Ove Frederiksen

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameOve Kamphøwener•Frederiksen
Used nameOve•Frederiksen
Born22 August 1884 in Køge (DEN)
Died24 May 1966 in Hellerup, Gentofte (DEN)
AffiliationsKB, København (DEN)
NOC Denmark


Ove Frederiksen was one of the first Danish players to play at Wimbledon, winning his first round singles match, but lost his first round doubles match (with Jørgen Arenholt) in 1910. Frederiksen studied law and practiced as a lawyer. He was Danish Champion in singles in 1915-16, and doubles in 1910 and 1920-22. Frederiksen was chairman of the Kjøbenhavns Boldklub from 1919-54. He was made an honorary member in 1944 and honorary chairman in 1954. Frederiksen was declared a Knight of the Dannebrog in 1938.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Tennis DEN Ove Frederiksen
Singles, Men (Olympic) =31
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Peter Frigast =9