Violet Owen

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Violet Owen
Violet Owen 1930.jpg
Full name Violet Chamberlain Owen
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born (1902-02-15)15 February 1902
Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England
Died 22 October 1998(1998-10-22) (aged 96)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon 4R (1927, 1929)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 3R (1928, 1930)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 3R (1930)

Violet Owen (15 February 1902 – 22 October 1998) was a British tennis and hockey player. She captained the British hockey team, and played at the Wimbledon tennis championships every year from 1926 to 1933, reaching eighth in the British rankings.[1] She won the women's doubles at the British Hard Court Championships in 1927 partnering Agnes Tuckey.[2] She was a runner-up in singles and doubles at the 1929 German Championships in Hamburg.[3]

She was born Violet Chamberlain in Ramsbury, Wiltshire, on 15 February 1902. In 1930, she married Llewellyn Gordon Owen, also a notable sportsman, having played tennis at Wimbledon and football for Aston Villa and Wales.[4]

They had three children, John, Geoffrey and Ann. Ann and Geoffrey both played at Wimbledon, and Geoffrey became editor of the Financial Times and was knighted in 1989.[2]


  1. ^ "Players archive – Violet Own". Wimbledon. AELTC. 
  2. ^ a b "Obituary: Violet Owen". The Independent. 26 November 1998. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Myers, A. Wallis, ed. (1930). Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack. London: F.H. Ayres Ltd. pp. 482–483. 
  4. ^ "Football Cartophilic Info Exchange: Villa News & Record – Our Picture Gallery". Retrieved 9 September 2016.