Edward L. Hall

Edward Ludlow "Eddie" Hall (March 17, 1872 – 1932) was an American tennis player who was active at the end of the 19th century. He was the son of Valentine Hall Jr. and an uncle of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

Edward Ludlow Hall, Jr.
Country (sports) United States
Born(1872-03-17)March 17, 1872[1]
New York City, New York
Died1932 (aged 59–60)
Highest rankingNo. 6 (1893 U.S. ranking)
Grand Slam Singles results
US OpenSF (1892)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US OpenF (1892)


In 1892 he reached the men's doubles final at the U.S. National Championships together with his elder brother Valentine Gill Hall III (1867—1934). They lost the final, played at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, to Oliver Campbell and Bob Huntington in four sets.[2] Hall reached the semifinals in the singles and the quarterfinals the year before.

Together with his brother he won the National Eastern Doubles Championships in 1892.[3] In July 1892 Eddie defeated his brother Valentine in the final of the Southampton tournament in New York.[4] In August 1892 Hall won the Nahant tournament with eight victories and one defeat.[5]

Eddie won the Southern championship in 1891, 1892, and 1893.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1892 U.S. Championships Grass   Valentine Hall   Oliver Campbell
  Bob Huntington
6–4, 6–2, 4–6, 6–3


  1. ^ Reynolds, Cuyler (1914). Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley. Lewis Historical Publishing Company. p. 1332.
  2. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 477. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  3. ^ "Hall Brothers Win Easily" (PDF). The New York Times. August 6, 1892. Retrieved May 8, 2012.
  4. ^ "Brothers Opposed at Tennis" (PDF). The New York Times. July 31, 1892.
  5. ^ "Hall Wins Again" (PDF). The New York Times. August 14, 1892.