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Hope Crisp (6 February 1884 – 25 March 1950), was an English tennis player. With Agnes Tuckey he was the first winner of the Wimbledon mixed doubles in 1913.

Contents

1 Education 2 Tennis
Tennis
career

2.1 1913 2.2 1915 2.3 1919 2.4 1923

3 Grand Slam finals

3.1 Mixed doubles

3.1.1 Titles (1)

4 References

Education[edit] Educated at Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet,[1] he went up to St Catharine's College, Cambridge, where he captained the University of Cambridge tennis team.[2] Tennis
Tennis
career[edit] 1913[edit] In the 1913 Wimbledon Championships, he won with Agnes Tuckey the first mixed doubles final at Wimbledon in an unusual fashion - one of their opponents Ethel Thomson Larcombe
Ethel Thomson Larcombe
was struck in the eye by her partner's miss-hit smash and unable to continue the match. The incident occurred when the second set was 5-3 for Crisp and Tuckey, the first having been won by the opposing pair of James Cecil Parke and Mrs Larcombe. In the 1914 Wimbledon Championships Crisp and Tuckey were the losing semi-finalists. 1915[edit] During the First World War, he received a commission in The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment.[3] In April 1915 while attached to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, he was wounded at Hill 60 near Ypres
Ypres
and his right leg was amputated.[4] 1919[edit] However, with a prosthesis, he returned to Wimbledon to play in the 1919 Championships with Mrs Perrett, losing in the second round after a bye in the first. The Times wrote;[5] "It was interesting to see how he managed. He is a strong volleyer and naturally half volleys many balls which a two-legged player would drive. The artificial leg is the right; accordingly service is fairly easy and when there is no hurry, he walks with a fair speed, approaching a run. Other times, he hops. His cheerful temperament makes the game a real pleasure to himself and others." 1923[edit] After the war, Captain Hope Crisp was employed as a Regional Awards Officer for the Ministry of Pensions; for this work he received an award of the OBE
OBE
in 1923.[6] Grand Slam finals[edit] Mixed doubles[edit] Titles (1)[edit]

Year Tournament Partner Opponents Score

1913 Wimbledon Agnes Tuckey James Parke Ethel Thomson Larcombe 6–3, 3–5 abandoned

References[edit]

^ "Queen Elizabeth's School - National and international honours list". Qebarnet.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-08-01.  ^ "THREE AMERICANS LOSE AT TENNIS - McLoughlin Only Player from This Country Left in English Championships. NYTimes.com". New York Times. 1913-06-28. Retrieved 2012-08-01.  ^ LONDON GAZETTE, 14 MAY, 1915 ^ The Mercury (Hobart, Tasmania); 9 June 1915 ^ "ONE-LEGGED NET PLAYER. - Britisher Injured in War Continues in Tennis
Tennis
Doubles. - View Article - NYTimes.com". New York Times. 1919-07-29. Retrieved 2012-08-01.  ^ SUPPLEMENT to THE LONDON GAZETTE, 29 JUNE 1923; p460

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Pre Open Era Wimbledon mixed doubles champions

1913: Hope Crisp / Agnes Tuckey 1914: James Parke / Ethel Thomson Larcombe 1915–18: No competition (due to World War I) 1919: Randolph Lycett / Elizabeth Ryan 1920: Gerald Patterson
Gerald Patterson
/ Suzanne Lenglen 1921: Randolph Lycett / Elizabeth Ryan 1922: Pat O'Hara Wood
Pat O'Hara Wood
/ Suzanne Lenglen 1923: Randolph Lycett / Elizabeth Ryan 1924: John Gilbert / Kathleen McKane Godfree 1925: Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ Suzanne Lenglen 1926: Leslie Godfree / Kathleen McKane Godfree 1927: Francis Hunter
Francis Hunter
/ Elizabeth Ryan 1928: Patrick Spence
Patrick Spence
/ Elizabeth Ryan 1929: Frank Hunter / Helen Wills 1930: Jack Crawford / Elizabeth Ryan 1931: George Lott / Anna McCune Harper 1932: Enrique Maier
Enrique Maier
/ Elizabeth Ryan 1933: Gottfried von Cramm
Gottfried von Cramm
/ Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling 1934: Ryuki Miki
Ryuki Miki
/ Dorothy Round Little 1935: Fred Perry
Fred Perry
/ Dorothy Round Little 1936: Fred Perry
Fred Perry
/ Dorothy Round Little 1937: Don Budge
Don Budge
/ Alice Marble 1938: Don Budge
Don Budge
/ Alice Marble 1939: Bobby Riggs
Bobby Riggs
/ Alice Marble 1940–45: No competition (due to World War II) 1946: Tom Brown / Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp 1947: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp 1948: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp 1949: Eric Sturgess / Sheila Piercey Summers 1950: Eric Sturgess / Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp 1951: Frank Sedgman
Frank Sedgman
/ Doris Hart 1952: Frank Sedgman
Frank Sedgman
/ Doris Hart 1953: Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Doris Hart 1954: Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Doris Hart 1955: Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Doris Hart 1956: Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Shirley Fry
Shirley Fry
Irvin 1957: Mervyn Rose
Mervyn Rose
/ Darlene Hard 1958: Robert Howe / Lorraine Coghlan Robinson 1959: Rod Laver
Rod Laver
/ Darlene Hard 1960: Rod Laver
Rod Laver
/ Darlene Hard 1961: Fred Stolle / Lesley Turner Bowrey 1962: Neale Fraser
Neale Fraser
/ Margaret Osborne duPont 1963: Ken Fletcher
Ken Fletcher
/ Margaret Smith 1964: Fred Stolle / Lesley Turner Bowrey 1965: Ken Fletcher
Ken Fletcher
/ Margaret Smith 1966: Ken Fletcher
Ken Fletcher
/ Margaret Smith 1967: Owen Davidson
Owen Davidson

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