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Henry Billington (12 November 1908 – 29 November 1980) was a British professional tennis player, and the maternal grandfather of Tim Henman.[4] Billington competed at Wimbledon between 1948 and 1951,[5] and also participated in the Davis Cup on three occasions.[6]

Henry Billington
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1908-11-12)12 November 1908[1][2]
Roundway, Wiltshire, England
Died29 November 1980(1980-11-29) (aged 72)[3]
Newbury, Berkshire, England
Turned pro1934 (amateur tour)
Retired1956
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenQF (1939)
Wimbledon3R (1948, 1950, 1951)

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  1. ^ Henry Billington; born 12 Nov 1908; baptism; 20 Dec 1908 - Southbroom, Wiltshire, England Wiltshire, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916
  2. ^ Henry Billington; born 12 Nov 1908; died Oct-Nov-Dec 1980. England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
  3. ^ England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995
  4. ^ "It's now or never". The Observer. 18 January 2004.
  5. ^ Chris Jones (17 April 2002). "Henman's hopes for girl tennis star". Evening Standard. Archived from the original on 13 September 2012.
  6. ^ "Susan Billington". The Telegraph. 4 November 2006.

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