Edwin Fischer d. Amy Williams//Mantle Williams 4-6 8-6 6-2

Two singles rounds were contested on opening day.

Note: Bertha Toumlin/R.N. Wilson, Bessie Moore/M.D. Smith and Jane Morice/William Morice also sent in their names for the mixed doubles event. We are missing scores if these matches were played.

"Bessie" Moore had suffered from "la grippe" ('flu) in 1894. This had checked her progress somewhat. She spent the spring of 1895 recovering in Florida before returning to competition. American Lawn Tennis is consistent is using Helena (and not Helen) Hellwig.

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Discussion Starter #7 (Edited by Moderator)
Early July

July 1-4, Welsh Championships, Penarth, Wales (Grass)

Singles (Draw=12, plus holder)

1R: Jane Corder d. Winifred Longhurst 6-2 6-2
1R: Phoebe Hausburg d. Mrs Davies 6-3 6-1
1R: Lottie Paterson-bye
1R: Lydia Heitzmann -bye

1R: Mary Sweet-Escott-by
1R: Madeline O'Neill-bye
1R: Edith Riseley d. Mabel Nevill 6-2 6-0
1R: Ruth Dyas d. Edith Longhurst 6-2 6-0

QF: Corder d. Hausburg ?????
QF: Paterson d. Heitzmann 6-1 6-2
QF: Sweet-Escott d. O'Neill 6-2, 6-2
QF: Dyas d. Riseley 6-2 6-2

SF: Corder d. Paterson 7-5 6-4
SF: Dyas d. Sweet-Escott 6-4 6-0

FI: Jane Corder d. Ruth Dyas 6-3 6-2

CR: Jane Corder d. Helen Jackson (holder) 4-6 7-5 6-4


July 1-6, Maidstone, Kent, England (Grass)

FI: N. Greene d. Mrs Blackett 7-5 5-3 retired

This was the first edition of the Maidstone tournament, which would later become the Mid-Kent Championships.


July 1-6, Gipsy Lawn Tennis Club, London, England (Grass)

FI: Dorothea Childs d. Ruth Pennington-Legh 6-4 6-4*

* The women's singles event at this, the second edition of this tournament, was still handicap only.


July 3-6, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England (Grass)

FI: Miss Snook d. E. Vaudrey 6-3 2-6 6-0


July 5-9, Bad Kissingen, Germany (Grass)

FI: Frl von Helldorf d. Baroness Waldsheel 7-5, 6-4

MX: Frl von Hoven/Charles Voigt d. Frl von Butter/Count Muenster 6-2 6-1

Unusually for a tournament played in Continental Europe, the surface was grass.


July 10-13, Sheffield and Hallamshire, South Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Ruth Dyas d. Gertrude Provis 7-5 6-3


July 9-13, Canadian Championships, Niagara-On-The Lake, Ontario, Canada (Grass)
Venue: Queen's Royal Hotel

CR: Mrs Sydney Smith d. Maude Delano-Osborne (holder) 3-6 6-1 6-3

Mrs Sydney Smith, of Ottawa, that was also runner-up in 1892, 1893 and 1896. She was unable to play in 1894. It was hoped that Blanche Hillyard would enter, as it was rumored she was visiting Canada with her husband. This hope proved to be in vain

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Dates: July 8-15
Venue: All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon (Worple Road), London, England.
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=9)

1st Round

Alice Pickering-bye
Maud Shackle-bye
Miss Bernard-bye
Helen Jackson d. Jane Corder 7-5 6-3

Charlotte Cooper-bye
Lottie Paterson-bye
Beatrice Draffen-bye
Henrietta Horncastle-bye


Pickering d. Shackle 3-6 6-3 6-3
Jackson d. Bernard 6-0 6-2
Cooper d. Paterson 6-3 9-11 6-2
Draffen d. Horncastle 6-2 6-0


Jackson d. Pickering 6-4 3-6 8-6
Cooper d. Draffen 6-2 6-8 6-1


Charlotte Cooper d. Helen Jackson 7-5 8-6


Draw Notes:

Missing name for Miss Bernard.





Holder Blanche Hillyard does not defend.

This was the first of five singles titles at Wimbledon for Charlotte Cooper. Only seven other women have won more than five Wimbledon singles titles

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Late July

July 16-20, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England (Grass)

CR: Amy Wilson d. Agatha Templeman (holder) 6-2 6-4


July 22-24, Leamington, Warwickshire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=23)

1R: Ruth Dyas d. Winifred Longhurst 6-4 7-5
1R: E.R. Morgan d. Helena Whieldon 6-0 6-1
1R: D. Morgan d. Mrs P. Townsed 6-1 6-0
1R: Evelyn Blencowe d. N. Pope 6-4 7-5
1R: Miss Snook d. Ethel Jessop 3-6 6-4 6-3
1R: L. Johnstone d. Miss Pipe 7-5 6-0
1R: Ethel Valentin d. Mrs Brown 6-2 5-7 6-0

2R: Dyas d. E.R. Morgan 7-5 6-2
2R: Blencowe d . D. Morgan 7-5 6-3
2R: Cecile Whieldon d. Constance Bryan default
2R: E. Whieldon d. Mabel Nevill 6-4 6-1

2R: Vaudrey d. Frances Whieldon 6-1 6-3
2R: Mrs H. Grove d. Edith Longhurst 6-1 6-3
2R: Miss Snook d. Miss Horton 6-0 6-1
2R: Mrs Valentin d. Johnstone 6-4 7-5

QF: Dyas d. Blencowe 2-6, 6-2, 6 -2
QF: E. Whieldon d. ????
QF: Vaudrey d. ?????
QF: Mrs Valentin d. ????

