The following is a translation of the original Wikipedia article on François Blanchy in French, which can be viewed here: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Fran%C3%A7ois_Blanchy
François Blanchy was the son of Charles Blanchy (1851-1925), a cavalry officer and head of the Blanchy frères/Blanchy Brothers business, and of Henriette Blanchy (née de Georges de Bargeton-Verclause). François Blanchy married Marguerite Lagrave in 1914. She died in 1917 and he married again, this time to Marie Journu, granddaughter of the politician Jean-Paul-Auguste Journu, and aunt of another lawn tennis player, Roland Journu.
François Blanchy was runner-up in the men’s singles event at the French National Championships in 1910, but won the same title at the same tournament in 1923 as well as the men’s doubles title with Jean Samazeuilh. François Blanchy took part in the Summer Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1912, when he lost in the third round of the outdoor men’s singles event to the South African player Lionel Tapscott after winning the first two sets. In 1920, François Blanchy reached the semi-finals of the men’s doubles event with Jacques Brugnon at the Summer Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium.
After his career as a lawn tennis player, François Blanchy became president of the Ligue de Guyenne, an association responsible for promoting lawn tennis together with the French Tennis Federation. He was also vice-president of the Villa Primrose sports club in Bordeaux and of the French Tennis Federation itself.
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