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1888 U.S. National Championships (tennis)


1888 U.S. National Championships (tennis)

1888 U.S. National Championships
Date:   21 August – 28 August (M)
12 June – 15 June (W)
Edition:   8th
Category:   Grand Slam
Surface:   Grass
Location:   Newport, R.I., USA (M)
Philadelphia, PA, USA (W)
Men's Singles
Henry Slocum [1]
Women's Singles
Bertha Townsend [1]
Men's Doubles
Oliver Campbell / Valentine Hall [1]
U.S. National Championships
 < 1887 1889 > 

List of champions of the 1888 U.S. National Championships (now known as the US Open). The men's tournament was held from 22 August to 30 August on the outdoor grass courts at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island. The women's tournament was held from 12 June to 15 June on the outdoor grass courts at the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Philadelphia, PA. It was the 8th U.S. National Championships and the second Grand Slam tournament of the year.:[1]


  • Champions 1
    • Men's Singles 1.1
    • Women's Singles 1.2
    • Men's Doubles 1.3
  • References 2
  • External links 3


Men's Singles

Henry Slocum defeated Howard Taylor 6–4, 6–1, 6–0

Women's Singles

Bertha Townsend defeated Ellen Hansell 6–3, 6–5

Men's Doubles

Oliver Campbell / Valentine Hall defeated Clarence Hobart / Edward MacMullen 6–4, 6–2, 6–2


  1. ^ a b c d Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 454, 465, 476.  

External links

  • Official US Open website
Preceded by
1888 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1889 Wimbledon Championships
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