Pat O'Hara Wood, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Pat O'Hara Wood

Australian tennis player

Date of Birth: 30-Apr-1891

Place of Birth: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Date of Death: 03-Dec-1961

Profession: military officer, tennis player

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Taurus


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About Pat O'Hara Wood

  • Hector "Pat" O'Hara Wood (30 April 1891 – 3 December 1961) was an Australian tennis player. O'Hara Wood was born in St Kilda, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria.
  • He is best known for his two victories at the Australasian Championships (now the Australian Open) in 1920 and 1923.
  • Pat was quick around the court, had textbook groundstrokes, sharp volleys and a solid serve.
  • He died in 1961, aged seventy in Richmond, Australia.
  • His brother Arthur O'Hara Wood (1890–1918) was also an Australian tennis player and won the 1914 Australasian Championships. After attending Melbourne Grammar School, he entered Trinity College (University of Melbourne) in 1911, where he excelled at cricket as well as tennis, leading the Trinity College team to a memorable victory against Ormond College in March 1911, where he made 167 not out.
  • In 1916, as a 23-year-old law student, he enlisted as an officer in the Australian Army.
  • In 1919, as Captain Pat O'Hara-Wood, he and Bombadier Randolph Lycett won the doubles event at the Inter-Allied Games in Paris. On 3 August 1923 he married Australian tennis player Meryl Waxman.

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