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International Tennis Hall of Fame

194 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3515
+1 401-849-3990
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A Must See for Tennis and History Lovers

My wife and I went to Newport for our 5th anniversary and stopped here first. We both love tennis... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2015
Greg P
Charlton, Massachusetts
For tennis fans

If you are a tennis fan, you should see the Hall of Fame where the first US Open was played; grass... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2015
Pedro J. B
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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 4 November 2015

My wife and I went to Newport for our 5th anniversary and stopped here first. We both love tennis and were excited to visit. I have to say this place was by far my favorite place I've been to in Newport. The grounds are unbelievably...More

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 25 October 2015

If you are a tennis fan, you should see the Hall of Fame where the first US Open was played; grass court to remember good old times. Nice restaurants nearby.

Thank Pedro J. B
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Five friends, all tennis players, attended a tournament here in August and were thrilled to watch the Bryan brothers win their doubles match. It's a beautiful setting, filled with history. Loved the Tennis Hall of Fame Museum.

Thank mmw44
Reviewed 19 October 2015

The International Tennis Hall of Fame is housed in the Newport Casino. This structure was designed by the well-know 19th century architectural firm Mead, McKim and White and is considered an important example of thier work. Thus, a visit to the Hall of Fame is...More

Thank Beyondships
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Though we did not enter the museum, the grounds are free to the public and well worth a gander. The property has been carefully tended and is evocative of the era in which it was built.

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Reviewed 14 October 2015

Not enough to really be a destination IMHO but good for a quick stop in between other things. Pretty decent memorabilia, and cool Federer hologram, but was odd looking at HOF materials while members were trying to play. I might be annoyed if I was...More

Thank welbymd
Reviewed 14 October 2015

It's like a step back in time as you walk in the entrance Grass courts and a vibe similar to Saratoga or Churchill Downs. It's a great place to see a concert and opening night is always something special!

Thank 700scottf
Reviewed 13 October 2015

The Tennis Hall of Fame is a real gem! There are a couple of pieces to the Hall of Fame -- part 1 being the museum itself, which was just redone in 2015. It features some great tennis memorabilia and a new Roger Federer hologram....More

Thank joanne m
Reviewed 4 October 2015

This was a good museum! We decided to stop here as a bit of a time filler, and ended up wishing we had more time. The grounds are beautiful (although it was a rainy day). The information about all of the inductees was interesting and...More

Thank Di-Di T
Reviewed 4 October 2015

We stumbled across the Hall of Fame while out on a walk. We poked our noses in and decided to stay for lunch. It was a cool place to eat and have a drink outside by the lawn courts. We did not really check out...More

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Can you get brunch here?
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