SF: Dyas d. E. Whieldon ????
SF: Mrs Valentin d. Vaudrey ????

FI: Ruth Dyas d. Mrs Valentin 6-3 6-1

CR: Ruth Dyas d. L Kendal (holder) default

Holder L Kendal did not defend her title.
Ethel Valentin=Mrs Valentine


July 25-27, Edgbaston Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England (Grass)

FI: Winifred Longhurst d. C Jones 4-6 6-4 7-5

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


Date Unknown, Czechoslovakia International Championship

Won by Milada Cifkova (or Cifka)


July 30-August 1, Essex Championships, Colchester, Essex, England (Grass)

1R: Agatha Templeman d. Ruth Pennington-Legh 6-3 1-6 6-2
1R: Miss Elliott d. Miss Stacey 7-5 4-6 7-5
1R: Mrs Edwardes d. Mrs Wood 6-2 7-5
1R: Agnes Morton d. Henrietta Horncastle 6-4 6-2

SF: Templeman d. Elliott 6-0 6-2
SF: Morton d. Mrs Edwardes 4-6 6-2 10-8

FI: Agatha Templeman d. Agnes Morton 6-4, 6-2

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July 27-August 3, Queensland Championships, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Grass)
Venue: Exhibition Grounds

Singles (Draw=10)

1R: Amy Pratten d. Emily Roehricht 7-5 7-5
1R: E. Jones d. Mabel Taylor 6-2 7-5

QF: Pratten d. Miss Murray-Prior default
QF: C.A. Naylor d. Eileen Persse 6-3 0-6 6-5
QF: Jones d. Maria Persse 4-6 6-4 6-2
QF: Ethel Mant d. L. Real default

SF: Pratten d. Naylor 6-4 6-1
SF: Mant d. Jones 3-6 6-4 8-6

FI: Amy Pratten d. Ethel Mant 7-5 6-3

CR: Amy Pratten d. Miss Pugh (holder) 6-4 5-7 7-5

There were no open women's doubles or mixed doubles events at this tournament at this point in time.


July 29-August 3, Northumberland Championships, Newcastle, Northumberland, England

Singles (Draw=24)

1R: Charlotte Cooper d. Maud Shackle 6-4 6-2
1R: Lucy Kendal d. E. Cooper 6-2 6-1
1R: Ellen Cressy d. Ada Scott 6-0 6-4
1R: Alice Pickering d. Constance Hill 6-0 6-0
1R: E. Morgan-bte
1R: Annie Gibson-bye
1R: Maud Cochrane-bye
1R: Ida Cressy-bye

1R: Beatrice Draffen d. Phoebe Hausburg 6-2 6-3
1R: Jane Corder d. J. Jackson 6-2 6-3
1R: Ethel Cochrane d. Sophia Heitzmann 6-2 6-2
1R: Lottie Paterson d. Miss Mercer 6-0 6-1
1R: Ruth Dyas-bye
1R: Minnie Hunter-bye
1R: Helen Jackson-bye
1R: M. Jones-bye

2R: C Cooper d. Kendal 6-3 9-7
2R: Pickering d. E Cressy 6-1 6-3
2R: Morgan d. Gibson default
2R: I Cressy d. M Cochrane 6-4 6-1

2R: Draffen d. Corder 6-4 7-5
2R: Paterson d. E Cochrane 6-1 6-0
2R: Dyas d. Hunter 6-2 6-2
2R: Jackson d. Jones 6-1 6-1

QF: C Cooper d. Pickering 6-3 6-2
QF: I Cressy d. Morgan 6-1 6-1
QF: Draffen d. Paterson 6-2 7-5
QF: Jackson d. Dyas 6-3 6-3

SF: C Cooper d. I Cressy default
SF: Jackson d. Draffen 6-1 6-0

FI: Charlotte Cooper d. Helen Jackson 7-5 6-1

DF: Helen Jackson/Maud Shackle d. Charlotte Cooper/E. Cooper 6-3 6-3

Mixed Doubles (Draw=39)

QF: Maud Shackle/Wilfred Baddeley d. Edith Watson/Reverend R. Watson 6-1 6-1
QF: Ellen Cressy/Frank Riseley d. Lottie Paterson/Ernest Renshaw 4-6 6-4 7-5
QF: Alice Pickering/Harry Barlow d. E.R. Morgan/John Bythell 6-2 6-4
QF: Charlotte Cooper/Harold Mahony d. M.E. Jones/W. Ferguson 6-2 6-1

SF: Shackle/Baddeley d. Cressy/Riseley 6-2 2-6 6-1
SF: Cooper/Mahony d. Pickering/Barlow 6-2 6-4

FI: Maud Shackle/Wilfred Baddeley d. Charlotte Cooper/Harold Mahony 3-6 6-2 6-4

* Gibson is the married name of Annie Kendal.


