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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)

Dorothea Douglass dominates in 1906 and takes 10 titles, dropping only 2 sets all year. One of those wins is at Wimbledon, where she romps through a field that includes May Sutton.

May looked to repeat her 1905 Wimbledon title. She won Coronado, Ojai, and an event at Longwood on May 17th. She then sailed for England,landing at Liverpool on May 31st in her quest to defend her Wimbledon title. May lost to Dorothea Douglass 7-5 6-2 in the final. The loss marked her first loss in singles outside of North America. A large crowd turned out for the Douglass-Sutton match. May started with her usual hard hitting. With the first chapter tied at 5 apiece Dorothea finishes it off with, in Little's words, "some seemingly impossible backhand returns" (p 10 of May Sutton, by Alan Little).

British papers have dubbed the defending May, "The Pasdena Washerwoman" because of her shocking habit of exposing her arms. The prospect of Miss Douglass retaking her title stirs more excitement than usual for the ladies event. As the defending champ May gets to"sit out" to await a challenger. All eyes are on Douglass to set up a revenge rematch. The does not disappoint, romping through the field.

Over 4,000 show for a Thursday final (A capacity crowd at Worple Road) where Douglass beats the American. The second set is a thriller, Dorothea coming back from 0-4 to 5-4. In the 12th game Sutton saves 4 match points with "plucky play". "May Sutton, though hitting as hard as ever, couldn't control her strokes at the crucial stages." May's balls were flying long over the baseline, often by a foot. This is only May's second loss on British soil, both at the hands of Douglass.

At Eastbourne Douglass drops her first set all year in the semi vs Sterry. The match was delayed by rain for 30 minutes after two sets. Agatha Morton wins a set in the final but cannot prevail. These two sets are the only ones Dorothea drops all year long-she is undefeated in ten tournaments. The draw of 50 at Eastbourne is probably a record entry for any ladies singles in 1906.

With a 39-0 record and a 2-0 record vs May Sutton Miss Douglass is the undisputed world champion.

May Sutton won 6 of 8 events. Her only 2 losses were to Douglass. May vowed to return to Britain in 1908.

With May Sutton abroad most of the year American women's tennis got less attention than usual. The United States champion was Helen Homans. The Max Robertson Encyclopedia of Tennis called her "a quiet champion in a quiet year." Apparently undefeated for the year, she won 3 other events in addition to Philadelphia.


Thanks go out to Mark Ryan and Austinrunner for contributing to this thread. GeeTee contributed valuable results and newspaper reports from Australia. Peter and Wolbo has also made many recent contributions.

Marks' original results for 1906 may be found at:

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Discussion Starter #2 (Edited)

December 28, 1905-January 2, 1906, New Zealand Championships, Wellington, New Zealand (Grass)

FI: Kate Nunneley d. Lucy Powdrell 6-3 6-2

DF: Miss Campbell/Lucy Powdrell d. Kate Nunneley/Miss Ward 7-5 6-3

MX: Kate Nunneley/Harold A. Parker d. Miss Ward/Frank Fisher 6-3 6-3


December 26, 1905-January 13, 1906, Western Province Championships, Cape Town, South Africa (Clay)
Venue: The Mowbray Courts

SF: A. Edwards d. Mrs H.M. Steele 6-4 1-6 6-1

FI: Mrs A.C. Paine (GB) d. A. Edwards ????

CR: Mrs A.C. Paine (GB) d. Hester Kuys (holder) 6-0 6-3

Mixed Doubles

Won by Mrs A.C. Paine (GB)/Stephen Taylor-Taswell

From the ‘Cape Times’, 15 January 1906:

The first championship to be decided was that for the ladies’ singles, Mrs A.C. Paine having qualified to meet Miss Hester Kuys. Mrs Paine, who recently came out from England, and is returning again very shortly, won with comparative ease, thus making a clean sweep of the ladies’ first prizes, cup and medals.

She kept an excellent length throughout the match, her placing and general play both being very safe and accurate. Experience again proved that a game is not always won by making the most difficult strokes, but rather by not missing the easy ones. Of the holder, Miss Kuys, it must be said that her backhand strokes were much superior to those of her opponent, who always played a forehand stroke, unless absolutely obliged to make use of a backhand one. Miss Kuys was not as reliable, and consequently had to yield the premier position.

Miss Kuys won the toss and elected to take first services [serve first]. This brought her no advantage, for she lost a love game. The next also went against her. Mrs Paine then put on another love game, and winning the next, held the strong lead of four games to love. Mrs Paine secured the next two without her opponent scoring, and won the set (6-0), four games being love games.

Miss Kuys played with more confidence in the second set, and although losing the first game, scored her first success by winning the second, in which for the first time Mrs Paine made a double fault. The next game, however, went to Mrs Paine, owing to the fact of her getting in a lucky stroke, the ball hitting the top of the net and just rolling over, and her opponent serving a double fault.

Miss Kuys then made the score 2-2, and gaining the following, secured the lead for the first time, and as events turned out, for the last, for Mrs Paine then had matters mostly her own way, and securing the following four games, won the set and the championship, which carries with it the privilege of holding the Fletcher Cup for one year.


January 20-22, Wairarapa Championships, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand

Singles (Draw=9)

1R: Lucy Powdrell d. Eva Wellwood 9-1

QF: Powdrell d. Miss Roberts 9-1
QF: F. Campbell d. Ruby Wellwod 9-2
QF: M.C. Ross d. I.R. Ross ????
QF: Mrs Payne d. Mary Payton 9-7

SF: Powdrell d. Campbell 9-4
SF: Mrs Payne d. M.C. Ross 9-3

FI: Lucy Powdrell d. Mrs Payne 9-2

MX: Lucy Powdrell/Harry Parker d. Mary Payton/Cecil Cox 9-4

At this point in time the matches in the women's singles and mixed doubles events at this tournament were played over one set, with the first to nine the winner.

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Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)

January 29-February 10, All-Jamaican Championships, Kingston, Jamaica

FI: Agatha Cargill d. [D.] Clough ????

DF: Agatha Cargill/Maud Coke Kerr d. B. Clough/H. Clough 6-4 6-1

MX: Agatha Cargill/Sydney R. Cargill d. Mrs Hunter/A.R. Hamilton ????

This was one of the first editions of the All-Jamaican Championships, tournament, which was opened to residents of the island.


February 15-18, Taranaki Championships, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Venue: New Plymouth Club

Singles (Draw=9)

1R: Miss Thompson d. Eva Baird 6-3 6-4

QF: Lucy Powdrell d. Mrs Corrigan 6-0 6-1
QF: Thompson d. Mrs Edmunds default
QF: Miss Brewster d. Eve Dickie 6-4 1-6 6-4
QF: Mrs Payne d. Amy Dickie 6-0 6-2

SF: Powdrell d. Thompson ????
SF: Mrs Payne d. Brewster ????

FI: Lucy Powdrell d. Mrs Payne 6-4 6-2

DF: Mrs Payne/Lucy Powdrell d. Amy Dickie/Eve Dickie 6-0 6-0

MX: Lucy Powdrell/Clifford Dickie d. Mrs Corrigan/Frank Fisher 6-0 6-2

Note: The women's singles at this tournament probably didn't quite have championship status yet.


February 18, Coronado Tournament, San Diego, California, United States (Hard)
Venue: Coronado Hotel

FI: May Sutton d Florence Sutton 6-0 6-1

MX: Florence Sutton and partner d May Sutton and partner

Source: Alan Little's book on May-page 10.


February 22-27, Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)
Venue: Condamine Courts

Singles (Draw=9)

1R: Mrs P.N. Morton (GB) d. Mlle van Hossbrouck 6-3 6-3

QF: Gladys Eastlake-Smith (GB) d. Morton 6-0 6-1
QF: Rosamund Salusbury (GB) d. Mrs McDonald 6-2 6-1
QF: Vera Warden (US) d. Jessie Tripp (GB) 9-7 6-4
QF: Amy Ransome (GB) d. Miss Willford 6-3 6-3

SF: Eastlake-Smith d. Salusbury 6-0 6-2
SF: Ransome d. Warden 4-6 6-4 8-6

FI: Gladys Eastlake-Smith (GB) d. Amy Ransome (GB) 6-4 6-2

MX: Gladys Eastlake-Smith (GB)/Laurie Doherty (GB) d. Miss van Hossbrouck/Tony Wilding (NZ) 6-4 6-0

Gladys "Won the cup without ever being seriously threatened."

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Discussion Starter #4 (Edited)

March 5-9, Riviera Championships, Mentone, France (Clay)

FI: Vera Warden (US) d. Amy Ransome (GB) 8-6 6-3*

MX: Amy Ransome (GB)/Tony Wilding (NZ) d. Agnes Morton (GB)/Charles R Allen (GB) 6-3 6-1

According to Lawn Tennis and Badminton this tournament started on March 5. The article on the tournament was published in the April 4, 1906 issue (pp. 521-522) but does not mention a begin or end date. However several earlier issues have an advert for the tournament which mention that the Riviera Championships (Fifth International Tournament) was scheduled to start on March 5th, 1906.

The score of the ladies final should be rechecked as the article mentions "Miss Warden showed great pluck in her match with Miss Ransome, as the latter actually stood at 5/2 and 40/30 in the final set.".


March 3-13, Punjab Championships, Lahore, India

FI: Mrs Gale d. Mrs Leslie-Jones 6-3 6-4

MX: Mrs Hutchinson/Edward M. Atkinson d. Mrs Burnside/Captain Bernard O. Roe 6-4 7-5


March 12-19, South of France Championships, Nice, France (Clay)

Singles (Draw=16)

1R: Toupie Lowther (GB) d. Mlle de Gladky 6-1 6-0
1R: Mrs Macdonald d. “Miss Player” default
1R: Jessie Tripp (GB) d. Miss Cassel 6-0 3-0 retired
1R: Toni Popp (Ger) d. Rosamund Salusbury (GB) 6-3 6-0

1R: Amy Ransome (GB) d. K. Booth 6-1 6-1
1R: Mlle van Hoosbrouck d. Mlle Vidal-Soler 6-8 6-1 7-5
1R: Antoinette Péan d. Miss Darbyshire 8-6 3-6 6-1
1R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith (GB) d. Vera Warden (US) 7-5 7-5

QF: Lowther d. Mrs Macdonald 6-0 6-2
QF: Popp d. Tripp 6-1 6-1
QF: Ransome d. van Hoosbrouck 6-0 6-1
QF: Eastlake-Smith d. Péan 6-0 6-0

SF: Lowther d. Popp 6-3 2-6 6-3
SF: Eastlake-Smith d. Ransome 6-1 6-0

FI: Toupie Lowther (GB) d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith (GB) 6-4 5-7 6-3

MX: Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger)/Laurie Doherty (GB) d. Toupie Lowther (GB)/Arthur Gore (GB) 6-0 6-2

LTAB confirms these dates; in the April 4, 1906 issue, p.524 it mentions "The open events of the Nice Lawn Tennis Club's twelfth annual lawn tennis tournament were brought to a successful conclusion on the 19th ult. by the victory of ...." and earlier tournament adverts mention March 12 as the tournament start date.

Clara may have been using her sister's name of Popp as a pseudonym.


March 19-26, New South Wales Championships, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Grass)

FI: Annie Baker d. Miss Gardiner 6-2 6-1

CR: Annie Baker d. Rose Payten (holder) default


CR: Miss Jones/Rose Payten (holders) d. Miss Gardiner/Miss Gordon 6-2 6-0

Mixed Doubles

CR: Miss Jones/S Jones d. Rose Payten/Horrie Rice (holders) 7-5 7-5

This tournament had not been held in 1905. Payten defended her doubles title, but illness prevented her from doing so in the singles.

Sydney Morning Herald (13 March 1906)

"Miss Payten (was) but a pale image of her usual self, and to those who know her play it was almost painful to see her reduced by sickness to an absolute inability to run for a ball out of her reach. Still she played a fine game. Fortunately Miss Payten has practically recovered from her sickness, and next year she may win back all her championships."


March 19-26, South Australian Championships, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Grass)

Singles (Draw=6, plus holder)

1R: Emma Ragless d. F. Ayers 4-6 6-4 7-5

SF: Lily Addison d. Ragless 6-3 6-5
SF: Maisie Parr d. W. Brown 6-1 6-1

FI: Lily Addison d. Maisie Parr 6-2 6-3

CR: Lily Addison d. Lillian Payne (holder) 6-1 6-2

Doubles (Draw=5)

1R: W. Brown/E. Wyatt d. Lily Addison/Miss Paterson 2-6 6-4 6-2

SF: Maisie Parr/Lillian Payne d. F. Ayers/Emma Ragless 5-6 6-3 6-1
SF: Brown/Wyatt d. Miss Jolly/Miss Mackie 6-3 6-2

FI: Maisie Parr/Lillian Payne d. W. Brown/E. Wyatt 6-1 6-1

Mixed doubles (Draw=5)

1R: Lillian Payne/Thomas Tatchell d. Lily Addison/John Addison 6-2 6-2

SF: Payne/Tatchell d. F. Ayers/Robert Bowen 6-3 6-3
SF: E. Wyatt/Norman Brookes d. Maisie Parr/Jordan 6-4 6-2

FI: Lillian Payne/Thomas Tatchell d. E. Wyatt/Norman Brookes 10-8 6-4

Note: The holders of the women’s doubles event, Maisie Parr/Lillian Payne, played through in 1906. Lillian Payne had won the mixed doubles event in 1905 with Harold Parker.


March 20-31, Championships of Cannes, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Beau Site Hotel

Singles (Draw=14)

1R: Toupie Lowther (GB) d. Mrs Macdonald 6-2 6-1
1R: Amy Ransome (GB) d. Mlle Desire default
1R: Vera Warden (US) d. L.R. Brown 6-1 6-0
1R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith (GB)-bye

1R: N. Holt-bye
1R: K. Kentish (GB) d. Miss Miles 6-3 6-1
1R: L. Flemmich (GB) d. E.L. Flemmich (GB) 2-6 6-1 6-2
1R: Toni Popp (Ger) d. Ruth Winch 6-0 6-3

QF: Lowther d. Ransome 6-3 6-0
QF: Eastlake-Smith d. Warden 7-5 6-3
QF: Kentish d. Holt 6-4 7-5
QF: Popp d. L. Flemmich default

SF: Lowther d. Eastlake-Smith 2-6 6-4 6-0
SF: Popp d. Kentish 6-0 6-1

FI: Toupie Lowther (GB) d. Toni Popp (Ger) 6-4 6-4

MX: Ruth Winch (GB)/Wilberforce V. Eaves (Aus) d. Toni Popp (Ger)/Laurie Doherty (GB) 1-6 6-4 6-4

Mme Popp="Toni" (Anthonie) Kusenberg Popp

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Discussion Starter #5 (Edited)

April 5-7, Ojai Valley Open, Nordhoff, California, United States (Hard)

FI: May Sutton d. Florence Sutton ????

DF: Miss Garland/May Sutton d. Violet Hope-Doeg/Florence Sutton default

MX: May Sutton/Simpson Sinasbaugh d. Violet Hope-Doeg/Mr. Thatcher 6-0 1-6 6-3

Hope-Doeg is the married name of Violet Sutton. Alan Little's book on May Sutton tells us that May beat her sister Florence in the final here (p 10)


April 14-17, Tasmanian Championships, ????, Tasmania, Australia

Singles (Draw=6)

1R: Amy Rex-bye
1R: Ethel Le Neveu d. Nina Rock 6-1 6-3
1R: L. Arthur d. Marjorie McGough 6-3 6-1
1R: Kate Gatenby-bye

SF: Amy Rex d. Le Neveu 2-6 6-5 6-2
SF: Arthur d. Kate Gatenby 6-1 6-2

FI: Amy Rex d. L. Arthur 6-4 6-4

Doubles (Draw=6, plus holders)

1R: L. Arthur/Kate Gatenby-bye
1R: Ethel Le Neveu/M. Simpson d. Mrs Chancellor/Marjorie McGough 6-0 6-1
1R: E. Ferguson/Miss Walker d. Miss Burrowes/Nina Rock 6-3 6-4
1R: E. Green/Miss Martin-bye

SF: Le Neveu/Simpson d. Arthur/Gatenby 6-2 6-2
SF: Ferguson/Walker d. Green/Martin 6-2 6-3

FI: Ethel Le Neveu/M. Simpson d. E. Ferguson/Miss Walker

CR: Ethel Le Neveu/M. Simpson d. Miss Day/Amy Rex (holders) 6-5 6-3

Note: A Miss Griffiths had won the women’s singles title in 1905.


April 14-17, Wellington Championships, Day’s Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
Venue: Brougham Hill Courts

Singles: Incomplete draw

SF: A. Ward d. M. Ward default
SF: Lucy Powdrell d. Eva Travers 6-2 6-1

FI: A. Ward d. Lucy Powdrell 5-7 6-2 6-2

DF: Lucy Powdrell/Eva Travers d. A. Ward/M. Ward 6-2 6-4


April 15-17, Otago Championships, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Venues: Kaituna and Otago Courts

Singles: Incomplete draw

SF: F. Campbell d. W. Hislop 9-2
SF: Miss Davies d. O. Royse 9-7

FI: F. Campbell d. Miss Davies 9-0

At this point in time the matches in the women's singles event at this tournament was played over one set, with the first to nine the winner.


