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Fred B. Alexander (1880-1969) - Member of Distinction

SLT&CC member Fred B. Alexander was the first American to win the Australasian Championships (Singles and Doubles!) in 1908, the amateur precursor to the Australian Open. Fred was born in Sea Bright in 1880 and during the summer, he lived at 37 Ward Avenue in Rumson. At SLT&CC, he played as a junior and went on to win the Men’s Singles Tournament in 1899, as well as the Men’s Doubles Tournament in 1902 and 1903.  Fred and his partner Harold Hackett were five time US National Doubles Champions.  Fred is enshrined in the International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF). More information about his career and accomplishments can be found on the ITHF website and on Wikipedia.