Valentine Hall

Valentine Gill "Vallie" Hall III [2] (November 12, 1867, New York – October 26, 1934) was an American tennis player who was active in the late 19th century. He was the elder son of Valentine Gill Hall Jr. and Mary Livingston Ludlow of the Livingston family. Vallie's eldest sister was Anna Rebecca Hall, making him an uncle of First Lady of the United States, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt.[3]

Valentine Hall
Full nameValentine Gill Hall III
Country (sports) United States
Born(1867-11-12)November 12, 1867[1]
New York, NY, United States
DiedOctober 26, 1934(1934-10-26) (aged 66)
Turned pro1886 (amateur tour)
Retired1894
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
US OpenSF (1891)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
US OpenW (1888, 1890)

CareerEdit

In 1888 and 1890 he won the Men's Doubles title at the U.S. National Championships, also reaching the semi-finals in the Men's Singles in 1891 (and the quarter-finals in 1890, 1892 and 1893).

In 1891 he won the tournament at Southampton, NY.[4] Together with his brother Edward Ludlow Hall (1872–1932) he won the National Eastern Doubles Championships in 1892.[5]

In 1889 he wrote a book titled Lawn Tennis in America containing biographical sketches of prominent players. He was a secretary of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles (2 titles, 3 runner-ups)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1888 U.S. Championships Grass   Oliver Campbell   Clarence Hobart
  E.P. Macmullen
6–4, 6–2, 6–2
Loss 1889 U.S. Championships Grass   Oliver Campbell   Henry Slocum
  Howard Taylor
1–6, 3–6, 2–6
Win 1890 U.S. Championships Grass   Clarence Hobart   Charles Carver
  John Ryerson
6–3, 4–6, 6–2, 2–6, 6–3
Loss 1891 U.S. Championships Grass   Clarence Hobart   Oliver Campbell
  Bob Huntington
3–6, 4–6, 6–8
Loss 1892 U.S. Championships Grass   Edward L. Hall   Oliver Campbell
  Bob Huntington
4–6, 2–6, 6–4, 3–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reynolds, Cuyler (1914). Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley. Lewis Historical Publishing Company. p. 1332. ASIN B007IPINHM.
  2. ^ http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/archives/resources/genealogy.html
  3. ^ "First Lady, Calling, Finds Her Uncle Dead". The New York Times. Retrieved May 9, 2012.
  4. ^ "In The Tennis Court" (PDF). The New York Times. July 26, 1891. Retrieved May 8, 2012.
  5. ^ "Hall Brothers Win Easily" (PDF). The New York Times. August 6, 1892. Retrieved May 8, 2012.

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