1880 Men's Tennis season

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1880 Men's Tennis season
William Charles Renshaw.jpg
William Renshaw won most title's this year
Details
Duration 12 April – 28 November
Edition 4th
Tournaments 19 (Amateur)
Categories Important (5)
National (1)
Regional/State (3)
County (4)
Local (7)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titles United Kingdom William Renshaw (2)
Most tournament finals United Kingdom William Renshaw (2)
1879
1881

The 1880 Men's tennis season [1][2] was the 4th amateur tennis tour held that year, it now incorporated 19 tournaments staged in Australia, Great Britain and Ireland and the United States. The 1880 Wimbledon Championships was won by John Hartley against Herbert Lawford, in the Challenge Round.

Calendar[edit]

Notes 1: Challenge Round: the final round of a tournament, in which the winner of a single-elimination phase faces the previous year's champion, who plays only that one match. The challenge round was used in the early history of tennis (from 1877 through 1921),[3] in some tournaments not all.

* Indicates challenger

Notes 2:Tournaments in italics were events that were staged only once that season

Key[edit]

Important tournaments [4][5][6][7][8]
National tournaments
State Regional tournaments
County tournaments
Local tournaments

January to March[edit]

No events

April[edit]

Date Tournament Winner Finalist Semifinalist Quarter finalist
12–18 April 1880 East Gloucestershire Championships[9]  GBR Cheltenham, Great Britain
Hard
Singles
 ENG Ernest Renshaw
6-2 3-6 6-1 8-6
 GBR E D S Browne ?

 ?
?

?

 ?

May[edit]

Date Tournament Winner Finalist Semifinalist Quarterfinalist
10–16 May 1880 Northern Lawn Tennis Championships[10]
United Kingdom Manchester, Great Britain
Grass
Singles - Doubles
United Kingdom Richard Taswell Richardson[11]
6-0 6-3 6-0
United Kingdom Walter Edwin Fairlie United Kingdom Cecil Francis Carr
6-0 5-6 6-2 1-6 6-5
United Kingdom John Ravenscroft
6-0 6-0 6-2
United Kingdom J Bayly
1-6 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-4
United Kingdom J Clarke
6-4 6-3 2-6 6-0
United Kingdom John Comber
6-3 6-4 6-5
United Kingdom W L Agnew
6-2 6-0 3-0 retired
24 May-28 May 1880 Irish Championships[12]
 Ireland Dublin, Ireland
Grass
Singles - Doubles
England William Renshaw
6-1 6-4 6-3
 Ireland Ernest de Sylly H. Browne
6-3 6-4 6-3
 Ireland Ernest de Sylly H. Browne
Bye
 Ireland Michael G. McNamara
6-0 6-1 6-3
United Kingdom S. D. Maul
6-2 6-3 6-3
Ireland Michael G. McNamara
Bye
United Kingdom A. J. Mullholland
6-2 6-1 6-4
Challenge round
 Ireland Vere St. Leger Goold

June[edit]

Date Tournament Winner Finalist Semifinalist Quarter finalist
14–26 June 1880 Kemptown[13] United Kingdom Kemptown, Brighton, Great Britain
?
Singles
 GBR A.O. Jennings
6-3 6-3 4-6 6-4
United Kingdom T.J. Verrall ?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
24–25 June 1880 Leicester tournament[14]United Kingdom Leicester, Great Britain
?
Singles
 GBR Champion Branfill Russell
6-5 4-6 6-4
England Stuart Macrae England Harold Baird Carlyon
6-4 6-2
England E.C. Keele
6-1 6-3
England H.F. Johnson
6-1 6-5
England Arthur Thomas Toller
2-6 6-5 6-1
England Dr John Thomas Jacques
2 sets to 0
England George de Horne Vaizey
6-3 5-6 6-4
21 June-4 July 1880 Princes Club Championships[15] United Kingdom Prince's Club, London, Great Britain
Grass
Singles
 ENG Herbert Lawford
5-7 5-7 6-3 6-0 8-6
United Kingdom Edgar Lubbock United Kingdom Otway E, Woodhouse
6-2 6-2 4-6 6-3
 ENG Herbert Lawford
Bye
United Kingdom Captain Blane
6-5 6-1 6-4
United Kingdom David Charles Heatley
6-2 6-4 6-1
United Kingdom O E Woodhouse
Bye

July[edit]

Date Tournament Winner All comers' finalist Semifinalist Quarterfinalist
7–16 July 1880 Wimbledon Championship[16][17]
United Kingdom London, Great Britain
Grass
Singles
United Kingdom John Hartley
walkover
United Kingdom Otway E. Woodhouse
6–3, 6–2, 2–6, 6–3
United Kingdom GM Butterworth
6-2 6-3 6-3
United Kingdom G. M. Montgomeries
6-4 2-6 6-3 5-6 6-1
United Kingdom Richard Ridley Farrer
1-6 6-1 6-4 6-5
United Kingdom William Henry Darby D’Esterre
6-0 6-3 6-1
United Kingdom H.C. Jenkins
6-3 5-6 6-2 2-6 6-3
England Ernest Renshaw
6-3 6-3 3-6 6-0
Challenge round
England Herbert Lawford
14–15 July 1880 Staffordshire tournament[18]United Kingdom Stafford, Great Britain
?
Singles
 ENG Jonas Henry William Gardner
6-3 4-6 6-3
United Kingdom J. H. Forster ?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
28-31 July 1880 County Kildare Tournament[19]
 Ireland Naas,[20] Ireland
Singles - Doubles
 Ireland Joseph R. Rainsford
6-1 6-4 6-3
 Ireland Jacob R. Sherrard
?
 Ireland Joseph R. Rainsford
Bye
 Ireland Algernon Ambrose Michael Aylmer
?
 Ireland Horrace Kennedy
?
 Ireland Ivor Kirkpatrick
?
 Ireland Thomas Browning Reeves
? Ireland R. D. Vincent
?

