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International Tennis Hall of Fame

194 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3515
+1 401-849-3990
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Unique Experience and Excellent catering venue

A group of friends decided up to take up Court Tennis at the National Tennis Club located on the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ox G
Play tennis 🎾 on grass

The tennis hall of fame holds treasures of tennis of the past. As well as an opportunity to play... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
Newport, Rhode Island
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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.
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194 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3515
+1 401-849-3990
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of friends decided up to take up Court Tennis at the National Tennis Club located on the grounds of the Hall of Fame, I was exhausted just watching them , the original game of tennis ,Court Tennis ( invented by the French as...More

Thank Ox G
Reviewed 16 January 2018

The tennis hall of fame holds treasures of tennis of the past. As well as an opportunity to play tennis on some of the few grass courts left. Reservations are required to play

Thank Cynthanny
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Very interactive exhibits- shows the support of present and past tennis stars. Beautifully kept building and grounds.

Thank AllyVit
Reviewed 21 December 2017

The tennis HOF is a beautiful facility that is a must-visit for even a casual fan of tennis. The museum of course is a comprehensive history of tennis. The grounds are a great attraction, to see the old grandstand court and the grass course, as...More

Thank je2000
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Nice grand old buildings and lawn courts. A good place to walk around and learn about the history of tennis. Very peaceful place and nice pleasant staff

Thank Ripitup2014
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Oh boy! I could hardly wait to get here. I’m such a huge tennis fan. This was the first place I high tailed it to off the cruise ship. The entrance fee is U.S.$15.00 but if you have AAA (or in my case CAA, the...More

Thank TravellerKitchener
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I had to beg my wife to come to the International Tennis Hall of Fame on our visit to Newport a couple of weeks ago. She is not a tennis fan, except she likes Raphael Nadal. Go figure. Actually, she is not a sports fan...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Great grounds and tennis courts to walk around. There’s no fee to just walk around the place. Lots of interesting exhibits in the museum itself along with the first tennis court. There are no nets or lines usually unless there’s a tournament. Ticket costs 15$...More

Thank Vjay S
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We arrived a little too late to take in the Museum. Closes around 17.00. However, you are allowed to walk around the grounds and look at the Fred Perry statue etc.

Thank DavidManchester107
Reviewed 21 October 2017

If you like tennis, you will love this place! So much work had to go into making this place as fascinating as it is. You could really spend an entire day here with all the information about the history of tennis this museum has to...More

Thank DonnaSchnoodle
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Michael T
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Response from Haywood16 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at a Hampton INN just outside the downtown area.
10 September 2016|
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Response from Tochi4ever2000 | Reviewed this property |
There was a small kitchen eating area in which we had breakfast with the other guests. I am not sure how late it was open