General James
Dwight
Male
United States of America
1852-07-14
Paris, France
1917-07-13
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, United States of America


About

The Father of American Tennis, Dr. Dwight was instrumental in establishing tennis as an authentic competitive sport in the United States. A member of the first USNLTA Executive Committee, he was President of the fledgling organization from 1882-1884, and again from 1894 to 1911. And yet, he was a highly respectable player as well, winning the U.S. Doubles Championships on five occasions, and he served ably as Referee at the U.S.



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Archive statistics 1882 - 1913
12
117
87


Tournament wins 1887 - Warwickshire Championships (Amateur)
1886 - West of England Championships (Amateur)
1885 - Brincliffe Lawn Tennis Club Tournament (Amateur)
1885 - East Grinstead (Amateur)
1885 - Brookfield (Amateur)
1885 - Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament (Open)
1885 - Warwickshire Championships (Amateur)
1885 - Brighton Lawn Tennis Club Tournament (Amateur)
1884 - US Lawn Tennis Championships Doubles (Grandslam)
1884 - Longwood Bowl (Amateur)
1883 - US Lawn Tennis Championships Doubles (Grandslam)
1882 - US Lawn Tennis Championships Doubles (Grandslam)


Tournaments US Open - 1913 US Open - 1888 Cheltenham - 1887 West of England Championships - 1887 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1887 Warwickshire Championships - 1887 Buxton - 1887 London Athletic Club - 1887 US Open - 1886 Irish Championships - 1886 Cheltenham - 1886 West of England Championships - 1886 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1886 Edgbaston - 1886 Wimbledon - 1885 Irish Championships - 1885 Cheltenham - 1885 West of England Championships - 1885 Leicester - 1885 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1885 Warwickshire Championships - 1885 Buxton - 1885 East Grinstead - 1885 Edgbaston - 1885 North Yorkshire - 1885 Brighton Lawn Tennis Club Tournament - 1885 Brookfield - 1885 Brincliffe Lawn Tennis Club Tournament - 1885 Wimbledon - 1884 US Open - 1884 Longwood Bowl - 1884 Irish Championships - 1884 West of England Championships - 1884 US Lawn Tennis Championships Doubles - 1884 Orange Invitation - 1884 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1884 US Open - 1883 Longwood Bowl - 1883 US Lawn Tennis Championships Doubles - 1883 US Open - 1882 Longwood Bowl - 1882 US Lawn Tennis Championships Doubles - 1882

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