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John Charles Kay

First name:
John Charles
Family name:
Kay
Nationality:
England
Gender:
M
Was:
years
Date of birth:
1855-00-00
Place of birth:
Lancashire, England
Date of death:
1929-01-00
Place of death:
Upper Warlingham, Surrey, England

Memo(s)

  
“Football Pioneer Dead/Ex-Official of Cheltenham Tennis Tournament

“Mr John Charles Kay, of Oxton, Birkenhead, the originator of Association Football in the North of England and a pioneer of lawn tennis in this country, has died at Upper Warlingham, Surrey, in his 75th year.

“Educated at Harrow, on leaving school he founded the Turton Football Club. An offshoot of this club became the Bolton Wanderers, whose first members went to the Turton Club in order to learn the game. John Charles Kay was thus the originator of Association Football in the North of England.

“A Tennis Champion

“He went to Leamington in 1877, where he played cricket for the county, and it was while staying there that he took up lawn tennis with his friends, Ernest and William Renshaw. He soon excelled at the game and originated the first important tournament ever held. He was honorary secretary of the Cheltenham Lawn Tennis tournament for several years, until he went to Liverpool.

“He was captain of the Lancashire lawn tennis team for eleven consecutive years, and on one occasion captained a team for England against Ireland. He won the All England Mixed Doubles Championship in 1889, partnered by Miss Lottie Dod, and again in 1891, partnered by Miss Helen Jackson. He kept up his tennis to the end of his life, still playing a hard game in his 74th year.”


Mark Ryan

Stats

Matches in database: 49
Victories in database: 25
Tournaments won in database: 3

Results

Men's singles
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Round 1

Round 2

Quarterfinals

Final


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Round 1

Quarterfinals


Round 1


Round 1


Round 1

Round 2


Round 1

Quarterfinals


Round 2

Quarterfinals


Round 2


Round 1

Round 2
Kay, John Charles d. Sykes, E. (6-1 2-0 ret.)

Quarterfinals

Semifinals


Round 1


Round 1

Round 2


Round 1


Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final


Quarterfinals


Quarterfinals


Round 1


Round 1

Semifinals


Quarterfinals

Semifinals


Round 2

Quarterfinals


Round 1
Kay, John Charles d. Stananought, Charles (6-1 1-6 6-4 2-6 6-3)

Quarterfinals


Round 2

Quarterfinals


Round 1

Round 2

Quarterfinals


Quarterfinals

Semifinals
Kay, John Charles d. Carey, Walter (6-3 8-6 2-6 8-6)

Final

Challenge Round
Kay, John Charles d. Macfie, Andrew Laurie (10-8 3-6 6-3 4-6 6-2)


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