Clarence Todd (tennis)

Clarence Todd (1892–1973) was an Australian tennis player. A farmer by profession, he was born in Trundle, in rural New South Wales, in 1892. Todd was a good volleyer and he always tried to get to the net as soon as he could in rallies. Todd reached the semi finals of the 1915 Australasian Championships (losing to Horace Rice).[2] He also won the men's doubles with Rice. From 1916-17 Todd served during World War 1 and was badly injured in the leg when advancing against machine gun fire at the battle of Messines.[3] He lost his first match at 1919 Australasian Championships to Allan North. In 1921 Todd lost in round two of the U. S. Championships to Willis Davis.[4] He played Davis Cup in 1921. He later moved to Queensland.

Clarence Todd
Full nameClarence Vernon Todd
Country (sports) Australia
Born17 May 1892
Trundle, New South Wales, Australia[1]
Died30 March 1973 (aged 80)
Southport, Queensland, Australia
Turned pro1912 (amateur tour)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (1915)
US Open2R (1921)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1915)

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 titleEdit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1915 Australasian Championships Grass   Horace Rice   Gordon Lowe
  Bert St. John
8–6, 6–4, 7–9, 6–3


  1. ^ "Todd Family".
  2. ^ "Australasian Open 1915". Archived from the original on 10 September 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  3. ^ Austral (19 December 1917). "Lawn Tennis". The Referee. Sydney. p. 16. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  4. ^ Talbert, Bill (1967). Tennis Observed. Boston: Barre Publishers. p. 99. OCLC 172306.