Three Clay Courts providing a Different Experience

The club offers a very modern and professional amenity to members together with the almost unique experience (for Ireland) of playing on the red clay more associated with the continent and specifically the French Open.

The club is probably the only one of it's kind in Ireland in that all heating and hot water requirements of the clubhouse are provided by sustainable means via an Air to Water Heat Pump and Solar Collectors. The club facilities are fully wheelchair accessable.

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Although there are definite records to suggest a tennis club, referred to as Chapel Field Lawn Tennis Ground, existed on the present site between 1893 and 1903, it is probable that tennis was played here for some years prior to this

Cricket Club - Pre-Club Era

A cricket club, Clanwilliam Cricket Club, had leased what had been a 9 acre field for 12 shillings a year between 1877 and 1884, after which it dissolved as a club. Rosanna Lawn Tennis Club was founded a short distance away, in 1879, on land surrendered by the convent. Considerable unrest followed, especially in 1886 around the time of the First Home Rule Bill, and this possibly explains the emergence of another club, in St Michael's Street, around this time.

Early Membership and Politics

Membership of the tennis club was quite restricted in the early days. Catholics were not welcome until the 1950s; officers in the army and police and landed gentry made up up the bulk of the membership and it was considered no place for children.



The first tournament, consisting of a singles event for men and women, was held in 1926. Mixed doubles was added in 1929 with men's and ladies doubles beginning in 1936 and 1946 respectively. With the exception of 1933, a tournament has been held every year. The national Claycourt Championsips were held at the Club in 2007 & 2008


The club became affiliated to the Irish Lawn Tennis Association(now Tennis Ireland) in 1915 and one of its most esteemed members, C.O.M.S.(Gregor)Mansergh, served as president of the I.L.T.A. in 1947.

Clay Court Surface

The present clay surface dates back 60 years or so. The lower grass court was changed in 1949 with the other two being converted in 1951. Cinders, a by-product of coal burning steam engines, were brought in from Limerick Junction. The clay came from England. This lengthened the season by several months as clay was considered an all-weather surface. High Grade court floodlighting was added in 1995.


The club was fully modernised in 2008-2009 when a completely new Club Bar was constructed together with a totally refurbished Clubhouse and Russell Pavilion. This development had a fully sustainable focus which eliminates the use of fossil fuels from the site. All works related to this project were designed by Local Architect Robert Cummins. (Cummins + Voortman) The updated facility was officially opened by Martin Mansergh Minister for State in 2009.


Patrice O'Connell


Colette Grey


Olwen Kingston


Dermot O'Dwyer


Edward Fitzgerald


Anne Bourke


Jacinta Coman


Caitriona Hayes


John Heffernan


Marcella Kelly


Patrick Kennedy


Anne-Marie O'Mahony


John Pierse



  • A Welcome for All

    County Tipperary Lawn Tennis Club welcomes all who come to play tennis on our courts.

  • Good Tennis

    It's all about the Tennis after all is said and done!

  • Good Fun

    If it's not fun, you shouldn't be doing it... we have great fun at our club, from the yougest to the eldest members.

Why Us

Unique Claycourt Tennis

Playing tennis on clay is different to all other surfaces. Fast but not harsh under foot and forgiving most times, clay is mostly an all weather surface, save for extremes of wet and cold.

They say

...a little piece of heaven in the heart of Tipperary Town, a true gem!

Visitors Book - Anonymous

... had a great time at the Munster Senior Open Claycourt Championships. Courts are superb and the craic was great at the post tournament Bar-B-Que!

Visitors Book - Anonymous