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A Wallis Myers

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Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Wimbledon  2R (1921)
WHCC  3R (1921)
Name  A. Myers
Retired  1926
French Open  2R (1926)
US Open  2R (1921)
WCCC  1R (1919)
Role  Correspondent
Turned pro  1903
A. Wallis Myers
Born  24 July 1878 Kettering, England (1878-07-24)
Died  June 17, 1939, Epsom, United Kingdom
Books  The Complete Lawn Tennis Player, Teaching and Coaching Lawn Tennis

Arthur Wallis Myers CBE (24 July 1878 – 17 June 1939) was an English tennis correspondent, editor, author and player. He is considered to be one of the leading tennis journalists of the first half of the 20th century.

Wallis Meyers was the editor of the Ayers Lawn Tennis Almanack from 1908 onwards. Wallis Myers was the lawn tennis correspondent of The Daily Telegraph from 1909 until his death in 1939, the lawn tennis editor of The Field Magazine and author of several books on tennis including a biography on four time Wimbledon champion Anthony Wilding who was killed in World War I. During that war Wallis Myers served in the Ministry of Information.

He was a keen tennis player himself and was active mainly in doubles. In April 1906 he won the doubles title with Wilding at the Championships of Barcelona. He won the Monte Carlo doubles championship in 1910 and 1921 and the mixed doubles in 1909. He played in the mixed doubles at the 1914 World Hard Court Championships with Phyllis Satterthwaite, reaching the semi-finals, and teamed up with Molla Bjurstedt Mallory at the 1923 Monte Carlo tournament. In 1923 he won the doubles title of the South of France championships. He was the captain of British tennis teams on tour in Europe, South Africa and India.

In 1924 he founded the International Lawn Tennis Club of Great Britain with Lord Balfour, former Prime Minister, and subsequently Member of the Cabinet, as its first President. He was appointed Chevalier of the Legion of Honour by French President Paul Doumer on 29 April 1932 for services to tennis.

Wallis Myers married Lilian Wallis Myers (nee Gentry).

A tribute to Wallis Myers, A. Wallis Myers: A testament to tennis, was written by the youngest of his 7 children, Prue, during her retirement.

References

A. Wallis Myers Wikipedia


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