Tennis Ireland’s new chief executive will be Richard Fahey, taking up the position next January.
He has held a number of senior management posts with the FAI over the past fifteen years, most recently as Director of Club Licensing and Facility Development.
Ireland are playing in Euro-Africa Zone Group III in both the Davis and Fed Cups in 2017, three divisions below the World Group, and will be competing in round-robin series as opposed to head-to-head contests against individual nations, as is the case in the higher divisions.
Tennis Ireland Chairman, David Barber, welcoming the appointment said: “We are delighted Richard has agreed to join us as our new Chief Executive Officer next January. The Board and I very much look forward to working with him to drive the development of tennis in Ireland to new heights of participation and achievement for all players, clubs and for all age groups together with the performance of our elite players both home and abroad”.
Speaking about his appointment, Richard Fahey said: “ I am very much looking forward to taking up my role as Chief Executive Officer of Tennis Ireland and to work closely with the staff and Board of Tennis Ireland and with everyone involved in tennis on the island of Ireland to further develop this wonderful sport”.