Samuel Henry Hughes notably won the men’s singles title at the Queensland Championships in 1895. He appears to have taken part in a number of lawn tennis tournaments during the time he spent studying, living and working in England in the late 1880s and early 1890s, as well as in some tournaments in Continental Europe. He sometimes used the pseudonym “Mr Keck” (his mother’s maiden name was Keck).
From The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 July 1935:
Death of Dr Samuel H. Hughes
The death has occurred of Doctor Samuel Henry Hughes, 71, who practised in Sydney for many years. He was a licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, and a licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries. He was educated at Malvern College, England, and also studied at Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. He was house surgeon and house physician at the Royal Free Hospital, house surgeon at the Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital, and for several years senior ophthalmic surgeon at Lewisham Hospital [all in London].
About 1888 [1894?], he was tennis champion of Homburg [The Hague?], Holland. At one time he was also champion of Queensland. He is survived by Mrs Hughes [née Christian Brydon Scott] and a son, Mr Samuel Henry Hughes, junior, in England.
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