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International Tennis Hall of Fame
Ranked #17 of 117 things to do in Newport
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Fairfax, Virginia
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“Interesting”
Reviewed April 19, 2012

We went to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA, so we were expecting this Tennis Hall of Fame to be bigger, but it was worth the visit nevertheless.

It was interesting to see the whole history of Tennis champions and their pictures and stories. This place is a must visit if you are a tennis lover.

Visited April 2012
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Garnet Valley, PA
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“Worth a visit”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

Even if you don't play tennis, it is a very interesting spot to check out.

Visited April 2012
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“International Tennis Hall of Fame”
Reviewed April 13, 2012

As a tennis player and coach, having done so most of my life, this was sof a special interest to me.

Visited March 2012
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Montville, New Jersey
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“interesting & tasty”
Reviewed March 26, 2012

Great lunch spot - - very interesting to eat lunch courtside

Visited August 2011
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“For tennis fans - a must”
Reviewed March 10, 2012

Nice day to wander about the sprawling tennis hall of fame on Bellvue Avenue for tennis fans. read and see about the players of the past, not too pricey, a good rainy day event.

Visited September 2011
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