Mount Pleasant Square is a Georgian style residential development on the border of Rathmines and Ranelagh, in the city of Dublin, Ireland. It is about fifteen minutes’ walk from Grafton Street.
The small public park beside the tennis club is unsatisfactory. It was the subject of a planning controversy in the 1970s. At one point it seemed inevitable that the thin sliver of land would be given over to a garage, but a well-orchestrated outcry ensured its survival as a public amenity.
Mount Pleasant Lawn Tennis Club has squash, badminton and tennis courts, as well as a table tennis table, a snooker table and a bar. The Hill Pub occupies a prominent position at the south-east corner of Mount Pleasant Square. It is best described as a handsome pub from the outside.
Mount Pleasant LTC:
The square is home to one of Dublin’s leading racquet sports clubs, and the only club in the city with tennis, squash and badminton sections (and table tennis too). Mount Pleasant L.T.C. was founded in 1893, making it amongst the oldest clubs in Dublin. The club holds a variety of tournaments, including tennis Open Week, one of the largest tournaments in Ireland. Mount Pleasant is among the premier badminton clubs in Leinster. Membership stands at around 1,000 with about 700 tennis members and the rest more or less equally divided between squash and badminton.