Violet Owen

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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, she won the women's doubles at the British Hard Court Championships in 1927.[1]

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.[2]

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.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Obituary: Violet Owen". The Independent. 26 November 1998. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Football Cartophilic Info Exchange: Villa News & Record – Our Picture Gallery". Retrieved 9 September 2016.