Donate a Racquet for Tennis Youth Group Programs and Get Free Tickets for the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships!

Donate a Racquet for Tennis Youth Group Programs and Get Free Tickets for the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships!

NEWPORT, R.I. -

The International Tennis Hall of Fame is accepting donations of usable tennis racquets to be distributed to youth groups and recreation programs this summer. The racquets will be used in youth tennis clinics hosted at the Hall of Fame during the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, and then distributed to various youth groups including Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis & Education and the Harlem Junior Tennis League. For each usable racquet donated prior to July 2, 2010, the International Tennis Hall of Fame will award two complimentary South Stand tickets to this year’s Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships played for the Van Alen Cup, which will be held July 5-11 in Newport, R.I.

For each usable tennis racquet donated prior to July 2, 2010, the donor will receive two vouchers that may be redeemed for seats in the South Stands for tournament matches held on Monday, July 5 and Tuesday, July 6.

Usable racquets may be dropped off at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, located at 194 Bellevue Avenue in Newport, daily between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Racquets may also be sent to the International Tennis Hall of Fame prior to July 2, 2010 to the mailing address: 194 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840. 

For more information regarding the Donate a Racquet Program, please call the Tournament Office at 401-849-6053.

The Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships is an ATP World Tour event drawing 32 top male players to Newport direct from Wimbledon to compete for the Van Alen Cup and $442,500 in prize money. The player field will be a competitive one this year as it features top-100 players in the top eight seeds and four of the top-10 Americans on the ATP World Tour. Players scheduled to compete in Newport include No. 3 American Sam Querrey, No. 7 American Mardy Fish, defending champion and No. 8 American Rajeev Ram and 2002 champion and No. 10 American Taylor Dent.

Tickets for the tournament are now available for purchase online through www.tennisfame.com or by calling the Tournament Office at 401-849-6053 or 866-914-FAME (3263).

Complementing another exciting week of ATP World Tour tennis will be the International Tennis Hall of Fame Class of 2010 Induction Ceremony. The Induction Ceremony will be held on Saturday, July 10 at 12:30 p.m., prior to the tournament’s semifinal matches. The Class of 2010 is dominated by doubles stars in the Recent Player and Master Player categories, with the inductions of Todd Woodbridge, Mark Woodforde, Gigi Fernandez, Natasha Zvereva and Owen Davidson. In the Contributor category, Brad Parks, the pioneering founder of Wheelchair Tennis, has been selected for induction, along with Derek Hardwick, who served as chairman of the British Lawn Tennis Association and was instrumental in the creation of Open tennis.

Additional special events during tournament week include Family Weekend, featuring tennis clinics, entertainment and Museum tours on July 3 - 4; an ATP World Tour Doubles Pro-Am on July 4, which offers the exclusive opportunity to play alongside the pros on the grass courts; free tennis lessons for all ages on July 5 & 6; and the Angela Moore Fashion Show on July 8.

For additional information, please call the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships at 866-914-FAME (3263) or visit www.tennisfame.com.

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About the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships
The Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, an ATP World Tour event, will be held July 5 – 11, 2010 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport, Rhode Island. The tournament draws 32 top male players to Newport direct from Wimbledon to compete for the Van Alen Cup and $442,500 in prize money. Hosted on the legendary grass courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships is the only ATP World Tour event played on grass in North America. In conjunction with the tournament, the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum will host the annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, July 10. For additional information, visit www.tennisfame.com.

Media Contact:
Anne Marie McLaughlin
Office: 401-324-6033
Mobile: 401-626-7615
amclaughlin@tennisfame.com