Class of 2003
H.A. Nisbet


H.A. Nisbet was the first Hong Kong National Singles Champion by virtue of his triumph at the inaugural Hong Kong National Grass Court Championships in 1911. In fact, he completed a hat-trick of titles by claiming the next two championships in 1913 and 1914 as well. He was also a runner-up in 1917. His success on grass was probably due to his earlier achievements prior to coming to Hong Kong, as Wimbledon records showed a certain H.A. Nisbet being a three-time Wimbledon Men’s Doubles Finalist in the years 1898, 1899, and 1900. One can only assume that it was the same Hugh Adair Nisbet!