Circa mid-April, French Covered Court Championships, Paris, France (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Tennis Club de Paris

Singles (Draw=7)

1R: Vera Warden d. Adine Masson default
1R: E.A. Maidment (GB) d. Marie-Louise or Yvonne de Pfeffel default
1R: Miss Andrews d. K. Kentish (GB) default
1R: N. Holt-bye

SF: Warden d. Maidment 6-1 6-1
SF: Andrews d. Holt default

FI: Vera Warden (US) d. Miss Andrews (GB) 6-3 6-2


April 17-22, Meran, Meran, Austria (Clay)

FI: H. Kommenda d. Nelly Schmoller 6-4 6-3


April 23-28, British Covered Courts Championships, London, England (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Queen’s Club

Singles (Draw=6, plus holder)

1R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith-bye
1R: Dorothea Douglass d. Edith Greville 6-2 6-4
1R: Toupie Lowther d. "Miss Arnold" 6-1 6-4
1R: "A.N. Other"-bye

SF: Douglass d. Eastlake-Smith 6-1, 6-1
SF: Lowther d. "Other" default

FI: Dorothea Douglass d. Toupie Lowther 7-5 6-2

CR: Dorothea Douglass d. Hilda Lane (holder) 6-2 6-0

MXCR: Dorothea Douglass/Tony Wilding (NZ)d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Reggie Doherty (holders) 2-6 6-2 6-1


April 23-28, Olympic Games, Athens, Greece (Clay)
Venue: Athens Lawn Tennis Club

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Esmee Simirioti d. V. Melis default
1R: Aspasia Matsa d. Marie Décugis (Fra) default
1R: Euphrosine Paspati d. Domini Elliadi default
1R: Sophia Marinou d. Ioannia Tissamenou 6-1 6-0

SF: Simirioti d. Matsa 7-5 6-2
SF: Marinou d. Paspati 6-0 4-6 6-3

FI: Esmee Simirioti d. Sophia Marinou 2-6 6-3 6-3

Bronze medal play-off: Euphrosine Paspati d. Aspasia Matsa 6-0 6-4

Mixed Doubles (Draw=5)

1R: Marie Décugis (Fra)/Max Décugis (Fra)-bye
1R: Sophia Marinou/Georgios Simiriotis d. Euphrosine Paspati/Dionysios Kasdaglis 6-2 6-2
1R: Aspasia Matsa/Xenophon Kasdaglis-bye
1R: Esmee Simirioti/Nikolaos Zarifis-bye

SF: Décugis/Décugis d. Marinou/Simiriotis 8-6 6-3
SF: Matsa/Kasdaglis d Simirioti/Zarifis 6-1 6-4

FI: Marie Décugis (Fra)/Max Décugis (Fra) d. Aspasia Matsa/Xenophon Kasdaglis 6-3 7-5

No further matches were played for bronze medal position going to Georgios Simiriotis/Sophia Marinou and to Xenophon Kasdaglis/Aspasia Matsa.

The 1906 tennis event was a demonstration-only event. All of the participants were from Greece, with the exception of the French husband-and-wife team of Max and Marie Décugis.

There had been no women’s tennis events at the 1904 Olympic Games, held in the United States, at Saint Louis, Missouri.

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Discussion Starter #6 (Edited)

May 7-11, Swedish Covered Courts Championships, Stockholm, Sweden (Indoors on Wood)

Singles (Draw=11)

1R: S. Hedensternja d. P. Fogelmarck default
1R: E. Fallenius d. Elsa Kraftt 6-3 6-0
1R: Ebba Hay d. I. Gadd 6-2 6-2

QF: Martha Adlerstrahle d. Hedensternja 6-0 6-1
QF: Sophie Castenschiold (Den) d. L. Bjornstrom default
QF: S. Westerberg d. G. Lundstedt 6-2 4-6 6-3
QF: Hay d. Fallenius default

SF: Adlerstrahle d. Castenschiold ????
SF: Hay d. Westerberg 6-1 6-0

FI: Martha Adlerstrahle d. Ebba Hay 6-2 6-2


May 7, Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany (Clay)

1R: Adine Masson (Fra) d. Luise Berton 6-3 6-2
1R: Dagmar von Krohn d. Frau Migeod 6-0 6-0
1R: A. Seligmanm d. M. Holzken 6-1 6-4
1R: Miss Gardner-bye

1R: A. Holzapfel d. M. Blakiston (GB) 3-6 6-3 6-2
1R: Frl Roser d. L. Hartwig 6-3 3-6 6-3
1R: Lucie Bergmann d. Rosamund Salusbury (GB) 9-7 6-3
1R: Marie-Rose Trasenster (Bel)-bye

QF: Masson d. von Krohn 1-6 6-3 6-0
QF: Gardner d. Seligmann 3-6 6-4 6-4
QF: Holzapfel d. Roser 6-0 6-2
QF: Bergmann d. Trasenster 6-0 6-2

SF: Masson d. Gardner 6-2 6-1
SF: Bergmann d. Holzapfel 6-0 6-1

FI: Adine Masson (Fra) d. Lucie Bergmann 4-6 6-0 6-1

MX: Adine Masson (Fra)/Tony Wilding (NZ)/ d. Rosamund Salusbury (GB)/Otto Froitzheim 6-3 6-2


May 15-20 Reading Tournament, Reading, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: Dorothea Douglass-bye
1R: Muriel Lucas-bye
1R: Ellen Hemsted d. “Miss “W. Arwick” 6-2 6-2
1R: E.I. Wilder d. Irene Huleatt 6-1 6-3

1R: Mrs G. Lewis-bye
1R: Ivy Arbuthnot-bye
1R: Mrs Speck d. Eva Steedman 6-0 6-0
1R: Violet Pinckney d. Miss Tootell 6-0 8-6

QF: Douglass d. Lucas 6-4 6-1
QF: Hemsted d. Wilder 6-3 6-2
QF: Lewis d. Arbuthnot 4-6 6-0 6-3
QF: Pinckney d. Speck 6-2 6-2

SF: Douglass d. Hemsted 6-2 6-4
SF: Pinckney d. Lewis 6-1 6-2

FI: Dorothea Douglass d Violet Pinckney 6-0 6-1

Source: Alan Little's book on Chambers, p 12.


May 17-19, Longwood Cricket Club Invitational, Boston, Massachussetts, US (Grass)
Venue: Longwood Cricket Ckub

FI: May Sutton d. Marion Fenno 6-0 6-0

MX: May Sutton/Norman W. Cabot d. Phyllis Grea/Nat Niles 6-2 6-2

In 1906, May Sutton played in this modest tournament before sailing for England for the second time to compete at Wimbledon and in a number of other tournaments.


May 16-20, Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia Championships, Prague, Czechoslovakia (Clay)
Venue: Český Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Emmy Matuch d. J. Weinzettl 6-0 4-6 6-3

For the Championships of Prague

FI: Emmy Matuch d. J. Weinzettl 7-5 9-7


May 21-26, Surrey Championships, Surbiton, Surrey, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=30)

1R: Toupie Lowther-bye
1R: Edith Boucher d. Mrs Armstrong 6-1 7-5
1R: Beryl Tulloch d. Mrs Snowdon 6-0 6-0
1R: Agnes Morton d. Miss Warwick 6-0 6-2
1R: Violet Pinckney d. Agnes Tuckey 6-2 6-2
1R: Frieda Meyer d. M. Forrest 6-4 6-1
1R: Connie Meyer d. Mrs Mounsey 6-1 6-1
1R: Charlotte Sterry d. Ellen Hemsted 6-2 6-1

1R: Gertrude Houselander d. Miss Tootell 6-4 7-5
1R: Miss Huleatt d. Connie Wilson default
1R: Edith Johnson d. E.E. Sargeant 6-2 6-3
1R: Hilda Lane d. Mildred Coles 8-6 6-1
1R: I.D. Sturton d. Dorothea Douglass default
1R: Dora Boothby d. Aurea Farrington 6-2 6-2
1R: Alice Greene d. Miss Vernon 6-2 6-1
1R: [H] Harper-bye

2R: Lowther d. Boucher 6-2 6-0
2R: Morton d. Tulloch 6-1 6-1
2R: Pinckney d. F. Meyer 6-1 6-3
2R: Sterry d. C. Meyer 6-2 6-3

2R: Houselander d. Huleatt 6-1 9-7
2R: Lane d. Johnson 6-3 9-7
2R: Boothby d. Sturton 6-2 6-2
2R: Greene d. Harper 6-4 6-3

QF: Lowther d. Morton 6-2 6-2
QF: Sterry d. Pinckney 8-6 6-2
QF: Houselander d. Lane 6-1 6-2
QF: Boothby d. Greene 6-2 4-6 6-4

SF: Lowther d. Houselander 8-6 4-6 6-0
SF: Boothby d. Sterry 6-3 7-9 6-4*

FI: Toupie Lowther d. Dora Boothby 5-7 6-4 8-6

DF: Agatha Morton/Charlotte Sterry d. Dora Boothby/Mrs Hemsted 6-1 4-6 6-3

MX: Charlotte Sterry/Frank L. Riseley d. Alice Greene/Major Ritchie 6-1 6-3

Elegos has SF: Toupie Lowther d. Charlotte Cooper Sterry 6-2 7-9 6-4. Doulbe check if possible.


May 28-June 2, Irish Championships, Dublin, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club, Wilton Place

Singles (Draw=6)

1R: Mrs Daly-bye
1R: Winifred Longhurst d. Miss Monahan 7-5 6-3
1R: Mabel Parton d. Mrs Bagenal 6-0 6-1
1R: M. C. Scott-bye

SF: Longhurst d. Daly 6-2 6-1
SF: Parton d. Scott 6-1 6-1

FI: Winifred Longhurst d. Mabel Parton 6-1 6-1

Mixed doubles (Draw=8)

1R: Evelyn Barker/Frank Riseley d. Mrs Daly/John F. Stokes 7-5 4-6 6-3
1R: Miss Monahan/James Parke d. M.C. Scott/Ernest Parton 6-2 6-4
1R: Mabel Parton/Reverend Herbert Craig d. Mrs Pim/C.T. Stewart 6-0 6-1
1R: “S. Solomons”/Winifred Longhurst d. Mrs Bagenal/C.J. Bagenal 6-3 6-2

SF: Barker/Riseley d. Monahan/Parke 7-5 6-2
SF: “Solomons”/Longhurst d. Parton/Reverend Craig 6-4 6-1

FI: Evelyn Barker/Frank Riseley d. “S. Solomons”/Winifred Longhurst 8-6 6-8 6-4

No women’s doubles event was held this year.

Parton was married name of Mabel Squire.

With no ladies doubles and a sparse entry the Irish is in a slump.


May 28-June 2, Middlesex Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Chiswick Park

Singles (Draw=18)

1R: Mrs Macaulay d. B. Port default
1R: Charlotte Sterry d. Daisy Kercheval-Hole 6-1, 6-1

2R: Dorothea Douglass d. Alice Greene 6-2 6-4
2R: E. Sargeant d. Edith Greville default
2R: Macaulay d. M. Thwaites 6-0 6-0
2R: Miss Tootell d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith 0-6 6-4 6-3

2R: Agatha Morton d. Beryl Tulloch 6-1 6-1
2R: Miss Newall d. A. Port default
2R: Aurea Farrington d. Mrs Paine default
2R: Sterry d. Gertrude Houselander 6-8 6-3 6-4

QF: Douglass d. Sargeant 6-0 6-0
QF: Tootell d. Macaulay 6-4 6-1
QF: Morton d. Newall 6-2 6-0
QF: Sterry d. Farrington 6-2 6-1

SF: Douglass d. Tootell 6-1 6-2
SF: Sterry d. Morton 7-5 9-7

FI: Dorothea Douglass d. Charlotte Sterry 6-1 6-0

MX: "Miss Shirley”/George M. Simond d. Dorothea Douglass/C.J. Glenny 6-2 3-6 8-6

No Challenge Round appeared to be in force in the women’s singles event this year.
"Miss Shirley" was a pseudonym used by an unidentified player.


last week of May Wiener [Vienna] Bicycle Club International, Vienna, Austria (Clay)
Venue: Wiener Bicycle Club

FI: Marie Amende d. Frieda Bietrzikowsky 6-2 5-7 6-4

DF: Katalin Cséry (Hun)/Margit Madarász (Hun) d. Marie Amende/Sidi Maschka 1-6 6-3 6-2 (or 4-6 6-3 6-2)

MX: Marie Amende/Kinzl d. Margit Madarász (Hun)/Stoed 6-1 3-6 6-??

Note the spelling of the finalist is not certain. Also we are lacking the exact score for the doubles final and last set score for the mixed final.

Could not find an article on this tournament in LTAB and Vienna is also not shown in the list of tournaments that it publishes in most issues. But the Prague article mentions "In the Open Ladies' Doubles, Frau Amende and Frau Maschka beat the Hungarian pair, the sisters Madarasz and Cserry — a somewhat surprising result, as the latter pair only a fortnight before beat the former pair in the Open Ladies' Doubles at Vienna." (LTAB, July 4, 1906, p.220) So there was a Vienna tournament held around the last week of May.

Found a source after some searching in the Czech National Library Archive Kramerius. The tournament was the "Internationales Jubiläums-Turnier des Wiener Bicycle-Klub" held at the Prater ("Wiener Bicycle Club" is the current "Wiener Park Club"). The various events had separate names. A men's singles event was called "Meisterschaft des Kontinents" (Championship of the Continent). A men's and women's singles event were held for the "Meisterschaft von Niederösterreich" (Championship of Lower Austria). The women's doubles event was called "Doppelspiel-Meisterschaft von Oesterreich" (Doubles Championship of Austria) and finally the mixed doubles event was held for the "Meisterschaft von Wien" (Championship of Vienna).

Sources: Bohemia Nr.145, 27 May 1906, p.26, Bohemia Nr.147, 29 May 1906, p.8, Bohemia Nr.148, 30 May 1906, p.8, Bohemia Nr.150, 1 June 1906, p.8


May 28-June 1, Old Dominion Tournament, Richmond, Virginia, United States (Clay)

FI: Sadie Smith d. Catherine Hawes 8-6 6-2

CR: Connie Evans (holder) d. Sadie Smith 6-1 6-3


????, Belgian Championships, Brussels (Clay)

FI: Mlle Dufrenoy d. ??

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First half of June

Circa early June, Championships of Southern Germany, Mannheim, Germany (Clay)

FI: Hedwig Neresheimer d. A. Feindel 6-0 6-1

For the Championships of Mannheim

FI: Hedwig Neresheimer d. Dagmar von Krohn 6-4 6-4


June 1-5, Prague, Bohemia (Clay)
Venue: Akademicky Sportovni Club

FI: Emmy Matuch d. [G.] Wien 6-2 6-3


June 4-6, East Surrey Championships, Croydon, London, England (Grass)

FI: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Ellen Hemsted 6-3 4-6 8-6

MX: Dora Boothby/Albert Prebble d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Clement Cazelet 6-2 4-6 9-7

Mrs Hemsted is nee Ellen Stawell-Brown (Tim Henman's great-grandmother), who married Edmund Spencer Hemsted in 1906.


June 4-9 , Ladies’ Pennsylvania Open, Haverford, Pennsylvania, United States (Grass)
Merion Cricket Club

FI: Evelyn Sears d. Phyllis Green 6-3 6-3

MX: Evelyn Sears/Bill Clothier d Phyllis Green/Carroll Bunting 6-2 6-3

No Challenge rounds as holder Elisabeth Moore does not defend title in singles and Moore/Ed Dewhurst do not defend mixed.


