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IRC East Club

Sometime in the late 1970s, IRC would purchase the Northeast Tennis Club and eventually turn it into IRC East. As many of our players know that this is where pickleball is mainly played.


50th Anniversary

On October 24, 2015, IRC would celebrate its 50th Anniversary with various events such as pro exhibitions, free adult & junior clinics, skill competitions and much more.

Virginia Slims of Indianapolis

IRC would host the Virginia Slims Tournament from 1983 to 1992. This tournament would eventually become the WTA Tour as we know it today all thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Original 9.


Always Growing

The club’s first expansion began with two additional courts as well as hiring its second pro, Prem Gupta, to work alongside Club Manager Ed Brune. Four more expansions would take place over the next couple of years.


US Clay Court Championships

From 1974 to 1978, IRC had the privilege of hosting the US Men & Women’s Clay Court Championships. Tennis legends Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors, Arthur Ashe and Chris Evert would make multiple appearances.


First major tournament

IRC draws top tennis stars with the likes of Arthur Ashe, Stan Smith, Thomas Koch and Luis Arilla for a two day Davis Cup style tournament.


IRC is officially open

At its grand opening, IRC had four indoor courts and 200 members ready for the inaugural tennis season.


1920s Great joins IRC

Two time US Nationals Champion and former world no. 8, John F. Hennessey is named chairman of the advisory committee for IRC.


New Beginnings

Plans are set in place for a new indoor tennis facility lead by John DeVoe, Walter Kuhn Jr. and Richard Tinkham Jr.