LIT Thurles to take ‘Centre Court’ as plans for new Tennis facility are unveiledLIT and Thurles Tennis Club, with the support of Tennis Ireland have signed a major agreement to build six indoor clay tennis courts. The new tennis development will be co-located with LIT’s existing 2000 square metre, €3.7 million Sports Lab at the Thurles campus, adding further to one of the country’s leading sports facilities. Comprising six indoor clay tennis courts in a new tennis dome, together with spectator seating, new changing areas and clubrooms, the new facility will be the only one of its kind in Ireland.
It will position Thurles as a major centre for tennis both nationally and internationally, providing both a new focus for participative sport for people of all ages, as well as capacity for high-level competition. Work is expected to begin on the new facility in 2019, with the first courts coming on stream in 2020.