1880 Men's Tennis tour

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1880 Men's Tennis tour
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 tour [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 East Gloucestershire Championships[9] Cheltenham, Great Britain
Hard
Singles
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland 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 Northern Championships[10]
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 Irish Lawn Tennis Championships[12]
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 Kemptown tournament[13] Kemptown, Brighton, Great Britain
?
Singles
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland A.O. Jennings
6-3 6-3 4-6 6-4
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland T.J. Verrall ?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
24–25 June Leicester tournament[14]
Leicester, Great Britain
?
Singles
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Champion Branfill Russell
6-5 4-6 6-4
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Stuart Macrae United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Harold Baird Carlyon
6-4 6-2
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland E.C. Keele
6-1 6-3
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland H.F. Johnson
6-1 6-5
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Arthur Thomas Toller
2-6 6-5 6-1
England Dr John Thomas Jacques
2 sets to 0
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland George de Horne Vaizey
6-3 5-6 6-4
21 June-4 July Princes Club Championships[15] Prince's Club, London, Great Britain
Grass
Singles
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Herbert Lawford
5-7 5-7 6-3 6-0 8-6
United Kingdom Edgar Lubbock United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Otway E, Woodhouse
6-2 6-2 4-6 6-3
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland 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 Wimbledon Championship[16][17]
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
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Ernest Renshaw
6-3 6-3 3-6 6-0
Challenge round
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Herbert Lawford
14–15 July Staffordshire tournament[18]
Stafford, Great Britain
?
Singles
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Jonas Henry William Gardner
6-3 4-6 6-3
United Kingdom J. H. Forster
28-31 July County Kildare Tournament[19]
Naas,[20] Ireland
Singles - Doubles
Ireland Joseph R. Rainsford
6-1 6-4 6-3
Ireland Jacob R. Sherrard Ireland Joseph R. Rainsford
IrelandAlgernon Ambrose Michael Aylmer
Ireland Horrace Kennedy
Ireland Ivor Kirkpatrick
Ireland Thomas Browning Reeves
IrelandR. D. Vincent

August[edit]

Date Tournament Winner Finalist Semifinalist Quarter finalist
? August Scottish Championships[21]
St Andrews, Great Britain
Singles
United Kingdom James Patten McDougall
def
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Leslie Balfour-Melville
Def
? ?
16–19 August Waterford Annual Lawn Tennis Tournament [22]
Waterford, Ireland
Grass
Singles
Ireland Vere St. Leger Goold
6-1 6-2
Ireland Frederick William Knox
Def
? ?
16–24 August Devonshire Park Tournament[23]
Eastbourne, Great Britain
Grass
United Kingdom Dale Womersley
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Frederick Brunning Maddison
Def
? ?
17–21 August South of Ireland Championships[24] 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 Torquay Tournament[25]
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
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Owen Gould
6-0 6-1
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Ernest Maconchy
Bye
?
?

September[edit]

Date Tournament Winner Finalist Semifinalist Quarterfinalist
1–5 September Championship of America [26] 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 Hampshire Championships[29]
Bournemouth, Great Britain
Grass
Singles
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Francis Robert (Frank) Benson
6-1 6-1 6-3
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland L. G. Campbell ?
 ?
 ?
 ?
?
 ?
 ?
 ?
 ?
 ?
?
 ?

October[edit]

Date Tournament Winner Finalist Semifinalist Quarterfinalist
4–10 October Sussex County Lawn Tennis Tournament[30]
Brighton, Great Britain
Grass
Singles - Doubles
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland William Renshaw
6-3 6-3
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland 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 Beacon Park Championships [31]
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 Victorian Championships
(Autumn)[32]
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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