The First Tournament

The First Tournament of the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club, the August 3, 1881 edition of the Toronto Globe reported the following: “Today at 2 o’clock the long promised Lawn Tennis Tournament, under the auspices of the Toronto Club, commences on the grounds, 148, Front Street. His honour the Lieutenant-Governor and Mrs. Robinson will be present, and will open the proceedings. This is the first tournament in the Dominion, and it is hoped it will be a success. The first match is for the All-Comers’ Championship, the prize for which is a very handsome silver cup.”