Alfred Beamish

Alfred Ernest Beamish ( born August 6, 1879 in London, † February 28, 1944 in Nairn ) was an English tennis player.


Beamish was born in 1879 in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

In 1912, he achieved his greatest successes. So he stood in the finals of the singles and the doubles competition at the Australian Tennis Championships. Against his compatriot James Parke was defeated 3:6, 6:3, 1:6, 6:1, 7:5 in five sets. In doubles, he stood in the purely British final with Gordon Lowe also against Parke and Charles Dixon. They lost clearly in three sets 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. Beamish participated in the Olympic Games in Stockholm in 1912 and the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp part. In 1912 he won the bronze medal at the Charles Dixon staged in the hall doubles competition against Arthur Gore and Herbert Barrett. In the individual, however, he retired from in the first round. In 1920, he reached the third round in single, double, he failed together with Gordon Lowe in the opening round. In mixed, which he played with his wife Winifred Beamish, he did not make it past the second round.

Beamish denied in 1911, 1912 and 1920, three meetings for the British Davis Cup team. All three games were in each case the final game of the former International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Beamish was always used in a double. 1911 against the United States, he won jointly with Charles Dixon, but the encounter ended with 1:4 from a British perspective. The following year, he documents and James Parke, although against their foes, but Britain won the match against Australasia 3-2 and thus the whole competition. In the 1920 season he and Algernon Kingscote remained chance in their dual role, they lost significantly with 0:3. The match ends 4-1 for Australasia.

He died in 1944 at the age of 64 years in the Scottish Nairn.


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