Alfred Ernest Beamish (6 August 1879 – 28 February 1944) was an English tennis player born in Richmond, Surrey, England. He finished runner-up to James Cecil Parke in the Men's Singles final of the Australasian Championships, the future Australian Open, in 1912.[1] Beamish also partnered Charles Dixon to win the Bronze medal in the indoor doubles event at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. He was runner up in one of tennis early majors, the World Covered Court Championship, in 1921. He also competed at the 1920 Summer Olympics.[2] He was also twice a semifinalist at Wimbledon in 1912 (where he beat Gordon Lowe before losing to Arthur Gore)[3] and 1914 (where he lost to Norman Brookes).[3] Beamish was married to Wimbledon singles semi finalist Winifred Beamish.

Alfred Beamish
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Full nameAlfred Ernest Beamish
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1879-08-06)6 August 1879
Richmond, London, England
Died28 February 1944(1944-02-28) (aged 64)
Turned pro1903 (amateur tour)
Retired1921
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenF (1912)
WimbledonSF (1912, 1914)
Other tournaments
WCCCF (1921)
Olympic Games1R (1912)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1912)

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1912 Australasian Championships Grass   James Cecil Parke 6–3, 3–6, 6–1, 1–6, 5–7

Doubles (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1912 Australasian Championships Grass   Gordon Lowe   James Cecil Parke
  Charles Dixon
6–4, 6–4, 6–2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History of the Australian Open – the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific". australianopen.com. Archived from the original on 25 May 2009. Retrieved 28 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Alfred Beamish". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Wimbledon player archive – Alfred Beamish". AELTC.

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