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International Tennis Hall of Fame

The International Tennis Hall of Fame is located in Newport, Rhode Island, United States. It honors both players and other contributors to the sport … See more

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Nov 12, 2022
The Tennis Hall of Fame is a great deal of fun and worth seeing even if you are not a major fan. You can see the evolution of the game at the museum. The grounds are beautiful as well and worth walki… Full review by Jake23121
Oct 15, 2022
Lots and lots of information, from the beginning of tennis to modern day. Old racquets, outfits, shoes, trophies to Hall of Famers list. I always wanted to visit, but it was anticlimactic for me, p… Full review by DMM37166
Oct 9, 2022
We walked the grounds, read the signage and soaked up the historic atmosphere without even entering the museum and paying an entrance. I had read some background on it but the grounds were bigger th… Full review by Anonymous855

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Chronicles 130 Years of Tennis
Located in the historic Newport Casino, the International Tennis Hall of Fame chronicles a 130 years of tennis, honors 218 of the game's greatest players, and offers a huge collection of tennis memorabilia. Here in Newport, Rhode Island, the Hall of Fame occupies the first U.S. Lawn Tennis Championships site, dating back to 1881. Evolving into today’s U.S. Open, the Newport tournament was moved to New York, and is now one of the four Grand Slam tournaments of the world. Although tennis was firmly entrenched in Newport, the tennis resort fell on hard times, with its fate looking more like a line of retail shops. Ready to expand on Newport's rich tennis history, Jimmy Van Alen made the transitional leap to a Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum. Established in 1954, the Hall went on to introduce its first inductees the following year. Beginning in 1975, the Hall went international with England's Fred Perry as the first inductee from another country. Since that time more tennis greats were added, including France's Three Musketeers who dominated tennis in the late 1920s. Naming the greatest men and women players is often difficult because of the long span of the sport, the advances in racquets and fitness, and rule changes in 1968 that allowed amateurs and professionals to compete together. The Hall makes every attempt to include all the international tennis greats. And while you're here at the site of the oldest grass courts in America, just imagine playing on this historic court. Area Map
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