June 4-15, Metropolitan Championships, New York, United States (Clay)
Venue: West Side Tennis Club

Singles: (Incomplete draw of at least 9)

QF: Helen Homans d. B. Lane 6-1 6-1
QF: Laura Fischer d. Anna Risch default
QF: Clover Boldt d. Marie Gauthey 6-1 6-2
QF: Sallie Homans d. Mrs W.C. Clark default

SF: H. Homans d. Fischer default
SF: S. Homans d. Boldt 0-6 6-4 6-4

FI: Helen Homans d. Sallie Homans 6-1 6-3

MX: Helen Homans/Carleton Kelley d. Florence Gauthey/William Connell 6-4 8-6


June 4-9, Northern Tournament, Aigbuth, Liverpool, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=21)

1R: Dorothea Douglass d. Blanche Hillyard 7-5 6-2
1R: Maud Garfit d. Winifred Longhurst default
1R: Charlotte Sterry d. Mrs T. Patterson default
1R: F. Hollins d. M. Brown 8-6 8-6
1R: May Sutton (US) d. Mrs Chapman default

2R: Douglass d. Garfit 8-6 6-2
2R: Edith Longhurst d. Mrs German default
2R: A. Brown d. A. Cannon 6-2 3-6 6-4
2R: Ethel Thomson d. Connie Meyer 6-0 6-1

2R: Violet Pinckney d. Ruth Winch default
2R: C. Hollins d. D. Eccles 6-2, 6-0
2R: Sterry d. F. Hollins 6-2 retired
2R: Sutton d. Miss JD Sturton 6-0, 6-1

QF: Douglass d. Longhurst 6-1 6-2
QF: Thomson d. Brown 6-0 6-0
QF: Pinckney d. Hollins 6-2 7-5
QF: Sutton d. Sterry 6-4 4-6 6-3

SF: Douglass d. Thomson 8-6 6-4
SF: Sutton d. Pinckney default

FI: Dorothea Douglass d. May Sutton (US) 7-5 6-2

Doubles (Draw=8)

1R: Dorothea Douglass/Ethel Thomson d. Violet Pinckney/Charlotte Sterry 6-4 7-5
1R: Blanche Hillyard/May Sutton (US) d. B. Carter/Irene Sturton default
1R: Maud E. Brown/Edith Longhurst d. A.E. Brown/Ann Cannon 6-3 6-1
1R: Mrs D.M. Armstrong/Connie Meyer d. Maud Garfit/C. Hollins 6-3 6-3

SF: Douglass/Thomson d. Hillyard/Sutton 6-4 6-4
SF: Armstrong/Meyer d. Brown/Longhurst 6-2 6-4

FI: Dorothea Douglass/Ethel Thomson d. Mrs D.M. Armstrong/Connie Meyer 6-1 6-4

All England Mixed Doubles Championship (Draw=14, plus holders)

1R: Irene Sturton/Mark Hick-bye
1R: Dorothea Douglass/Frank Riseley d. “Miss A.N. Other”/“A.N. Other” default
1R: C. Hollins/H.W. Smith d. M.E. Brown/Percy Brownsword 5-7 6-2 6-4
1R: Maud Garfit/Walter Carey d. Violet Pinckney/Arnold Herschell 8-6 1-6 7-5

1R: “J.F. Striker”/Winifred Longhurst d. Blanche Hillyard/Samuel Charlton 6-4 1-6 8-6
1R: May Sutton (US)/Dunstan Rhodes d. Edith Longhurst/Sydney Fry 6-2 6-1
1R: Mrs D.M. Armstrong/John Figgis d. Connie Meyer/E.J. Sampson 6-4 6-4
1R: Charlotte Sterry/Xenophon Casdagli-bye

QF: Douglass/Riseley d. Irene Sturton/Mark Hick 6-0 6-2
QF: Garfit/Carey d. Hollins/Smith ????
QF: Sutton/Rhodes d. “Striker”/Longhurst ????
QF: Sterry/Casdagli d. Armstrong/Figgis 6-4 4-6 6-3

SF: Douglass/Riseley d. Garfit/Carey 6-1 6-3
SF: Sterry/Casdagli d. Sutton/Rhodes 4-6 6-4 6-3

FI: Dorothea Douglass/Frank Riseley d. Charlotte Sterry/Xenophon Casdagli 8-6 6-4

CR: Dorothea Douglass/Frank Riseley d. Ethel Thomson/Sidney Smith (holders) 7-5 5-7 6-3

*Draw note: The first round also referred to as the Preliminary Round

May Sutton returned to Britain in 1906,landing at Liverpool on May 31st in her quest to defend her Wimbledon title. This final marked her first loss in singles outside of North America. A large crowd turned out for the Douglass-Sutton match. May started with her usual hard hitting. With the first chapter tied at 5 apiece Dorothea finishes it off with, in Little's words, "some seemingly impossible backhand returns" (p 10 of May Sutton, by Alan Little). Sutton tries to change tactics by coming to net in set two to no avail, as Douglass wins it on her 4th match point. According to the New York Times May "tired perceptibly" in the second set.

Earlier in the week Charlotte Sterry gave Sutton a rough match with her clever combination of drop shots and volleys.

There was no Challenge Round in the mixed doubles event at this tournament this year.

From “Lawn Tennis and Badminton”, June 13, 1906, we have a detailed report on the final:

“Miss Douglass was known to be in magnificent form, by her previous performances this year; and the writer, who won a small bet of 2 to 1 on her, has never seen Miss Douglass play better. Miss Sutton started serving, and deuce was called twice before the first game fell to Miss Douglass. Throughout the match, and especially in the first set, Miss Sutton kept a much better length than Miss Douglass, Miss Douglass sending nearly every return to Miss Sutton’s backhand, and never sending them very deep. Her game seemed to get Miss Sutton out of position by driving the ball across the court on to Miss Sutton’s backhand, and then to finish the rest by one of her famous forehand cross-court drives. And so well did she play that the first three games quickly fell to her.

“Miss Sutton now seemed to wake up, and by means of her wonderful forehand drives, won the next four games straight off the reel, the fourth being a love game. Four-three was called in Miss Sutton’s favour, and English hopes began to sink somewhat – recalling Miss Sutton’s performances in this country last year. However, Miss Douglass won the next game with the loss of one point. Four games all!

“The ninth also fell to Miss Douglass on Miss Sutton’s service, but she lost her own service and five games all was called. Tremendous excitement prevailed. Which would win the first set? But Miss Douglass rose equal to the occasion, and by means of superb play and some seemingly impossible backhand saves, won the next two games with the loss of only two points. First set to Miss Douglass at 7 games to 5; and Miss Sutton lost her second set in open singles.

“Miss Sutton started the service in the second set, and got to 30-love, only to lose the game after deuce had been called. The next, a deuce game, fell to Miss Sutton. One game all! But Miss Douglass now played as she never played before, and by means of her magnificent forehand cross-court drives, and some wonderful backhand saves, quickly brought the score up to 5 games to 2 in her favour. In the eighth and last game Miss Sutton completely altered her tactics. Both ladies had hitherto played entirely from the baseline, but now Miss Sutton, realising that something desperate must be attempted, came up to the net and volleyed, but although this was partially successful, it was too late to alter her style of play.

“Miss Douglass was serving and got to 30-love. Miss Sutton, however, won the next two points by some good volleying, but lost the next, and 40-30 was called in Miss Douglass’s favour. The latter got four times within a point of the match before winning the set and match, Miss Sutton bringing the score back to deuce by well-placed kills. Then ‘vantage to Miss Douglass was again called, and after a good rally the game fell to Miss Douglass, and the set at 6-2. And Miss Sutton retired defeated for the first time in open singles for over two years.”


June 7-12, Championships of Hanover, Hanover, Germany (Clay)

FI: Frl Knapp d. G. Schwanenberg 6-2 3-6 7-5


began June 7 Championships of Frankfurt, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany (Clay)

FI: Lucie Bergmann d. Frl Stettheimer 6-1 6-1


June 9-14, Championships of Austria, Prague, Bohemia (Clay)

Singles (Draw=20)

1R: Katalin Csery (Hun) d. Baroness Dercsenyi 6-2 6-4
1R: Rosamund Salusbury (GB) d. M. Ascher 6-4 6-3
1R: Willy Klima (Aut) d. G. Wien 6-4 6-3
1R: Marie Amende (Aut) d. M. Tandler default

2R: Luise Berton d. Mimi Hlawatsch 6-0 6-3
2R: Emmy Matuch d. Greta Pietrzikowski (Aut) 6-1 6-1
2R: Csery d. Salusbury 10-8 6-1
2R: Frida Pietrzikowski (Aut) d. M. Schmeykal 6-2 6-4

2R: Margit Madarasz (Hun) d. H. Tonder 7-5 6-1
2R: Sidi Maschka (Aut) d. J. Brauner default
2R: J. Weinzettel d. Mita Klima (Aut) 6-0 6-0
2R: Amende d. W. Klima 6-2 6-1

QF: Berton d. Matuch ????
QF: Pietrzikowski d. Csery 6-1 2-6 6-3
QF: Madarasz d. Maschka 1-6 7-5 6-4
QF: Amende d. Weinzettel 6-2 6-2

SF: Berton d. Pietrzikowski 6-3 6-3
SF: Amende d. Madarasz 7-5 6-4

FI: Luise Berton (Ger) d. Marie Amende (Aut) 6-4 6-1

DF: Marie Amende (Aut)/Sidi Maschka (Aut) d. Margit Madarasz (Hun)/Katalin Csery (Hun) 3-6 6-4 7-5

MX: Marie Amende (Ast)/Sydney Adams (GB) d. Luise Berton (Ger)/Tony Wilding (NZ) 6-4 2-6 6-2

Source: LTAB, July 4, 1906, p.221

MX: Marie Amende (Ast)/Mr Adams d. Luise Berton (Ger)/Tony Wilding (NZ) 6-4 2-6 6-2


June 12-14, Watford, Hertfordshire, England (Grass)

FI: Beryl Tulloch d. "Miss Jones" 6-0 6-2

"Miss Jones" was a pseudonym used by an unidentified player. This was the first edition of the Watford tournament.


June 11-16, Kent Championships, Beckenham, Kent, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=25)

1R: Dorothea Douglass-bye
1R: Miss Butler-Lloyd-bye
1R: Mrs Collier-bye
1R: Mabel Hurlbatt-bye
1R: Hilda Lane d. Mrs Boyd 7-5 6-2
1R: D. Johnstone d. Mrs Speck 6-4 6-2
1R: G. Chawner d. H. Harper default
1R: Dora Boothby d. Miss Bloxsome 6-0 6-0

1R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Aurea Farrington 6-1 6-4
1R: Miss Johnstone d. Mrs Stanley Williams 6-4 6-0
1R: Miss King-Stephens d. M. Morris 6-3 6-2
1R: Mrs C. Glanvill d. Vera Aitken 6-0 6-1
1R: Jessie Tripp-bye
1R: Miss Tootell-bye
1R: Miss Druce-bye
1R: Toupie Lowther-bye

2R: Douglass d. Butler-Lloyd 6-0 6-0
2R: Collier d. Hurlbatt 6-4 6-3
2R: Lane d. D Johnstone 6-2 6-2
2R: Boothby d. Chawner 6-0 6-2

2R: Eastlake-Smith d. Miss Johnstone 6-4 4-6 6-0
2R: Glanvill d. King-Stephens 6-2 2-6 6-4
2R: Tripp d. Tootell 6-3 6-2
2R: Lowther d. Druce 6-1 6-0

QF: Douglass d. Collier 6-0 6-1
QF: Boothby d. Lane 6-3 4-6 6-3
QF: Eastlake-Smith d. Glanvill default
QF: Lowther d. Tripp 6-1 6-1

SF: Douglass d. Boothby 7-5 6-3
SF: Lowther d. Eastlake-Smith 7-5 6-0

FI: Dorothea Douglass d. Toupie Lowther 6-2 6-3

CR: Dorothea Douglass d. Connie Wilson (holder) 6-3 2-2 retired

Mixed Doubles

SF: Connie Wilson/Arthur Gore d. Aurea Farrington/Eric Bristow 6-3 10-8
SF: Dora Boothby/Albert Prebble d. Hilda Lane/John Dufall 6-3 6-2

FI: Connie Wilson/Arthur Gore d. Dora Boothby/Albert Prebble 6-3 6-0

Douglass has other big news besides winning the title, announcing her engagement to Robert Lambert Chambers of Ealing. They will marry in 1907.

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Discussion Starter #8 (Edited)

Dates: June 19-25
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=34)

Defending champ Bessie Moore does not defend.

Preliminary Round

Virginia Maule d. Lena Duhring default
Gertrude Fetterman d. Helen Kimball 6-3 7-5

First Round

Helen Homans d. Lucy Duhring 6-0 6-1
Lily Newhall d. Elizabeth Ostheimer 6-3 6-4
Rachel Harlan d. E. Clement 6-0 6-2
Marjory Oberteuffer d. Myriam Rudderow default
Clover Boldt d. Claire Kulp 6-1 6-0
Clara Chase d. M. Potter 6-1 6-0
Edith Rotch d. Myriam Clements 6-1 6-0
Virginia Maule d. Elizabeth Taylor 7-5 6-4

Gertrude Fetterman d. Greta Lewis 6-2 6-3
Blanche Chauveau d. Sarah Coffin default
Bertha Toulmin d. Helen Rodgers default
Matilda Borda d. Louise Ostheimer 6-0 6-0
Maude Barger-Wallach d. Mrs. H. Warren Lewis 6-1 6-1
Margaret Johnson d. Anna Coates 6-1 6-2
Gray Werner d. Nellie Ostheimer 6-1 6-4
Anita McCall d. Elsie Ross 6-4 6-3

Second Round

Homans d. Newhall 6-1 6-1
Harlan d. Oberteuffer 6-3 6-2
Boldt d. Chase 6-3 7-5
Rotch d. Maule 6-4 6-1

Fetterman d. Chaveau 6-1 6-1
Toulmin d. Borda 6-2 2-6 6-3
Barger-Wallach d. Johnson 6-4 6-2
McCall d. Werner 2-6 6-3 8-6


Homans d. Harlan 4-6 6-4 6-4
Rotch d. Boldt 6-1 4-6 6-0
Toulmin d. Fetterman 6-1 6-2
Barger-Wallach d. McCall 6-1 6-0


Homans d. Rotch 6-2 6-3
Barger-Wallach d. Toulmin 6-2 6-3


Helen Homans d. Maud Barger-Wallach 6-4 6-3.


Doubles (Draw=16)

First Round

Annie Coe/Ethel Platt d. Marion Cresswell/Miss Florence 6-1 6-0
Greta Lewis/Lily Newhall d. Blanche Chauveau/M. Potter 6-4 6-1
Clara Chase/Edith Rotch d. Helen Kimball/Anetta McCall 6-1 7-5
Lucy Duhring/Elsie Ross d. Miss Cochran/Violet Ridgeway 1-6 6-4 6-1

Clover Boldt/Helen Homans d. Gertrude Fetterman/Rebecca Lycett 6-0 6-2
Elizabeth Ostheimer/Louise Ostheimer d. Eleanor Cohen/Catherine McFadden 7-5 6-1
Bertha Toulmin/Mrs MC Work d. E Duhring/Helen Rodgers 6-2 5-7 7-5
Sarah Coffin/Margaret Johnson d. Virginia Maule/Marjorie Oberteuffer 6-1 6-4


Coe/Platt d. Lewis/Newhall default
Chase/Rotch d. L. Duhring/Ross 6-2 6-2
Boldt/Homans d. Ostheimer/Ostheimer 6-1 6-1
Coffin/Johnson d. Toulmin/Work 8-6 6-2


Coe/Platt d. Chase/Rotch ????
Boldt/Homans d. Coffin/Johnson 6-2 3-6 6-2.


Annie Coe/Ethel Platt d. Clover Boldt/Helen Homans 6-4 6-4


Mixed Doubles (Draw=19)

First Round

Miss Mellor/FL Wood d Lucy Duhring/RC Thayer 6-2 6-4
Sarah Coffin/Edward Dewhurst (Aus) d Lily Newell/Alex Thayer 6-1 6-4
Ethel Platt/Dan Platt d Violet Ridgeway/Thomas Ridgeway 6-4 6-1

Second Round

Margaret Johnson/W. T. Johnson d Clover Boldt/Nat Niles 8-6 6-4
Annie Coe/Louis Coe d. Mellor/Wood default
Mrs MC Work/Carroll Bunting d Helen Homans/Robert Seaver 0-6 6-3 6-1
Bertha Toulmin/HC Townsend d Catherine McFadden/FE Dixon 6-4 6-3

Eleanor Cohen/W. Rowland d Miss Cochran/Edward Lloyd 6-3 6-1
Mrs Davis/CC Willits d Rachel Harlan/AL Hoskins default
Coffin/Dewhurst d Platt/Platt 6-3 6-4
Louise Dixon/WH Trotter d Claire Johnson/Wallace Johnson 6-1 6-0


Johnson/Johnson d Coe/Coe 6-3 7-5
Toulmin/Townsend d. Work/Bunting default
Cohen/Rowland d Davis/Willits 6-2 6-2
Coffin/Dewhurst d Dixon/Trotter default


Johnson/Johnson d Toulmin/Townsend 6-4 5-7 6-4
Coffin/Dewhurst d Cohen/Rowland ????


Sarah Coffin/Edward Dewhurt (Aus) d. Margaret Johnson/W. T. Johnson 6-3 7-5


Draw notes:

Note that there were 2 pairs of Johnsons in the mixed event.

E Clement was from Haddonfield, NJ.
Sara Coffin was from Staton Island.
Margaret W Johnson was from Staten Island.
Claire Kulp was from Trenton, NJ.
Anetta G. McCall was from Philadelphia (some sources list her as "Anita"). She plated for the Belmont Cricket Club.
Myriam T. Rudderow was from Haddonfield, NJ.
Bertha (nee Townsend) was probably playing mixed with her brother HC Townsend.
Gray Werner is from Haddonfield, NJ
Mrs MC Work played for Merion Cricket Club.



Defending champ Bessie Moore and the tennis sensation May Sutton are both absent, dimming much interest. All eyes are on Sutton as she competes in England for the coveted Wimbledon prize. The women's final is on Saturday the 23rd. Rain delays the doubles and mixed finals until Monday.

The NYT reports that the women's doubles final was taken by a team "that took few chances, and played mostly from the back court. Miss Homans was the only one of the four who did any volleying."

Barger-Wallach started out strong in the final. Her "puzzling underarm service, coupled with her very strong forearm drives had Miss Homans completely at sea", and ran ahead 4-0 (Wright and Ditson p 94). To add to her woes Miss Homans seemed unable to control her usually effective back-hand strokes but at 1-4 down showed marked improvement in both speed and accuracy. Helen never looked back from that stage.