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

FI: Henrica Ridding d. Emma Ridding 8-6 4-6 7-5


August 5-9, British Columbia Championships, Victoria, Canada
Venue: Victoria Lawn Tennis Club

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: Lilian Scott-bye
1R: [Sophie] Pemberton-bye
1R: Muriel Goward d. Jessie Kershaw (US) 6-5 3-6 6-3
1R: Miss Eastley d. Ethel Leather 3-6 6-2 6-1

1R: Mrs Marvin d. Helena Burrill (US) 1-6 6-4 6-2
1R: Mrs H.R. Shipster d. Anastasia Musgrave 0-6 6-4 6-4
1R: Miss Anderson (US)-bye
1R: Mildred Tyrwhitt-Drake-bye

QF: Scott d. Pemberton 6-1 6-1
QF: Goward d. Eastley 5-6 6-1 6-0
QF: Marvin d. Shipster 6-5 6-3
QF: Miss Anderson (US) d. Mildred Tyrwhitt-Drake 6-1 6-2

SF: Goward d. Scott 6-3 6-3
SF: Anderson d. Marvin 6-1 6-1

FI: Muriel Goward d. Miss Anderson (US) 4-6 6-4 6-0

DF: Helena Burrill (US)/Jessie Kershaw d. Miss Anderson (US)/Miss Keown (US) 6-8 6-3 7-5

MX: Alice Bramsdon/Harvey Combe d. Muriel Goward/Albert Goward 6-4 2-6 6-0


August 5-10, Trefriw, Wales (Grass)

Singles (Draw=5, plus holder)

1R: Eveline Whieldon d. Mrs E.G. Guest 6-0 6-2

SF: Ruth Dyas d. Miss Horley 6-3 6-0
SF: Whieldon d. Miss Dutton 6-1 6-0

FI: Ruth Dyas d. Eveline Whieldon 6-3 6-2

CR: Ruth Dyas d. Miss Murray (holder) 4-6 6-3 7-5


August 5-12, Exmouth, Devon, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=10)

1R: Nita Bloxsome d. E. Peck 5-7 6-3 6-0
1R: Mrs Thomas d. Lilian Pine-Coffin default

QF: Helen Jackson d. Bloxsome 6-2 6-0
QF: Ida Shadbolt d. Mrs Hart default
QF: Miss Kindersley d. Thomas 6-0 6-1
QF: Jane Corder d. R. Wright 6-3 6-2

SF: Jackson d. Shadbolt 6-0 6-1
SF: Corder d. Kindersley 6-1 6-3

FI: Helen Jackson d. Jane Corder 6-0 3-6 6-3


August 6-10, West of Scotland Championships, Wemyss Bay, Scotland (Grass)
Venue: Castle Wemyss

CR: Lottie Paterson (holder) d. K Jamieson 6-2 6-1

DF: R Templeton/K Young d. Miss Arbuthnot/Miss Gilling-Lax 6-1 6-4

MX: Miss Heitzmann/K Marley d. Miss Arbuthnot/GW Peacocke 6-0 6-3


August 14-17, Pacific Northwest Championships, Tacoma,Washington, United States

FI: Jessie Kershaw d. Mrs Eaton 6-0 6-0

DF: Miss Eaton/Mrs Eaton d. Helena Burrill/Jessie Kershaw 6-4, 6-2

MX: Miss Eastley (Can)/John Foulkes (Can) d. Miss Pelly/Lancelot Pelly 6-1 6-4

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August 15-17, East of England Championships, Felixstowe

FI: Elsie Lane d. A. Inge 6-1 6-3

Note: In 1895, the women's singles event at this tournament was handicap only.


August 13-17, Derbyshire Championships, Buxton, Derbyshire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=6)

1R: Miss Morgan-bye
1R: Helen Jackson d. E. Cooper 6-1 6-0
1R: Bertha Steedman d. A. Viccars 6-2 7-5
1R: Blanche Hillyard-bye

SF: Jackson d. Morgan 6-1 6-2
SF: Hillyard d. B Steedman 6-1 6-1

FI: Helen Jackson d. Blanche Hillyard 6-3 3-6 6-3

All England Ladies' Doubles Championship (Draw=4)

1R: Blanche Hillyard/Bertha Steedman d. Helen Jackson/Miss Morgan 6-4 6-2
1R: Charlotte Cooper/E. Cooper d. A.S. Viccars/Miss Wadsworth 7-5 6-3

