1912 World Hard Court Championships

The 1912 World Hard Court Championships (WHCC) (French: Championnats du Monde de Tennis sur Terre Battue) was the inaugural edition of the World Hard Court Championships tennis tournament, considered as the precursor to the French Open, and was held on the clay courts of the Stade Français at the Parc de Saint-Cloud in Paris from 1 June through 9 June 1912. This tournament was open to all international amateur tennis players and was part of a series of world championships being advanced by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF), the others being the World Grass Court Championships (Wimbledon) and the World Covered Court Championships held in a variety of countries. The WHCC was open to all nationalities unlike the French Championships which were open only to tennis players who were licensed in France.[1]

1912 World Hard Court Championships
Date1–9 June
CategoryWorld Championship
SurfaceClay / outdoor
LocationSaint-Cloud, Paris, France
VenueStade Français
Men's singles
Germany Otto Froitzheim
Women's singles
France Marguerite Broquedis
Men's doubles
Germany Otto Froitzheim / Germany Oskar Kreuzer
Mixed doubles
France Max Decugis / Belgium Anne de Borman
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The 1912 WHCC consisted of a men's singles, men's doubles, women's singles and mixed doubles event. The women's doubles event was not scheduled. The singles titles were won by Otto Froitzheim and Marguerite Broquedis.[2]


Men's singlesEdit

  Otto Froitzheim defeated   Oscar Kreuzer, 6–2, 7–5, 4–6, 7–5

Women's singlesEdit

  Marguerite Broquedis defeated   Mieken Rieck, 6–3, 0–6, 6–4

Men's doublesEdit

  Otto Froitzheim /   Oscar Kreuzer defeated   Harold Kitson /   Charles Winslow, 4–6, 6–2, 6–1, 6–3

Mixed doublesEdit

  Max Decugis /   Anne de Borman defeated   Heinrich Kleinschroth /   Mieken Rieck, 6–4, 7–5


  1. ^ "Paris Hard Court Meeting, June 1, etc". Lawn Tennis and Badminton. Vol. V, no. 20. 20 June 1912. p. 375.
  2. ^ "Varia". Lawn Tennis and Badminton. Vol. V, no. 19. 13 June 1912. pp. 343, 344.

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