Walter Clopton Wingfield blue plaque in London

Major Walter Clopton Wingfield 1833-1912 father of lawn tennis lived here

Major Walter Clopton Wingfield MVO (16 October 1833 – 18 April 1912) was a British army officer who was one of the pioneers of lawn tennis. Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1997, as the founder of Modern Lawn Tennis, an example of the original equipment for the sport and a bust of Wingfield himself can be seen at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum.

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