IRTPA Championships 2019

Updated: 18 Sep 2019 BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Published: 04 Jul 2019

9th-14th October
Wellington Real Tennis Club

IRTPA Championships 2019


The event will attract the top players in the World to WRTC to compete for the prestigious Title, but more importantly to earn precious World Ranking points to enter the Challenge Race. The top 4 World ranked players enter a challenge competition to play current World Champion; Rob Fahey at Prested Hall on 22/24/26th April 2020 - so all is to play for.

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Monday 7th October – Monday 14th October

To be held at Wellington Real Tennis Club

The event will be run in accordance with the T&RA Laws of Tennis & the IRTPA Tournament Rules

The tournaments will take the top 24 entrants, based on the world rankings, followed by handicap.

IRTPA CHAMPIONSHIPS (9th-14th) - The top 12 entrants will go straight into the IRTPA Championships, to be joined by 4 qualifiers from the Satellite.

SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (7th - 8th & 13th - 14th) - The remaining 12 players will play in a knock-out satellite tournament with the semi-finalists making up the 4 qualifiers for the IRTPA Championships. The semi’s & finals will be played on the same day as the IRTPA Championship .

TAYLOR CUP (7th & 14th) – This tournament is for all professionals who have been a professional for less than 3 years.

  • Former winners are ineligible
  • If a professional was under 21 when they turned professional, this is extended to 4 years and if a professional was under 18 when they turned professional this is extended to 5 years
  • Professionals who are eligible for the Taylor Cup have to play in this tournament

Tournament Committee:

  • Susie Falkner
  • Rob Fahey
  • Ben Ronaldson
  • Dan Jones
  • Adam Player

Tournament Schedule

Sunday 6th October Practice Day

Monday 7th October Satellite Tournament First Round & Taylor Cup

Tuesday 8th October Satellite Tournament Quarter Finals

Wednesday 9th October IRTPA Championships Last 16

Thursday 10th October IRTPA Championships Last 16

Friday 11th October IRTPA Championships Quarter Finals

Saturday 12th October Players rest day- Amateur Doubles competition- entry form to follow

Sunday 13th October IRTPA Semi Finals & Satellite Semi Finals

Monday 14th October Taylor, Satellite & IRTPA Finals

Practice Courts

Practice courts will be available at the following times:

Sunday 6th October- All day

Monday 7th October – 7am- Noon & 6-10pm

Tuesday 8th October – 7am- 1pm & 8-10pm

Available times subject to changes depending on the draw on Monday and Tuesday:


Social Functions

There will be a champagne welcome party at the club on Wednesday 9th October 6pm plus.

Wellington Real Tennis Club will also be providing food from 6pm Wednesday onwards for all spectators as part of their ticket ( Not Saturday)-


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