14 Facts About Algernon Kingscote


Algernon Robert Fitzhardinge "Algy" Kingscote was a British tennis player, who won the Men's Singles event at the Australasian Championships in 1919.


Algernon Kingscote was crowned Swiss champion in 1908 and champion of Bengal in 1913.


At Wimbledon 1919, Kingscote beat William Laurentz, Max Decugis and Pat O'Hara Wood before losing in the all comers final to Gerald Patterson.


Algernon Kingscote won the singles title at the 1919 Australasian Championships, along with the first Anthony Wilding Memorial Medal, beating Eric Pockley of New South Wales in the final in straight sets.


In 1921 Algernon Kingscote was a runner-up at the Monte-Carlo Championships losing to fellow countryman Gordon Lowe in four sets.


Algernon Kingscote won the London Championships in 1924 beating Gordon Lowe in four sets in the final.


Algernon Kingscote's service was fair but his game lacked speed and strength.


Algernon Kingscote described his hitting as well-paced, his service as a fast sliced, well placed, paced, twisted and cleverly disguised and his style as a defensive one relying mostly on his half-volley baseline returns.


Algernon Kingscote dedicated Kingscote's court positioning and good volleying skills as a compensation for Kingscote's rather short appearance.


Algernon Kingscote adapted to the combination of net attack and baseline game, which Tilden praised as a key factor of successful tennis style.


Algernon Kingscote's favorite shot was the cross court forehand shot.


Algernon Kingscote was a Second Lieutenant when stationing at Plympton, Devon in 1911.


Algernon Kingscote was engaged in World War I where he fought at the First Battle of the Aisne earning the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and the award of Military Cross.


Algernon Kingscote died on 21 December 1964 Woking, Surrey, Great Britain.