Béla Von Kehrling

Béla von Kehrling

Béla von Kehrling
Bela Kehrling 1914.jpg
Bela Von Kehrling in 1914 in the Hungarian National Tennis Championships
Nickname Puci
Country Hungary
Date of birth January 25, 1891
Place of birth , Austria-Hungary
Date of death April 26, 1937
Place of death Budapest, Hungary
Turned pro 1910
Retired 1933
Plays right-handed
Career titles 9
Grand Slam results
French Open QF (1929)
Wimbledon QF (1926, 1929)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 4R (1912, )
Other Doubles tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (1912)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon QF (1926, 1927)
Last updated on: March 2, 2011.
Medal record
Table Tennis
Competitor for Hungary
World Table Tennis Championships
Silver London 1926 Doubles
Gold London 1926 Team

Béla von Kehrling, (January 25, 1891-April 16, 1937) was a Hungarian tennis, table tennis, and football player but eventually a winter sportsman familiar with ice-hockey and occasionally competing in bobsleigh.

Just as Fred Perry, he played both tennis and table tennis at the highest level. In 1926 he played in the first table tennis World Cup final in London with in doubles but lost to (who won the singles title) and . He was also featured in the Hungarian team that won gold in team competition. Originally he wasn't part of the national team. While the Hungarians unanimously swept all of the medals after Roland Jacobi's sinles and doubles success he suddenly been reported of the death of his father thus he decided to travel home. The substitute player was Béla von Kehrling who had to beat of Austria to have the team medal as well. He did so and completed the flawless victory for Hungary. In the end he took two medals in the table tennis world championships, one gold and one silver.

In 1924 he won the German Tennis Championships (now called German Open Hamburg). The following year he was back in the finals but then lost against Otto Froitzheim. The same year he won Hungarian tennis Championships (which he did 13 times altogether counting only the singles).

Table tennis career

Tennis career

Singles wins


Davis Cup

Football career

Ice hockey career



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  2. ^ "Kehrling Béla visszavonul [Bela Kehrling retires]" (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Huszadik század. September 1933. http://www.huszadikszazad.hu/sport/kehrling-bela-visszavonul. Retrieved December 8, 2010.
  3. "Szlovenszkó lawntennisz bajnokságai [Slovakia's International Lawn Championships]" (pdf). International Tennis Federation. September 1920. http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/IO_34030_original.PDF. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  4. "Idrott i Ungern". www.ae-learning.se. http://www.ae-learning.se/Ungern/Idrott.html. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
  5. "Szlovenszkó lawntennisz bajnokságai [Slovakia's International Lawn Championships]" (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Huszadik század. September 1920. http://www.huszadikszazad.hu/sport/szlovenszko-lawntennisz-bajnoksagai. Retrieved March 2, 2011.
  6. "Kehrling győzelmei Meránban [Kehrling's victories in Meran]" (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Huszadik század. October 1923. http://www.huszadikszazad.hu/sport/kehrling-gyozelmei-meranban. Retrieved March 2, 2011.
  7. "Beaulieu Tournament". New Zealand: Evening Post. February 23, 1926. http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=EP19260223.2.116. Retrieved March 2, 2011.
  8. "A Dutch tennis champion". New Zealand: Evening Post. 26 April 1924. http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=EP19240426.2.125. Retrieved March 2, 2011.
  9. "Menzel elhódította Kehrlingtől a magyar teniszbajnokságot" (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Huszadik század. September 1930. http://www.huszadikszazad.hu/sport/menzel-elhoditotta-kehrlingtol-a-magyar-teniszbajnoksagot. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  10. "Lawn Tennis". New Zealand: Evening Post. June 22, 1929. http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=EP19290622.2.184&l=mi&e=-------10--1----0--. Retrieved March 2, 2011.
  11. "Kehrling újabb győzelme Göteborgban [Kehrling newest victory in Göteborg]" (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Huszadik század. july 1923. http://www.huszadikszazad.hu/sport/kehrling-ujabb-gyozelme-goteborgban. Retrieved March 2, 2011.
  12. Dániel Sulyok (2009). "Magyarország - Ausztria 2 : 2, 1914.10.04 [Hungary - Austria 2 : 2, 1914.10.04]" (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Netkert Tech. http://www.magyarfutball.hu/hu/merkozes/1106. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  13. "Magyarország – Ausztria 2:1 [Hungary - Austria 2:1]" (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Huszadik század. November 1914. http://www.huszadikszazad.hu/sport/magyarorszag-ausztria-21. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  14. "1915 Osztrák Magyar [1915 Austria - Hungary]" (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Wordpress. October 22, 2010. http://www.tempofradi.hu/1915-osztrak-magyar-magyar-osztrak-i. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  15. "Ausztria – Magyarország 3:1 [Austria – Hungary 3:1]" (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Huszadik század. May 1916. http://www.huszadikszazad.hu/sport/ausztria-magyarorszag-31-00. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  16. "A magyar jéghockey-csapat győzelme [Victory of the Hungarian Ice-hockey team]" (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Huszadik század. March 1915. http://www.huszadikszazad.hu/sport/a-magyar-jeghockey-csapat-gyozelme. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  17. "A BKE hockey-csapatának bécsi győzelme [Vienna triumph of BKE]" (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Huszadik század. December 1915. http://www.huszadikszazad.hu/sport/a-bke-hockey-csapatanak-becsi-gyozelme. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  18. "A Csáky-vándordíj [Csáky Challenge Cup]" (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Huszadik század. February 1917. http://www.huszadikszazad.hu/sport/a-csaky-vandordij. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  19. "A Csáky-vándordíj: BKE – Leipziger SC 3:3 (2:0) [Csáky Challenge Cup BKE – Leipziger SC 3:3 (2:0)]" (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Huszadik század. January 1925. http://www.huszadikszazad.hu/sport/a-csaky-vandordij-bke-leipziger-sc-33-20. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  20. "A BKE fölényesen győzte le az LTC Prága csapatát [Overwhelming victory of BKE over LTC Prague]" (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Huszadik század. January 1928. http://www.huszadikszazad.hu/sport/a-bke-folenyesen-gyozte-le-az-ltc-praga-csapatat. Retrieved March 6, 2011.

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