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“2013 Tennis Tournament”

International Tennis Hall of Fame
Ranked #17 of 117 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is a very interesting place. It's small enough that every seat is a great one. The Hall of fame is on site and very worthwile for fans.

Thank Dan G
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This is the most amazing place. We come for tennis every year and enjoy walking around the grounds and seeing what has been added to the museum. One year we saw some of the Hall of Fame members and they were so nice.

Thank Whirleygirl_09
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

What can I say, as a tennis amateur player, visiting the museum and the grounds was a dream...loved the old tennis outfits, rackets, cups!

Thank Polly C
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Oh, yeh. They play tennis here on grass courts. My wife plays tennis. I prefer a real athletic sport like golf.

Thank Cliff R
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

What a time capsule!! A very elegant and beautifully laid-out complex of green shingles which evoke thoughts of lazy weekends of tennis on the lawns and Pimms and strawberries on the veranda. They probably didn't drink Pimms, but whatever!

Thank gra1Sydney
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