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1878 Men's Tennis season

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Duration  9 July – 12 October
Tournaments  6
Edition  2nd
1878 Men's Tennis season
Categories  Important (1) National (1) Regional/State (1) County (0) Local (3)
Most tournament titles  Henry Evelyn Tombe (1) James Jackson Sherrard (1) Patrick Francis Hadow(1) James Patten MacDougall (1) William Henry Darby (1) Vere St. Leger Goold (1)
Most tournament finals  Henry Evelyn Tombe (1) James Jackson Sherrard (1) Patrick Francis Hadow(1) James Patten MacDougall (1) William Henry Darby (1) Vere St. Leger Goold (1) Vere St. Leger Goold (1)

The 1878 Men's tennis season was composed of the second annual pre-open era tour. It now incorporated 6 tournaments staged in Great Britain and Ireland the Wimbledon championships was won by Patrick Francis Hadow defeating the challenger and defending champion Spencer Gore.

Contents

Calendar

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), in some tournaments not all.

* Indicates challenger

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

January to June

No events

November to December

No events

List of tournament winners

Important tournament in bold

  • Henry Evelyn Tombe - Bromley-(1)
  • James Jackson Sherrard - Dublin-(1)
  • James Patten MacDougall - Edinburgh-(1)
  • William Henry Darby - Limerick-(1)
  • Vere St. Leger Goold - Waterford-(1)
  • Patrick Francis Hadow - Wimbledon-(1)
  • Rankings

    Source: The Concise History of Tennis, 6th edition, 2016

    References

    1878 Men's Tennis season Wikipedia


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