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Tennis Evolves: Racquets & Fashion

 Tennis Evolves: Racquets & Fashion

The exhibit will be open daily August 25 - September 8  in the American Express US Open Fan Experience in the Chase Center. 

NEWPORT, RI, August 25, 2014 -The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum will display a special museum exhibition at the US Open featuring an in depth look at the evolution of tennis racquets and tennis fashions throughout the history of the sport. The exhibit will feature a display of rare items from the Hall of Fame's collection, as well as an interactive touch table in which visitors can further explore the topic. Among the items on display are the racquet that Arthur Ashe used to win the 1968 US Open, Rene Lacoste's crocodile jacket, and Venus Williams' black lace outfit from the 2010 French Open. 

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Congratulations Class of 2014!

Congratulations Class of 2014!

 NEWPORT, R.I., July 12, 2014 -  Former world No. 1 Lindsay Davenport, 5-time Paralympic champion Chantal Vandierendonck, legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, tennis industry leader Jane Brown Grimes, and British tennis historian John Barrett were all presented the highest honor in tennis today - enshrinement in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. With thousands of cheering fans in the stands and perfectly pleasant summer weather, the Class of 2014 was celebrated in a grand ceremony on Center Court at Bill Talbert Stadium Court at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport, R.I. 

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2014 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships

2014 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships

Just after Wimbledon, the ATP World Tour returns to the United States for the summer, with the first stop being the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, Rhode Island. The tournament, which is the only grass court pro tournament in North America, draws top players from around the world, including John Isner, Lleyton Hewitt, Ivo Karlovic, and defending champion Nico Mahut. Special events add to the action all week, including kids tennis clinics, Alex and Ani Ladies Day, AARP Day, and more! 

Visit HallofFameTennisChampionships for more information and tickets.

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Virginia Wade presented Hall of Fame ring at Wimbledon

Virginia Wade presented Hall of Fame ring at Wimbledon

One of Britain's most celebrated tennis players, Hall of Famer Virginia Wade has contributed greatly to the rich history of British tennis. The moment that she was persented the 1977 Wimbledon trophy by Queen Elizabeth remains one of the more poignant moments in British tennis history, nearly 40 years later. As such, it was only appropriate that when she was presented with her official Hall of Fame ring, symbolizing the sport's highest achievment, the honor should take place at Wimbledon.

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A Star-Studded Hall of Fame Weekend!

A Star-Studded Hall of Fame Weekend!

Chris Evert, Mary Carillo, Justin Gimelstob, Brad Parks, and Steve Flink will present the International Tennis Hall of Fame Class of 2014 during the Enshrinement Ceremony. The International Tennis Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, July 12 in Newport, Rhode Island. In addition to the presenters, more than 20 Hall of Famers and tennis greats will participate in the festivities, including a legends exhibition match to top off the weekend. 

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$15.7 Million Expansion & Renovation Project is Underway!

$15.7 Million Expansion & Renovation Project is Underway!

The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport, Rhode Island has broken ground on the first project within a multi-faceted $15.7 million capital campaign and improvement project.  The project will expand the Hall of Fame's campus by one acre, and will result in a world-class tennis facility and significant enhancements to a prominent Newport street, Memorial Boulevard.

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