FI: Blanche Hillyard/Bertha Steedman d. Charlotte Cooper/E Cooper 6-3 6-1

MX: Charlotte Cooper/Harold Mahony d. Blanche Hillyard/George Hillyard 6-3 6-8 6-1

From "Pastime": August 21, 1895: "The tie took place on Saturday morning, and both in the stands and in the half-circle, where the spectators sit on the other side, every available inch was crowded. A more enthusiastic crowd has hardly ever been seen at a tennis tournament, but it needs must be said that apparently they gave more applause to Miss Jackson's winning aces than to Mrs Hillyard's. Why this should be so it is hard to say, as a more sportsmanlike – or shall we say more sportswomanlike – action than Mrs Hillyard's – the holder of the cup – in inviting Miss Jackson to stay with her during the tournament, and chaperone her for the week, it would be hard to find. If Miss Jackson had not been playing at the meeting, the Duke of Devonshire's Cup would have been Mrs Hillyard's own property, as she would have most certainly won it for the third year in succession."

Draw note: Miss Morgan could=E Morgan, who features in many 1895 English draws.


August 20-22, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=9)

1R: Ethel Parr d. Hon. Mariota Thelluson 6-1 retired

QF: Elsie Lane d. Alice Parr 6-4 6-0
QF: Henrietta Horncastle d. W. Richardson 6-3 6-1
QF: Ruth Buttanshaw d. May Lowther 6-3 6-1
QF: Alice Pickering d. Ethel Parr 6-0 6-2

SF: Lane d. Horncastle 6-1 6-2
SF: Pickering d. Buttanshaw 6-2 6-1

FI: Elsie Lane d. Alice Pickering 6-2 7-5

DF: Elsie Lane/Alice Pickering d. Alice Parr/Ethel Parr 6-0 6-4

MX: Alice Pickering/Edward R. Allen/Alice Pickering d. J. Hewitson/Rupert Hamblin-Smith 6-0 7-5


August 20-22, Criccieth, Wales (Grass)

CR: Miss Turner (holder) d. E. Moorhouse default ????


began August 20, Bad Homburg Tournament, Bad Homburg, Germany (Clay)

Singles (Draw=10)

1R: S. Oppenheimer d. Miss Millward (GB) 4-6 6-4 6-3
1R: Frl Schetelig d. Frl Deetz 7-5 6-2

QF: May Lowther (GB) d. Miss Boyd (GB) 6-1 6-0
QF: Frl van Tarnow d. Schetelig 4-6 6-4 6-2
QF: Oppenheimer d. Countess Munster 6-1 7-5
QF: S. Pollen (GB) d. Frau W. Munster default

SF: Lowther d. van Tarnow 6-0 6-2
SF: Pollen d. Oppenheimer 6-4 6-1

FI: Toupie Lowther (GB) d. S. Pollen (GB) 6-2 6-1

This player's real first name was May. It is not known why she used the sobriquet "Toupie".


August 19-24, Scottish Championships, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (Grass)

Singles (Draw=10, plus holder)

1R: Ida Cressy d. Mrs Hallward 6-1 6-1
1R: L. Doig d. L.M. Jackson 6-3 6-3

QF: Ida Cressy d. Miss Nicholson 6-1 6-1
QF: Phoebe Hausburg d. A.C. Bartlett 6-1 6-3
QF: Ellen Cressy d. L.C. Bartlett 6-3 6-3
QF: M.E. Jones d. Doig 6-0 6-1

SF: Ida Cressy d. Hausburg 6-1 6-2
SF: Jones d. Ellen Cressy 3-6 8-6 6-4

FI: Ida Cressy d. M.E. Jones 6-4 6-2

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


August 19-24, Yorkshire Lawn Tennis Association Tournament, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England (Grass)
Venue: South Cliff Grounds

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Lucy Kendal d. Katherine Grey 6-3 7-5
1R: Beatrice Draffen d. Miss Birch 6-1 6-3
1R: Miss Bridge d. Ethel Jessop 4-6 6-0 6-2
1R: Mrs Morton d. Miss Atkinson 7-5 10-8

SF: Kendal d. Draffen 6-1 6-2
SF: Morton d. Bridge 6-4 6-2

FI: Lucy Kendal d. Mrs Morton 6-2 6-1

DF: Katherine Grey/Lucy Kendal d. Beatrice Draffen/Constance Hodgson 6-4 7-5

MX: Katherine Grey/George Ball-Greene d. L. Bourne/Herbert Snook 6-3 6-2

From "Pastime", August 28, 1895: "For second year in succession the Yorkshire Association annual meeting has taken place on the South Cliff Grounds at Scarborough.


