General Frank Lorymer
Riseley
Male
England
1877-07-06
Clifton, Bristol, Wales
1959-02-06
Torquay, England


About

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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Archive statistics 1892 - 1925
10
258
175


Tournament wins 1925 - West of England Championships (Amateur)
1912 - Dinard (Amateur)
1906 - Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament (Open)
1906 - European Championship (Amateur)
1906 - Irish Championships (Amateur)
1902 - Scottish Championships (Amateur)
1897 - Waterloo (Amateur)
1896 - Waterloo (Amateur)
1896 - Sheffield (Amateur)
1895 - Waterloo (Amateur)


Tournaments West of England Championships - 1925 British Hard Court Championships - 1924 West of England Championships - 1924 Midland Counties Championships - 1921 Le Touquet Second Meeting - 1921 West of England Championships - 1920 Midland Counties Championships - 1920 Criccieth - 1920 Wimbledon - 1919 Kent Championships - 1919 Criccieth - 1919 Inter-Allied Tournament - 1919 Monte Carlo - 1914 Dinard - 1912 Wimbledon - 1906 Irish Championships - 1906 Surrey Championships - 1906 European Championship - 1906 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1906 Wimbledon - 1905 Sussex Championships - 1905 South of England Championships - 1905 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1905 Wimbledon - 1904 Sussex Championships - 1904 Davis Cup - Final - 1904 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1904 Wimbledon - 1903 Monte Carlo - 1903 South of France Championships - 1903 Midland Counties Championships - 1903 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1903 Wimbledon - 1902 Sussex Championships - 1902 Scottish Championships - 1902 Midland Counties Championships - 1902 South of England Championships - 1902 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1902 Wimbledon - 1900 Midland Counties Championships - 1900 Northumberland Championships - 1900 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1900 Buxton - 1900 Irish Championships - 1899 Midland Counties Championships - 1899 Northumberland Championships - 1899 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1899 Exmouth - 1898 Bournemouth - 1898 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1898 Wimbledon - 1897 Irish Championships - 1897 French Covered Court Championships - 1897 Northumberland Championships - 1897 British Covered Court Championships - 1897 Exmouth - 1897 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1897 Waterloo - 1897 Edgbaston - 1897 Wimbledon - 1896 Sussex Championships - 1896 Midland Counties Championships - 1896 Northumberland Championships - 1896 South of England Championships - 1896 British Covered Court Championships - 1896 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1896 Teignmouth and Shaldon - 1896 Sheffield - 1896 Waterloo - 1896 Buxton - 1896 Sussex Championships - 1895 West of England Championships - 1895 Welsh Championships - 1895 Northumberland Championships - 1895 Exmouth - 1895 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1895 Teignmouth and Shaldon - 1895 Sheffield - 1895 Waterloo - 1895 Edgbaston - 1895 Clifton - 1895 Welsh Championships - 1894 Exmouth - 1894 London Covered Court Championships - 1894 Teignmouth and Shaldon - 1894 Sheffield - 1894 Warwickshire Championships - 1894 Edgbaston - 1894 Welsh Championships - 1893 Teignmouth and Shaldon - 1893 Warwickshire Championships - 1893 Exmouth - 1892 Bournemouth - 1892 Teignmouth and Shaldon - 1892 Warwickshire Championships - 1892

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