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Welcome to Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club
 

Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club is one of Ireland's leading tennis and squash clubs. It has a wide range of  facilities and services for its members. 

The Club was established in 1877 and is one of the oldest tennis clubs in the world. We are located on Appian Way in Dublin Location Map

Club facilities include 5 Tigerturf Advantage artificial grass outdoor tennis courts, 4 Acrylic indoor tennis courts, 2 Har Tru American clay courts and 6 squash courts. We have a fully equipped gym, a 17 metre swimming pool, together with a snooker room. Other activities/services available are aerobics, walking group, bridge, cricket, golf, massage, barber and a Martyn Evans sports shop.

The Club also offers extensive bar & dining facilities.



 
 
Archive – Harold Mahony

The last Irishman and Fitzwilliam member to win Wimbledon was Harold Mahony in 1896 when he beat Wilfred Baddeley 6-2, 6-8, 5-7, 8-6, 6-3. An extract from a summary of his life with a reference to Fitzwilliam is shown below:-

At some point Harold Mahony had joined the prestigious Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club in Dublin whose members included some of the best players in Ireland at the time. One of these members was Willoughby J. Hamilton, the best Irish player in the period 1885-90. The Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club held its own closed tennis championship around mid-May, and Willoughby J. Hamilton won the men’s singles event there five years in a row from 1886-90. Hamilton and a number of the other top Irish players of the time patronized several other tournaments in their native country, including the South of Ireland Championships, held in Limerick; the East of Ireland Championships, held in Howth, County Dublin; and the West of Ireland Championships, held in Sligo. In 1889, Willoughby J. Hamilton won the singles title at the Irish Championships; the following year he won the Wimbledon singles title.

Harold Mahony appears to have played in almost no tournaments in Ireland outside of the Irish Championships and the Dublin University tournament. However, he did play in some ties between the Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club and other Dublin-based lawn tennis clubs, such as the Pembroke Lawn Tennis Club and the Wilton Lawn Tennis Club. Strictly speaking, as a member of both the Dublin University Lawn Tennis Club and the Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club, Mahony could have played for either club against the other one.

 
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