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Roosevelt Pell

Full name: Theodore Roosevelt Pell
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: March 12, 1879 in Yonkers, New York, United States
Died: August 18, 1967 in Sands Point, New York, United States
Affiliations: New York Lawn Tennis Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Tennis


Roosevelt Pell played out of New York and achieved a highest national ranking of fifth in singles, ranking in the top 10 five times between 1910-18. He was US Indoor Singles Champion in 1907, 1909, and 1911, and won the Indoor Doubles Title four times, in 1905, 1909, and 1911-12. His best performance at a Grand Slam came in 1915 when he reached the semi-finals of the US Championships at Newport. Pell won the New England Singles Championships from 1907-10. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1966. Pell was noted for his backhand.

Pell came from a well-known political family, as he was the cousin of Senator Claiborne Pell, and was the nephew of Duncan Pell, who was lieutenant-governor of Rhode Island from 1865-66. Pell’s godmother was Martha Roosevelt, President [Teddy Roosevelt]'s mother, for whom Theodore Roosevelt Pell was named. His late brother, Stephen H. P. Pell, rebuilt Fort Ticonderoga in upstate New York as a historic shrine.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 33 Stockholm Tennis Men's Singles United States USA 9T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1912 Summer 33 Stockholm Tennis United States USA Round Four Match #6 2 1912-07-01 Heyden (GER) 3, Pell (USA) 1 1
1912 Summer 33 Stockholm Tennis United States USA Round Three Match #12 1 1912-06-29 Pell (USA) 3, Canet (FRA) 0 3
1912 Summer 33 Stockholm Tennis United States USA Round Two Match #24 AC Pell (USA) walkover
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