Traveling Exhibits

The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum has a dynamic traveling exhibits program. The various exhibits available for rental by outside organizations began as special exhibits created for display at the Museum or at the US Open. All exhibits are designed for display within an indoor location. We also can provide a vinyl version of Breaking the Barriers: The ATA and Black Tennis Pioneers and ¡Vive el Tenis!: Common Threads Different Peoples for display outdoors. Please note that these exhibits do not incorporate artifacts.

For a pdf of current traveling exhibits available from the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, click here.

 

2009 – The Grand Slam: Tennis' Ultimate Achievement

In honor of the 40th anniversary of Rod Laver’s 1969 Singles Grand Slam and the 25th anniversary of Martina Navratilova’s and Pam Shriver’s 1984 Doubles Grand Slam, The Grand Slam: Tennis’ Ultimate Achievement chronicles the unique accomplishment of winning the Australian Open, Roland Garros (French Open), Wimbledon, and the US Open in the same calendar year. Beginning with Don Budge in 1938, the exhibit focuses on those champions who have won the Grand Slam in singles, doubles, mixed doubles, and juniors, and the challenges they faced in doing so.

 

Breaking the Barriers: The ATA and Black Tennis Pioneers

"I'm sure the black players today don't know much about the history of black tennis…They haven't witnessed the hardships, the dangers, the anguish. The baton has been passed, but they don't know where the baton came from…"

– Bill Davis, Former ATA President

Breaking the Barriers: The ATA and Black Tennis Pioneers chronicles the history of African American tennis, including the American Tennis Association (ATA), and spotlights many of the unheralded early black tennis champions. The history of African American tennis is discussed within the greater context of American History, focusing on the years from the founding of the ATA in 1916 to Arthur Ashe’s historic win on the lawns of Wimbledon in 1975.

 

 

 

Passing Shots: Photographers' Perspectives on Tennis

Passing Shots: Photographers’ Perspectives on Tennis shares some of the most emotional tennis moments caught on film from the 1940s to today. Featuring approximately 160 photographs from 13 prominent tennis photographers, these images capture the geometry and rituals of tennis, its rivalries and friendships, and its emotions and heroes.

Customization of this display for your particular needs is available with sufficient advance arrangements with the Museum Staff.

 

¡Vive el Tenis!: Common Threads Different Peoples

¡Vive el Tenis!: Common Threads Different Peoples explores the different paths tennis has taken from its European roots and the links that continue to connect tennis in the United States with the game in South and Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

 

In the Zone: The Best at Their Best

"Since the first tournament was played in England in the 1870s, tennis has been richly spiced by awesome individual achievements."

– John Parson, Guest Curator

In the Zone: The Best at Their Best chronicles the success of tennis’ most legendary icons beginning with Don Budge winning the first Grand Slam in 1938. The exhibit follows these major champions and their out-standing years of tournament success.

 

Home Court: The Family Draw

"Sometimes—the happiest of times—all three of us were on tour together, a real band of brothers who enjoyed one another's company and gave each other great moral support."

– Vijay Amritraj

Home Court: The Family Draw presents the timeless relationship of tennis and families. It is a journey that spans generations and reaches all parts of the globe. Each family featured in this exhibit has a distinctive story, as well as a common connection to a sport they believe is as large as life itself.

For more information on the Traveling Exhibits from the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum Program, please click here.


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