The IRTA was formed in October 1998 in response to the plans to turn the Dublin real tennis court, on Earlsfort Terrace, into a recital hall. Since then, its chief activity has been the pursuit of the return of the court to its original use. We have also held Irish Real Tennis Championships each year since 2003 (by necessity hosted by sympathetic UK real tennis clubs), and several friendly fixtures.

Some IRTA members outside the Dublin court. From left to right: Ben North, Bear North, Ted Neville (secretary), Mike Bolton (chairman), John McGrath.
The IRTA Committee

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