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“Beautiful to see once-” 3 of 5 stars
Review of International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum

International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum
194 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
401-849-3990
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Ranked #18 of 62 Attractions in Newport
Type: Sports Complexes, Specialty Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
Activities: Tennis
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Owner description: 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.
Middletown, New York
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“Beautiful to see once-”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

OK, so the inside is beautiful but don't plan on spending much time in there. It can be done in like 10 minutes. I know that there are also some type of concerts held there. If you like tennis then go and see it.

Visited August 2011
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“Probably needed to be a tennis fan”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

It was ok for a non-tennis fan, but my brother, who was an avid tennis player ranted on and on about it.

Visited April 2011
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Newport, Rhode Island
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“FOR THE TENNIS BUFF”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Allow plenty of time.....and if you could do the inside portion on an inclement weather day....and the outside on a nice day that would work best......Don't forget to take in some "court tennis" too...all the way to the back, and not well advertised, either.

Visited October 2011
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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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“Tennis Anyone?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

If you like tennis, then you have to check this place out. See just the museum, or come for a match and kill two birds with one stone. One of the few grass courts around.

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Intervale, NH
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“If you play tennis you need to visit this museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

Gives a complete history of the sport and highlights the hall of fame members. Interactive exhibits, local brochure gives you a $2 discount

Visited January 2012
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