Although the general average of the play was inferior to that of years past, Miss Homans' victory was a popular one. Her name will be the first to be inscribed on the new championship cup (Spalding,s Lawn Tennis Annual)



Grand Slam record book
New York Tribune
Wright and Ditson gives a summary (pages 94 to 98) but not the draw.

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Discussion Starter #9 (Edited)
Second half of June


Venue: Racing Club de France, Paris, France
Surface: Clay



Katie Fenwick d. Virginia MacVeagh (US) ????

Mixed Doubles

Won Yvonne de Pfeffel/Max Decugis

Draw notes

Despite being American Virginia McVeagh competes. This is due to her being a member of a French Club. Fenwick=married name of Gillou. [could this be the mixed final]


June 15-17, Championships of Breslau, Breslau, Germany (Clay)

FI: Paula Gusserow d. Frl Nobdyl 6-1 6-0


Week of June 18, New Jersey State Championships
Venue: Morristown Field Club

SF: Edna Wilday d. Miriam Swords 6-1 6-1
SF: Esther Smith d. Maud Auffermann 6-2 6-0

FI: Edna Wilday d. Esther Smith 6-3 6-3

CR: Alice Day d. Edna Wilday 4-6 6-4 6-1

DF: Maud Aufermann/Esther Smith d. Eleanor Souther/Miriam Swords 6-2 6-0

Mixed Doubles

1R: Miss Brooks/CW Throckmorton d. Miss Stern/CDM Cole 6-2 6-2
1R: Edna Wilday/Dr Francis Glazbrook d ????/LF Freeman default
1R: Mrs CP Hale/Herman Behr d. Mrs. Ford/P Merrill 6-3 6-0
1R: Miriam Swords/H McK. Glazbrook d. Mrs. Creamer/???? 8-6 3-6 8-6


FI: Edna Wildey/Dr Francis Glazebrook d. Eleanor Souther/[Philip] Weimer 9-7 8-6

Rain on Saturday the 23rd delayed proceedings. The NYT stated the downpours were so heavy that there were big puddles of water on the courts. Held the same week as the US Nationals.

Mrs WC Auffermann=Maud Auffermann.


June 17-23, Budapest International Championships, Budapest, Hungary (Clay)

FI: Marie Amende (Boh) d. Margit Madarász 6-2 8-6

This tournament had not been held in 1905.


June 18-23, Championships of Bonn, Bonn, Germany (Clay)

FI: Lucie Bergmann d. G. von Loë 6-1 6-0


June 18-23, London Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Queen's Club

Singles (Draw=16)

1R: Ethel Thomson d. Beryl Tulloch 6-8 6-4 7-5
1R: E. E. Sargeant d. Aurea Farrington 6-4 6-3
1R: E. Mayne d. Mrs Hawker 6-4 6-2
1R: Edith Johnson d. C. Everard 6-4 6-4

1R: Daisy Kercheval-Hole d. Mrs Bagenal 6-2 6-1
1R: Miss Huleatt d. Mrs Westcott 6-3 6-2
1R: Edith Greville d. Mabel Parton 6-1 6-1
1R: Mildred Coles d. Miss Monckton 6-3 10-8

QF: Thomson d. Sargeant 6-4 6-2
QF: Johnson d. Mayne 7-5 6-4
QF: Kercheval-Hole d. Huleatt 6-2 6-2
QF: Coles d. Greville 6-3 6-3

SF: Thomson d. Johnson 6-1 6-3
SF: Coles d. Kercheval-Hole 6-3 6-1

FI: Ethel Thomson d. Mildred Coles 6-2 6-1

MX: Mildred Coles/H. Pollard d. Edith Greville/George Greville 7-5 6-1


June 18-23, Championships of Europe, Leicester, Leicestershire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=15)

1R: May Sutton (USA) d. K. Kentish 6-1 6-0
1R: Toupie Lowther d. Maud Garfit 8-10 7-5 6-1
1R: Agnes Morton d. Mrs F. Jackson default
1R: Winifred Longhurst-bye

1R: Blanche Hillyard d. Miss Sturton 6-0 6-1
1R: Edith Longhurst d. Connie Meyer 4-6 6-4 7-5
1R: Miss Brown d. Miss Powell 6-0 6-0
1R: Violet Pinckney d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith 6-2 1-6 6-1

QF: Sutton d. Lowther 6-0 10-8
QF: Agnes Morton d. W Longhurst 6-3 6-4
QF: Hillyard d. E Longhurst 6-2 6-2
QF: Pinckney d. Brown 6-1 6-2

SF: Sutton d. Morton 6-2 6-2
SF: Pinckney d. Hillyard 6-0 6-2

FI: May Sutton (US) d. Violet Pinckney 6-0 7-5

Mixed Doubles

1R: Winifred Longhurst/Tony Wilding (NZ) d. Edith Longhurst/A.P. Ford 6-2 6-1
1R: May Sutton (US)/Laurie Doherty d. Hilda Powell/Leslie Powell 6-1 6-2
1R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Reggie Doherty d. K. Kentish/Kenneth Powell 6-1 8-6
1R: Violet Pinckney/George Hillyard d. L. Harding/K. Collins 6-2 6-0

1R: Agnes Morton/Clement Cazalet d. Maud Garfit/George Ball-Greene 6-4 6-3
1R: Connie Meyer/Arthur Gore d. Mrs F.A. Jackson/F.A. Jackson 6-0 6-1
1R: Blanche Hillyard/Alfred Beamish d. Irene Sturton/George B. Vernon 6-0 6-1
1R: Toupie Lowther/Wilberforce Eaves (Aus) d. I. Brown/H. Symington 6-2 6-3

QF: Longhurst/Wilding d. Sutton/L. Doherty 3-6 6-3 6-4
QF: PinckneyHillyard d. Eastlake-Smith/R. Doherty 6-3 6-1
QF: Morton/Cazalet d. Meyer/Gore 6-4 6-2
QF: Lowther/Eaves d. Hillyard/Beamish 6-3 1-6 12-10

SF: Longhurst/Wilding d. Pinckney/Hillyard 6-0 6-1
SF: Lowther/Eaves d. Morton/Cazalet 6-3 3-6 6-3

FI: Winifred Longhurst/TonyWilding (NZ) d. Toupie Lowther/Wilberforce Eaves (Aus) 6-3 6-2

May Sutton stays with the Hillyards while she in playing this event. Commentators suggest her backhand is noticibly stronger than the previous year. The Bystander reports that May is the main attraction.

The shock of the event is in the mixed, where Lonhhurst and Wildong upset Sutton and Doherty. "Longhurst's passing shots attained, as they sometimes do, perfection", according to The Bystander. kentish tennis&f=false (a brief tournament report and group photo)


June 20-24, Championships of Bremen, Bremen, Germany (Clay)

FI: M. Smidt d. C. Hellmers 6-4 6-2

MX: A. Müller/Hermann Gerdes d. B. Fluke/H. Bornemann 6-4 10-8


June 21-24, Dresden, Germany (Clay)

FI: Dora Köring d. Countess Soumarokoff [Rus] 6-4 6-1


began June 25 Middle States Championships, Mountain Station, New Jersey, US (Grass)
Venue: Orange Lawn Tennis Club

Singles (Draw=16)

1R: Esther Smith d. Phoebe Reynolds 6-4 6-2
1R: Mrs EH. Underhill d Miss Clay default
1R: Sarah Coffin d. Eleanor Souther 6-2 1-6 6-1
1R: Alice Day d. Edna Wilday 6-3 2-6 6-2

1R: Annie Platt d. Mrs Auferman 7-5 2-6 6-4
1R: Mrs CC Hale d Corinne Robinson default
1R: Ethel Coe d. Miss Freeman 6-2 6-1
1R: Helen Homans d Mrs. Hague default

QF: Smith d. Underhill 6-4 6-4
QF: Day d. Coffin 6-2 6-3
QF: Platt d. Hale 6-0 6-2
QF: Homans d. Coe 6-0 6-4

SF: Day d. Smith 6-3 6-1
SF: Homans d. Platt 6-4 3-6 6-2

FI: Helen Homans d. Alice Day 6-0 6-2

Doubles (Draw=7 or 8)

1R: Miss Hole/Edna Wildey d. Miss Freeman/Phoebe Reynolds 6-2 6-3
1R: Mrs Auferman/Esther Smith d. ????
1R: Annie Coe/Ethel Platt d. Sarah Coffin/Margaret Lee 6-0 6-3
1R: Eleanor Souther /Miss Underhill d. Mrs CD Cleveland/Helen Homans 6-4 6-4

SF: Hole/Wilday d. Auferman/Smith 6-3 6-4
SF: Coe/Platt d. Souther/Underhill 6-2 6-2

FI: Annie Coe/Ethel Platt d. Miss Hole/Edna Wilday 6-2 6-3

Helen Homans McLean won the singles title at the U.S. National Championships the week before, with Mrs DF Platt & Mrs LS. Coe winning the doubles title there. Carrie B. Neely did not defend her singles title.


circa June 23-30, California State Championships, California, US (Hard)

SF: Hazel Hotchkiss d. Ida Mearns 6-4 6-3
SF: Golda Myer d. Vera Crocker 6-0 6-1

FI: Hazel Hotchkiss d. Golda Myer 6-3 6-4

The Challenge Rounds in the singles events were played on July 4. Ladies holder Ethel Ratcliffe did not defend her title.


June 25-30, Norwood, London, England (Grass)

FI: Aurea Farrington d. Daisy Kercheval-Hole 6-3 6-1

MX: Daisy Kercheval-Hole/F. W. Abbatt d. M. Child/Herbert Edgington 6-0 6-3


June 27-30, Sunderland, Durham, England (Grass)

FI: Helen Aitchison d. N. Jewsbury 6-0 6-2

MX: Helen Aitchison/H. Laws d. Alice Aitchison/F. Carrick 6-3 8-6


June 27-July 1, Bavarian Championships, Munich, Germany (Clay)

FI: Hedwig Neresheimer d. "Mme Madeleine" default

MX: Hedwig Neresheimer/Knorr d. "Mme Madeleine"/F. Prange 6-3 6-3


June 27-July 1, Dusseldorf, Germany (Clay)

FI: Lucie Bergmann d. E. Holzapfel 6-1 6-3

MX: Lucie Bergmann/Arnold Frese d. Luise Berton/Viktor von Müller 6-1 8-6


June 28-July 1, Championships of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany (Clay)

FI: Dora Köring d. Rosamund Salusbury (GB) ???? [possible default]

MX: Rosamund Salusbury (GB)/F. Neele d. Dora Köring/George Logie 7-5 6-2

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Discussion Starter #10 (Edited)
(The Championships) WIMBLEDON

Dates: June 25-July 5
Venue: The All-England Club, Worple Road, Wimbledon, London, England
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=48, plus holder)

Holder May Sutton "sits out" until the Challenge Round final.

First Round

Wilfred Longhurst-bye
R. Elliott-bye
Alice Greene-bye
M. Perceval-bye
Connie Meyer-bye
M.E. Brown bye
Dorothea Douglass-bye
Ethel Thomson-bye

Mrs R. Armstrong d. A.Andrews default
Beryl Tulloch d. C.J.Snowden 6-3 6-3
E.L. Bosworth d. S. Benton 6-1 6-2
I. Huleatt d. E. M. Mayne default
Frieda Meyer d. B. Rowlandson default
Blanche Hillyard d. Amy Mooijaart 6-0 6-0
Edith Johnson d. Helen Harper 6-4 6-4
Mrs E. B. Hawker d. C.B. Bell 6-4 6-1

E.E. Sargeant d. Bertha Holder default
Violet Pinckney d. Elizabeth Bromfield 6-0 3-6 7-5
Hilda Lane d. Winifred Slolock 6-1 6-1
Mildred Coles d. G. M. Houselander 6-2 6-4
Agnes Morton d. N. Bloxsome 6-1 6-1
Mabel Parton d. Mary Whyte 6-1 6-2
Charlotte Sterry d. Dora Boothby 8-6 6-2
P.M. Morton d. K. Kentish walkover

C. Bagenal-bye
L. Smith-bye
Toupie Lowther-bye
G. M. Carver-bye
Edith Greville-bye
Ruth Winch-bye
Gladys Eastlake-Smith-bye
Clare Cassel (US)-bye

Second Round

Longhurst d. Elliott 6-2 6-3
Greene d. Perceval default
C. Meyer d. M. Brown 6-1 6-1
Douglass d. Thomson 6-2 6-1
Tulloch d. Armstrong default
Bosworth d. Huleatt 6-2 4-6 7-5
Hillyard d. F. Meyer 6-0 6-0
E. Johnson d. Hawker 6-1 6-4

Pinckney d. Sargeant 6-1 6-4
Lane d. Coles 6-3 6-2
A. Morton d. Parton 6-0 6-3
Sterry d. P. Morton 6-0 6-3
Bagenal d. L. Smith default
Lowther d. Carver 6-0 6-2
Greville d. Winch 6-2 6-2
Eastlake-Smith d. Cassel default

Third Round

Longhurst d. Greene 7-5 6-4
Douglass d. C. Meyer 6-3 6-1
Tulloch d. Bosworth 6-0 6-3
Hillyard d. Johnson 6-3 6-4

Pinckney d. Lane 7-5 6-1
Sterry d. A. Morton 6-0 6-3
Lowther d. Bagenal 6-0 6-0
Eastlake-Smith d. Greville 6-2 6-3


Douglass d. Longhurst 6-4 6-3
Tulloch d. Hillyard 6-3 6-1
Sterry d. Pinckney 6-4 6-2
Lowther d. Eastlake-Smith 6-3 6-3


Douglass d. Tulloch 6-2 6-2
Sterry d. Lowther 4-6 8-6 6-4

All Comers Final

Dorothea Douglass d. Charlotte Sterry 6-2 6-2

Challenge Round

Dorothea Douglass d. May Sutton (US) (holder) 6-3 9-7


Doubles (Draw=19)

1R: Blanche Hillyard/May Sutton (US) d. Miss Benton/G.M. Carver 6-0 6-3
1R: Toupie Lowther/E. Smith d. R. Elliott/Amy Mooijart 6-2 6-0
1R: M.E. Brown/Violet Pinckney d. B. Rowlandson/L. Smith 6-1 6-0

2R: Hillyard/Sutton d. Lowther/E. Smith default
2R: Bertha Holder/Mrs P.N. Morton d. Mrs EB Hawker/E. E. Sargeant 6-8 9-7 6-1
2R: Edith Greville/Winifred Slocock d. Miss I Huleatt/Mildred Coles 6-8 6-2 6-2
2R: Winifred Longhurst/Ethel Thomson d. Mrs B.R. Armstrong/Edith Johnson 6-3 6-1

2R: Brown/Pinckney d. E.L. Bosworth/Margaret Snowden 6-1 6-3
2R: Edith Bromfield/Ruth Winch d. Helen Harper/Frieda Meyer 6-2 6-2
2R: Connie Meyer/Beryl Tulloch d. Dora Boothby/Hilda Lane 6-4 3-6 6-2
2R: Agatha Morton/Charlotte Sterry d. Alice Greene/Gertrude Houselander default

QF: Hillyard/Sutton d. Holder/P. Morton 6-0 6-0
QF: Longhurst/Thomson d. Greville/Slocock 6-0 6-0
QF: Brown/Pinckney d. Bromfield/Winch 6-2 8-6
QF: A Morton/Charlotte Sterry d. C Meyer/Tulloch 6-3 6-2

SF: Hillyard/Sutton d. Longhurst/Thomson 3-6 6-2 6-4
SF: A Morton/Sterry d. Brown/Pinckney 6-4 6-3

FI: Blanche Hillyard/May Sutton (USA) d. Agatha Morton/Charlotte Sterry 10-8 6-4


Mixed doubles (Draw=33)

The exact position of the following results marked with an * from the second and third rounds is as yet unclear, as two of the quarterfinals.

