1905 Australasian Championships

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1905 Australasian Championships
Date 17–26 November[1]
Edition 1st
Surface Grass
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Venue Warehouseman's Cricket Ground
Australia Rodney Heath[1]
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Randolph Lycett / Australia Tom Tachell[2]
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The 1905 Australasian Championships was a tennis tournament played on Grass courts in Melbourne, Australia at Warehouseman's Cricket Ground. The tournament took place from 17 November through 27 November 1905. It was the inaugural edition of the Australasian Championships and consisted of a men's singles and men's doubles competition. The men's singles event had a field of 17 players and was won by Australian Rodney Heath.[1][3]



Australia Rodney Heath defeated Australia Albert Curtis, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4 [1]


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Randolph Lycett / Australia Tom Tachell defeated Australia E.T. Barnard / Australia Basil Spence, 11–9, 8–6, 1–6, 4–6, 6–1 [2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Inter-state Tennis. Australasian Championship". The Age. November 27, 1905. Retrieved February 23, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Australasian Lawn Tennis Championships". The Sydney Morning Herald. November 27, 1905. Retrieved February 23, 2011.
  3. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 355. ISBN 978-0942257700.

External links

  • Australian Open Official website
Preceded by
1905 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1906 Wimbledon Championships
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