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Edwin Biedermann

Full name: Edwin Anthony Biedermann (-Best)
Gender: Male
Born: July 5, 1877 in Kensington, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: October 31, 1929 in Hanover Square, Greater London, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Jeu De Paume


Edwin Biedermann won a real tennis (jeu de paume) Blue at Oxford, playing in the doubles in 1898, and both singles and doubles in 1899 and 1900. Whilst he played in the leading tournaments at the early part of the 20th century he was not a match for some of the better players of the day like [Eustace Miles], J. B. Gribble and H. E. Crawley. However, it was as one of the sport’s great administrators that he was much respected, and in 1907 he was appointed the first Honorary Secretary of the Tennis, Rackets and Fives Association, a post he held for many years. He was also on the Council of the British Olympic Association in 1908 and 1912 and in the first of those years he participated in the jeu de paume competition losing his only match to [Neville Lytton]. He later became a noted referee and umpire. In October 1917 he changed his name by Deed Poll from Biedermann to Best, presumably because of his German-sounding name.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 30 London Jeu De Paume Men's Singles Great Britain GBR 5T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1908 Summer 30 London Jeu De Paume Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 1908-05-19 Lytton (GBR) 3, Biedermann (GBR) 0 0
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