1R: Agatha Morton/Clement Cazalet d. Miss I. Huleatt/Leslie Powell 6-1 6-0

2R: Dorothea Douglass/Tony Wilding (NZ) d. Ruth Winch/George Ball-Greene 6-2 6-2
2R: Mary Curtis-Whyte/C. Gouldesborough d. Winifred Longhurst/ K. Collins 4-6 6-3 6-4
2R: Mabel Parton/George F. Simond d. Bertha Holder/Cecil Hartley 6-4 4-6 6-4
2R: Mildred Coles/J.B. Ward d. Miss Andrews/Arthur H. Lowe 6-1 6-1
2R: Amy Mooijart/J.S. Talbot d. M.E. Brown/R.F. Kalberer (Ger) 9-7 6-4*
2R: Evan Gwynne-Evans/Beryl Tulloch d. E.L. Bosworth/L. Orphen 6-3 6-0*
2R: Blanche Hillyard/Alfred Beamish d. N. Bloxsome/Charles Simond 6-0 6-1
2R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Reggie Doherty d. Alice Greene/George Thomas 6-2 6-4

2R: May Sutton (US)/George Hillyard d. Violet Pinckney/Thomas D. Stoward 6-3 6-1
2R: Edith Johnson/Kenneth Powell d. Helen Harper/E.L. Bristow 6-2 6-4
2R: Mrs B.R. Armstrong/Roderick McNair d. Winifred Slocock/W.S. Andrews 8-6 6-3
2R: Charlotte Sterry/Wilberforce V. Eaves d. Hilda Lane/Wilmot Lane 9-11 6-4 7-5
2R: A Morton/Cazelet d. Mrs P.N. Morton/Sydney H. Adams 6-3 6-4*
2R: Connie Meyer/Fritz Goldberg d. M. Perceval/Edward Crowder 6-3 6-3*
2R: Gertrude Houselander/Edgar Timmis d. Mrs C. J. Bagenal/C.J. Bagenal default
2R: Ethel Thomson/Arthur W. Gore d. Dora Boothby/Albert Prebble 6-1 6-3

3R: Douglass/Wilding d. Curtis-Whyte/Goldesborough 6-0 6-0
3R: Ward/Coles d. Parton/Simond 6-2 1-6 6-1
3R: Tulloch/Gwynne-Evans d. Mooijart/Talbot 6-1 10-8*
3R: Eastlake-Smith/Doherty d. Hillyard/Beamish 6-3 6-1

3R: Sutton/Hillyard d. Johnson/Kenneth Powell 6-2 6-3
3R: Sterry/Eaves d. Armstrong/McNair 6-1 2-6 6-1
3R: A Morton/Cazelet d. Meyer/Goldberg 6-1 7-5*
3R: Thomson/Gore d. Houselander/Timmis 6-1 6-4

QF: Douglass/Wilding d. Coles/Ward 6-2 8-6
QF: Eastlake-Smith/Doherty d. Tulloch/Gynne-Evans ????*
QF: Sutton/Hillyard d. Sterry/Eaves 10-8, 6-2
QF: Thomson/Gore d. A Morton/Cazelet ????*

SF: Douglass/Wilding d. Eastlake-Smith/Doherty 4-6 6-2 7-5
SF: Thomson/Gore d. Sutton/Hillyard 6-3 3-6 8-6

FI: Dorothea Douglass/ Anthony F. Wilding (NZ) d. Ethel Thomson/Arthur W. Gore 4-6 6-2 6-3



British papers have dubbed the defending Yank May Sutton, "The Pasdena Washerwoman" because of her shocking habit of exposing her arms. The prospect of Miss Douglass retaking her title stirs more excitement than usual for the ladies event.

Douglass bears down in 1906 and takes 10 titles, dropping only 2 sets all year. One of those wins is at Wimbledon, where she romps through the field. Over 4,000 show for a Thursday final (A capacity crowd at Worple Road) where Douglass beats the American. The second set is a thriller, Dorothea coming back from 0-4 to 5-4. In the 12th game Sutton saves 4 match points with "plucky play". "May Sutton, though hitting as hard as ever, couldn't control her strokes at the crucial stages." May's balls were flying long over the baseline, often by a foot. This is only May's second loss on British soil, both at the hands of Douglass.

From ‘Lawn Tennis and Badminton’, July 11, 1906:

“When the two above-named ladies made their appearance in the centre court there was an enormous gathering present, opportunity being taken to secure every coin of vantage to view the match. Miss Dorothea Douglass started off by annexing the first two games, but Miss May Sutton, who had begun somewhat hesitatingly, improved and caused the score to be called two-all. The next three games were taken by Miss Douglass, and though Miss Sutton won the eighth and got to 40-30 and had the advantage twice called in her favour, in the ninth Miss Douglass took the initial set at 6-3.

“Miss Douglass began in the next set somewhat cautiously, a fact of which the American lady was not slow to take advantage, and with the score at 4-0 in her favour, seemed to have that set well in hand. Here Miss Douglass, like the great exponent of the game she is, began slowly but surely to catch up her opponent, and in spite of a gallant resistance and many well-placed drives on the part of her opponent, made it 5-4 in her own favour.

“Miss Sutton equalised, only, however, to see Miss Douglass win the next to love, and get within a stroke of the match at 40-0 in the following game. With admirable coolness Miss Sutton went out grandly for her shot, and though Miss Douglass was in this game on no less than on four occasions within a stroke of the match, yet the fair American not only took the game, but winning the next stood at 7-6. Miss Douglass, however, nothing daunted by the way things had been going against her, played most determinedly, and appropriating the next three games, won a most exciting match by two sets to love.

“Miss Douglass unquestionably owed her victory to better judgment, greater accuracy and more consistent clever play, while Miss Sutton, excellent and powerful as her shots were, showed considerable lack of judgment in failing to correct her length, which she ought to have done when she found that she was continually hitting quite a foot beyond the baseline. Her pluck in literally pulling the game out of the fire in the second set will long be remembered, and she may rest assured will not easily be forgotten by those present. Both ladies at the conclusion deservedly met with a grand reception on the part of the spectators.”

Note that the doubles and mixed events were still not championship status.


Draw notes

Helen I Harper
Bertha M Holder
Curtis-Whyte is the first married name of the Scottish player Mary Gray. Parton is the first married name of the English player Mabel Squire.

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Discussion Starter #11 (Edited)
First half of July

June 28-July 2, Championships of Baden bei Wien, Baden bei Wien, Austria (Clay)

FI: Ady Schmidt d. Fritzi von Ruprecht 7-5 6-2


July 3-7, Southern Championships, Atlanta, Georgia, United States (Clay)
Venue: Atlanta Athletic Club,

FI: May Logan d. Kathleen Brown 6-0 6-2

MX: Kathleen Brown/S. C. Williams d. May Logan/Blan Logan 6-4 3-6 6-4

This was a new venue in a new city, but the same tournament. Holder Marie Wimer did not defend her title. The runners-up in the mixed doubles event were brother and sister.


July 4-7, Hertfordshire and North Middlesex Tournament, New Barnet, Hertfordshire, England (Grass)

FI: Dora Boothby d. Mrs Pank 6-1 6-3

MX: Mildred Coles/J. B. Ward d. Dora Boothby/Albert Prebble 6-1 0-6 6-4


July 5-7, Mid-Kent Championships, Maidstone, Kent, England (Grass)

FI: Ruth Winch d. Hilda Lane 6-3 6-0


July 4-10, Ocean Park Tournament, Long Beach, California, US (Hard)
Venue: Ocean Park

FI: Florence Sutton d. Eleanor Peralta 6-0 6-3

DF: Ethel Bruce/Marion Farquhar d. Mrs Hendricks/Florence Sutton 6-1 6-1


July 4-10, Tyrolean Championships, Innsbruck, Austria (Clay)

FI: Hedda Lichy d. H. Kommenda 6-3 10-8


July 6-10, Championships of Alsace-Lorraine, Strasbourg, Germany (Clay)

FI: Rosamund Salusbury (GB) d. Dagmar von Krohn 6-2 4-6 6-2

MX: Rosamund Salusbury (GBR)/Otto Froitzheim d. Frl Bünger/Oscar Kreuzer 6-4 6-2


July 9-11 Leicester Championships, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England (Grass)

FI: Winifred Longhurst d. Elsie Lane 6-3 6-4

The list of 1906 tournament dates in LTAB shows "Ashby (Leicester Championships)" on July 9, 10, 11. That seems to be in tune with the results published in the August 1 issue and there described as "recent".


July 7-12, Championships of Eastern Germany, Sopot, Germany (Clay)

FI: Rose Szczesny d. Margrete Tischbein 6-1 7-5

Both ladies were Fraus.


began July 7, Illinois State Championship, Chicago, United States

Singles (Draw=16, plus holder)

1R: Miriam Steever d. Louise Phillips 6-1 6-3
1R: Mabel Lee d. Hilda T. Krekel default
1R: Ella Wilkins d. Ruth Young default
1R: Mrs G. Edgar Barnes d. Mildred Chamberlin 6-1 6-1

1R: Catherine McConnell d. Dorothy Winslow default
1R: H. Hatch d. Helen A. Young 6-2 retired
1R: Caroma Winn d. Natalie Newell default
1R: Winona Neff d. Jean Whiting 6-0 6-2

QF: Steever d. Lee 6-2 6-2
QF: Barnes d. Wilkins 6-0 6-2
QF: McConnell d. Hatch 6-4 12-10
QF: Neff d. Winn 6-0 6-1

SF: Steever d. Barnes 6-2 4-6 6-1
SF: Neff d. McConnell 6-0 6-1

FI: Miriam Steever d. Winona Neff 1-6 6-2 6-4

CR: Miriam Steever d. Edythe Parker (holder) 7-5 6-4

DF: Edythe Parker/Miriam Steever d. Mrs G. Edgar Barnes/Mabel Lee 8-6 6-4

MX: Miriam Steever/Joseph A. Lee d. Louise Phillips/H.G. Phillips 6-3 6-2


July 9-14, North London Championships (Gipsy Open), London, England (Grass)
Venue: Gipsy Club

Singles (Draw=16)

1R: Agnes Morton d. Mabel Parton 6-0 6-1
1R: N. Stevens d. A. Latham 6-3 6-4
1R: D. Johnston d. Daisy Kercheval-Hole 6-2 6-3
1R: Hilda Lane d. Mrs Salter 6-2 6-3

1R: Mrs Pank d. E. Rapson 7-5 6-4
1R: Agnes Spashett d. M. Johnston 6-3 6-3
1R: Mrs C.E. Hunter d. “Miss A. Mistake” default
1R: Beryl Tulloch d. Mrs Shelton 6-1 6-0

QF: Morton d. Stevens default
QF: Lane d. Johnston 6-1, retired
QF: Pank d. Spashett 6-3 6-1
QF: Tulloch d. Hunter 6-0 6-3

SF: Morton d. Lane 6-3 7-5
SF: Tulloch d. Pank 9-7 6-3

FI: Agnes Morton d. Beryl Tulloch 6-2 6-1


began July 9, Canadian Championships, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada (Grass)
Venue: Queen's Royal.

CR: Lois Moyes d. Violet Summerhayes (holder) 6-3 6-3

There had been no women’s singles event at the Canadian Championships of 1905. Violet Summerhayes had won the women’s singles event at this tournament in the years 1899-1904.


July 11-14, Welsh Championships, Newport, Wales (Grass)

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: May Sutton (US) d. E. Hudd default
1R: Lilias Raikes d. C. Anthony 9-11 6-2 7-5
1R: Charlotte Sterry d. Edith Longhurst 7-5 6-1
1R: Maud Garfit d. Edith Boucher 7-5 7-5

SF: Sutton d. Raikes 6-1 retired
SF: Garfit d. Sterry 3-6 2-0 retired

FI: May Sutton (US) d. Maud Garfit 6-1 6-0

DF: Charlotte Sterry/May Sutton (US) d. Maud Garfit/Edith Boucher 6-2 6-1

MX: Charlotte Sterry/Sidney H. Smith and Edith Boucher/John Boucher divided the prizes.

Sutton only drops two games in winning the singles.

Mrs Lilias Raikes=nee Lilian Colman.


began July 12, Championships of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany, (clay)

FI: Hedwig Neresheimer d. Rosamund Salusbury (GB) 6-2 6-0


July 12-14, Norfolk Championships, Norwich, Norfolk, England (Grass)

FI: Handicap only

From "Lawn Tennis and Badminton", July 18, 1906" "This new tournament was played on July 12, 13 and 14 on the fine ground at the Newmarket Road, which includes the courts of the Eaton Lawn Tennis Club. Perfect weather was enjoyed and with the ground in excellent trim and an entry totalling 340, it goes without saying that the meeting was a great success."


July 12-14, Ryton, Durham, England (Grass)

FI: Helen Aitchison d. Mrs J.E. Day 6-4 6-2

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Discussion Starter #12 (Edited)
Second half of July

??, Danish Outdoor Championships

FI: Sophie Castenschiold d. ??


July 16-18, Shropshire Championships, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England (Grass)

FI: Violet Pinckney d. Maud Garfit 1-6 6-4 6-3


July 16-21 Crystal Palace Open Lawn Tennis Tournament, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Crystal Palace Cricket Ground

FI: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Dora Boothby default

The third annual tournament, played during the afternoon of six days.

Mentions "Ten courts were laid out on the cricket ground,..." so that indicates a grass surface.

"Unfortunately Miss Boothby, who had reached two finals, was indisposed, and had to scratch, so Miss Eastlake Smith was awarded a walk over in the Ladies' Open Singles, a circumstance which she deeply regretted, as she greatly wanted to see whether she could beat Miss Boothby again, as she did at the East Croydon Tournament."

Source: LTAB, July 25, 1906, pp.280, 284-285


July 16-21, Epsom, Surrey, England (Grass)

FI: Ethel Thomson d. Edith Johnson 6-2 6-0

DF: Dora Boothby/Gertrude Houselander d. Maud Brown/Ethel Thomson 3-6 6-1 6-4


July 19-21, Leamington, Warwickshire, England (Grass)

FI: Violet Pinckney d. Berly Tulloch 6-4 6-4


July 19-21, Hull, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Mrs P.N. Morton d. Mrs J.B. Perrett 2-6 6-4 6-2


began July 20, Kentucky State Championship, Irvine, Kentucky, US
Venue: Estill Springs TC

FI: Dorothy Kellogg d. Helen Ratterman 5-7 6-2 6-3


July 21-28, Western Championships, Chicago, Illinois, United States (Grass)
Venue: Kenwood Country Club

Singles (Draw=24)

PR: Winona Neff d. Lotta Krum 6-1 6-1
PR: E.S. Dunham d. Katherine McConnell default
PR: Mabel Lee d. Adelaide Hanatord 6-0 6-0
PR: Marion Evans d. Juliet Brooks 6-0 6-1
PR: Carrie Neely-bye
PR: Ruth Croker-bye
PR: H. Collum-bye
PR: M. Parkyn-bye

PR: Lulah Belden-bye
PR: Caroma Winn-bye
PR: Mrs G. Edgar Barnes-bye
PR: Mrs H.C. Harger-bye
PR: Marjorie Bell d. Octavia Williams 6-3 6-2
PR: Catherine Bronson d. Isabel Barnham 6-2 6-2
PR: G. Wales d. Helen Young 6-0 6-4
PR: Miriam Steever d. M. Ullman 6-2 6-3

1R: Neff d. Dunham 6-0 6-0
1R: Evans d. Lee 6-3 6-4
1R: Neely d. Croker 6-0 6-1
1R: Collum d. Parkyn 6-2 6-4

1R: Belden d. Winn 6-1 3-6 8-6
1R: Barnes d. Harger 6-0 6-2
1R: Bell d. Bronson 6-2 6-4
1R: Steever d. Mrs Wales 6-4 6-4

QF: Neff d. Evans 6-1 6-0
QF: Neely d. Collum 6-0 6-0
QF: Belden d. Barnes 6-2 6-3
QF: Steever d. Bell 6-2 6-2

SF: Neff d. Neely 6-1 4-6 6-3
SF: Steever d. Belden 6-0 6-3

FI: Winona Neff d. Miriam Steever 5-7 6-4 6-2

DF: Carrie Neely/Winona Neff d. Miss Parker/Miriam Steever 6-0 6-2

MX: Winona Neff/Reuben G. Hunt d. Mrs G.E. Barnes/W.T. Hayes 7-5 6-1

Holder Myrtle McAteer did not defend her singles title.

Winona Neff=Mrs R.B. Neff


July 23-25, Vichy, Vichy, France (Clay)

FI: Katie Fenwick d. S. Linossier 6-2 6-3

MX: Katie Fenwick/Maurice Germot d. S. Linossier/ A. Muhr 6-3 6-3


July 23-28, Midland Counties Championships, Birmingham, England (Grass)
Venue: Edgbaston Club

1R: Mrs M. Beards-bye
1R: Connie Wilson d. Alice Ferguson 6-1 6-4
1R: Daisy Kercheval-Hole d. Kathleen Aitchison 4-6 6-1 6-4
1R: Lucy Kendal d. Edith Longhurst 6-2 9-7
1R: Jessie Coles d. A. Fell 10-8 2-6 6-1
1R: Irene Huleatt d. A. Cherry default
1R: Maud Garfit d. H. Gibson 6-0 6-4
1R: Beryl Tulloch d. Alice Aitchison 6-1 6-1

1R: Blanche Hillyard d. C.M. Jones 6-1 6-0
1R: Mrs C.E. Hunter d. E.M. Brown 6-0 6-2
1R: M.S. Warner d. Helen Aitchison 5-7 6-2, retired
1R: M. Butler-Lloyd-bye
1R: E.B. Ward d. Edith Boucher 7-5 2-6 7-5
1R: N. Stevens d. B. Cherry default
1R: “Miss W. Arwick” d. Mrs Winterton default
1R: Alice Greene d. Sibyl Aitchison 6-1 6-3

2R: Wilson d. Beards 6-0 6-1
2R: Kendal d. Kercheval-Hole 6-4 6-2
2R: Coles d. Huleatt 5-7 6-2 6-3
2R: Tulloch d. Garfit 6-4 6-3

2R: Hillyard d. Hunter 6-0 6-1
2R: Warner d. Butler-Lloyd 8-6 6-3
2R: Ward d. Stevens 6-0 3-0 retired
2R: Greene d. “Arwick” 6-3 6-0

QF: Wilson d. Kendal 6-3 6-2
QF: Tulloch d. Coles 6-3 6-3
QF: Mrs Hillyard d. Warner 6-2 6-1
QF: Greene d. Ward 6-3 6-3

SF: Wilson d. Tulloch 6-2 6-3
SF: Greene d. Mrs Hillyard default

FI: Connie Wilson d. Alice Greene 6-1 3-6 6-4

From ‘Lawn Tennis and Badminton’, August 1, 1906:

“Wednesday, the 25th inst., brought us to the opening day of the tournament, and it may at once be said that the beautifully situated ground never looked more picturesque, and the courts never looked in such tip-top condition. That their looks did not belie them, the testimony of the first-class players bore witness, as they one and all stated that they never wished to play on better courts. The six-foot backdrop on the two front courts was also much appreciated, and Edgbaston will never be without this vast improvement again.

