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“It's ok” 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.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“It's ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My husband is a tennis fan, so we stopped by to see the Hall of Fame and museum. While it was interesting, it wasn't anything exceptional.

Visited December 2013
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New City, New York
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“A must see!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

All tennis players should visit this location. Excellent information and history of the game and the stars from the past to the present.
Video screens throughout showing past tennis matches of the stars. Souvenir shop on grounds. Look for two dollar off coupon
at various locations.

Visited December 2013
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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“Look Inside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Does not look like much from the street, but after you walk inside you will be amazed. Lots of history, great grounds

Visited February 2013
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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“Not a tennis fan, but still an interesting place to visit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I had never seen an actual grass tennis court before. I was surprised that this was located in the middle of a picturesque storefronts on a well-travelled Newport street near the mansions. The museum was filled with photos and historical information that gave me some insights about tennis history and the people that contributed to it. Very interesting - and well worth a visit. There is a restaurant on site that you can stop in when you finish exploring. Great ambiance all around!

Visited July 2013
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Chipping Norton
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“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Even if you are not a tennis fan the tour of this museum will surely be memorable. We loved reading historical achievements of all the international tennis players.

Visited September 2013
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