Conor Niland made both the main singles draw at the US Open and Wimbledon in 2011. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Gary Cahill’s decision to step down from his role as non-playing captain of the Davis Cup team will leave room for Ireland’s most successful professi(...)

Golden days in shining whites: Tony O’Reilly and Cecil Pedlow

Tennis has a timeless quality. Many Irish youngsters have filled the long days of their summer holidays competing in tournaments in Carrickmines, Lein(...)

James McGee in action against Aleksandr Nedovyesov of Kazakhstan in the US Open. Photograph: Mike Frey/Inpho

In Irish tennis it has always taken an adventurer, someone single minded, with a pioneering spirit to make the hard yards. Conor Niland was the first (...)

Tennis player and coach Conor Niland and marketing manager Síne Lambert. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Conor Niland is Ireland’s most successful ever professional tennis player. In 2011, he was the first Irish man to play Wimbledon in 31 years; two mont(...)

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov plays a forehand during his 6-2 6-3 6-4 defeat of Luke Saville of Australia at Wimbledon yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

If Andy Murray slapped down a declaration with his sobering straight set – 6-1 6-1 6-0 – win over Blaz Rola, an equally dispassionate Grigor Dimitrov (...)

Irish number one, James McGee, was beaten in two sets in the third round of qualifying at Roland Garros. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

After a brave opening two rounds at the qualifying tournament for the French Open, which begins on Sunday, Ireland’s James McGee fell in two sets, 6-3(...)

Ireland’s James McGee during his game against Jimmy Wang in a qualifying event for the  Australian Open. Photograph: Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

By Johnny WattersonIreland’s oldest tennis club, Dublin’s Monkstown LTC, had reason to celebrate over the New Year with significant successes recorded(...)

Louk Sorensen of Ireland has moved  from a ranking of 1064 in the world to 491.  Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Conor Niland’s ventures into the Wimbledon and US Open main singles draws aside, the last interesting story about Irish men’s tennis in a global sense(...)

Castleknock’s James McGee (ranked 266) made it to the Wimbledon qualifying event this year but failed to make the main draw

Tennis Ireland believes it can have a senior player in the qualifying events of Grand Slams every two years. The governing body of the sport in Irelan(...)

Ireland’s Conor Niland after his defeat to France’s Adrian Mannarino on day two of the 2011 Wimbledon Championships.

As Britain counts the cost of not having women tennis players in the latter stages of the championships one of the constant questions asked here is wh(...)