“This was not the only improvement at this tournament for the players’ accommodation could hardly be beaten, as it was only quite recently that the Edgbaston Club spent a very considerable sum on extensions to their pavilion. The ladies’ accommodation, however, though excellent as far as it went, might well have been more commodious, but this was a mistake that will be satisfactorily rectified next year.

“The reading and writing rooms for both the ladies and the men were much appreciated. Still another improvement at this meeting, and that was the invitation tea tent. The following eight ladies kindly invited all visiting players to tea: Lady Lowe and Mrs Arthur Keen (Wednesday), Lady Fisher and Mrs F.S. Goodwin (Thursday), Mrs Stuart Todd and Mrs Godfrey Nettlefold (Friday), Lady Rogers and Lady Smith (Saturday). Needless to say, this welcome rest from the struggle and toil on the courts was much appreciated, and all thanks were given to the hostesses for their kindness.”


July 23-28, Redhill, London, England (Grass)

FI: Agnes Morton d. J. Brown 6-2 6-1


July 23-28, East Grinstead, Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: Violet Pinckney d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith 14-16 6-1 8-6

MX: Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Reggie Doherty d. Violet Pinckney/Alfred Beamish 6-1 6-4


July 25-28, Santa Barbara, California, USA (Hard)

SF: Florence Sutton (owes 15) d. Miss Hutton (receives 30) 4-6 6-4 6-0
SF: Ethel Bruce (owes 15) d. Miriam Edwards (owes half 15) 6-1 6-0

FI: Florence Sutton d. Ethel Bruce 1-6 6-3 6-1

DF: Ethel Bruce/Miss Hutton d. Miss Early/Florence Sutton 7-5 7-5

MX: Florence Sutton/Simpson Sinasbaugh d. Ethel Bruce/Mr Donnell 6-4 6-3

Holder May Sutton did not defend her title. Ethel Bruce is also a Sutton by birth.


July 26-28, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England (Grass)

FI: K. Kentish d. Mary Curtis-Whyte default*

MX: Jessie Green/Arthur Gore d. A. Hogg/A.G. Neilson 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-4

*The women's singles event was handicap only.

The mixed doubles final was a best-of-five sets match.


Circa late July, Championships of Franzensbad, Franzensbad, Bohemia (Clay)

FI: Rosamund Salusbury (GB) d. Emmy Matuch (Ast) 7-5 6-0


Circa July 24-August 2, Championships of Marienbad, Marienbad, Austria (Clay)

FI: Elsie Lane (GB) d. Marie Amende 7-5 11-9

DF: Dora Köring (Ger)/Elsie Lane (GB) d. Emmy Matuch/Rosamund Salusbury (GB) 6-4 8-6

MX: Elsie Lane (GB)/Anthony Wilding (NZ) d. Margit Madarász (Hun)/Ladislav Zemla (Boh) 6-1 7-5

From page 395 of Tennis: a cultural history By Heiner Gillmeister (quoting an original German publication and translated into English) "Among the ladies, Miss Lane, famous of old, is considered the strongest. Her game is as plain as it is deadly safe, and so is her ugly backhand stroke. Her staying power is admirable." [Apparently Elsie had an unusual backhand stroke that was nonetheless efffective.]


July 27-30, Championships of Cologne, Cologne, Germany (Clay)

FI: Dagmar von Krohn d. Lucie Bergmann 6-4 5-7 6-0

MX: Lucie Bergmann/Paul Trasenster (Bel) d. Frau Herber/Robert Wallet (Fra) 6-3 6-3

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Discussion Starter #13 (Edited)
First half of August

July 30-August 1, Coventry, Warwickshire, England (Grass)

MX: Alice Ferguson/ Edward R. Allen and Miss Tootell/Major Ritchie divided the prizes after the former pair had won the first set, 12-10

There appears to have been no women's singles event at this, the second edition of the Coventry tournament.


July 30-August 4, Shanklin, Isle of Wight

FI: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Mrs J.B. Perrett 8-6 6-2


July 30-August 4, Northumberland Championships, Newcastle, Northumberland, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=13)

1R: May Sutton (US) d. Alice Aitchison 6-3 6-2
1R: Lucy Kendal d. M. Crawford 6-1 6-1
1R: Miss Everard d. Mrs J. Foster 6-0 6-2
1R: H. Mather-bye

1R: G. Sisterton-bye
1R: E. Carmouche-bye
1R: Bertha Holder d. Dorothea Douglass default
1R: Helen Aitchison d. Mrs P. Morton 6-3 6-1

QF: Sutton d. Kendal 6-1 6-1
QF: Everard d. Mather 6-1 7-5
QF: Sisterton d. Carmouche 7-5 6-0
QF: Aitchison d. Holder 6-1 6-3

SF: Sutton d. Everard 6-0 6-1
SF: H Aitchison d. Sisterton 6-0 6-0

FI: May Sutton (US) d. Helen Aitchison 6-2 6-1

DF: Alice Aitchison/Helen Aitchison d. Lucy Kendal/H. Mather 6-3 6-1

MX: May Sutton (US)/George Hillyard d. Helen Aitchison/H. Laws 6-0 6-4

From “Lawn Tennis and Badminton”, August 8, 1906:

“The entry for the Northumberland Lawn Tennis Association 25th County Open Tournament promised to make it one of the most successful and interesting tennis events of the season, but unfortunately several of the entrants were unavoidably prevented from being present. A regretful letter was received from Miss Dorothea Douglass intimating a complete breakdown, while Mrs Charlotte Sterry was suffering from a mishap which effectively compelled her absence. Several other prominent players were absent through various causes. The presence of Miss May Sutton, the American lady champion, who made her first appearance in Newcastle, made the programme of more than ordinary interest. If Miss Sutton appreciated the Northern hospitality as much as the Northerners appreciated her play, this will certainly not be her last visit to this city.”

To further excite interest May won an exhibition singles match against Sidney Smith. Sidey owed 30 and gave 15-he lost 6-2 6-1.

Sutton left England on August 12th, making this event the last on her 1906 European tour.


July 30-August 4, British Columbia Championships, Victoria, Canada

[Incomplete draw]

QF: Alice Ryan (US) d. Violet Pooley 5-7 6-2 6-3
QF: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Miss Wason 6-2 6-2
QF: Alice Bell d. Anastasia Musgrave 6-1 6-0
QF: Marian Pitts d. Miss King 13-11 2-6 6-2

SF: A. Ryan d E. Ryan 1-6 6-2 8-6
SF: Pitts d. Bell 6-2 6-3

FI: Alice Ryan (US) d. Marian Pitts 6-4 6-0

DF: Alice Ryan (US)/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Alice Bell/Violet Pooley 6-3 6-1

MX: Alice Bell/Joe Tyler (US) d. Marian Pitts/Albert Goward 6-3 6-4

Holder Muriel Cole did not defend her title.

This was one of the first tournament wins, if not the first tournament win, for Elizabeth Ryan, who was just 14 years old at the time. She won the doubles at this tournament with her older sister, Alice.


circa July 28-August 5 Southern California Championships, Long Beach, California (Hard)
Venue: Ocean Park

Singles (Draw=11)

PR: Ethel Sutton Bruce d Mary Browne 6-3 6-1
PR: Alice Scott d. Sadie Bundy 6-0 6-0
PR: Florence Sutton d Merelina Seymour 6-2 6-0

1R: Myrna Seymour d. Madge Conger 6-0 6-4
1R: Bruce d. Scott 7-5 6-0
1R: F. Sutton d. Gabrielle Dobbins 6-2 6-1
1R: Eleanor Peralta d. Miss Hutton 6-2 7-5

SF: Bruce d. Seymour 6-0 6-0
SF: F. Sutton d. Peralta 6-1 6-3

FI: Ethel Sutton Bruce d. Florence Sutton 6-1 6-4

DF: Ethel Bruce/Gabrielle Dobbins d. Eleanor Peralta/Myrna Seymour 6-1 6-3

MX: Merelina Seymour/Alfonso Bell d. Marion Farquhar/Arthur Bumiller 6-4 3-6 6-2
Ethel wins as the holder Mrs Harold Hope Doeg (aka Ethel's sister Violet) doesn't defend. Note the event began on a Monday (check calendar) Source is the Los Angeles Herald.

Mixed doubles finalist Marion Farquhar better known under her maiden name of Jones.

Myrna Seymour=Mrs Seymour.


began July 30, Quebec Championship, Montreal, Canada
Venue: Cote St. Antoine TC

FI: Mrs McCullock won


July 30-August 5, Championships of Baden, Heidelberg, Germany (Clay)

FI: A. Feindel d. Nelly Schmoller 10-8 6-2

For the Championships of Heidelberg

FI: A. Feindel d. Frl Schweinfurt 6-3 6-1

MX: Dagmar von Krohn/C. Lindemann d. Nelly Schmoller/B. Simon 6-1 6-2


July 30-August 5, Heiligendamm, Germany (Clay)

FI: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg d. Frl Baschwitz ????


August 3-6, Teignmouth, Devon, England (Grass)

FI: Dora Boothby d. Edith Boucher 6-4 7-5


August 3-6, Paddock Lawn Tennis Club, Rochester, Kent, England (Grass)

FI: Mildred Coles d. M. Brooksmith 6-4 7-5


began August 5, Championships of Carlsbad, Carlsbad, Northern Bohemia, Austria (Clay)

FI: Elsie Lane (GB) d. Emmy Mattuch (Aut) 6-2 6-1

DF: Margit Madarász (Hun)/Katalin Cséry (Hun) d. Emmy Mattuch (Aut)/Rosamund Salusbury (GB) 4-6 6-3 6-3

Second annual edition of the tournament
Source: Bohemia, 3 August 1906, p.5


August 6-10, Nova Scotia Championship, Amherst, Canada

FI: Mrs. F.T. Handsombody d E. Anderson ??

DF: Fraser/Graham d. Blair/Bigelow ??

MX: Handsombody/Handsombody d. Fraser/Jackson ??


August 6-8, Suffolk Championships, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England (Grass)

FI: Agnes Morton d. Connie Wilson default

DF: H. Hughes D'Aeth/Agnes Morton d. Miss Gurney/Connie Wilson 6-3 6-2

MX: Agnes Morton/Herbert Roper-Barrett d. Connie Wilson/John Luard 3-6 6-4 6-3

Luard is Connie Wilson's future spouse.


August 6-9, Lincolnshire Championships, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England (Grass)

FI: Ann Cannon d. M. Mason 6-3 7-5

MX: Jessie Green/G.N. Brown d. Evelyn Dillon/E.N. Crowder 7-5 6-2


August 6-10, Dieppe, France (Clay)

FI: E. Maidment d. Miss Vaughan 6-1 6-1


August 6-11, Ostend, Belgium (Clay)

FI: [Elsie] Lane (GB) d. ????

The Miss Lane in question here is bound to be Elsie Lane, who loved continental red clay. Her sister Hilda usually stuck to English grass.


August 6-11, Scottish Championships, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (Grass)

Singles (Draw=14)

1R: Alice Ferguson d. M. Sugden 6-1 6-2
1R: Mrs H. Sanderson d. A. Scott default
1R: M.E. Morton d. M.B. Brown default
1R: A. Dawson-bye

1R: C. Tarleton-bye
1R: M.T. Crawford d. B. Scott default
1R: Mrs Langham d E. Lill 6-3 11-9
1R: Mary Curtis-Whyte d. Mrs Whittaker 6-1 6-0

QF: Ferguson d. Sanderson 6-2 6-2
QF: Morton d. Dawson 6-0 6-1
QF: Crawford d. Tarleton 6-3 6-1
QF: Curtis-Whyte d. Langham 6-0 6-1

SF: Ferguson d. Morton 7-5 6-2
SF: Curtis-Whyte d. Crawford 6-0 6-3

FI: Alice Ferguson d. Mary Curtis-Whyte 6-3 8-6

MX: Alice Ferguson/Alexander McKay d. M.E. Morton/David Harbison (Aus) 6-2 6-3


August 6-11, Essex Championships, Colchester, Essex, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=11, plus holder)

1R: Miss Tootell d. Mrs Bullock 4-6 6-2 6-2
1R: Miss Wilson d. W. Fitter 6-1 6-2
1R: V. Fitter d. C.E. Pitts 6-2 6-2

QF: Tootell d. Wilson 6-2 6-1
QF: Mrs Leigh Day d. N. Musgrave 6-3 6-2
QF: Fitter d. E.M. Packe 9-7 3-6 6-2
QF: A. Sargent d. S. Cooper 6-0 6-1

SF: Tootell d. Mrs Leigh Day 6-2 6-3
SF: Sargent d. V. Fitter 6-4 10-8

FI: Miss Tootell d. A. Sargent 6-2 6-3

CR: Agnes Morton (holder) d. Miss Tootell 6-2 6-0


August 6-11, North Dakota State Championships, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Mrs J.A. Montgomery d. Temple Irwin 6-0 6-0
1R: Mrs B. Lamb d. May Stevenson 6-1 6-2
1R: B. Stevenson d. B. Mallory 6-1 6-0
1R: Nellie Hanson d. E. Abbott 6-4 6-1

SF: Mrs Montgomery d. Mrs Lamb 6-2 6-2
SF: Hanson d. B. Stevenson 5-7 6-4 13-11

FI: Mrs J.A. Montgomery d. Nellie Hanson 6-3 7-5

DF: B. Stevenson/May Stevenson d. Mrs J.A. Montgomery/Mrs B. Lamb default

MX: B. or May Stevenson/Sedgley d. Mrs J.A. Montgomery/Dr Wilcox 3-6 6-3 6-4


began August 7, Pacific Northwest Championships, Tacoma, Washington, US (Grass)
Venue: Tacoma Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Elizabeth Ryan d. Alice Ryan 7-5 6-4

DF: Alice Ryan/Elizabeth Ryan d. Miss Loomis/Miss Robertson [score?]

MX: Elizabeth Ryan/J.A. Rithet d. Alice Ryan/R.H. Pooley 6-4 3-6 6-4

Elizabeth Ryan's first known tournament title in singles. She reversed a loss to her older sister Alice the previous week at British Columbia.

From Wright and Ditson. "In the ladies events the Ryans had everything their own way of course, local players having never been up against anything of this kind before." (p. 145)


August 10-18, Queensland Championships, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Grass)

Singles (Draw=13)

1R: Ethel Mant d. Flora Gordon 6-3 6-1
1R: Miss Mackintosh d. Dora Gordon 6-2 6-2
1R: Beatrice Larard d. Mrs Thurlow 6-1 6-0
1R: Maud Larard-bye

1R: Miss Lindeman d. Miss Fitzhardinge 6-3 6-1
1R: Miss Peapes d. Amy or Eva Thurlow 3-6 8-6 6-0
1R: Mabel Mant-bye
1R: Miss Vernor-bye

QF: E Mant d. Mackintosh 6-3 6-2
QF: M Larard d. B Larard 6-1 6-1
QF: Lindeman d. Peapes 4-6 6-2 6-0
QF: M Mant d. Vernor 6-2 7-5

SF: E Mant d. M Larard 6-4 6-1
SF: M Mant d. Lindeman 6-2 3-6 8-6

FI: Ethel Mant d. Mabel Mant 6-4 6-3

Mixed doubles [Incomplete draw]

SF: Beatrice Larard/Stanley Doust d. Miss Mackintosh/Wilfrid Kilgour 7-5 9-7
SF: Dora Gordon/William Gregg d. Miss Peapes/Hubert McLeod Marsh 6-4 6-2

FI: Beatrice Larard/Stanley Doust d. Dora Gordon/William Gregg 6-4 6-4

Singles holder Rose Payten did not defend her title.


Began August 13 Mainland British Columbia Championships, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Grass)
Venue: Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Miss King 6-1 6-4

DF: Violet Pooley/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Miss Hobson/Miss King 4-6 6-2 6-1

MX: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Douglas Hunter (US) d. Violet Pooley/Major Williams 6-3 3-6 6-3

Information from Ted Tinling's book Love and Faults sheds more light on the Ryan sisters Pacific Northwest jaunt. Accordng to Elizabeth, "On out first trip we won every available prize in four tournaments: Vancouver, Victoria. Tacoma, and Seattle." (p 114 of Love and Faults). Ryan also recalls that it was in the Vancouver final that she first discovered the use of the volley due to a large rough patch on the court. "When Alice was on the good side she always seemed accurate enough to put the ball in the bad patch. After half-a dozen untakable bounces I was furious and accused her of cheating. Ryan then said to herself, "I have to stop this. I have to hit the ball before it bounces."

The preceding illustrates how Ryan started down the path to becoming the best volleyer of her era. This was also her first exposure to grass. On the west coast grass courts only existed in the north, where there was enough rain and a cool climate to support the surface.

