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"WCT: The Road to Open Tennis" Premieres at Hall of Fame

"WCT: The Road to Open Tennis" Premieres at Hall of Fame

On Saturday, October 11, the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum had the privilege of hosting the world premiere of WCT: The Road to Open Tennis, a  documentary film about the history of World Championship Tennis, the radical 1960's tennis tour that significantly accelerated the growth of pro tennis and laid the groundwork for today's pro tours. The film was produced with the support of the family of WCT Co-Founders Al Hill, Jr. and the late Lamar Hunt. Al Hill was in attendance for the film, along with his family, as were many family members of Lamar Hunt. Hall of Famers Cliff Drysdale, Butch Buchholz, and Mike Davies, who all played a pivotal role in the trailblazing 1960's tennis tour, attended the premiere and took part in an interesting post-film panel discussion moderated by tennis historian Steve Flink.
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Mark Stenning and Ed Woolard named Life Trustees of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum

Mark Stenning and Ed Woolard named Life Trustees of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum

The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum Board of Directors has named Mark Stenning and Ed Woolard as Life Trustees. Stenning stepped down as CEO of the Hall of Fame earlier this month after 35 years with the organization. Woolard has been a longtime supporter of the Hall of Fame in numerous capacities, most recently serving as Vice Chair of the organization's Capital Campaign. The designation was announced at the Hall of Fame's Enshrinement Ceremony in July. 

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2015 Nominees: Amelie Mauresmo, Mary Pierce, Sergi Bruguera, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, David Hall, and Nancy Jeffett

2015 Nominees: Amelie Mauresmo, Mary Pierce, Sergi Bruguera, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, David Hall, and Nancy Jeffett

NEWPORT, R.I., September 4, 2014 – French tennis greats Amelie Mauresmo and Mary Pierce, both two-time singles champions at Grand Slam tournaments, have been nominated to receive the highest honor in tennis—enshrinement in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Two-time Roland Garros champion Sergi Bruguera of Spain and Russia’s Yevgeny Kafelnikov, winner of two singles titles and four doubles titles at Grand Slams, join Mauresmo and Pierce in the Recent Player Category of nominees. David Hall of Australia, a six-time ITF World Champion has been nominated in the Recent Player Category for Wheelchair Tennis. Longtime tennis industry leader Nancy Jeffett has been nominated in the Contributor Category in recognition of her lifetime commitment to the growth of the sport, particularly in the areas of women’s professional tennis and junior tennis development.

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Pam Shriver honored with the Eugene L. Scott Award, Fila receives the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Award at the 2014 Legends Ball

Pam Shriver honored with the Eugene L. Scott Award, Fila receives the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Award at the 2014 Legends Ball

On Friday, September 5, Hall of Fame tennis legends will gather with hundreds of tennis enthusiasts and industry leaders at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City for The Legends Ball presented by BNP Paribas, an annual social event hosted by the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum that celebrates tennis and honors some of the sport's greatest champions and contributors. What a night! Photos &  Video highlights from the 2014 Legends Ball. 

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Todd Martin elected CEO | Monica Seles among 10 new Board Members

Todd Martin elected CEO | Monica Seles among 10 new Board Members

Todd Martin, a former ATP World Tour top-5 ranked player and a current member of the USTA Board of Directors, was elected as CEO of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum on Friday, September 5 at the Hall of Fame's Annual Meeting. Martin has served as CEO-designate since April of this year.

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