How to Enter Open Competitions
To enter tennis opens, you need to sign up for a Tennis Ireland PIN. Click this link Tennis Ireland PIN for more information about how to do this.
Most of the open tournaments are listed on tournamentsoftware. including our own doubles open competition, which will be held from the 19th – 24th August 2019, and it is now listed on tournament software.
The most popular competitions with KBTC members are the Limerick Open held in CIAC (Catholic Institute Athletics Club) in May, the South of Ireland Open, held in Limerick Lawn TC mid June, and the Nenagh Open at the start of July. The Tipperary Clay Court Championships is held in August in Tipperary town. The full list of tournaments for senior players is listed here. https://www.tennisireland.ie/competitions/calendars/2019-calendar-seniors/
If you are new to open tournaments, you need to know what grade to play at. Most players start at grade 6 and if they get to finals in competitions at that level, they accumulate points and when enough points are accrued, they are moved up to grade 5 and so on. The embedded document below outlines the rules and grading system used by the Munster Tennis branch of Tennis Ireland.