Note that Ryan's memory is slightly off-as Wright and Ditson indicates she beat a Miss King in the Vancouver final. Either Ryan beat her sister her in an earlier round or she has the wrong venue. In light of Ryan's comments the information that "the seven grass courts never looked better" is amusing. There were some 500 to 600 spectators for the finals.


August 13-18, Derbyshire Championships, Buxton, Derbyshire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: Blanche Hillyard d. E. Crook 6-2 6-2
1R: N. Attenborough d. Miss Leeman 6-1 6-1
1R: D. Smalley-bye
1R: Mrs D. Talbot-bye

1R: Hilda Lane-bye
1R: Miss Carter-bye
1R: Nora Schmitz d. Miss Attenborough 6-4 6-2
1R: Connie Meyer d. Miss Birch 7-5 6-2

QF: Hillyard d. Attenborough 6-1 6-0
QF: Smalley d. Talbot 3-6 6-2 6-3
QF: Lane d. Carter default
QF: Meyer d. Schmitz default

SF: Hillyard d. Smalley 6- 6-2
SF: Meyer d. Lane 3-6 8-6 6-0

FI: Blanche Hillyard d. Connie Meyer 6-4 6-3

All England Women’s Doubles Championships (Draw=9)

1R: G. Lattey/B. Lazenby d. Miss Chaplin/Miss Raundrup 6-3 7-5

QF: Blanche Hillyard/Connie Meyer d. E.B. Callander/E.M. Callander 6-2 6-0
QF: Lattey/Lazenby d. A. Robinson/Miss Robinson default
QF: C. Attenborough/N. Attenborough d. Miss Birch/Miss Leeman 6-1 3-6 7-5
QF: Hilda Lane/Nora Schmitz d. E. Crook/L. Smalley 6-2 6-3

SF: Mrs Hillyard/Meyer d. Lattey/Lazenby 6-1 4-0 retired
SF: Lane/Mrs Schmitz d. N. Attenborough/Attenborough 6-2 6-3

FI: Blanche Hillyard/Connie Meyer d. Hilda Lane/Nora Schmitz 7-5 6-3

MX: Connie Meyer/Xenophon Casdagli d. B. Lazenby/C. Miller 6-3 6-3

DF: Blanche Hillyard/Connie Meyer d. Hilda Lane/Nora Schmitz 7-5 6-3

Mrs Nora Schmitz=nee Nora Meyer, sister of fellow players Connie and Frieda.


August 13-18, East of England Championships, Felixstowe, Suffolk, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: Dorothea Douglass-bye
1R: M. Dudley-bye
1R: Agnes Morton d. A.M. Waller 6-0 6-3
1R: Margaret C. Jourdain d. “Miss Stowe” default

1R: Mrs Leigh Day-bye
1R: Mrs A.E. Crawley-bye
1R: Miss Tootell d. “Miss Player” default
1R: Connie Wilson d. Mrs C.E. Hunter 6-1 7-5

QF: Douglass d. Dudley 6-0 6-2
QF: Morton d. Joudain 6-0 6-3
QF: Leigh Day d. Crawley default
QF: Wilson d. Tootell 6-2 6-2

SF: Douglass d. Morton 8-6 6-1
SF: Wilson d. Leigh Day default

FI: Dorothea Douglass d. Connie Wilson 14-14 retired


circa August 13-19, German Championships, Hamburg, Germany (Clay)

Singles (Draw=14)

1R: Luise Berton d. Edith Knapp 6-2 6-1
1R: M. Achenbach d. Nelly Schmoller 6-3 6-2
1R: Edith Glardon d. E. Kleinschmidt 9-7 6-3
1R: Rose Szczesny-bye

1R: M. Holzapfel d. M. Jurgens 6-4 6-4
1R: Lizzie Cordes d. Ilse Dickhuth 6-0 6-1
1R: M. Jewsbury (GB) d. Frl von Herwarth 8-6 6-1
1R: Lizzie Cordes-bye

QF: Berton d. Achenbach 10-8 6-2
QF: Szczesny d. Glardon 6-0 6-1
QF: Holapfel d. Lorenz-Meyer 6-1 5-7 6-2
QF: Jewsbury d. Cordes 6-4 5-7 6-3

SF: Berton d. Szczesny 6-0 7-5
SF: Jewsbury d. Holzapfel 6-0 6-1

FI: Luise Berton d. M. Jewsbury (GB) 4-6 6-3 6-1

MX: Nelly Schmoller/Oscar Kreuzer d. Luise Berton/E. Spitz default


August 14-17 Newport Casino Tournament , Newport, Rhode Island, US (Grass)
Venue: Newport Casino

FI: Maud Barger-Wallach d. Edith Rotch 6-2 6-4.

DF: Marion Fenno/Eleanora Sears d. Agassiz/Edith Rotch 6-4 9-7


August 13-18, Torquay, Devon, England (Grass)

FI: M. Lucas d. M. Stonham 6-2 6-4


August 14-18, Criccieth, Wales (Grass)

FI: Mabel Dudgeon d. Hilda Hitchings 6-4 6-4


August 13-18, East of Ireland Championships, Kingstown, County Dublin, Ireland

FI: Miss Cressy d. Mrs M.J. Daly 6-3 6-0


[Date unknown], Oregon State Championships

Singles (Draw=10, plus holder)

PR: Leslie Weidler d. Tessie Leadbetter 6-3 6-2
PR: Rachel Josephi d. Mrs E.A. Baldwin default

QF: Nan Robertson d. Mrs H.E. Judge 6-1 6-1
QF: Weidler d. Elsie Koehler 4-6 6-4 6-1
QF: Madelene Smith d. Stella Frohman 6-2 6-0
QF: H.E. Booth d. Josephi 6-4 7-5

SF: Robertson d. Weidler 6-4 8-6
SF: Booth d. Smith 6-3 6-2

FI: Nan Robertson d. H.E. Booth 6-3 6-4

CR: Amy Heitshu (holder) d. Nan Robertson 8-6 6-0

DF: Amy Heitshu/Rachel Josephi d. Leslie Weidler/D. Morrison 6-3 6-1

MX: Nan Robertson/Brandt Wickersham d. Leslie Weidler/Walter Goss 7-5 6-3

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Discussion Starter #14 (Edited)
Second half of August

August 14-19, Championships of Upper Austria, Gmünden, Austria (Clay)

FI: Rosamund Salusbury (GB) d. G. Wien 6-0 6-4


August 16-19, Championships of the Engadine, Saint Moritz, Switzerland (Clay)

FI: Domini Elliadi (Gre) d. E. Maidment (GB) 6-1 6-2

MX: Domini Elliadi (Gre)/Georges Simond (GB) d. E. Maidment (GB)/J.K. Frost 4-6 6-0 6-2

Source: LTAB, Sept. 5, 1906, pp. 424-425


August 17-22, Thuringian Championships, Braunschweig, Germany (Clay)

FI: Frl Knapp d. Frl Hartwig 6-1 7-5

MX: B. Gleichmann/Hechtermann d. Frl Hartwig/Lang 6-3 6-0

Note: At this point in time this tournament also incorporated the men's events for the German Closed Championships. The first events for women at the German Closed Championships were held in 1924.


began August 20 ?? Washington State, Seattle, Washington (Grass?)

FI: Elizabeth Ryan d Alice Ryan 7-5 3-6 6-3

DF: Alice Ryan/Elizabeth Ryan d Alice Bell (Can)/V. Pooley (Can) 6-4 6-3

MX: Alice Ryan/Harry Pooley (Can) d Elizabeth Ryan/Douglas Hunter 7-5 5-7 8-6

The date is an estimate based on the fact that the dates for the other 3 Pacific Northwest events from 1906 are known and Wright and Ditson indicates this event closed the circuit. Elizabeth Ryan won the singles in 3 of the 4 events on the circuit. The other singles winner was her sister Alice.


August 20-25, North of England Championships, Scarborough, Yorkshire England (Grass?)

FI: L. Kendal d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith 6-4 6-1

MX: Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Reggie Doherty d. Miss Kendal/Major Fleming 6-1 6-0


August 20-25, Cinque Ports Championships, Folkestone, Kent, England (Grass)

FI: Dora Boothby d. Mildred Coles 5-7 6-4 6-2


August 20-25, Worthing, Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: Gertrude Houselander and Lottie Paterson divided the prizes

MX: Gertrude Houselander/Edward R. Allen and Lottie Paterson/Charles G. Allen divided the prizes


August 20-25, Isle of Wight Championships, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Singles (Draw=14)

1R: Mrs J. B. Perrett d. Violet I. Maygrove 6-1 6-3
1R: M. Ward Hunt d. Jessie W. Lintott 6-0 6-1
1R: Helen Harper d. Ruby G. Thomas ????
1R: Edith Johnson-bye

1R: H. Ada Lloyd d. Mrs A.L. Salter 6-3 6-3
1R: E.M. Rapson d. Mrs W.B. Nash 6-0 6-1
1R: Mrs [D.M.] Armstrong d. G. Hofmann 6-1 6-2
1R: C Ward Hunt-bye

QF: Perrett d. M Ward Hunt 6-4 6-2
QF: Helen Harper d. Edith Johnson default
QF: Rapson d. Lloyd 6-3 6-1
QF: Armstrong d. C. Ward Hunt 6-0 6-2

SF: Perrett d. Harper 6-1 6-4
SF: Armstrong d. Rapson 6-3 6-1

FI: Mrs J. B. Perrett d. Mrs [D.M.] Armstrong 6-8 8-6 6-2

MX: Helen Harper/George Thomas d. Mrs J. B. Perrett/Thomas Pethick 7-5 6-3

Mrs J. B. Perrett may=Isable Perrett


Circa August 20-26, Bad Homburg Tournament, Bad Homburg, Germany (Clay)

Singles (Draw=16)

1R: Dorothea Douglass (GB) d. Countess Helena Soumarokoff-Eltson (Rus) default
1R: Mrs Gardner d. Baronne d. Molembaix (Bel) 6-3 3-0 retired
1R: Cora Wilding (NZ) d. Hedwig Neresheimer default
1R: Frl Seligmann d. Mrs Sinclair-Westcott default
1R: Toupie Lowther (GB) d. A. Feindel 6-1 6-1
1R: H. Schmidt d. Frl Kirch default
1R: Contess Batthyany (Aut) d. M. Gans 6-4 6-8 6-2
1R: Blanche Hillyard (GB) d. Mlle de Chazal (Bel) 6-1 6-1

QF: Douglass d. Gardner 6-0 6-0
QF: Seligmann d. Wilding 6-1 6-0
QF: Lowther d. Schmidt 6-0 6-0
QF: Hillyard d. Batthyany 6-1 6-1

SF: Douglass d. Seligmann 6-0 6-0
SF: Hillyard d. Lowther 6-1 4-6 7-5

FI: Dorothea Douglass (GB) d. Blanche Hillyard (GB) 6-4 8-6

DF: Blanche Hillyard (GB)/Toupie Lowther (GB) d. Miss Gardner (GB)/Frl Seligmann 6-3 6-4

MX: Dorothea Douglass (GB)/Anthony F. Wilding (NZ) d. Blanche Hillyard (GB)/George Ball-Greene (Ire)6-0 6-3

The British contingent has a grand time motoring through Germany in Toupie Lowther's 40 horse power Mercedes. Dorothea received a silver gilt bowl and 3 jewelled brooch pins for winning here.


August 23-26, Championships of Ragaz, Ragaz, Switzerland (Clay)

FI: N. Stettheimer d. E. Maidment (GB) 7-5 6-3

MX: E. Maidment (GB)/Robert B. Hough (GB) d. Mlle de Prelle/Armand C. Simon 8-10 9-7 6-2


August 28-29, Pembrokeshire Championships, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, Wales (Grass)

FI: May Morris d. M. Morres 6-4 4-6 6-4

This was the first edition of the Pembrokeshire Championships tournament.


August 27-September 1, Chichester, West Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: Charlotte Sterry d. Gertrude Houselander 2-6 6-1 6-2


August 27-September 1, Carlisle, Cumberland, England (Grass)

FI: Maude Garfit d. Lucy Kendal 2-6 6-2 1-0 retired

DF: Alice Ferguson/Lucy Kendal d. Maude Garfit/M. Morton 6-0 6-4

MX: Maude Garfit/Leslie Poidevin (Aus) d. Alice Ferguson/Charles J. Glenny 2-6 6-4 6-2

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First half of September

August 30-September 2, Championships of Bremen, Bremen, Germany (Clay)

FI: Margarete Tischbein d. Frl Knapp 7-5 8-6

MX: Edith Glardon/Hermann Gerdes d. Lizzie Cordes/F. Eichenberg 8-6 6-3


Circa early September, Championship of Pays d’Enhaut, Chateau d’Oex, Switzerland (Clay)

FI: Aurea Edgington (GB) d. Miss Chenery (Aus) 6-2 2-6 6-4

MX: Mrs Weir/C.B. Weir (GB) d. Miss Chenery (Aus)/Walter C. Crawley (GB) 6-2 3-6 7-5

Edgington is the married name of Aurea Farrington.


August 25-September 7, Intermountain Championships, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

FI: Grace Lyons d. Margaret Hutchinson 6-4 6-0

CR: Kate Williams (holder) d. Grace Lyons 2-6 6-4 6-3

DF: Margaret Hutchinson/Grace Lyons d. Mrs Griffith/Kate Williams 6-2 6-4


September 1-8, Tri-State Championships, Cincinnati, Ohio, US (Clay)
Venue: Cincinnati Tennis Club

Singles (Draw=32, plus holder)

1R: Florence Sutton d. Lillian Williams 6-1 6-1
1R: Dorothy Kellogg d. Martha Wilby 6-1 6-1
1R: Emily Woodall d. Edith Egan 5-7 6-4 6-4
1R: Ruth Harper d. Virginia Bell default
1R: Marion Hunt d. Mary L. Burton 9-7 5-7 6-1
1R: Kate Bradley d. Harriet Pendleton 6-1 6-3
1R: Helen Ratterman d. Jeanett Rawson 6-4 6-1
1R: Ruth Cowing d. Cecilia Jewett 6-1 6-1

1R: Mrs Vivian Harcourt d. Louise Ayers 6-4 6-2
1R: Jessie Bruce d. Nana Taylor 6-3 6-0
1R: Adelaide Burton d. Bessie Langdon 6-1 5-7 6-4
1R: Mardi Hunt d. Louise Wachman 6-4 6-3
1R: Lulah Belden d. Adele Kruse 6-4 6-8 6-3
1R: Emily Wickersham d. Mary Bruce 6-3 6-1
1R: Mrs Stanley Ramsey d. Frances Smith 6-1- 6-1
1R: Marjorie Dodd d. Natalie Breed 6-2 6-4

2R: F. Sutton d. Kellogg 6-2 6-0
2R: Harper d. Woodall 2-6 7-5 7-5
2R: Marion Hunt d. Bradley 6-2 6-3
2R: Cowing d. Ratterman 6-1 2-6 6-4

2R: Harcourt d. Bruce 6-4 4-6 6-2
2R: Mardi Hunt d. Burton 6-3 6-4
2R: Belden d. Wickersham 6-2 6-1
2R: Dodd d. Ramsey 6-4 5-7 6-1

QF: F. Sutton d. Harper 6-2 6-0
QF: Cowing d. Marion Hunt 6-0 6-3
QF: Harcourt d. Mardi Hunt 6-4 4-6 6-2
QF: Dodd d. Belden 5-7 6-3 6-0

SF: F. Sutton d. Cowing 6-0 6-1
SF: Dodd d. Mrs Harcourt default

FI: Florence Sutton d. Marjorie Dodd 6-0 6-1

CR: May Sutton (holder) d. Florence Sutton 7-5 6-2

DF: Marjorie Dodd/May Sutton d. Lulah Belden/Florence Sutton 6-3 3-6 6-3

MX: May Sutton/A.C. Way d. Florence Sutton/Josiah Belden 7-5 6-2

US National champ Helen Hunt goes down easily in the quarters. Florence came from across the country just to play this one event and meet up with her younger sister May. May was coming back from her English trip. Huge crowds turn out this year, with many being turned away at the gate.


September 3-8, Nyack Country Club Open, Upper Nyack, New York, United States (Grass)
Venue: Nyack Country Club

Singles (Draw=1, plus holder)

1R: Helen Homans d. Clover Boldt 6-4 6-3
1R: F. Merritt d. M. Mathiessen default

QF: Homans d. Miss Smith 6-1 6-1
QF: Maud Aufermann d. Miss Eaton 6-1 6-3
QF: Augusta Chapman d. Miss Jewett 6-1 6-0
QF: Marie Wagner d. Merritt 6-0 6-3

SF: Homans d. Mrs Aufermann 6-2 6-3
SF: Wagner d. Mrs Chapman 6-1 7-5

FI: Helen Homans d. Marie Wagner 6-2 6-4

CR: Helen Homans d. Helen Pouch (holder) 6-1 6-2

DF: Mrs C.W. Bumstead/Ethel Platt d. Maud Aufermann/Augusta Chapman 6-1 6-4

MX: Marie Wagner/Henry Mollenhauer d. Helen Pouch/William Pouch 6-3 6-3

Pouch is the married name of Helena Hellwig.


