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!