August 25-30, Niagara-on-the-Lake International, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

CR: Maude Delano-Osborne (holder) d. Emily Smith 2-6 6-0 6-2

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????, Etretat Tournament, Etretat, France (Clay)

FI: Rita Garet d. Mme Wallet 6-2 6-3


September 2-7, Sussex Championships, Brighton, Sussex, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=10, plus holder)

1R: Constance Bryan d. E. Cooper 4-6 6-4 6-1
1R: Lottie Paterson d. Marion Colbatch-Clark 6-0 6-3

QF: Helen Jackson d. Bryan 6-3 6-1
QF: Madeline O'Neill d. Isabella Scrimgeour 6-2 6-2
QF: Beatrice Draffen d. Lottie Paterson 6-1 6-4
QF: Maud Shackle d. Nita Bloxsome 6-0 6-1

SF: Helen Jackson d. Mrs O'Neill default
SF: Maud Shackle d. Beatrice Draffen 6-2 6-4

FI: Helen Jackson d. Maud Shackle 6-3 4-6 6-2

CR: Blanche Hillyard (holder) d. Helen Jackson 6-2 6-2

Doubles (Draw=10)

SF: Helen Jackson/Maud Shackle d. Blanche Hillyard/Miss Morgan 6-4 4-6 6-3
SF: Constance Bryan/Lottie Paterson d. Mrs Blackett/E. Tootell 6-2 6-1

FI: Helen Jackson/Maud Shackle d. Constance Bryan/Lottie Paterson 9-7 6-3

Mixed Doubles (Draw=21)

QF: Charlotte Cooper/Grainger Chaytor d. Winifred Longhurst/C.E. Owen 6-3 7-5
QF: Lottie Paterson/George Ball-Greene d. Madeline O'Neill/Frank Riseley 8-6 6-2
QF: Blanche Hillyard/George Hillyard d. Constance Bryan/Arthur Riseley 6-1 6-1
QF: Maud Shackle/Wilfred Baddeley d. Nita Bloxsome/Reggie Doherty 6-4 6-1

SF: Cooper/Chaytor d. Paterson/Ball-Greene 6-3 6-3
SF: Shackle/Baddeley d. Blanche Hillyard/George Hillyard 4-6 8-6 6-3

FI: Charlotte Cooper/Grainger Chaytor d. Maud Shackle/Wilfred Baddeley default (Baddeley twisted ankle)

Note: Wilfred Baddeley twisted his ankle badly while playing in the first-class men's singles handicap event and subsequently had to withdraw from the tournament (he was also unable to play Grainger Chaytor in the Challenge Round of the open men's singles event, where Baddeley was the defending champion).


September 2-9, Ontario Championships, Hamilton, Canada
Venue: Hamilton Cricket Club

Singles (Draw=4, plus holder)

1R: Maude Delano-Osborne d. Miss Woods 6-2 1-6 6-1
1R: Mrs Sydney Smith d. Miss Bennett 6-0 6-0

FI: Maude Delano-Osborne d. Mrs Sydney Smith 3-6 7-5 6-2

CR: Maude Delano-Osborne d. Mrs Whitehead 6-2 12-10

MX: Mrs Sydney Smith/Carr Neel (US) d. Edith Wood/Edwin Fischer (US) 6-2 6-2


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

CR: Marion Jones d. Bee Hooper (holder) 7-5 3-6 6-3

*Note that there is some mystery surrounding this event from 1895 to 1897. Many sources list no winner. . An article from te San Francisco call on September 7 declared as of that day only two ladies had entered the event to challenge Bee Hooper. The names given were Miss Mitchell and Miss Martin-both from Reno, Nevada. An articlef from the same paper then reports on the chalenge round, calling Marion Jones the only competitor in this event to chalenge Hooper. This suggests that both Martin and Mitchell failed to show or defaulted. The Call went into delightful detail about both ladies. "On one side of the net was pretty Bee Hooper, a typical summer girl in her white straw hat, pink waist and white dick shirt, on the other hand was a young girl not yet in long skirts and with a briad down her back. She was unkwon to most of the spectators, but before many exchanges had been made "the little girl", as she was immediately dubbed, became a great favorite and her every scoring stroke was greeted with applause." The society crowd completely filled one of the long grandstands to watch a match with many interesting rallies.


September 9-14 Sleepy Hollow Club Tournament, Tarrytown , New York, NY, US (Grass)
Venue: Sleepy Hollow Tennis Club

Singlds (Draw=7)

1R: Augusta Bradley-bye
1R: Alice Ewings d AE Punnett 6-2 7-5
1R: Helena Hellwig d Mary Linson 6-0 6-0
1R: Kathleen Atkinson d Jessie Silver 5-7 6-2 6-4

SF: Bradley d Ewings 6-0 6-1
SF: Hellwig d K Atkinson 6-0 6-2

FI: Helena Hellwig d Augusta Bradley 6-1 6-2

Doubles (Draw=3)

1R: Helena Hellwig/Philira Pitcher d Augusta Bradley/Helen Swayer 6-3 6-0

FI: Juliette Atkinson/Kathleen Atkinson d Helena Hellwig/Philira Pitcher 6-4 7-5

Mixed Doubles (Draw=at least 4)

[Incomplete draw]

PR: Kathleen Atkinson/H.S. Thayer d. Jessie Silver/Oviedo M. Bostwick 6-4 8-10 6-3

SF: Helena Hellwig/William H. Pouch d. Kathleen Atkinson/H.S. Thayer 6-3 4-6 6-1
SF: Juliette Atkinson/ Dr WN Frazer d. ????

