International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport

4.5
#3 of 14 in Museums in Newport
Following a visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in the early 1950s, Jimmy Van Alen, then-President of the Newport Casino, and his wife Candy, decided that tennis also needed a place to honor its great figures. The Newport Casino was in danger of demolition, and with its rich tennis history, it was the perfect spot to establish a hall of fame. Jimmy Van Alen successfully lobbied the leadership of the United States Lawn Tennis Association to sanction the establishment of a National Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport. The venerable Newport Casino became the National Lawn Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum and was officially recognized by the International Tennis Federation in 1986.
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  • What a wonderful display of the world of tennis. Beautiful grounds with hundreds of notable players’ information and career.  more »
  • We learned that the origin of the US open started here!! What a surprise. The club still holds an ATP tournament yearly. We walked around and got that first impression of the “casino”, some nice detai...  more »
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  • Not a particularly interesting museum if you have visited the museum at Rolland Garros especially. Pales in comparison. I liked the hall of fame part and the courts. Definitely better to go during the induction ceremony as you can see the players play a game of tennis. The history of the club is not what you'd like to associate with a hall of fame club to be honest.
  • Interesting but there are better ways to spend your time in Newport unless you really love tennis. I would rather spend time at the beaches!

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