NEWPORT, R.I., May 22, 2013 - The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum has achieved accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), which is the highest professional achievement in the museum industry. AAM Accreditation indicates that the accredited museum is operating at the highest level of museum professional standards and that it demonstrates a commitment to excellence in all that it does: governance, collections stewardship, public programs, financial stability, and continued institutional improvement.Read more >
NEWPORT, R.I., U.S.A., June 4, 2013 - Thirty years after his incredible run to capture the Roland Garros title, France's adored Yannick Noah was celebrated once again, when he received his official Hall of Fame ring in a private presentation earlier this week. One of France's most revered public figures and successful tennis players, Noah won the Roland Garros title in 1983. He achieved a ranking of world No. 3, and in recognition of his tremendous success, Noah was honored with enshrinement in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005. The one-of-a-kind Hall of
Fame ring was presented to Noah as a unique symbol of his place among the great legends of the sport.
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Evert, a 7-time Roland Garros champion, received the ring exactly 30 years to the day that she won her fifth title at the event.Read more >
The legendary Australian star will be presented with the award at The Legends Ball in September. Laver will also make a special appearance at the Rolex Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend in July to participate in the Enshrinement Ceremony in honor of fellow Australian tennis great and 2013 Hall of Fame enshrinee, Thelma Coyne Long.Read more >
The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum and the Olympic and Sports Museum Joan Antoni Samaranch in Barcelona have embarked on a new partnership in which the Hall of Fame will provide a special exhibition entitled Tennis and the Olympics, to be shown inside the Olympic and Sports Museum. The partnership was announced at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell in a special ceremony attended by The Honorable Xavier Trias, Mayor of Barcelona, Hall of Fame President Stan Smith, and Albert Agusti Garcia-Navarro, Chairman of the Royal Tennis Club of Barcelona – 1899. The exhibit will be on display January 2014 – March 2014. The organizers gathered with media and Spanish tennis industry leaders for a ceremonial signing of an official agreement to mark the new partnership.Read more >
BARCELONA, April 26, 2013 – In 1975 Spanish tennis star Manuel Orantes was elevated to the status of national hero when he upset world No. 1 Jimmy Connors to win the US Open title. In 2012, Orantes was awarded the world’s highest honor in the sport of tennis, enshrinement in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. This week, Orantes’ tremendous sports career was celebrated among his fellow Spaniards once again, as he was presented his official Hall of Fame ring in a special ceremony at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell.Read more >