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Ernest George Meers
English tennis player

Ernest George Meers

Ernest George Meers
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Intro English tennis player
Was Athlete Tennis player
From United Kingdom
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 1848, Ashford, United Kingdom
Death 20 August 1928, York, United Kingdom (aged 80 years)
The Queen's College
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Ernest George Meers (1849 – 20 August 1928) was an English tennis player, organist and gum merchant.


Meers was born in Kingsnorth, near Ashford, Kent. He earned a Bachelor of Music from Queen's College, Oxford and was later chairman and managing director of Watts Ltd, gummakers. He married Eliza Rose, daughter of Captain Henry Douglas-Hart of the Madras Army, who was assassinated while serving in India in 1858. They had three sons and two daughters who survived him.

Tennis career

His played first tournament at the North of England Championships in Scarborough in 1884 going out in the round of 16. He reached his first final at Sittingbourne in 1885 losing to Ernest Wool Lewis. Meers played at the Wimbledon Championships between 1890 and 1895, reaching the quarterfinals of the all-comers competition in 1894 and the semifinals in 1895. He reached the semifinals of the U.S. National Championships in 1889 and won the British Covered Court Championships in 1892., His other singles successes included winning the British Covered Court Championships indoors on hard wood courts in 1891. He won the Kent Championships on grass three times (1888, 1890-91). In addition he also won three titles at the Essex Championships (1887-88, 1890) and the Middlesex Championships onetime in 1891. He played his last tournament at the British Covered Court Championships in 1896 going out in the quarter-finals.

He was ranked World No. 5 for 1888 by Károly Mazák.

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