Albert Curtis (tennis)

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Albert Curtis
Country (sports)  Australia
Born (1875-01-26)26 January 1875
Adelong, New South Wales
Died 12 September 1933(1933-09-12) (aged 58)
Melbourne, Victoria
College Newington College
University of Sydney
University of Adelaide
Singles
Career record NSW Championship 1897
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open F (1905)

Albert Curtis (26 January 1875 – 12 September 1933) was an Australian tennis player before World War I and medical practitioner in the area of Mental Health.[1]

Biography[edit]

Curtis was born in Adelong, New South Wales, and attended Newington College (1889–1892) where as a boarding student he was a noted sportsman.[2] He matriculated in 1893 and became a first year medical student at the University of Sydney. In 1896, with David Edwards, Curtis won the Queensland Doubles Championship.[3] In 1897 he was part of the University A Team in Tennis that included fellow Old Newingtonians David Edwards and Percy Colquhoun. In that year he won the NSW Championship.[4] Curtis was at the University of Sydney until 1902 but was only in third year in 1896 and remained there until 1899. He finally passed the deferred third year exam in 1900.[5] Curtis moved to South Australia and graduated in Medicine from the University of Adelaide in 1905.[6] He finished runner-up to Rodney Heath in the singles final of the inaugural Australasian Championships, the future Australian Open, in 1905.[7]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1905 Australasian Championships Grass Australia Rodney Heath 6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 4–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lawn Tennis. The Late Dr. A. C. Curtis." The Sydney Morning Herald. 15 September 1933. p. 15. Retrieved 18 April 2015 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863–1998 (Syd, 1999) pp 46
  3. ^ "Lawn Tennis Tournament". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser. 1 September 1896. p. 4. Retrieved 18 April 2015 – via National Library of Australia. 
  4. ^ "Mr. A. Curtis (the Lawn Tennis Champion)." Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser. NSW. 31 July 1897. p. 233. Retrieved 18 April 2015 – via National Library of Australia. 
  5. ^ University Calendars Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  6. ^ Victorian Government Gazette Online Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  7. ^ "History of the Australian Open – the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific". australianopen.com. Archived from the original on 25 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 

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