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Racquets at the 1908 London Summer Games:

Men's Doubles

Racquets at the 1908 Summer Games:


Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Queen's Club, West Kensington
Date Started: April 30, 1908
Date Finished: May 1, 1908
Format: Single elimination tournament

Gold: GBR Great Britain-1
Silver: GBR Great Britain-2
Bronze: GBR Great Britain-3


The 1908 doubles champions of Great Britain were Vane Pennell and F. Dames Longworth. Longworth did not enter for the Olympic tournament. Pennell joined up with John Jacob Astor (whose mother and father perished in the Titanic disaster), and they won two closely fought matches, narrowly defeating Noel and Leaf in the semi-finals.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Great Britain-1 GBR Gold
2 Great Britain-2 GBR Silver
3 Great Britain-3 GBR Bronze