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Roelof van Lennep

Full name: Roelof van Lennep
Gender: Male
Born: October 3, 1876 in Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany
Died: September 13, 1951 in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Title: Jonkheer
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Tennis

Related Olympians: Brother of Christiaan, Jonkheer van Lennep.

Biography

Roelof van Lennep played singles and doubles at the 1908 Olympics. He came from a tennis family, as his brother, [Christiaan, Jonkheer van Lennep], was a seven-time Dutch singles champion and played at the 1908 and 1924 Olympics. Another brother, August, was the 1903 Dutch singles champion but died young, and a sister, Madzy, was Dutch doubles champion in 1899-1901.

Roelof’s greatest year was 1905 when he won all three titles at the Dutch Championships. He was also national doubles champion in 1906 and 1910-11, and won the mixed again in 1909. He was a founding member of the Hilversumsche Football Club 'T Gooi in 1889, first football club in Hilversum. Van Lennep worked as the director of the Tarakan Petroleum and the Kali Tello coffee estate in Jakarta during the 1930s.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 31 London Tennis Men's Singles Netherlands NED 16T
1908 Summer 31 London Tennis Men's Doubles Netherlands NED 7T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1908 Summer 31 London Tennis Netherlands NED Round Two Match #14 2 1908-07-06 Foulkes (CAN) 3, van Lennep (NED) 0 0

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1908 Summer 31 London Tennis Netherlands NED Christiaan, Jonkheer van Lennep Round Two Match #2 2 1908-07-07 GBR-3 3, NED 1 1
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