FI: Helena Hellwig/William Pouch d Juliette Atkinson/ Dr WN Frazer 6-3 4-6 6-4 3-6 6-3

ALT states the event was held the second week in September. Note the the first round was called the "Prelimimnary Round." Helwwig won the singles easily as Juliette played doubles only.


September 9-14, South of England Championships, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England (Grass)
Venue: Devonshire Park

Singles (Draw=17, plus holder)

1R: Beryl Tulloch d. E. Tootell 3-6 6-2 ??

2R: Blanche Hillyard d. Charlotte Cooper (owes 15) 6-4 6-4
2R: Jane Corder d. Lottie Paterson 6-3 6-1
2R: Madeline O'Neill d. Miss Morgan 6-3 6-1
2R: Edith Austin d. Beatrice Draffen 6-1 6-4

2R: Amy Wilson d. A. Viccars 6-3 7-9 6-4
2R: Georgina Wilson d. Edith Longhurst 6-1 7-5
2R: Frances Coke d. Tulloch 6-1 6-3
2R: Maud Shackle d. Winifred Longhurst 6-1 6-2

QF: Hillyard d. Corder 5-7 6-3 6-3
QF: Austin d. O'Neill 6-3 7-5
QF: Amy Wilson d. Georgina Wilson default
QF: Shackle d. Coke 6-1 6-0

SF: Hillyard d. Austin 6-1 8-6
SF: Shackle d. Amy Wilson ????

FI: Blanche Hillyard d. Maud Shackle 6-0 6-0

CR: Blanche Hillyard d. Helen Jackson (holder) 6-4 6-1

Mixed Doubles (Draw=24)

QF: Blanche Hillyard/George Hillyard d. Jane Corder/Charles H. Martin 6-2 7-5
QF: Charlotte Cooper/George Ball-Greene d. Edith Austin/Herbert Yockney 6-1 6-2
QF: Helen Jackson/Harry Barlow d. Frances Coke/C.E. Owen 4-6 6-0 6-2
QF: Maud Shackle/Wilfred Baddeley d. Gertrude Wilson/Charles G. Allen 6-1 6-3

SF: Blanche Hillyard/George Hillyard d. Cooper/Ball-Greene 6-4 6-3
SF: Shackle/Baddeley d. Jackson/Barlow 4-6 6-2 6-1

FI: Blanche Hillyard/George Hillyard d. Maud Shackle/Wilfred Baddeley 4-6 7-5 6-3


September 9-15, Toronto, Canada

FI: Maude Osborne d. Mrs Sydney Smith 6-1 4-6 6-3


began September 10, Dinard Tournament, Dinard, Brittany, France (Clay)

Singles (Draw=8, plus holder)

1R: Alice Arbuthnot (GB) d. Jessie Manley-Sims (GB) 6-2 6-1
1R: Violet Pinckney (GB) d. Miss Worthy 6-3 6-1
1R: Helen Chapman (BR) d. Jeanne Prévost 6-1 6-1
1R: Nita Bloxsome (GB) d. Margaret Manley-Sims (GB) 6-1 6-3

SF: Alice Arbuthnot d. Pinckney 12-10 1-6 6-3
SF: Bloxsome d. Chapman 6-0 6-2

FI: Alice Arbuthnot (GB) d. Nita Bloxsome (GB) 6-1 6-1,

CR: Ivy Arbuthnot (GB) (holder) d. Alice Arbuthnot (GB) 3-6 6-2 7-5

The Challenge Round was instituted in the women’s singles event at this tournament this year.


September 17-22, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France (Clay)

Singles (Draw=2, plus holder)

FI: Florence Gould (GB) d. Miss Bigwood 6-0 6-0

CR: Lottie Paterson (GB) (holder) d. Florence Gould (GB) 6-1 6-0


September 18-22, Ladies' Western Championship, Chicago, Illinois, US
Venue: Kenwood Country Club

Singles (Draw=30)

PR = Preliminary round

PR: Marion Capwell d. Susie Faulkner 6-3 6-1
PR: Daisy Hubbard d. Evelyn Collins 3-6 6-4 6-4
PR: Hallie Champlin d. Harriet Collom 6-2 6-2
PR: Ida Morley-bye
PR: Georgene Faulkner d. Maud Pennington 6-0 6-0
PR: Minnie McNeil d. Auta Smith 6-4 1-6 6-3
PR: Bessie Buchanan d. Kate Pridmore 6-0 6-2
PR: Grace Cloes d. Anna Wilmot 6-0 6-2

PR: Harriet Rew d. Nettie Champlin 6-1 6-2
PR: Gertrude Hilton d. Charlotte Reynell 6-3 7-5
PR: Ella Waidner d. Annie Reed default
PR: Sadie Hudson-bye
PR: Anna Faulkner d. Miriam Steever default
PR: Anna Champlin d. Margaret Jennison 6-3 retired
PR: Mabel Wager d. Marguerite Otis 6-1 6-0
PR: Carrie Neely d. Mrs John Higginbotham 8-6 6-3

