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Frederick Kalms (1897–1977) was an Australian tennis player. His good all-round game was marred by a weak forehand.[2] Kalms was New South Wales state champion in 1926 and 1928. He reached the semi finals of the 1924 Australian Championships (beating Clarence Treloar and Rupert Wertheim before losing to Richard Schlesinger).[3] At the 1924 U. S. championships, Kalms lost in five sets in round two to Dean Mathey.[4] Kalms reached the quarter finals of the Australian in 1925 (losing to Pat O'Hara Wood) and 1928 (beating Edgar Moon before losing to Jack Cummings).

Frederick Kalms
Full nameFrederick Ernst Walter Kalms
Country (sports) Australia
Jindera, New South Wales, Australia
Died23 October 1977 (aged 80)[1]
Canowindra, New South Wales, Australia
Turned pro1922 (amateur tour)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (1924)
US Open2R (1924)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1925)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1928)

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1925 Australasian Championships Grass   James Anderson   Pat O'Hara Wood
  Gerald Patterson
4–6, 6–8, 5–7


  1. ^ "Frederick Ernst Walter Kalms". findagrave.
  2. ^ "Fred Kalms". The West Wyalong Advocate. 25 December 1936. p. 5. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Australian Open 1924".
  4. ^ "U. S. Open 1924".