General James Ernest (Ernest)
Renshaw
Male
England
1861-01-03
Leamington, Warwickshire, England
1899-09-02
Twyford, Berkshire, England


About

Ernest was the older of the Renshaw-brothers by 15 minutes and half an inch taller.

Although Ernest Renshaw was not as successful in securing titles as his younger brother William, he still was a player of the top rank who more than made his mark.

In 1888, he won the Wimbledon Singles Championship. Had his brother not been such a prodigious champion, Ernest might well have won a good many more big titles. William defeated Ernest in three Wimbledon finals. In any event, the brothers Renshaw volleyed more frequently and effectively than their rivals and became the dominant team of their era.

Together with his twin brother William, he won the men's doubles at Wimbledon five times. He won the singles title at the Irish Championships on four occasions (1883, 1887, 1888, 1892).

The boom in popularity of the game during the 1880s due to the modern tennis style of the Renshaw brothers became known as the 'Renshaw Rush'.

He died of the effects of carbolic acid but whether taken intentionally or not the evidence did not show.

In 1983,Ernest Renshaw was elected posthumously into the International Tennis Hall of Fame together with his brother.



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Archive statistics 1879 - 1897
7
137
94


Tournament wins 1892 - Irish Championships (Amateur)
1888 - Wimbledon (Grandslam)
1888 - Irish Championships (Amateur)
1887 - Irish Championships (Amateur)
1883 - Irish Championships (Amateur)
1882 - Prince's Club Tournament (Amateur)
1881 - Cheltenham Covered Courts (Amateur)


Tournaments South of France Championships - 1897 Northumberland Championships - 1895 Northumberland Championships - 1894 Leicester - 1894 South of England Championships - 1894 Buxton - 1894 Morton - 1894 Gainsborough - 1894 Wimbledon - 1893 Irish Championships - 1893 Irish Championships - 1892 British Covered Court Championships - 1892 Wimbledon - 1891 Wimbledon - 1890 Wimbledon - 1889 Irish Championships - 1889 Wimbledon - 1888 Irish Championships - 1888 Wimbledon - 1887 Irish Championships - 1887 Welsh Championships - 1887 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1887 Wimbledon - 1886 Irish Championships - 1886 Welsh Championships - 1886 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1886 Fitzwilliam Purse - 1886 Wimbledon - 1885 Irish Championships - 1885 Wimbledon - 1884 Irish Championships - 1884 Wimbledon - 1883 Irish Championships - 1883 West of England Championships - 1883 Wimbledon - 1882 Irish Championships - 1882 Prince's Club Tournament - 1882 South of England Championships - 1882 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1882 Wimbledon - 1881 Irish Championships - 1881 Cheltenham - 1881 Prince's Club Tournament - 1881 Cheltenham Covered Courts - 1881 Wimbledon - 1880 Irish Championships - 1880 Prince's Club Tournament - 1880 Sussex County Lawn Tennis Tournament - 1880 Wimbledon - 1879 Cheltenham - 1879

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