VI Tennis player and coach.

Enjoy Tennis

Blind/Vision Impaired Tennis is part of the Tennis Ireland Enjoy Tennis programme, which aims to provide opportunities for people with a disability to play the wonderful game of tennis.

Blind and vision impaired tennis is suitable for adults and children and is played indoors. Tennis Ireland and Vision Sports Ireland have host clubs across the country. Sessions are delivered by fully qualified tennis coaches who are always recruiting new players to join their groups.

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History of Blind Tennis

Blind Tennis in its present form started in Japan in 1990 and was launched in Ireland by Michael D Higgins at Vision Sports Irelands MayFest in 2016.

Blind/VI tennis grew quickly in Ireland with an Irish Team travelling to World Championships in Alicante in May 2017. Less than a year later Ireland hosted these World Championships in Shankhill, Co Dublin.

Photo of participant playing blind tennis.

Please find below list of all Blind/VI Tennis locations and coach contact details.

Should you have a general query about the game please don’t hesitate to contact Vision Sports Ireland on the details below.


Vision Sports Ireland, Vision Ireland, Whitworth Road, Dublin 9.
Phone: 01 4056030   |   Email:

Athlone Junior/Adults Tennis, Athlone Tennis Club
Oliver McGrath, Tennis Coach
Phone: 085 870 5059

Castlebar Junior/Adults Tennis, Castlebar Tennis Club
Olwyn O Toole, Tennis Coach
Phone: 086 351 4123   |   Email:

Clare Junior/Adults Tennis, Killaloe Tennis Club
Wesley O’Brien, Tennis Coach
Phone: 086 050 4037   |   Email:

Cork Adults Tennis, Cork City
Joanne Murnaghan, Head Coach
Phone: 087 775 8873

Dublin Junior Tennis, Shankill Tennis Club
Ryan Burke, Tennis Coach
Phone: 089 405 7002    |   Email:

Dublin Adults Tennis, DCU
Ann-Marie Breen, Tennis Coach
Phone: 086 842 5957   |   Email:

Galway Adults Tennis, Salthill Tennis Club
Mark Smyth, Head Coach
Phone: 085 870 5059

Kildare Adults Tennis, Naas Lawn Tennis Club
Pete Lowther, Head Coach
Phone: 087 966 4660  |   Email:

Sligo Adults Tennis
Jean, Head Coach
Phone: 086 351 4123    |   Email:

Wexford Adults Tennis, Kelly’s Hotel Rosslare
Emil Klosinki, Head Coach
Phone: 085 723 9738   |   Email:

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