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The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1880s  

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List of the best men's tennis players from 1880s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1880 to 1889, tennis had some of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1880s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular men's tennis player from the 1880s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including James Dwight and John Hartley. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1880s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1880s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1880s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1880s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.

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James Dwight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1880s
James Dwight United States of America
2
Godfrey Brinley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1880s
Godfrey Brinley
3
William Clothier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1880s
William Clothier United States of America
4
William Renshaw is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1880s
United Kingdom
5
Howard Taylor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1880s
Howard Taylor
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Herbert Chipp is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1880s
Herbert Chipp
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John Hartley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1880s
United Kingdom
8
Ernest Renshaw is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1880s
Ernest Renshaw United Kingdom
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Ernest George Meers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1880s
Ernest George Meers
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Valentine Hall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1880s
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Willoughby Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1880s
United Kingdom
12
Henry Slocum is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1880s
United States of America
13
Quincy Shaw is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1880s
Quincy Shaw
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Herbert Lawford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1880s
Herbert Lawford United Kingdom
15
William Glyn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1880s
William Glyn United States of America
16
Charles Walder Grinstead... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1880s
Charles Walder Grinstead
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Ernest Lewis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1880s
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Richard Sears is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1880s
United States of America
19
Percy Knapp is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1880s
Percy Knapp

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