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Norman Peach (1889–1974) was an Australian tennis player. He was born in New Zealand and his family moved to Australia when he was a boy. Peach's best stroke was a flat forehand drive and he always fought hard to win when close to defeat. Peach captained Australia in Davis Cup in 1921 and won the New South Wales State Championships in 1925. [2] Peach first entered the Australasian Championships in 1919 aged 30 and lost in the third round to Alfred Beamish.[3] In 1921, Peach lost in the opening round of the U. S. Championships to William Ingraham.[4] At the 1922 Australasian Championships, Peach beat Edward Jordan, Rupert Wertheim and Jack Clemenger before losing in the semi finals to James Anderson. At the 1925 Australasian Championships, Peach lost in the quarter finals to Richard Schlesinger. In the 1926 Australasian Championships, Peach beat Harry Hopman before losing in the quarters to Schlesinger. In the 1928 Australian championships, Peach lost in round three to Gerald Patterson.[5] In 1930 he lost in round two to Schlesinger. In 1931 he lost in round two to Clifford Sproule.

Norman Peach
Full nameAlfred Norman Peach
Country (sports) Australia
Born29 March 1889
Wellington, New Zealand
Died12 August 1974 (aged 85)[1]
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Turned pro1909 (amateur tour)
Retired1935
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (1922)
US Open1R (1921)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1922)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1928, 1930, 1934)

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles (1 runner-up)Edit

Loss Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1922 Australasian Championships Grass   James Anderson   Jack Hawkes
  Gerald Patterson
10–8, 0–6, 0–6, 5–7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alfred Norman Peach". Wikitree.
  2. ^ McElhone, G.H. (21 November 1936). "Australian tennis - Players of the Past - N. Peach, the lion-hearted". The Sydney Morning Herald. p. 21. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Australasian Open 1919". tennis.co.nf.
  4. ^ Talbert, Bill (1967). Tennis Observed. Boston: Barre Publishers. p. 99. OCLC 172306.
  5. ^ "Australian Open 1928". tennis.co.nf.