1912 World Hard Court Championships

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1912 World Hard Court Championships
Date 1 – 9 June
Edition 1st
Category World Championship
Surface Clay
Location Saint-Cloud, Paris, France
Venue Stade Français
Men's Singles
Germany Otto Froitzheim
Women's Singles
France Marguerite Broquedis
Men's Doubles
Germany Otto Froitzheim / Germany Oskar Kreuzer
Mixed Doubles
France Max Decugis / Belgium Anne de Borman
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The 1912 World Hard Court Championships (WHCC) (French: Championnats du Monde de Tennis sur Terre Battue) was the inaugural edition of the World Hard Court Championships tennis tournament, considered as the precursor to the French Open, and was held on the clay courts of the Stade Français at the Parc de Saint-Cloud in Paris from 1 June through 9 June 1912. This tournament was open to all international amateur tennis players and was part of a series of world championships being advanced by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF), the others being the World Grass Court Championships (Wimbledon) and the World Covered Court Championships held in a variety of countries. The WHCC was open to all nationalities unlike the French Championships which were open only to tennis players who were licensed in France.[1]

The 1912 WHCC consisted of a men's singles, men's doubles, women's singles and mixed doubles event. The women's doubles event was not scheduled. The singles titles were won by Otto Froitzheim and Marguerite Broquedis.[2]


Men's Singles[edit]

Germany Otto Froitzheim defeated Germany Oscar Kreuzer, 6–2, 7–5, 4–6, 7–5

Women's Singles[edit]

France Marguerite Broquedis defeated Germany Mieken Rieck, 6–3, 0–6, 6–4

Men's Doubles[edit]

Germany Otto Froitzheim / Germany Oscar Kreuzer defeated South Africa Harold Kitson / South Africa Charles Winslow, 4–6, 6–2, 6–1, 6–3

Mixed Doubles[edit]

France Max Decugis / Belgium Anne de Borman defeated Germany Heinrich Kleinschroth / Germany Mieken Rieck, 6–4, 7–5


  1. ^ "Paris Hard Court Meeting, June 1, etc". Lawn Tennis and Badminton. V (20): 375. 20 June 1912. 
  2. ^ "Varia". Lawn Tennis and Badminton. V (19): 343, 344. 13 June 1912. 

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