Hilda Lane

Hilda Lane was an English tennis player active during the first decade and a half of the 20th century.

Hilda Lane
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Lane, ca. 1903
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Grand Slam Singles results
WimbledonQF (1902)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (1914)

She was the daughter of Wilmot Lane, a barrister-at-law who had been a civil servant in India.

Between 1902 and 1914 she participated in the single event of the Wimbledon Championships and achieved her best result in her first appearance in 1902 when she reached the quarterfinal in which eventual champions Muriel Robb beat her in straight sets.[1][2] In 1914 she also competed in the doubles event with Madeline O'Neill but lost in the first round.[3]

In 1902 she won the all-comer's tournament at the Kent Championships after her opponent Edith Greville retired at one set all but subsequently lost the challenge round match against Dorothea Douglass. The challenge round match was postponed form 14 June to 5 July due to rain.[4] In August 1913 she was runner-up at the Derbyshire Championships in Buxton, losing the final to Ethel Thomson Larcombe in straight sets.

In 1905 she defeated Gladys Eastlake Smith in the singles final of the British Covered Court Championships, played on wood courts at the Queen's Club in London. The following year, 1906, she lost her title in the challenge round to Dorothea Douglass.[5]

She was the sister of tennis player Elsie Lane.


  1. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – Hilda Lane". AELTC.
  2. ^ "Wimbledon draws archive – 1902 Ladies singles quarterfinals". AELTC.
  3. ^ "Wimbledon draws archive – 1914 Ladies doubles first round". AELTC.
  4. ^ "Kent Championships – Ladies' Singles Roll of Honour" (PDF). Beckenham Tennis Club. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 July 2012.
  5. ^ McKelvie, Roy (1986). The Queen's Club Story, 1886-1986. London: Stanley Paul. pp. 39, 257. ISBN 0091660602.