Top Irish Tennis Players

The top Irish tennis players on the ATP and WTA Tours will be discussed in this article. Find out who the best Irish tennis player is on the Men’s and Women’s Tours in May 2022.

Simon Carr is the current number 1 Men’s Irish tennis player playing singles on the ATP tour. Simon Carr is also the only Irish tennis player ranked in the top 1000 in the ATP ranking.

In total, Ireland has four players included in the ATP world singles ranking (Simon Carr, Osgar O’Hoisin, Peter Bothwell, and Julian Bradley)

In the Men’s Doubles Ranking, Ireland has a total of eight players ranked by the ATP with Julian Bradley being the current number 1 ranked men’s doubles player from Ireland.

On the WTA Tour, Georgia Drummy is the current number 1 Irish player playing on the WTA Tour. She is only one of two Irish players ranked in the WTA World Singles Ranking.

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Top Irish Tennis Players
Top Irish Tennis Players

Top Irish Tennis Players on the ATP Tour (Singles)

IE RankATP RankATP PlayerATP Points
1693Simon Carr31
2T1052Osgar O’Hoisin9
31236Peter Bothwell5
4T1464Julian Bradley3

Top Irish Tennis Players on the ATP Tour (Doubles)

IE RankATP RankTennis PlayerATP Points
1911Julian Bradley32
2913Simon Carr32
31143Osgar O’Hoisin18
41343Peter Bothwell12
5T1595Ammar Elamin7
6T2092Samuel Bothwell2
7T2092Arthur O’Sullivan2
8T2393Preston Conner2

Top Irish Tennis Players on the WTA Tour (Singles)

IE RankWTA RankTennis PlayerWTA Points
11016Georgia Drummy18
21517Sinead Lohan4

Irish Grand Slam Winners Tennis (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

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.

Irish Grand Slam Winners Tennis (Women’s Singles)

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

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 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.

Ranking as at: 16/05/22