Edith Hannam

Edith Margaret Hannam (née Boucher; 28 November 1878 – 16 January 1951) was a female tennis player from Great Britain.[1] She played at the 1912 Summer Olympics and won two gold medals.[2]

Edith Hannam
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Hannam in 1912
Full nameEdith Margaret Hannam
Country (sports)United Kingdom
Born(1878-11-28)28 November 1878
Bristol, England
Died16 January 1951(1951-01-16) (aged 72)
Kensington, England
Grand Slam Singles results
WimbledonF (1911, All Comers')
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonF (1914)

Family lifeEdit

Edith Margaret Boucher was born in Bristol, Gloucestershire on 28 November 1878, the daughter of John and Julia Boucher, her father was a pharmaceutical chemist.

Boucher married Francis John Hannam at Long Ashton in 1909, as a Captain in the Gloucestershire Regiment he was killed in action in France on 5 July 1916.[3]

Tennis careerEdit

In 1909 at the tennis tournament in Cincinnati, Hannam won the singles and mixed doubles titles and was a doubles finalist. She beat Martha Kinsey in the final for the singles title, paired with Julius Frieberg to reach the doubles final, and teamed with Lincoln Mitchell to win the mixed doubles title.

At the 1912 Olympics Hannam won the gold medal in both the Woman's Singles indoor tournament, beating Danish player Sofie Castenschiold in straight sets, and in the Mixed Doubles indoor tournament with partner Charles Dixon. In 1914 she reached the Woman's Doubles finals at Wimbledon with partner Ethel Thomson Larcombe but lost in straight sets to Elizabeth Ryan and Agnes Morton.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1914 Wimbledon Grass   Ethel Thomson Larcombe   Agnes Morton
  Elizabeth Ryan
1–6, 3–6


  1. ^ "Edith Hannam". Olympedia. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Edith Hannam Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  3. ^ Commomwealth War Graves Commission – F J Hannam

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