Ernest James Renshaw (1861 - 1899)

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Nicknames: "James Ernest"
Birthplace: Leamington, Warwickshire, England
Death: Died in Berkshire, England
Managed by: June Barnes (Buchanan)
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About Ernest James Renshaw

Ernest James Renshaw (3 January 1861 in Leamington Spa – 2 September 1899 at his home in Waltham St. Lawrence) was an English tennis player.

Together with his twin brother William Renshaw, Ernest won the men's doubles at Wimbledon five times. He also won the singles championship at Wimbledon once, in 1888 and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1983. Ernest was the older of the brothers by 15 minutes and half an inch taller.

International Tennis Hall of Fame

Although Ernest Renshaw was not as successful in securing titles as his younger brother William, he still was a player of the top rank who more than made his mark. In 1888, he won the Wimbledon Singles Championship. Had his brother not been such a prodigious champion, Ernest might well have won a good many more big titles. William defeated Ernest in three Wimbledon finals. In any event, the brothers Renshaw volleyed more frequently and effectively than their rivals and became the dominant team of their era.

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Ernest James Renshaw's Timeline

January 3, 1861
Warwickshire, England
September 2, 1899
Age 38
Berkshire, England
Waltham St Lawrence, Berkshire, England