August[edit]

Date Tournament Winner Finalist Semifinalist Quarter finalist
? August 1880 Scottish Championships[21]
United Kingdom St Andrews, Great Britain
Singles
United Kingdom James Patten McDougall
def
Scotland Leslie Balfour-Melville
Def
? ?
16–19 August 1880 Waterford Annual Lawn Tennis [22]
Ireland Waterford, Ireland
Grass
Singles
Ireland Vere St. Leger Goold
6-1 6-2
Ireland Frederick William Knox
Def
? ?
16–24 August 1880 Devonshire Park tournament[23]
United Kingdom Eastbourn, Great Britain
Grass
United Kingdom Dale Womersley
England Frederick Brunning Maddison
Def
? ?
17–21 August 1880 South of Ireland Championships[24] Ireland Limerick, Ireland
Grass
Singles
Ireland Edward Bennett
6-4 6-4 6-2
Ireland Edward Montiford Longfield Ireland William Dawson
6-0 6-0 6-1
Ireland Samuel Martin Gully
4-6 6-4 6-4 6-
Ireland G Burton
6-0 6-3 6-2
Ireland James F J Heffernan Considine
6-3 6-2 1-6 2-6 6-0
Ireland Major Henry H Goodeve
6-4 9-7 3-6 7-5
Ireland William Dawson
Bye
23–24 August 1880 Torquay Tournament[25] United Kingdom Torquay, Great Britain
Grass
Singles
England Ernest Maconchy
6-0 6-0
United Kingdom C. Hughes United Kingdom C. Hughes
Bye
United Kingdom T. B. Hughes
6-3 6-0
Ireland Thomas Arembery Tombe
6-1 6-1
England Owen Gould
6-0 6-1
England Ernest Maconchy
Bye
?
?

September[edit]

Date Tournament Winner Finalist Semifinalist Quarterfinalist
1–5 September 1880 Championship of America [26]United States Staten Island, United States
Grass
Singles
United Kingdom Otway E. Woodhouse [27]
54-50 (games)
Canada Isidore F. Hellmuth[28] United States Edward H Gray
30-17
United States C M Harvey
30-10
United States C W Barnes
30-10
United States Walter M Wood
27-24
United States William Larned
30-16
United States W H Davidge
30-11
27 September – 3 October 1880 Hampshire Championships[29]
United Kingdom Bournemouth, Great Britain
Grass
Singles
England Francis Robert (Frank) Benson
6-1 6-1 6-3
England L. G. Campbell ?
 ?
 ?
 ?
?
 ?
 ?
 ?
 ?
 ?
?
 ?

October[edit]

Date Tournament Winner Finalist Semifinalist Quarterfinalist
4–10 October 1880 Sussex County Lawn Tennis Tournament[30]
United Kingdom Brighton, Great Britain
Grass
Singles - Doubles
England William Renshaw
6-3 6-3
England Ernest Renshaw United Kingdom Robert Bradell
 ?
United Kingdom William H Darby
 ?
United Kingdom Frederick Bunning
 ?
United Kingdom H C Goddart
 ?
United Kingdom H E Eaton
 ?
United Kingdom William H Darby
Bye
11–17 October 1880 Beacon Park Championships[31]
United States Boston, United States
Grass
Singles - Doubles
United States Richard Sears
Def
United States Edward Gray ?

 ?
?

 ?

 ?

 ?

November[edit]

Date Tournament Winner Finalist Semifinalist Quarterfinalist
22–28 November 1880 Victorian Championships
(Autumn)[32]
Australia Melbourne, Australia
Hard
Singles - Doubles
AustraliaFrank Highett
walkover
England Eduard.W. Wallington Australia R P Arnold
3-1
Australia William McEvoy
3-0
Australia C W Butler
3-0
Australia E Silvester
3-2
Australia R Barton
3-0
Australia William McEvoy
Bye

December[edit]

No events

List of tournament winners[edit]

Note: Important tournaments in bold

Rankings[edit]

Source: The Concise History of Tennis

Karoly Mazak World Rankings for 1880 [33]
# Player
1  John Hartley (ENG)
2  William Renshaw (ENG)
3  Herbert Lawford (ENG)
4  Otway Woodhouse (GBR)
5  Edgar Lubbock (GBR)
6  Richard Taswell Richardson (GBR)
7  Ernest Browne (GBR)
8  George Montgomerie (GBR)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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