Top Irish Tennis Players

This article will look at the top Irish tennis players who are playing on the ATP and WTA Tours in 2022, as well as looking at Irish born grand slam winners.

Find out who the best Irish tennis player is on the Men’s and Women’s Tours in August 2022.

Simon Carr is the number 1 Men’s Irish tennis player playing singles on the ATP tour with an ATP ranking of 686 (1/8/22) in the world.

Simon Carr is one of two Irish tennis players who are ranked in the top 1000 of the ATP ranking, with the other being Osgar O’Hoisin with a ranking of 852 (1/8/22).

On the 1st of August 2022, Ireland had four players included in the ATP world singles ranking (Simon Carr, Osgar O’Hoisin, Michael Agwi, and Peter Bothwell).

In the Men’s Doubles Ranking, Ireland had a total of eight players ranked by the ATP with Osgar O’Hoisin being the number 1 ranked men’s doubles player from Ireland.

On the WTA Tour, Sinead Lohan is the number 1 Irish player playing on the WTA Tour with a world ranking of 1484 (1/8/22).

AS at the 1st of August 2022, Sinead Lohan was the only Irish player ranked in the WTA World Singles Ranking.

Top Irish Tennis Players

Top Irish Tennis Players on the ATP Tour (Singles)

IE RankATP Rank*ATP PlayerATP Points
1686Simon Carr29
2852Osgar O’Hoisin16
3T1435Michael Agwi2
4T1435Peter Bothwell2

Top Irish Tennis Players on the ATP Tour (Doubles)

IE RankATP Rank*Tennis PlayerATP Points
1740Osgar O’Hoisin50
2867Simon Carr36
31070Julian Bradley20
41440Ammar Elamin9
5T1637Peter Bothwell5
6T2017Samuel Bothwell2
7T2017Arthur O’Sullivan2
8T2287Preston Conner2

Top Irish Tennis Players on the WTA Tour (Singles)

IE RankWTA Rank*Tennis PlayerWTA Points
11484Sinead Lohan4

*ATP and WTA Rankings Date: 01/08/22

Irish Grand Slam Winners Tennis (Men’s Singles)

To date, Willoughby Hamilton (1890 Wimbledon), James Cecil Parke (1912 Australian Open), and Joshua Pim (1893 and 1894 Wimbledon) are the only Irish-born tennis players who have claimed a grand slam title in men’s singles.

YearTennis PlayerGrand SlamOpponent in FinalScore in Final
1890Willoughby HamiltonWimbledonWilliam Renshaw (GBR)6–8, 6–2, 3–6, 6–1, 6–1
1893Joshua PimWimbledonWilfred Baddeley3–6, 6–1, 6–3, 6–2
1894Joshua PimWimbledonWilfred Baddeley10–8, 6–2, 8–6
1912James Cecil ParkeAustralian OpenAlfred Beamish (GBR)3–6, 6–3, 1–6, 6–1, 7–5

Irish Grand Slam Winners Tennis (Women’s Singles)

Lena Rice was the first Irish-born woman to win a grand slam title when she claimed the title at the 1890 Wimbledon.

A year later Mabel Cahill would win the first of her two US Open singles titles.

Mabel Cahill would later be included in the International Tennis Hall of Fame and to this day is the only player in the hall of fame born in Ireland.

YearTennis PlayerGrand SlamOpponent in FinalScore in Final
1890Lena RiceWimbledonBlanche Bingley Hillyard (GBR)Walkover
1891Mabel CahillUS OpenEllen Roosevelt6–4, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3
1892Mabel CahillUS OpenElisabeth Moore5–7, 6–3, 6–4, 4–6, 6–2