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Honoring the Class of 2014

Honoring the Class of 2014

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Former world No. 1 and 6-time Grand Slam tournament champion Lindsay Davenport  has been elected to receive the highest honor in the sport of tennis—enshrinement in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Joining Davenport in the Class of 2014 will be 5-time Paralympic medalist Chantal Vandierendonck, who was the first ITF World Champion for wheelchair tennis. Additionally, three individuals have been elected in recognition of their tremendous dedication toward the growth and development of the sport—legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, who has guided 10 players to world No. 1 status; Jane Brown Grimes, who has held executive leadership roles with the WTA, USTA, and the International Tennis Hall of Fame; and British tennis broadcaster and author John Barrett.

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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! 

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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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Maria Sharapova's candy company Sugarpova to underwrite ITHF Kids Free Program for 2014

Maria Sharapova's candy company Sugarpova to underwrite ITHF Kids Free Program for 2014

Newport, R.I., January 10, 2014 – Sugarpova, a premium candy line that reflects the fun, fashionable, sweet side of international tennis sensation Maria Sharapova announced today their partnership with the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport, R.I.

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