Following on from our successful arrangements in 2011, the 10th annual IRTA Championships was held as two separate events, an Open and a Closed.

Many thanks to both our host clubs:

Radley court through dedans

Photo courtesy Radley College.

Open: 2–3 June, Radley, Oxfordshire, UK

The court at Radley College was opened in 2008, and has rapidly become a thriving club, with a healthy mix of students, staff, ex-students, as well as members of the local community. It has hosted various national events, including the British Over 60 Doubles Championship, British Amateur Doubles Championship and the qualifiers for the British Open Singles and Doubles. The IRTA held our 2011 Open at Radley, and we are grateful to have been invited back for our 2012 event.

Closed: 15–16 September, The Oratory, South Oxfordshire, UK

Oratory court through galleries

Photo courtesy The Oratory.

The court at The Oratory was built in 1989, and hosted the World Championships in 2006 (and the IRTA closed in 2011). We are grateful to all at The Oratory for welcoming us back for our 2012 Closed Championship.

Eligibility criteria

A person shall be eligible to play in the Irish Championship if

  • the person holds a current Irish passport; or
  • the person was born in the island of Ireland; or
  • at the time of the person’s birth either parent was an Irish citizen or would if alive have been an Irish citizen; or
  • the person has had one year’s continuous residence in the island of Ireland immediately before the Championship and intends to continue residence in the island of Ireland.