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Rushbrooke Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

Situated on the south coast of Ireland, Rushbrooke is home to one of Ireland’s most impressive tennis and croquet facilities. Founded in 1870, the club holds the distinction of being the country’s oldest tennis club as well as its oldest existing croquet club.

Catering for players of all standards, our membership is predominantly drawn from the greater east Cork area.

Throughout our distinguished history our club had hosted both Davis and Federation Cup matches and has provided an impressive twenty three players to national tennis teams across all age groups.

Junior tennis and croquet are the foundations of our club and are afforded the highest priority in our strategic plan for the future.

View of main courts


Welcome to the Rushbrooke Lawn and Tennis Club website. Rushbrooke is one of the oldest tennis clubs in the country. We have 9 all weather courts, 2 grass courts, 3 croquet/bowls lawns.

More about tennis

Croquet at Rushbrooke


Croquet is traditionally played on a Wednesday and Saturday afternoons and is an excellent way to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds the club has to offer.

More about croquet

The courts at night


Welcome to the Rushbrooke Lawn and Tennis Club website. Rushbrooke is one of the oldest tennis clubs in the country. We have 9 all weather courts, 2 grass courts, 3 croquet/bowls lawns.

View our facilities


A full calendar will be made available when things start to return to normal.


  • 9 courts all recently resurfaced along with new led flood lights makes for a great gaming experience. This coupled with the state of the art clubhouse makes a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

    thumb George Maher
    28th June 2019
  • I was rushing and the i brooke my leg pretty not grand slater When the pint is grand

    thumb Swag Darudesandstorm
    9th March 2021
  • Fantastic Club with great members. 9 tennis courts, super croquet lawns and bowls green. Always a great buzz for tournaments with excellent viewing of the front courts from the large balcony or the seated areas for the back courts. Lots of fun events for all the family. Highly recommended....

    thumb Adrian McCarthy
    4th April 2018
  • I had the pleasure of playing Bowls at Cobh Lawn Tennis Club this afternoon. The surface was in excellent condition and a most enjoyable day was had by all.

    thumb Tom HAMILTON
    2nd July 2021
  • Love it

    thumb Abubakar Kassim
    27th June 2021
  • One best clubs in Ireland

    thumb Martin
    30th June 2022
  • One best tennis clubs in munster

    thumb Martin
    24th April 2022
  • Fantastic facilities, and really well run club. Very friendly club and very inviting for new members. The club facilitates all ages and abilities.

    thumb jasmanu99
    2nd September 2020
  • Oldest grass tennis club in Ireland, proud to be a member.

    thumb Matthew Terzic
    31st July 2020

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About Us

Rushbrooke Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club is steeped in the best traditions of not only Cork and Munster tennis but also of tennis on a national level. The club was initially formed as a croquet venue, and its purpose was to provide a social outlet where stationed British military officers and the Anglo-Irish professional classes could relax and enjoy the leafy suburb of Rushbrooke. Club records indicate that the club was operating as a croquet venue with two lawns from 1870 although the exact date of inception is not known. The first official record of competitive tennis been played at Rushbrooke is 21st July 1880, but we believe that social tennis was an integral part of the club prior to this date.

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