General Herbert Guy Nevill
Dering
Male
England
1867-11-13
Florence, Italy
1933-05-29
Tonbridge, Kent, England


About

In his book Tennis – A Cultural History, first published in 1997, Heiner Gillmeister writes the following about Herbert Dering:

Herbert Guy Dering was the second son of Sir Henry Neville Dering, 9th Baronet, K.C.M.G. (1839-1906), British Minister to Mexico and Brazil. After education at Eton he followed his father into the diplomatic service as an attaché in 1892. He served in Berlin between 1892 and 1896, was transferred to Constantinople in 1896 and returned to Berlin in 1898. In 1899, Dering was sent to Peking (now Beijing) where he was involved in the defence of the legations during the Boxer Uprising.

In 1911, Herbert Dering was appointed Counsellor of the embassy in Rome (a post held by his father between 1888 and 1892) which, in effect, made him the Deputy Ambassador to Sir Rennell Rodd at a key time in Anglo-Italian relations when Britain attempted successfully to secure, first, Italian neutrality and in 1915 adhesion to the Entente during the First World War. In so doing he did a disservice to the country [Germany] which had treated him well and whose tennis community had admired him and sung his praises in the 1890s.



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Archive statistics 1896 - 1911
5
54
32


Tournament wins 1899 - Austrian International Championships (Grand Prix Circuit)
1897 - Championships of Berlin (Amateur)
1897 - Austrian International Championships (Grand Prix Circuit)
1896 - Championships of Berlin (Amateur)
1896 - Austrian International Championships (Grand Prix Circuit)


Tournaments Parioli - 1911 European Championship - 1908 Swedish International Covered Courts Championships - 1908 Austrian International Championships - 1906 Swedish International Covered Courts Championships - 1906 Praha (Prague) - 1906 US Open - 1904 US Open - 1903 Särö - 1903 Austrian International Championships - 1902 Swedish International Covered Courts Championships - 1902 Danish International Championhips - 1902 Austrian International Championships - 1900 Austrian International Championships - 1899 Championships of Berlin - 1899 Heiligendammer Cup - 1899 Austrian International Championships - 1898 Championships of Berlin - 1898 South of England Championships - 1898 Austrian International Championships - 1897 Championships of Berlin - 1897 South of England Championships - 1897 Maidstone - 1897 Austrian International Championships - 1896 Championships of Berlin - 1896 Sussex Championships - 1896 Championships of Hamburg - 1896

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