Arthur Gore (tennis)

Arthur William Charles Wentworth Gore ( born January 2, 1868 in Lyndhurst, † December 1, 1928 in London) was a British tennis player.


Gore, who came in Lyndhurst on the English Channel coast in 1868 to the world, learned to play tennis in the French seaside resort of Dinard. There he won at the age of 12 years, his first title at a youth tournament.

In 1888, Gore took part in the tournament Wimbledon, retired in the first four years, from as early as the first round. In 1900 he formed along with his doubles partner Herbert Roper Barrett and Ernest Black, the British team in the first Davis Cup. In the years 1901, 1908 and 1909, he won the tournament of Wimbledon in singles in 1909 along with Roper Barrett also the double. With his victory in 1909 he was 41 years and seven months old, making him the oldest winner of Wimbledon today. 1912, at the age of 44, he again reached the Challenge Round at Wimbledon, but lost it against Anthony Wilding in four sets.

Gore was also successful at the Olympics in 1908 and won the gold medal in the competition hall, both in single as well as together with Herbert Roper Barrett in doubles.

In the years 1911 and 1912, Gore was president of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. It took until 1927 a total of 36 times at the Wimbledon Championships in part, most recently at the age of 59 years, a record unbroken to this day.

In 1928 he was elected again to the Vice President of the All England Club. He died on 1 December of the same year in London's Kensington. In 2006, he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.




Sources and links

  • Commons: Arthur William Gore - collection of images, videos and audio files
  • Collins, B.: History of tennis. 2nd edition. New Chapter Press, New York 2010, ISBN 978-0-942257-70-0, pp. 583
  • Arthur Gore at Sports- (English)
  • Arthur Gore in the " International Tennis Hall of Fame" (English, with picture)
  • Davis Cup stats by Arthur Gore (tennis player ) (English)