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International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum

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Address: 194 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: +1 401-849-3990
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Description: Beginning January 1, 2015, the Hall of Fame Museum and Grounds is...
Beginning January 1, 2015, the Hall of Fame Museum and Grounds is completely closed to the public for renovations. PLEASE JOIN US MAY 20, 2015 TO VISIT OUR BRAND NEW STATE OF THE ART MUSEUM! Built in 1880 by the architectural firm, McKim, Mead & White, the Museum galleries chronicle the rich history of tennis through interactive exhibits, dynamic videos and popular memorabilia from historic champions and the superstars of today. Dramatically set in the original club rooms of the Casino, visitors of all ages delight in Stanford White's architectural detail as well as the state-of-the-art gallery experience. In the Woolard Family Enshrinement Gallery plaques commemorate the great players, coaches, administrators and writers that have been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. There are 235 Hall of Famers, representing 20 countries. In 1986, the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the governing body of tennis, officially recognized the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum as the sport's official Hall of Fame. The property today is now 6 acres and consists of the Newport Casino, 13 grass courts, 1 clay court, an indoor tennis facility, the Court Tennis facility, a grandstand and a historic 297-seat theatre. In July, the venue annually hosts the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships for the Van Alen Cup, the only ATP professional grass court tournament in the Americas. These are the only professional grass courts that are open to the public for play.
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We reserved an hour and a half of tennis on the grass courts. There are 10 grass courts that you can reserve, even if you are not a member. The experience is worth the cost. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We reserved an hour and a half of tennis on the grass courts. There are 10 grass courts that you can reserve, even if you are not a member. The experience is worth the cost. It cost us $160 for the time on the courts. You can reserve 1 hour for $100. The grounds are spectacular. You think you are... More 

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We are not tennis fans but were glad we stopped by here. We had never seen a lawn tennis court before, and were interested in the historic architecture, the rather idyllic setting, and lovely flowers. There is no charge to go in and look around, so we recommend that if you are in the area. Tennis fans might also want... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Really great lobster rolls and Arnold Palmers sitting next to the main court make for a great lunch spot. Reasonable and interesting, it is definitely worth a visit and perfect for after you've done the cliff walk

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I had been to the Hall of Fame Museum many years ago and was disappointed. Now it has been renovated along with other major improvements currently taking place on the grounds. The highlight for me were the Roger Federer Hologram which is amazing. Not to be missed. There was another activity where you can announce historical tennis matches and send... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you like professional tennis, you'll like this museum. It's not that large and you can do it in an hour. I enjoyed the tennis outfits worn by the Williams sisters, Maria Sharapova and Billie Jean King. There are also displays on the history of the game and the members of the hall of fame. Walking around the grounds was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

You can walk round the centre court and get a real feel of the atmosphere and history of place without paying for the museum, though if you are a real fan then I would recommend the full monte.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Really a quaint place to watch tennis.Can get very close to the players and really see the action on the ball. Be sure to visit the museum ..You can rent a grass court here to play. Big renovations are in the works for next year.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A great time to be in Newport and learn the history of tennis. We actually attended several matches as the Hall of Fame Tourney started. The Hall has been recently updated and enlarged and while rather small shows off the history of tennis very well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Hall of Fame is a great place to check out some interesting history and learn plenty about the history of the sport. As someone who enjoys watching the sport, I found it was time well spent. Not only does it offer visitors a glimpse into the sport's rich history, its gilded age past adds a bit of flair to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

we pased by Newport on our way back to JFK and found the Intl tennis hall of fame. My husband is a real tennis fanatic so we had to go in of course. There was a short tour by an enthusiastic guide. We even watched a game of court tennis. All in all a nice experieence.

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Address: 194 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: +1 401-849-3990
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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