1R: Capwell d. Hubbard 6-1 6-3
1R: H Champlin d. Morley 6-1 6-2
1R: G Faulkner d. McNeil 6-3 6-2
1R: Cloes d. Buchanan 6-0 6-4

1R: Rew d. Hilton 6-3 8-6
1R: Waidner d. Hudson default
1R: A Faulkner d. A Champlin 6-4 6-3
1R: Neely d. Wager 7-5 6-4

QF: Capwell d. H Champlin 6-4 2-6 8-6
QF: Cloes d. Faulkner 6-1 5-7 6-2
QF: Rew d. Waidner 6-0 8-6
QF: Neely d. A Faulkner 6-4 6-3

SF: Capwell d. Cloes 6-1 7-5
SF: Neely d. Rew 1-6 6-3 11-9

FI: Marion Capwell d. Carrie Neely 6-2 6-2 3-6 4-6 7-5


SF: Grace Cloes/Ida Morley d. Elsie Neel/Harriet Rew 6-3 6-2
SF: Georgene Faulkner/Gertrude Hilton d. Marion Capwell/Carrie Neely 4-6 10-8 6-3

FI: Grace Cloes/Ida Morley d. Georgene Faulkner/Gertrude Hilton 6-2 6-1 6-0

This was the 1st edition of this event.


September 25-27, Staten Island Ladies' Club Tournament, Livingston, Staten Island, New York, United States
Venue: Staten Island Cricket Club

Singles (Draw=7)

PR: Helena Hellwig d. Jessie Brahams 6-3 6-2
PR: Juliette Atkinson d. Louise J. Cuddy 6-0 6-1
PR: Bessie Moore d. Alice Stratton default
PR: Addie Hering-bye

SF: Hellwig d. Atkinson 7-5 4-6 6-4
SF: Moore d. Hering 6-2 6-1

FI: Helena Hellwig d. Bessie Moore 6-1 12-10 3-6 5-7 6-2

Doubles (Draw=4)

SF: Jessie Brahams/Helena Hellwig d. Sadie Coffin/Jessie McNamee 6-4 6-0
SF: Juliette Atkinson/Bessie Moore d. Anna Boyd/Adelaide Robinson 6-3 6-4

FI: Jessie Brahams/Helena Hellwig d. Juliette Atkinson/Bessie Moore 3-6 6-3 6-0 6-4

Mixed doubles (Draw=11)

PR: Bessie Moore/Jahial Parmly Paret d. Juliette Atkinson/Dr William N. Frazer 6-4 6-2
PR: Sadie Coffin/John Ogilby d. Lizzie Edwards/Charles Wemple 7-5 4-6 6-4
PR: Adelaide Robinson/Gordon I. Willis d. Miss Dowler/J.F. Elliott 6-0 6-0

1R: Moore/Paret d. Miss Johnson/L. Johnson 6-0 6-3
1R: Robinson/Willis d. Coffin/Ogilby 6-3 6-2
1R: E. Edwards/J.E. Faber d. Alice Stratton/[Partner] default
1R: Helena Hellwig/Robert E. Colwell d. Miss Wendt/Oscar von Bermuth 6-3 6-4

SF: Moore/Paret vs Robinson/Willis 6-3 6-2
SF: Hellwig/Colwell d. Edwards/Faber 6-0 6-0

FI: Bessie Moore/Jahial Parmly Paret d. Helena Hellwig/Robert E. Colwell 4-6 6-8 7-5 6-1*

* This score is incomplete.


September 30-October 5, Welsh Covered Courts Championships, Llandudno, Wales (Indoors on Wood)

Singles (Draw=6, plus holder)

1R: Ida Cressy d. Ruth Dyas 2-6 6-3 10-8
1R: Miss Duerden d. Miss Horley 6-4 9-7

SF: Ida Cressy d. Ellen Cressy default
SF: Miss Comber d. Duerden 6-2 9-7

FI: Ida Cressy d. Miss Duerden 6-2 6-2

CR: Alice Pickering (holder) d. Ida Cressy 6-0 6-4


Circa early October, Western Australia Championships*, Perth, Western Australia, Australia (Grass)

FI: Miss Bell d. Miss Macklin 6-3 7-5

Due to the long distances involved, the top players from the other Australian states did not take part in this tournament at this point in time. It has not been possible to find many results from the early years of this tournament, which was played over a number of weeks in some years.

