General Robert Baldwin
Hough
Male
England
1861-10-10
London, England
1923-03-06
Newquay, Cornwall, England


About

Robert B. Hough was the eldest of the four children of Robert Hough, Sr. (1835-1920) and Charlotte Elizabeth Hough (née Baldwin). In 1860, Robert Hough, Sr., founded the company Robert Hough Ltd, a paper merchant’s which supplied merchandise to businesses in Britain and Europe. This company expanded greatly in the following decades and Robert B. Hough and his brother Sidney, who also took part in some lawn tennis tournaments, joined their father in the running of it.

Robert B. Hough competed at Wimbledon every year from 1896 to 1906, reaching the third round in the men’s singles event in 1898, 1899 and 1900. He also reached the quarter-finals of the men’s doubles event in 1903 with the American Clarence Hobart. He also enjoyed taking part in tournaments on the European Continent, notably in Switzerland, where he won the men’s singles title at the International Swiss Championships in 1898.

Robert B. Hough married Florence Emily Evison, a fellow Londoner, on 8 April 1886 in Surrey, England. They had one child together, a daughter called Ethel. When he died in 1923 at the age of 61, Robert B. Hough left more than £55,000 in his Will.



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Archive statistics 1892 - 1906
7
211
120


Tournament wins 1904 - Étretat (Amateur)
1903 - Welsh Covered Court Championships (Amateur)
1902 - Château-d'Œx (Amateur)
1901 - Château-d'Œx (Amateur)
1898 - Swiss International Championships (Amateur)
1898 - Château-d'Œx (Amateur)
1897 - Château-d'Œx (Amateur)


Tournaments Wimbledon - 1906 Queens Club Tournament - 1906 French Covered Court Championships - 1906 Château-d'Œx - 1906 British Covered Court Championships - 1906 London Covered Court Championships - 1906 Welsh Covered Court Championships - 1906 Engadine Championships - 1906 Wimbledon - 1905 Queens Club Tournament - 1905 French Covered Court Championships - 1905 Le Havre - 1905 British Covered Court Championships - 1905 Welsh Covered Court Championships - 1905 Wimbledon - 1904 Queens Club Tournament - 1904 French Covered Court Championships - 1904 Netherlands International Championships - 1904 European Championship - 1904 Étretat - 1904 Swedish International Covered Courts Championships - 1904 British Covered Court Championships - 1904 Den Haag (The Hague) - 1904 London Covered Court Championships - 1904 Étretat Jouet Challenge Cup - 1904 Wimbledon - 1903 Queens Club Tournament - 1903 French Covered Court Championships - 1903 Netherlands International Championships - 1903 European Championship - 1903 Étretat - 1903 Swedish International Covered Courts Championships - 1903 British Covered Court Championships - 1903 London Covered Court Championships - 1903 Welsh Covered Court Championships - 1903 Wimbledon - 1902 Swiss International Championships - 1902 Queens Club Tournament - 1902 French Covered Court Championships - 1902 European Championship - 1902 Château-d'Œx - 1902 Danish International Championhips - 1902 British Covered Court Championships - 1902 Welsh Covered Court Championships - 1902 Wimbledon - 1901 French Covered Court Championships - 1901 Château-d'Œx - 1901 British Covered Court Championships - 1901 Welsh Covered Court Championships - 1901 Engadine Championships - 1901 Wimbledon - 1900 Swiss International Championships - 1900 French Covered Court Championships - 1900 Belgian International Championships - 1900 British Covered Court Championships - 1900 Welsh Covered Court Championships - 1900 Wimbledon - 1899 Swiss International Championships - 1899 French Covered Court Championships - 1899 Château-d'Œx - 1899 British Covered Court Championships - 1899 Wimbledon - 1898 Swiss International Championships - 1898 French Covered Court Championships - 1898 Gipsy - 1898 Château-d'Œx - 1898 Welsh Covered Court Championships - 1898 Wimbledon - 1897 French Covered Court Championships - 1897 Château-d'Œx - 1897 British Covered Court Championships - 1897 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1897 Welsh Covered Court Championships - 1897 Edgbaston - 1897 Wimbledon - 1896 French Covered Court Championships - 1896 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1896 East of England Championships - 1896 Welsh Covered Court Championships - 1896 Warwickshire Championships - 1896 Queens Club Tournament - 1895 French Covered Court Championships - 1895 Dinard - 1895 Essex Championships - 1895 Colchester Championship - 1895 Welsh Covered Court Championships - 1895 Queens Club Tournament - 1894 Gipsy - 1894 Welsh Covered Court Championships - 1894 Middlesex Championships - 1894 Craigside - 1894 Trefriw - 1894 Queens Club Tournament - 1893 Middlesex Championships - 1893 Queens Club Tournament - 1892 Kent Championships - 1892 Hitchin - 1892

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