Christiaan van Lennep

Jonkheer Christiaan van Lennep (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkrɪstiˌjaːn vɑn ˈlɛnɛp]; 3 January 1887 – 5 December 1955) was a Dutch tennis player and multiple champion of The Netherlands.

Christiaan van Lennep
Christiaan van Lennep, 1928.jpg
Country (sports) Netherlands
Born(1887-01-03)3 January 1887
Hilversum, Netherlands
Died5 December 1955(1955-12-05) (aged 68)
Rochers de Toveyres, Switzerland
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open3R (1927, 1928)
Wimbledon4R (1921)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonSF (1926)
Team competitions
Davis CupFEU (1925)

He won the singles title at the Dutch National Tennis Championships in 1905, 1907, 1919, 1921, 1925 and 1926. He was also a seven times doubles champion.[2]

Van Lennep participated in the singles and doubles events at the 1908 and 1924 Olympics. His best result was reaching the third round in the singles event at the 1924 Olympics in Paris. In the third round he lost to American Watson Washburn by three sets to one.[3][4] He reached the final of the singles event at the inaugural British Hard Court Championships, played in Torquay in April 1924, in which he was defeated by Randolph Lycett in four sets.[5]

He was more successful in international doubles competitions as he reached the semifinal of the 1926 Wimbledon Championships partnering Béla von Kehrling.[2]

Van Lennep played in 12 ties for the Dutch Davis Cup team between 1920 and 1928 and has a won-loss record of 14 to 12.[6]



  1. ^ Tennisz és golf II (Budapest, Hungary: Bethlen Gábor Irod. és Nyomdai RT) 7: 105. (April 12, 1930)
  2. ^ a b "Christiaan van Lennep". (in Dutch). Hilversum, Netherlands: marketing- en communicatie. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Olympics – Athletes – Christiaan, Jonkheer van Lennep". SportsReference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Olympic Tennis Event – Players – Christiaan van Lennep". ITF. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Lawntennis (Dutch)" (PDF). Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant. 29 April 1924. pp. Ochtendblad A, page 1.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Davis Cup – Player Profile". ITF.

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