Andre Agassi to Play Exhibition Match During Hall of Fame Weekend! Plus, 2 other new events!
In preparation for the very exciting Hall of Fame Induction of Andre Agassi, the International Tennis Hall of Fame has added three new events to Hall of Fame Weekend celebration – a live simulcast of the sold-out Induction Ceremony, the Hall of Fame Classic Exhibition Match and the Brooks Brothers Lunch with Legends. ORDER TICKETS NOW!
“Hall of Fame Weekend 2011 has naturally generated tremendous interest and enthusiasm from Andre’s fans. It will undoubtedly be one of the most exciting weekends in tennis this year,” said Christopher E. Clouser, chairman of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. “We are very pleased to be able to offer these new events to extend the festivities and give more fans an opportunity to be part of this very special weekend.”
On Saturday, July 9 at 11:45 a.m. the Hall of Fame will host a live simulcast of the Induction Ceremony, featuring a visit from Agassi and fellow inductee Peachy Kellmeyer immediately after the ceremony for their first interviews after Induction. The Induction Ceremony will be streamed live on a giant, stage-sized screen in the newly restored, and air-conditioned, Casino Theatre, an intimate 300-seat venue on the Hall of Fame property. The festivities will kick off with never-before-seen tribute videos, compiled from footage of great career moments and messages of congratulations from colleagues and friends. All guests will receive a commemorative event program, and tickets to visit the Museum after the ceremony to view special tribute exhibits showcasing the lives and careers of the new inductees. The simulcast offers an exclusive opportunity to be part of the inductees first interviews after induction and it is a great opportunity for fans who did not get Induction Ceremony tickets, or who may prefer to be in a shaded, air-conditioned venue to watch this great moment in tennis history. Tickets are $75.
On Sunday, July 10 at 10 a.m. fans will have the rare opportunity to see Agassi in action once again, when he takes to the Hall of Fame grass courts for the Hall of Fame Classic Exhibition Match. Also playing with Andre will be former ATP World Tour star Todd Martin, who was a top-10 player on the Tour at the same time as Agassi. The two players faced off 18 times during their career, with Agassi taking 13 wins. Additional players for the exhibition match will be announced shortly. Tickets are $35, $40 and $45.
After the exhibition, fans are invited to enjoy a luncheon and tennis talk with legendary Hall of Famers in the Brooks Brothers Lunch with Legends. Hall of Famers from a variety of backgrounds including athletes, journalists and administrators will join fans for a luncheon and to share some of their favorite tennis stories, discuss current news of the game and take questions from the audience. The luncheon begins at 12 pm. Tickets are $75
Plus, the tennis action doesn’t stop on Sunday after lunch! The singles and doubles finals of the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, the only ATP World Tour event in the Northeast, will begin at 2 p.m. Fans can anticipate great tennis action on the final day as the player field features some of the most exciting players on the ATP World Tour – No. 3 American and 2009 Newport finalist Sam Querrey, former world No. 2 Tommy Haas, who is currently on a comeback trail, the world’s fastest server, Ivo Karlovic, and up and coming stars Ryan Harrison, Ryan Sweeting and Grigor Dimitrov.
Tickets for all Hall of Fame Weekend events and the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships may be purchased on www.tennisfame.com or by calling 866-914-FAME (3263).Tickets for the Induction Ceremony Simulcast, Hall of Fame Classic Exhibition Match and Brooks Brothers Lunch with Legends will go on sale on Wednesday, June 15 at 10 a.m. Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships tickets are currently on sale.
For additional information, please call 866-914-FAME (3263).
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About the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum
Established in 1954, the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum is a non-profit institution dedicated to preserving the history of tennis, inspiring and encouraging junior tennis development, enshrining tennis heroes and heroines, and providing a landmark for tennis enthusiasts worldwide. The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum was recognized as the sport's official Hall of Fame in 1986 by the International Tennis Federation, the governing body of tennis. The Hall of Fame is located in Newport, Rhode Island, USA, on a six-acre property that features an extensive Museum chronicling the history of the sport and honoring the 218 Hall of Famers; 13 grass tennis courts and an indoor tennis facility that are open to the public and to a club membership; a rare Court Tennis facility; and an historic 297-seat theatre. Annually in July, the venue hosts the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships for the Van Alen Cup, an ATP World Tour event. The buildings and grounds, which were constructed in 1880 by McKim, Mead & White to serve as a social club for Newport’s summer residents, are renowned for their incredible architecture and preservation. The facility was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987. The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum is supported by Official Partners including BNP Paribas, Campbell Soup Company, Chubb Personal Insurance, Kia Motors and Rolex Watch USA. For information on the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum and its programs, call 401-849-3990 or visit us online at www.tennisfame.com.