Phoebe Blair-White

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRosetta Phoebe•Blair-White (Newell-)
Used namePhoebe•Blair-White
Born10 September 1894 in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin (IRL)
Died6 March 1991 in Strabane, Northern Ireland (GBR)
AffiliationsCarrickmines Croquet & Lawn Tennis Club, Dublin (IRL)
NOC Ireland


Phoebe Blair-White was born Rosetta Phoebe Newell, and went by Phoebe, although her nickname was Binky. She married Arthur Blair-White, a top cricketer for Ireland, circa 1918 in Dublin. In addition to her Olympic appearance, Blair-White was the Irish singles champion in 1928 and 1931. She played Wimbledon in 1929, losing her first round match in singles, the only event she entered. Blair-White played for Ireland against a visiting Australian team in 1925, Australia winning 8-2. She won the County Dublin Championships in 1927 and 1931. In 1928 she won the Irish singles and doubles championship, and she won the singles again in 1931. Blair-White played out of the Carrickmines Croquet & Lawn Tennis Club. She lived to almost 97 years of age.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Tennis IRL Phoebe Blair-White
Singles, Women (Olympic) =17
Doubles, Mixed (Olympic) Walter Ireland =15
Doubles, Women (Olympic) Hilda Wallis =8

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