The Dublin Real Tennis Court is located a few minutes' walk from St Stephen's Green, in the centre of Dublin. It was built in 1885, was played on until 1939, and was subsequently used by University College Dublin, first as a gymnasium and more recently as a laboratory and offices.

Exterior of the Dublin Court
Exterior of Dublin Court

2016: A planning application was been lodged with Dublin City Council affecting the Real Tennis Court. It was granted; the IRTA appealed, and the resulting decision by An Bord Pleanála included a condition requiring the developer to design and build ‘essential features required for playing Real Tennis matches’. For more information:


Interior, showing glass roof
Skylighted roof
Penthouse wall
Battery wall