Building on the success of the 2017 World championships in Alicante Ireland was delighted to be invited to hold the 2018 World Championships. The tournament was honoured to be named after Myoshi Takei the founder of Blind Tennis.
Teams arrived in Dublin from around the world to renew friendships and competition that had begun a year previously in Spain. The first to arrive were the Australians followed the next day by the Mexican and Japanese teams. Along with these countries players coaches and supporters from Ireland, Israel, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Spain this group of players produced a competitive international sporting event of the highest calibre.
Many people contributed to the success of the tournament.
The IBTA classifiers who arrived safely despite a Cyclone that almost prevented their travel!
The Irish Davis cup and Federation cup captains who commentated on the finals using innovative technology that allowed b1 players to have the play described to them
The huge army of local volunteers who supported the management of the tournament.
The tournament committee from Shankill Tennis Club who managed the transport, food and logistics and did a superb job.