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World Covered Court Championships

World Covered Court Championships
Defunct tennis tournament
Founded 1913
Abolished 1923
Location Various
Surface Wood / Indoor

The World Covered Court Championships were part of a series of three world championships sanctioned from 1913–1923 by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF). The tournament was played indoors on wood floors, and its venue changed from year to year among several countries. While the World Grass Court Championships (Wimbledon) and World Hard Court Championships (WHCC) could justify their "world championship" titles, the WCCC had trouble attracting top players from outside Europe.[1]

1919 World Covered Court Championships at Rue Saussure

The WCCC tournament was disbanded by the ILTF in 1924 when the Australasian Championships were upgraded to major status and the United States Lawn Tennis Association joined the governing body of the ILTF, granting the US Championships official major status as well. The term "World Championships" was dropped for good when the French Championships agreed to open its doors to international amateur tennis players from 1925 onwards, resulting in the WHCC being disbanded.

Tournament information

Year Venue Date Surface
1913 Stockholm, Sweden Nov. 2–8 Wood
1919 Sporting Club de Paris, Paris, France Nov. 15–23 Wood
1920 Queen's Club, London, England Oct. 11–20 Wood
1921 Kjøbenhavns Boldklub, Copenhagen, Denmark Apr. 2–10 Wood
1922 Saint Moritz Palace Lawn Tennis Club, Saint Moritz, Switzerland Feb. 16–25 Wood
1923 Palacio de la Industria, Barcelona, Spain Feb. 1–11 Wood

Champions

Men's singles

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1913 Anthony Wilding Maurice Germot 5–7, 6–2, 6–3, 6–1
1914 not held - World War I
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919 Andre Gobert Max Decugis 6–3, 6–2, 6–2
1920 Gordon Lowe Walter C. Crawley 6–2, 6–3, 6–1
1921 William Laurentz Alfred Beamish 6–2, 6–4, 6–2
1922 Henri Cochet Jean Borotra 4–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–2, 6–0
1923 Henri Cochet John B. Gilbert 6–4, 7–5, 6–4

Women's singles

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1913 Helen Aitchison Leisk Katie Gillou Fenwick 6–4, 6–2
1914 not held - World War I
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919 Dorothy Holman Germaine Regnier Golding 6–3, 6–4
1920 Geraldine Ramsey Beamish Kathleen McKane Godfree 6–2, 5–7, 9–7
1921 Elsebeth Brehm Jørgensen Ebba Meyer 6–2, 6–4
1922 Germaine Regnier Golding Jeanne Vaussard 6–2, 7–5
1923 Kathleen McKane Godfree Geraldine Ramsey Beamish 6–3, 4–6, 6–2

Men's doubles

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1913 Max Decugis
Maurice Germot
Curt Bergmann
Heinrich Kleinschroth
7–5, 2–6, 9–7, 6–3, 6–1
1914 not held - World War I
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919 Andre Gobert
William Laurentz
Nicolae Mishu
H. Portlock
6–1, 6–0, 6–2
1920 Percival Davson
Theodore Mavrogordato
Alfred Beamish
Francis Fisher
4–6, 10–8, 13–11, 3–6, 6–3
1921 Maurice Germot
William Laurentz
Paul Henriksen
Erik Tegner
6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
1922 Henri Cochet
Jean Borotra
Charles Martin
Arman C. Simon
2–6, 6–2, 6–1, 6–4
1923 Henri Cochet
Jean Couiteas
Leif Rovsing
Erik Tegner
6–1, 6–1, 7–5

Women's doubles

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1913
no women's doubles
1914 not held - World War I
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919 Geraldine Ramsey Beamish
Kathleen McKane Godfree
Dorothy Holman
Phyllis Howkins Covell
6–3, 6–4
1920 Geraldine Ramsey Beamish
Kathleen McKane Godfree
Doris Craddock
Irene Bowder Peacock
6–3, 7–5
1921 Elsebeth Brehm Jørgensen
Ebba Meyer
Vera Forum
Jutta Steenberg
6–2, 4–6, 6–2
1922 Germaine Regnier Golding
Jeanne Vaussard
Yvonne Bourgeois
Canivet
walkover
1923 Geraldine Ramsey Beamish
Kathleen McKane Godfree
Germaine Regnier Golding
Jeanne Vaussard
6–1, 6–1

Mixed doubles

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1913 Max Decugis
Katie Gillou Fenwick
Gunnar Setterwall
Sigrid Frenckell Fick
7–5, 12–10
1914 not held - World War I
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919 Max Decugis
Geraldine Ramsey Beamish
William Laurentz
Germaine Regnier Golding
6–3, 6–3
1920 Francis Fisher
Irene Bowder Peacock
Stanley N. Doust
Kathleen McKane Godfree
walkover
1921 Erik Tegner
Elsbeth Brehm
Harald T. Waagepetersen
Agnete Goldschmidt
6–2, 6–2
1922 Jean Borotra
Germaine Regnier Golding
Max Decugis
Jeanne Vaussard
6–3, 6–4
1923 Walter C. Crawley
Kathleen McKane Godfree
John B. Gilbert
Geraldine Ramsey Beamish
4–6, 6–2, 6–3

See also

References

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