General Harry Samuel Lewis
Barclay
Male
Australia
1892-11-07
Beaconsfield, Tasmania, Australia
1956-04-20
Barnet, Hertfordshire, England


About

He was born in Tasmania in 1892 and didn\'t start playing tennis until 1911. In 1915 he won the Tasmanian Singles and Doubles Championship playing with W. Sheehan of Alexander Tennis Racket fame (down the track). He joined the war effort and spent much time in India where he became Captain. He then went onto play the Riviera in 1920 winning the BEAU SITE (Cannes) 1920 singles cup, being the first Australian to do so, Brookes was beaten by NZ Wilding. He is fine company with others who did win. In 1922, he captained the Indian Davis Cup Team. In 1925 he made the 3rd round in the Wimbledon doubles and the 4th round in singles being beaten by eventual finalist Jean Borotra. Having now decided to stay on in the UK he won the British Hard Court Championships with UK Davis Cup player C.Kingsley and was ranked in the top 12 UK players and played for the UK in some international matches. He is listed as a Brit in the Wimbledon records but like Randolph Lycett really is an Australian.



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Archive statistics 1915 - 1931
4
67
43


Tournament wins 1922 - Canforde (Amateur)
1920 - Cannes Championships (Open)
1920 - Henley Hard Courts Spring Meeting (Amateur)
1915 - Tasmanian Championships (Amateur)


Tournaments Wimbledon - 1931 Wimbledon - 1930 Wimbledon - 1929 Wimbledon - 1928 Wimbledon - 1925 Kent Championships - 1925 Highbury - 1925 Wimbledon - 1922 Dulwich - 1922 All India Championships - 1922 Gipsy - 1922 British Covered Court Championships - 1922 Henley Hard Courts Spring Meeting - 1922 Canforde - 1922 Gallery Tournament Covered Courts - 1922 Cannes Championships - 1920 Côte d'Azur Championships - 1920 Riviera Championships - 1920 South of France Championships - 1920 Cannes Métropole - 1920 Roehampton Grass Courts - 1920 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1920 Henley Hard Courts Spring Meeting - 1920 Hendon Spring - 1920 Baroda - 1919 Tasmanian Championships - 1916 Tasmanian Championships - 1915 Metropolitan Cricket (MCC ) Autumn Tournament - 1915

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