Alfred Beamish

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Alfred Beamish
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Full name Alfred Ernest Beamish
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born (1879-08-06)6 August 1879
Richmond, London, England
Died 28 February 1944(1944-02-28) (aged 64)
Turned pro 1903 (amateur tour)
Retired 1921
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open F (1912)
Wimbledon SF (1912, 1914)
Other tournaments
WCCC F (1921)
Olympic Games 1R (1912)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1912)

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 semi finalist at Wimbledon in 1912 (where he beat Gordon Lowe before losing to Arthur Gore)[3] and 1914 (where he lost to Norman Brookes).[4] Beamish was married to Wimbledon singles semi finalist Winifred Beamish.[5]

Grand Slam finals

Singles (1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1912 Australasian Championships Grass United Kingdom James Cecil Parke 6–3, 3–6, 6–1, 1–6, 5–7

Doubles (1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1912 Australasian Championships Grass United Kingdom Gordon Lowe United Kingdom James Cecil Parke
United Kingdom Charles Dixon
6–4, 6–4, 6–2


  1. ^ "History of the Australian Open – the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific". Archived from the original on 25 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  2. ^ "Alfred Beamish". Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  3. ^ "Wimbledon 1912". 
  4. ^ "Wimbledon 1914". 
  5. ^ "Grand Slam Tennis Statistics". 

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