6 February 1884|
25 March 1950 (aged 66)|
Hope Crisp (6 February 1884 – 25 March 1950), was an English tennis player. With Agnes Tuckey he was the first winner of the Wimbledon mixed doubles in 1913.
Education[edit | edit source]
Tennis career[edit | edit source]
1913[edit | edit source]
In the 1913 Wimbledon Championships, he won with Agnes Tuckey the first mixed doubles final at Wimbledon in an unusual fashion - one of their opponents Ethel Thomson Larcombe was struck in the eye by her partner's miss-hit smash and unable to continue the match. The incident occurred when the second set was 5–3 for Crisp and Tuckey, the first having been won by the opposing pair of James Cecil Parke and Mrs Larcombe. In the 1914 Wimbledon Championships Crisp and Tuckey were the losing semi-finalists.
1915[edit | edit source]
During the First World War, he received a commission in The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment. In April 1915 while attached to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, he was wounded at Hill 60 near Ypres and his right leg was amputated.
1919[edit | edit source]
However, with a prosthesis, he returned to Wimbledon to play in the 1919 Championships with Mrs Perrett, losing in the second round after a bye in the first. The Times wrote; "It was interesting to see how he managed. He is a strong volleyer and naturally half volleys many balls which a two-legged player would drive. The artificial leg is the right; accordingly service is fairly easy and when there is no hurry, he walks with a fair speed, approaching a run. Other times, he hops. His cheerful temperament makes the game a real pleasure to himself and others."
1923[edit | edit source]
Grand Slam finals[edit | edit source]
Mixed doubles (1 title)[edit | edit source]
|Winner||1913||Wimbledon||Grass||Agnes Tuckey|| James Parke
Ethel Thomson Larcombe
|6–3, 3–5 ret.|
References[edit | edit source]
- "Queen Elizabeth's School - National and international honours list". Qebarnet.co.uk. http://www.qebarnet.co.uk/achievements/national_and_international_honours_list. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
- "THREE AMERICANS LOSE AT TENNIS - McLoughlin Only Player from This Country Left in English Championships. NYTimes.com". New York Times. 1913-06-28. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1913/06/28/100631761.pdf. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
- LONDON GAZETTE, 14 MAY, 1915
- The Mercury (Hobart, Tasmania); 9 June 1915
- "ONE-LEGGED NET PLAYER. - Britisher Injured in War Continues in Tennis Doubles. - View Article - NYTimes.com". New York Times. 1919-07-29. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1919/07/29/97109320.pdf. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
- SUPPLEMENT to THE LONDON GAZETTE, 29 JUNE 1923; p460
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