General Alexander Henry (Harry)
Hassett
Male
Australia
1905-01-12
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
1971-12-16
Geelong, Victoria, Australia


About

Also played competitive cricket. Brother of cricketing legend Lindsay Hassett.

He was the eldest boy of a large family. The boys were very sporting types and Lindsay Hassett went onto captain Australia. Harry, opted to play tennis constantly hitting against a brick wall on their farm. He joined the Geelong Lawn Tennis Club and played pennant. He soon made the A Grade side and was playing some seasons without losing a match.
In 1930 he was invited to the Davis Cup trials with the likes of Willard, Moon, Hopman and Crawford....apparently he played well and in the waiting period for team selection cracked a bone in his elbow while playing football at home with his brothers, which meant he was excluded.
Famous DC player from Geelong Jack Hawkes was young Harry's mentor and as you can see from the Geelong Easter Tournament the big names of Melbourne tennis came down for the event. He won this 8 years straight. Absolutely a top class player.
In 1932, Harry was aiming higher and took Hopman to 5 sets in a DC trials match. In the showers after the match he slipped and sprained his ankle which again put him out of contention for the Davis Cup and out of the Australian Championships in Adelaide.



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Archive statistics 1925 - 1947
8
83
58


Tournament wins 1936 - Geelong Easter Tournament (Amateur)
1935 - Geelong Easter Tournament (Amateur)
1934 - Geelong Easter Tournament (Amateur)
1933 - Geelong Easter Tournament (Amateur)
1932 - Geelong Easter Tournament (Amateur)
1931 - Geelong Easter Tournament (Amateur)
1930 - Geelong Easter Tournament (Amateur)
1929 - Geelong Easter Tournament (Amateur)


Tournaments Geelong Easter Tournament - 1947 Geelong Easter Tournament - 1940 Geelong Easter Tournament - 1939 Victorian Championships - 1938 Geelong Easter Tournament - 1938 Victorian Championships - 1937 Geelong Easter Tournament - 1937 Victorian Hardcourt Championships - 1937 South Australian Centenary Championships - 1937 Philippines Championships - 1936 Geelong Easter Tournament - 1936 Victorian Championships - 1935 Geelong Easter Tournament - 1935 South Australian Championships - 1934 Victorian Championships - 1934 Geelong Easter Tournament - 1934 Australian Open - 1933 Victorian Championships - 1933 Geelong Easter Tournament - 1933 Victorian Championships - 1932 Geelong Easter Tournament - 1932 Australian Open - 1931 Victorian Championships - 1931 Geelong Easter Tournament - 1931 Australian Open - 1930 Victorian Championships - 1930 Geelong Easter Tournament - 1930 Victorian Championships - 1929 Geelong Easter Tournament - 1929 Geelong Easter Tournament - 1928 Geelong Easter Tournament - 1927 Geelong Easter Tournament - 1926 Geelong Easter Tournament - 1925

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