September 3-8, Conishead Priory, Cumbria, England (Grass)

FI: Maude Garfit d. Alice Ferguson 6-2 6-1

MX: Alice Ferguson/Mark D. Hick d. Maude Garfit/Walter Carey 6-2 3-6 6-1


ended September 8, International Championships of San Sebastian, Spain (Clay)



September 1-10, Pacific Coast Championships, San Rafael, California, USA (Hard)

Singles (Draw=11)

1R: Hazel Hotchkiss-bye
1R: Golda Myer-bye
1R: Ethel Sutton Bruce d Miss [Ruby] Garland 6-2 6-0
1R: Miss Peralta d. Bessie Valleau 6-1 6-0

1R: Gabrielle Dobbins d. Merelina Seymour 6-0 6-1
1R: Mrs Myrna Seymour-bye
1R: Georgina Jones-bye
1R: Ethel Ratcliffe-bye

QF: Hotchkiss d Myer 6-4 7-9 8-6
QF: Bruce d Peralta 6-1 6-1
QF: Dobbins d Mrs Seymour ????
QF: Ratcliffe d Jones ????

SF: Hotchkiss d. Bruce 9-7 6-1
SF: Dobbins d. Ratcliffe 6-4 7-5

FI: Hazel Hotchkiss d. Gabrielle Dobbins 6-2 6-2

DF: Hazel Hotchkiss/Ethel Ratcliffe d. Ethel Bruce/Gabrielle Dobbins 6-4 6-4

MX: Hazel Hotchkiss/Charles Foley d. Golda Myer/George Janes [score?]

In the absence of the holder, May Sutton (still in the east after going to Wimbledon), Hazel Hotchkiss wins what is probably her biggest singles title to date. Hazel's upset over Ethel was probably the first time that someone other than a Sutton had beaten one of the Sutton sisters in a singles match.


September 3-8, Sussex Championships, Brighton, Sussex, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=32)

1R: Charlotte Sterry d. Winifred Slocock 6-2 6-2
1R: E.E. Sargent d. Miss Willford 6-0 6-0
1R: Ruth Winch d. Miss Arbuthnot 6-2 6-1
1R: Gertrude Houselander d. Marion Colbatch-Clark 8-6 6-2
1R: Edith Longhurst d. Mrs Armstrong 8-6 5-5 retired
1R: Miss Huleatt d. H. Simpson 6-3 6-2
1R: Miss Cadman d. B. Carter default
1R: Dora Boothby d. Mrs Bond-Nash 6-0 6-2

1R: Connie Wilson d. Miss Laming 6-0 6-0
1R: Miss Bloxsome d. A. Carter default
1R: Mrs Monk d. C. Anthony 6-4 7-5
1R: Hilda Lane d. J. Coles 7-5 6-4
1R: Mildred Coles d. M. Sams 6-2 6-0
1R: Mrs Hawker d. A. Lyne default
1R: Ellen Hemsted d. Edith Johnson 6-3 6-2
1R: Violet Pinckney d. Miss Lanphier 6-2 6-4

2R: Sterry d. Sargent 6-0 6-1
2R: Houselander d. Winch 6-1 6-4
2R: Longhurst d. Huleatt 6-2 6-2
2R: Boothby d. Cadman 6-0 6-1

2R: Wilson d. Bloxsome 6-0 6-1
2R: Lane d. Monk 7-5 6-4
2R: Coles d. Hawker 6-3 6-4
2R: Pinckney d. Hemsted 6-3 4-6 6-3

QF: Sterry d. Houselander 6-3 6-3
QF: Boothby d. Longhurst 6-3 6-0
QF: Wilson d. Lane 7-5 6-2
QF: Pinckney d. Coles 6-3 6-1

SF: Sterry d. Boothby 6-2 6-3
SF: Pinckney d. Wilson default

FI: Charlotte Sterry d. Violet Pinckney 6-0 6-0

DF: Gertrude Houselander/Violet Pinckney d. Dora Boothby/Mrs Hemsted 6-1 9-7

MX: Dora Boothby/Albert D. Prebble and Violet Pinckney/Arthur H. Riseley divided the prizes.


began September 3 , Boulogne-sur-Mer, Boulogne,France (Clay)

CR: M. Wright (GB) (holder) d. Miss Maidment 6-1 6-2


began September 3, Dinard, Dinard, France (Clay)

Singles (Draw=3)

1R: Vera Warden (US) d. Helen Reckitt (GB) 6-2 6-1
1R: Katie Fenwick-bye

FI: Katie Fenwick d. Vera Warden (US) 7-5 6-2

MX: Katie Fenwick/Wilberforce V Eaves (Aus) d. Vera Warden (US)/Reginald Forbes (GB) 6-3 6-3

Fenwick is the married name of Katie Gillou. Holder Dorothea Douglass did not defend her title.


September 4-9, Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany (Clay)

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Dorothea Douglass (GB) d. Frl Schneider 6-0 6-1
1R: Blanche Hillyard (GB) d. Frl Neumann 6-0 6-1
1R: Miss Andrews d. Marie-Rose Trasenster (Bel) default
1R: Toupie Lowther (GB) d. E. Hadra 6-0 6-0

SF: Douglass d. Hillyard 6-1 9-7
SF: Lowther d. Andrews 6-1 6-2

FI: Dorothea Douglass (GB) d. Toupie Lowther (GB) 6-4 6-4

MX: Dorothea Douglass (GB)/Tony Wilding (NZ) d. Toupie Lowther (GB)/George Hillyard (GB) 6-3 6-2

A steady Dorothea won a tough fought match over the brilliant but erratic Toupie.


First week of September, Ontario Championship, Toronto, Canada

FI: Lois Moyes d. Hedley 6-3 5-7 6-3

Holder Minnie Hague does not defend her title.


September 10-15, Le Touquet, Le Touquet,France (Clay)

FI: Mrs Moritz d. M. Wright (GB) 6-3 6-4

DF: F. Levy/Mrs Moritz d. Mrs Jackson (GB)/M. Wright (GB) 6-1 6-3

MX: Miss Maidment/Kenneth Powell (GB)/ d. M. Wright (GB)/E.B. Milner (GB) 1-6 6-2 6-2


September 10-15, Lucerne, Switzerland (Clay)

FI: Vera Warden (US) d. Adine Masson (Fra) 6-2 6-4

MX: Adine Masson (Fra)/Leslie Poidevin (Aus) d. M. Asprey/A.P. Ford 6-1 6-1


September 10-15, Kent Coast Championships, Hythe, England (Grass)

FI: Connie Wilson d Mildred Coles 6-0 6-2


September 10-17, Les Avants, Switzerland (Clay)

FI: Aurea Farrington (GB) d. Rosamund Salusbury (GB) 1-6 7-5 6-1

MX: Rosamund Salusbury (GB)/Algernon Kingscote (GB) d. Aurea Farrington (GB)/E.M. Hall (GB) 6-3 6-1


September 10-18, South of England Championships, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England (Grass)
Venue: Devonshire Park

Singles (Draw=50)

1R: Gertrude Houselander-bye
1R: Edith Longhurst-bye
1R: Mrs H. Bullock-bye
1R: M. Holman-bye
1R: Violet Pinkcney-bye
1R: N Lattey-bye
1R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith-bye
1R: Dorothea Douglass d. Dorothy Holman 6-1 6-1

1R: Mildred Coles d. Beryl Tulloch 6-1 6-1
1R: Mrs C. Glanvill d. Frieda Meyer 5-7 6-2 8-6
1R: D. Johnston d. “M. Player” default
1R: Lottie Paterson d. M. Joseph 6-1 6-2
1R: Mrs Speck d. Mrs Bond-Nash 6-1 6-2
1R: Blanche Hillyard d. Winifred Slocock 6-3 6-1
1R: E. Attfield d. D. Adams 6-2 6-2
1R: Charlotte Sterry d. B. Bell default

1R: Edith Johnson d. Miss Huleatt 6-3 6-2
1R: Mrs Hawker d. S. Cadman 6-0 6-1
1R: Mrs Armstrong d. Vera Aitken 6-2 6-3
1R: Miss Tootell d. C. Johnstone 6-2 6-3
1R: Sybil Speed d. Olive Tulloch 6-0 6-3
1R: F. Layton d. H. Simpson 6-1 6-1
1R: G. Lewis d. S. Anderson 6-3 6-4
1R: K. Kentish d. Ida Harper 6-3 6-1

1R: Nora Schmitz d. Mrs Croneen 6-0 6-3
1R: Miss McMorland-bye
1R: A. Hogg-bye
1R: Mrs Albury-bye
1R: Connie Meyer-bye
1R: C. Carter-bye
1R: H. Harper-bye
1R: Agatha Morton-bye

2R: Houselander d. Longhurst 8-6 7-5
2R: Bullock d. Holman 14-12 4-6 6-3
2R: Pinckney d. Lattey 6-0 6-0
2R: Douglass d. Eastlake-Smith 6-1 6-3
2R: Coles d. Glanvill 6-4 6-2
2R: Paterson d. Johnston 4-6 6-1 6-1
2R: Hillyard d. Speck 6-3 6-3
2R: Sterry d. Attfield 6-1 6-1

2R: Johnson d. Hawker 6-2 6-0
2R: Tootell d. Armstrong 6-2 6-2
2R: Speed d. Layton 6-3 7-5
2R: Kentish d. Lewis 6-4 6-1
2R: Schmitz d. Miss McMorland 6-2 6-4
2R: Hogg d. Albury 6-4 6-3
2R: Meyer d. Carter default
2R: Morton d. Harper 6-2 6-0

3R: Houselander d. Bullock ????
3R: Douglass d. Pinckney ????
3R: Coles d. Paterson ????
3R: Sterry d. Hillyard ????

3R: Johnson d. Tootell ????
3R: Kentish d. Speed ????
3R: Hogg d. Schmitz ????
3R: Morton d. Meyer ????

QF: Douglass d. Houselander default
QF: Sterry d. Coles 8-6 6-0
QF: Johnson d. Kentish 6-3 6-3
QF: Morton d. Hogg 6-1 6-1

SF: Douglass d. Sterry 6-4 8-10 6-2
SF: Morton d. Johnson 6-1 6-4

FI: Dorothea Douglass d. AgathaMorton 3-6 6-3 6-2

DF: Agatha Morton/Charlotte Sterry d. Gertrude Houselander/Violet Pinckney 6-4 6-1

MX: Dorothea Douglass/George Hillyard d. Agatha Morton/A. Taylor default

A top-class, non-handicap women’s doubles event was a novelty at this tournament. Douglass drops her first set all year in the semi vs Sterry. The match was delayed by rain for 30 minutes after two sets. Morton wins a set in the final but cannot prevail. These two sets are the only ones Dorothea drops all year long-she is undefeated in ten tournaments.

The draw of 50 is probably a record entry for any ladies singles in 1906.

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Second half of September

September 17-22, Welsh Covered Courts Championships, Llandudno, Wales (Indoors on Wood)

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Mary Curtis-Whyte d. Mrs Williams Vaughan 6-3 6-1
1R: A.C. Reeves d. “Miss B. Lank” default
1R: E. Veal d. C. Duerden 6-3 6-2
1R: Miss Butler-Lloyd d. G. Vaughan 6-4 6-3

SF: Curtis-Whyte d. Reeves 6-4 6-3
SF: Butler-Lloyd d. Veal 6-3 1-6 6-1

FI: Mary Curtis-Whyte d. Miss Butler-Lloyd 6-2 8-6

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October 1-6, London Covered Courts Championships, London, England (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Queen’s Club

Singles (Draw=7)

1R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Winifred Slocock 6-3 6-4
1R: D. Adams d. “Miss O.B. Shore” default
1R: Beryl Tulloch d. Dorothea Douglass default
1R: Mildred Coles-bye

SF: Eastlake-Smith d. Adams 6-2 6-1
SF: Coles d. Tulloch 2-6 7-5 9-7

FI: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Mildred Coles 6-0 6-3

MX: Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Reggie Doherty d. Mildred Coles/JB Ward 6-0 4-6 6-4

Holder Dorothea Douglass did not defend her title. As she defaults in the opening round she was apparently expected to "play through".


Ends October 7 Metropolitan Championships Sydney, Australia (Grass)

No Ladies Singles


FI: Miss Jones/Rose Payten d Lee/Lee 6-4 6-1

*Jones/Payten won the challenge round by default.

"Miss Payten is yet unapproached as a player and if she could only visit England for the championships there is little doubt she would be as sensationally successful as was the other Australian, Brookes."


October 13-28, Bay Counties Championships, San Francisco, California (Hard)

FI: Golda Myer d. Annabelle Vodden 7-5 7-5

CR: Hazel Hotckiss (holder) Golda Myer 6-4 10-8

MX: Won by Lucy Powdrell/Tony Wilding


began October 18, Championships of Portugal, Cascaes, Portugal (Clay)

FI: Cordelia Phillimore (GB) d. Anna de Souza Continho 6-3 12-10

MX: Cordelia Phillimore (GB)/R. Frazer d. Anna Linhares/José Bello 6-4 7-5 2-6 2-6 6-3

The King of Portugal, who also participated in the doubles event, handed out the prizes.
Source: LTAB, Nov. 7, 1906, pp. 501-502


October 24-29, Western Australian Championships, Perth, Western Australia, Australia (Grass)

Singles (Draw=6)

1R: Miss Ross-bye
1R: Rose Payten d. Mrs Blackmore 6-0 6-1
1R: Miss Jones d. Martha Walsh 6-4 6-0
1R: Miss Lowe-bye

SF: Payten d. Ross 6-0 6-1
SF: Miss Jones d. Lowe 6-0 6-2

FI: Rose Payten d. Miss Jones default

Doubles (Draw=6)

1R: Miss Jones/Rose Payten-bye
1R: Miss Kelsall/Miss Mackie d. D. Moore/Martha Walsh 6-2 6-3
1R: Miss Clement/Mabel Steere d. Mrs Harwood/K. Outram 6-1 6-4
1R: Mrs Blackmore/Miss Ross-bye

SF: Jones/Payten d. Clement/Steere 6-0 6-1
SF: Blackmore/Ross d. Kelsall/Mackie 7-5 4-6 6-4

FI: Miss Jones/Rose Payten d. Mrs Blackmore/Miss Ross 6-0 6-2

Mixed Doubles (Draw=8)

1R: Rose Payten/Stanley Doust d. Miss Jones/G. Jones 6-4 6-3
1R: D. Moore/K. Bolton d. Mrs Harwood/T. Kitchen 9-7 6-0
1R: Miss Paterson/C.G. Watson d. Mrs Blackmore/Dr Cedric Bowker 6-4 6-2
1R: Martha Walsh/Ernest Parker d. Miss Ross/Harold Parker (NZ) 7-5 7-5

SF: Payten/Doust d. Moore/Bolton 6-3 6-2
SF: Walsh/E Parker d. Paterson/Watson 6-3 6-1

FI: Rose Payten/Stanley Doust d. Martha Walsh/Ernest Parker 6-0 6-4

Western Australian (30 October 1905)

"Miss Jones, refusing to take advantage of the continued indisposition of Miss Payten, forfeited the final."

Western Mail (3 November 1906)

"Broadly speaking, Miss Payten is all that had been said of her, and, in some respects, she is more. For instance, we were not told of her accuracy or, rather, it was not insisted upon. Whether standing behind the baseline or at the net, Miss Payten seldom strikes a ball that refuses to go where she would have it. On the other hand, from accounts that came to us it seemed that Miss Payten never served a ball that she did not follow in to the net. As a matter of fact, Miss Payten occasionally follows in, more often she prudently waits on the baseline for the return. Still, when she does follow in she is not to be stopped by hard driving for her volleying is as well polished as is her ground work. Expecially resourceful, she has a large number of strokes with which to vary her play and perplex her opponent.

Martha Walsh=Mrs Walsh

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November 26-December 1, Victorian Championships, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Grass)

Singles (Draw=5)

1R: Lorna Gyton d. Maisie Parr 6-4 6-4

SF: Lily Addison d. Miss Watson 6-2 6-2
SF: Gyton d. Gertrude Wilmoth 6-1 6-1

FI: Lily Addison d. Lorna Gyton 8-6 6-2

Doubles (Draw=4)

1R: Lorna Gyton/Ethel Le Neveu d. Lily Addison/Gertrude Wilmoth 6-0 6-1
1R: Maisie Parr/Lillian Payne d. Pearl Stewart/Miss Stewart 6-3 4-6 6-4

FI: Lorna Gyton/Ethel Le Neveu d. Maisie Parr/Lillian Payne 6-3 6-1

Mixed Doubles (Draw=6)

1R: Lillian Payne/Eric Pockley-bye
1R: Ethel Le Neveu/Stanley Doust d. E. Wyatt/Tony Wilding (NZ) ????
1R: Gertrude Wilmoth/Joseph Blair d. Mrs Barrington/Anderson default
1R: Loran Gyton/Thomas Tatchell-bye

SF: Payne/Pockley d. Wilmoth/Blair 6-3 4-6 11-9
SF Le Neveu/Dunlop d. Gyton/Tatchell 6-3 3-6 6-3

FI: Lillian Payne/Eric Pockley d. Ethel Le Neveu/Stanley Doust 8-6 6-3
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