On Lawn Tennis - R.F. & H.L. Doherty 1903 - Lawn Tennis, London - First Edition An important early work by the two dominant players of the late 19th and early 20th century, “Reggie” won the Wimbledon singles four times, his younger brother “Laurie” or “Little Do” then won five times, together they won the doubles eight times. Laurie was the first player to win a Grand Slam tournament by winning the US Championships in 1903. Illustrated throughout with 29 full page photographic plates and two diagrams.   Reginald "Reggie" or "R.F." Frank Doherty [1872-1910] and Hugh Laurence "Laurie" Doherty [1875-1919] were educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where they played for the Cambridge University Lawn Tennis Club. They dominated Wimbledon, Reggie won the singles championship four times, Laurie five times, together winning the doubles eight times, and twice at the US Championships. They suffered from respiratory problems throughout their lives, and had been urged to take up lawn tennis by their father.

In 1903, Laurie became the first tennis player to win a Grand Slam tournament outside of his native country by beating defending champion William Larned at the U.S. Championships. He also won Queens indoor six times in a row and The South of France Championships (Nice) seven times in a row.

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  Condition: Very good, spine worn, marks to front boards, interior light scattered foxing, two plates with minor archival repair.   Ref: 103869   Price: HK$ 1,000