Herbert Baddeley

Herbert Baddeley (11 January 1872 – 20 July 1931) was a British male tennis player and the younger of the Baddeley twins.

Herbert Baddeley
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Herbert Baddeley (left) with twin brother Wilfred Baddeley (right)
Country (sports)United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Born(1872-01-11)11 January 1872
Bromley, England
Died20 July 1931(1931-07-20) (aged 59)
Cannes, France
Turned pro1887 (amateur tour)
Grand Slam Singles results
WimbledonSF (1894, 1895, 1896)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonW (1891, 1894, 1895, 1896)

Herbert reached the singles semi finals at Wimbledon three times. In 1894 he beat Harry S. Barlow before losing to Ernest Lewis.[1] In 1895 he beat Reginald Doherty before handing a walkover to his brother.[1] In 1896 he beat William Larned before losing to Wilberforce Eaves.[1] In 1891 and 1894–1896 he and his twin brother Wilfred won the Wimbledon doubles championship four times.[2] When Wilfred was beaten in the 1896 singles Challenge Round by Harold Mahony, they both retired from lawn tennis to concentrate on their law career.

In February 1895 the brothers qualified in London as solicitors. They joined their uncle and father Thomas and E. P. Baddeley in Leadenhall Street at the family firm, founded by their great grandfather in 1790. The brothers remained partners in the firm until 1919, when they retired leaving their cousin, Cyril Baddeley, to carry on in the family name. His daughter Violet Baddeley twice reached the final of the All England Open Badminton Championships in 1922 and 1927.[3][4]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles (4 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1891 Wimbledon Grass   Wilfred Baddeley   Joshua Pim
  Frank Stoker
6–1, 6–3, 1–6, 6–2
Loss 1892 Wimbledon Grass   Wilfred Baddeley   Ernest Lewis
  Harry S. Barlow
6–4, 2–6, 6–8, 4–6
Win 1894 Wimbledon Grass   Wilfred Baddeley   Harry S. Barlow
  Charles Martin
5–7, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3, 8–6
Win 1895 Wimbledon Grass   Wilfred Baddeley   Ernest Lewis
  Herbert Wilberforce
8–6, 5–7, 6–4, 6–3
Win 1896 Wimbledon Grass   Wilfred Baddeley   Reginald Doherty
  Harold Nisbet
1–6, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2, 6–1
Loss 1897 Wimbledon Grass   Wilfred Baddeley   Reginald Doherty
  Laurence Doherty
4–6, 6–4, 6–8, 4–6


  1. ^ a b c "Wimbledon player profile – Herbert Baddeley". AELTC.
  2. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 435. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  3. ^ "Badminton". Pall Mall Gazette. 11 March 1922. Retrieved 4 April 2021 – via Gale Primary Sources.
  4. ^ "Badminton, Progress of All England Championships". Western Morning News. 5 March 1927. Retrieved 4 April 2021 – via Gale Primary Sources.