Ashley Campbell (tennis)

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Ashley Campbell
Country (sports)  Australia
Born (1880-09-29)29 September 1880
Sydney, New South Wales
Died 5 July 1943(1943-07-05) (aged 62)
East St Kilda, Victoria
College Newington College
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1910, 1914)

Ashley De Vere Campbell (29 September 1880 – 5 July 1943)[1] was an Australian male tennis player who was active before World War I. He was born in Sydney and attended Newington College (1893–1898)[2] where he was a noted cricketer. Campbell didn't play tennis until the age of eighteen and his game was heavily influenced by David Edwards who was a fellow Old Newingtonian.[3] Campbell moved to Melbourne in 1903 and was winner of the 1910 and 1914 Australasian men's doubles championships.[4] From 1929 until 1939 he lived In Europe, having been an executive of the Colonial Sugar Refining Company in Australia and New Zealand.[5] Campbell became secretary of the Free French movement in Victoria, and was secretary of the Red Cross and an active member of the Alliance Française. He died in a hospital in East St Kilda, Victoria.[6]

References

  1. ^ Australia Open
  2. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863–1998 (Syd, 1999) pp 28
  3. ^ "LAWN TENNIS". The Referee. Sydney: National Library of Australia. 16 January 1918. p. 11. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Lawn Tennis". The Winner. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 26 May 1915. p. 8. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "OBITUARY". The Examiner. Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 6 July 1943. p. 2. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "DEATH OF FRENCH SECRETARY". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 7 July 1943. p. 8. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
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