Tennis at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Four tennis events were contested at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. These were played at the Cercle des Sports de l'Île de Puteaux. All four events were won by Great Britain. 26 tennis players from 4 nations competed, with over half from the host nation of France.[1]

Tennis at the 1900 Summer Olympics
Date6–11 July 1900
Edition2nd
SurfaceRed clay
LocationCercle des Sports, Île de Puteaux
Champions
Men's singles
 Laurence Doherty (GBR)
Women's singles
 Charlotte Cooper (GBR)
Men's doubles
 Laurence Doherty / Reginald Doherty (GBR)
Mixed doubles
 Charlotte Cooper / Reginald Doherty (GBR)
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The field was small but of high quality, particularly with the top British players present. The Doherty brothers, Reginald and Laurence, were the premier players; they won the men's doubles together, Laurence won the men's singles (after Reginald withdrew rather than play his brother in the semifinals), and Reginald partnered with Charlotte Cooper to take gold in the mixed doubles.[1]

The tournament organization was uncertain, with no venue guaranteed until 5 days before the events began. The ten-court l'Île de Puteaux club eventually agreed to host the tournaments. Five of the courts were used, with court #5 the primary one.[1]

Medal summaryEdit

EventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
  Laurence Doherty (GBR)   Harold Mahony (GBR)   Reginald Doherty (GBR)
  Arthur Norris (GBR)
Men's doubles
details
  Laurence Doherty
and Reginald Doherty (GBR)
  Mixed team (ZZX)
  Max Decugis (FRA)
  Basil Spalding de Garmendia (USA)
  Guy de la Chapelle
and André Prévost (FRA)
  Harold Mahony
and Arthur Norris (GBR)
Women's singles
details
  Charlotte Cooper (GBR)   Hélène Prévost (FRA)   Marion Jones Farquhar (USA)
  Hedwiga Rosenbaumová (BOH)
Mixed doubles
details
  Charlotte Cooper
and Reginald Doherty (GBR)
  Mixed team (ZZX)
  Hélène Prévost (FRA)
  Harold Mahony (GBR)
  Mixed team (ZZX)
  Marion Jones Farquhar (USA)
  Laurence Doherty (GBR)
  Mixed team (ZZX)
  Hedwiga Rosenbaumová (BOH)
  Archibald Warden (GBR)

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Great Britain (GBR)4138
2  Mixed team (ZZX)0224
3  France (FRA)0112
4  Bohemia (BOH)0011
  United States (USA)0011
Totals (5 entries)44816

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 26 players from 4 nations competed at the Paris Games:

Non-Olympic eventsEdit

In addition to the four events recognized as Olympic competitions, there were other tennis events conducted at the l'Île de Puteaux club during the week of the Olympic events. These included handicap events and a professional round-robin men's singles tournament.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Tennis at the 1900 Summer Olympics". Olympedia. Retrieved 18 August 2021.