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An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, this evening announced the return of “full scale” Level 5 restrictions from midnight tonight (30th December) until at least January 31st in a bid to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Unfortunately, this means that no indoor or outdoor tennis activities, including those involving children, should...

Killaloe Ballina Tennis Club (KBTC) which serves the twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina and the surrounding area is located in the picturesque village of Killaloe in Co. Clare. It boasts four floodlit all-weather tennis courts and a clubhouse with a common room and changing...

Tennis Ireland and its Ulster Branch are pleased to announce that Sport Northern Ireland have launched the Sports Sustainability Fund, with an allocation of £25 million to support sporting National Governing Bodies and clubs in Northern Ireland. Sport NI and the Department for Communities recognise the significant...

Tennis Ireland would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the contribution its clubs and their membership have made in adhering to the most recent Level 5 restrictions. You will be aware that the Government met today to consider the easing of Level 5 restrictions and...

The Republic of Ireland has moved to Level 5 status since midnight, Wednesday 21st October.The movement to Level 5 will have a significant impact on all activities in all clubs in the Republic of Ireland.The main implications of Level 5 include the following:Facilities should close...

Tennis Ireland and the wider sporting sector have received clarification from Government, this evening, in relation to the protocols that refer to Level 5 of the Framework for Restrictive Measures to deal with the COVID-19 emergency. The Government’s guidance on Level 5 is now clear, with...

Following a communication this morning from Sport Ireland, Tennis Ireland, notwithstanding to its communication yesterday evening,  must unfortunately now ask all member Clubs to suspend all activities (including all junior coaching programmes) in the Republic of Ireland with immediate effect. The Department of Sport Expert Group...

The Board of Tennis Ireland met this evening to consider, among other items, the implications of Level 5 of the Government’s Framework for Living with COVID-19. As the country moves to Level 5 from midnight, there is an impending need to communicate our interpretations of the...

16th October 2020 From midnight on Thursday 15th October, counties Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan moved to Level 4 status of restrictions aimed at fighting the transmission of COVID-19. The rest of the Republic of Ireland remains at level 3 with some additional measures required by Government. Following the...

The Government announced yesterday evening that the Republic of Ireland will move to Level 3 status from midnight tonight (6th October). This will impact on coaching programmes, events and competitions in all clubs in the Republic of Ireland as per the framework issued to all clubs...

We were very lucky recently, to spend some time with Jim Murphy, father of Fergus Murphy, Ireland’s only professional tennis umpire, as he celebrated his 90th birthday in March of this year. It was very clear how Jim Murphy could teach us all a thing or...

The Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht, Catherine Martin TD and Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers TD, today announced a new allocation of funding of €100k to Tennis Ireland.  €50k has been allocated in order to support...

The Republic of Ireland is moving from a short-term emergency response approach to COVID-19, to a medium-term approach to managing risk and repairing the damage that COVID-19 has inflicted on society.To this end, a Framework for Restrictive Measures as part of the Plan for Living with COVID-19 has...

Framework for Playing Tennis during COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has led to extraordinary demands on every one of us as individuals, as parents, as families, as workers, as business owners, as players and as clubs. The Republic of Ireland as a country is moving from...

The National Tennis Centre at Albert College Park is available for public bookings from Monday to Sunday.     View availability and book your court on https://tennisireland.skedda.com/booking?fbclid=IwAR377EZd4-nz0KUgPyviONjsdzVQTibAOhW2qdIr-vfxEARPd5SPwLNPNlo You can also book your court by email on courtbookings@tennisireland.ie   Please note that only outdoor courts are available on the weekends.   For more information...

Tennis Ireland welcomed last night’s announcement by the Irish Government that a funding package of up to €70 million has been allocated as part of a Resilience Fund for Sport. Speaking at the announcement, Minister Ross said “The sport sector has been severely impacted by the...

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major disruption to the whole community, including Tennis Clubs across Ireland. Tennis Ireland has compiled Club Support Information Packs relevant to both jurisdictions within which the sport operates that outline a range of government and community schemes that can help...

Tennis Ireland supports tennis activities and opportunities for children and young people to participate through events organised by all our stakeholders. The NGB is committed to safeguarding children and young people and we expect all our affiliated stakeholders to work under the guidance of our Safeguarding...

DCU are following Government instructions to remain closed and as the Tennis Ireland office is based in DCU, our office will continue to remain closed until further notice.  Tennis Ireland will continue to operate online until the office is reopened. Please see contact e-mails below for...

In our November newsletter we asked Irish tennis shops or online businesses from around the country to get in touch so we could create a list and support Irish owned businesses this Christmas and encourage the tennis community to shop local. If you would like to...