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November 19-23, Victorian Championships, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Grass)

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Phoebe Howitt d. Florence Waters 6-1 6-1
1R: Miss Marsh d. Sarah Howitt 6-3 3-6 6-2
1R: C.H. or C.K. Peach d. Edith Raleigh 6-5 6-5
1R: Mabel Shaw d. Constance Raleigh 4-6 6-3 6-4

SF: P. Howitt d. Miss Marsh 6-1 6-4
SF: Shaw d. C.H. or C.K. Peach 6-2 6-3

FI: Phoebe Howitt d. Mabel Shaw 6-2 6-5

Doubles (Draw=5)

1R: Mrs Klingender/Florence Waters d. C.H. Peach/C.K. Peach 6-5 6-2

SF: Phoebe Howitt/Sarah Howitt d. Mrs Klingender/F. Waters 6-1 2-6 6-1
SF: Miss Marsh/Mabel Shaw d. Constance Raleigh/Edith Raleigh 6-4 3-6 6-3

FI: Phoebe Howitt/Sarah Howitt d. Miss Marsh/Mabel Shaw 6-5 4-6 7-5

Mixed doubles (Draw=4)

1R: Florence Waters/Frank Waters d. Sarah Howitt/B.C.R. Newman 4-6 6-4 6-2
1R: Phoebe Howitt/Alfred Dunlop d. Mabel Shaw/Horace Rice 6-1 9-7

FI: Florence Waters/Frank Waters d. Phoebe Howitt/Alfred Dunlop 0-6 6-2 7-5


November 22-27, French Covered Courts Championships, Paris, France (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Tennis Club de Paris

FI: Adine Masson d. Mrs Underwood (GB) 6-3 6-2

This was the inaugural French Covered Courts Championships (it also had the grandiose title of the Championships of France or the "French Open Championships"). It was open to all players, regardless of nationality. It was played indoors, on wooden courts, and was subsequently held at Easter. This tournament was developed by Armand Masson, a relation of the player Adine Masson. They were French-Canadians based in France.

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

December 26-28, New Zealand Championships, Wellington, New Zealand
Venue: Thorndon Lawn Tennis Club

Singles (Draw=5)

1R: Hilda Hitchings d. Miss Kennedy 5-6 6-4 6-2

SF: Kate Nunneley d. A. Nicholson 6-0 6-0
SF: Constance Lean d. Hilda Hitchings 6-3 6-5

FI: Kate Nunneley d. Constance Lean 6-1 6-1

Doubles (Draw=5)

1R: E. Black/Constance Lean d. N. Marchant/Katherine van Asch 6-4 6-3

SF: Kate Nunneley/Miss Trimnell d. E. Black/Constance Lean 6-2 5-6 6-1
SF: Miss Barron/M. Kennedy d. R.D. Heywood/E. Rutherford 6-3 6-2

FI: Kate Nunneley/Miss Trimnell d. Miss Barron/M. Kennedy 6-1 6-1

Miss Kennedy is from Thorndon, a suburb of Wellington. Perhaps related to Charles D. Kennedy or S.R. Kennedy

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Would it be possible for you to check back over your work when you're finished, and maybe correct a few things? Or maybe plan it in advance? I notice you jam some of the results in under the month(s), but you leave a gap in between the month and the results in some other cases, e.g. April, where things look a bit neater as a result.

Directly under "Late June" you have . To me, that looks out of place there.

Finally, I did separate off individual results and sections in the results I submitted and which you are directly copying and pasting, but when there are other results, e.g. not submitted by me, you don't separate them off from each other, e.g. in "Jan-March" above. If you did, it would give a cleaner look to things overall.

I appreciate you're probably always in a hurry when you do what you do. That might also be why you moved straight from 1893 to 1895.

By the way, I just use my own particular format for reasons of consistency. Rollo uses many, many different formats, if you want to call them that. You appear to be more a multiple format type of person too.

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Hi Mark,
I skipped from 1893 to 1895 because 1894 was already completed by Rollo, I believe.
You definately have a better eye for format than I do and I think consistency in that may matter more to you than to me. It's funny how what appeals to one eye does not even register for another. I'm afraid I don't even know what you mean by separating off results in Jan-Mar above.

You are correct that I did hurry off when I finished. I'm not even sure how the color and font marks crept in there and I will take them out.

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Some additional results for 1895 from "Pastime":

July 5-9, Bad Kissingen, Germany (Grass)*

FI: Frl von Helldorf d. Baroness Waldsheel 7-5, 6-4

XDF: Charles Voigt/Frl von Hoven d. Count Muenster/Frl von Butter 6-2, 6-1

* Unusually for a tournament played in Continental Europe, the surface was grass.

July 29-August 3, Northumberland Championships, Newcastle, Northumberland, England

FI: Charlotte Cooper d. Helen Jackson 7-5, 6-1

DF: Helen Jackson/Maud Shackle d. Charlotte Cooper/E. Cooper 6-3, 6-3

XDF: Wilfred Baddeley/Maud Shackle d. Harold Mahony/Charlotte Cooper 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

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From the "San Francisco Call":

September 7-9, Pacific Coast Championships, San Rafael, California, USA (Hard)

CR: Marion Jones d. Bee Hooper (holder) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3

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April 1-6, Covered Courts Championships, Queen’s Club, London, England (Wood)

CR: Charlotte Cooper d. Edith Austin (holder) 6-4 3-6 6-1
The exact tournament's name was "British Covered Court Championships", not to be confused with the "London Covered Court Championships" of following years, also played at Queen's Club.
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