January 1911

hicksonBadminton enthusiasts reading the first Badminton Gazette of 1911 are informed that arrangements for the All-England Championships are already being got into trim! At the previous meeting, the first at the Royal Horticultural Hall many people were turned away and for the coming meeting seating will be completely re-arranged. A third-class mixed doubles handicap event will be included for the first time.

The new courts at the Crystal Palace will be the venue for the South of England Championships.

It is reported that Miss Mayston playing for Balham in a league match against Cricklewood served right through both games in one of her matches, but the longest run on record is credited to Miss Hogarth who in a handicap event scored 35 points in one hand.

The first Open Tournament to be played in Wales is planned for March in Wrexham.

The North London Championships are reported and include a photograph of F.W.Hickson who acted as Referee – he would become Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer of the Badminton Association from 1927 until 1938.

The issue contains reports from Ireland and Scotland and the French Championships played in Dieppe with English players taking all the titles.