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International Tennis Hall of Fame
Ranked #17 of 110 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.
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
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“Okay”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Watching matches was very interesting! The museum had interesting pieces, but I was rather bored inside. Gift shop is nice but pricey. I probably would not take children here.

Visited August 2012
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“Lovely Museum!”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Loved the setting, the Fred Perry statue (I'm English) and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Visited September 2012
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Oakland, California
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“Tennis Buffs, enjoy”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

This is a low key museum. We did not get the audio tour, which might have helped. There is a ton of history of tennis, but for some reason it didn't make a big impression on us. It was neat to see the clothing and shoes that the tennis greats wore. The grounds themselves are really impressive, and hopefully you'll get to see some people playing court tennis!

Visited September 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Tennis Anyone”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

I don't play tennis so it was okay. What was nice is just to see the grass tennis court and go into the restaurant. You only have to pay for lunch. If you are a tennis nut then buy a ticket and take the tour.

Visited August 2012
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Franklin, Wisconsin
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“A must see in Newport, even for those who are not into tennis.”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Wonderful museum for tennis enthusiasts and very informative for the non-tennis enthusiasts as well. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. Also a great place to have lunch or snack even if you don't want to go to the museum. If you want to play tennis there, you need to reserve a court and wear your tennis whites. Kids 16 and under are free and AAA members get a discount. Parking across the street is free for an hour then you pay an hourly rate.

Visited August 2012
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