He was a British tennis player.
He was born to Henry Lorymer Riseley and Phoebe Riseley (née Greenway).
Frank Riseley was the sixth and last children of Henry and Phoebe Riseley.
In the World War I, he served in the Grenadier Guards.
Frank became members of the Clifton Rugby and Football Club.
Riseley won the Wimbledon Gentlemen's Doubles title twice, in 1902 and 1906, partnering with Sydney Smith. His singles career at Wimbledon was impressive, though he never won the title. In 1903 Riseley beat Smith and Major Ritchie before losing in the Challenge Round to Laurence Doherty. In 1904 Riseley beat Harold Mahony, Arthur Gore, Smith and Ritchie before losing in the challenge round to Laurence Doherty. In 1906 Riseley beat Smith and Gore before losing to Laurence Doherty.
He played for the Great Britain Davis Cup team in 1904 against Belgium and won both his singles matches. His second and last Davis Cup appearance came 18 years later, in 1922, when he won the doubles match partnering with Algernon Kingscote.
Riseley won the 1902 edition of the Scottish Championships, held in Moffat, and the Irish Championships in 1906. In June 1906 he won the singles event at the short-lived Championships of Europe tournament, held in Leicester that year. In the final he was leading the Irishman George Ball-Greene, 4–6, 6–1, 5–1 when the latter retired.
After retiring from tennis, he became one of directors of the prestigious Cornhill Insurance Company along with his brother, Arthur.
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