Irish Open (tennis)

The Irish Open and originally known as the Irish Lawn Tennis Championships and for sponsorship reasons also known as Carroll's Irish Open is formally a men's and women's tennis tournament held at the Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club in Dublin, Ireland. Prior to the creation of the International Lawn Tennis Federation and the establishment of its world championship events in 1913 it was considered by players and historians one of the four most important tennis tournaments to win.[1][2][3] the others being Wimbledon, the U.S. National championships and the Northern Championships. The men's event was part of the pre-open era tour from inception until 1967. It was then part of the open era non-aligned independent tour, (1968–69). From 1970 to 1974 it was an event on the Grand Prix tennis circuit. The women's event was on the same tours as the men except for when it became part of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour from 1971 to 1973. The men's edition was played until 1979 and the women's till 1983.

Irish Championships
Irish Open
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameIrish Open
TourPre-open era, (1879–1967), Independent tour, (1968–1969), Grand Prix tennis circuit (1970–74)
Founded1879; 142 years ago (1879)
Abolished1983; 38 years ago (1983)
LocationDublin, Ireland
VenueFitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club
Fitzwilliam Square
SurfaceHard, Grass, Clay