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The Curator's Corner: A Patent for Tennis

1/29/2016 Curator's Corner

Did you know that tennis was once patented, leading it to spread from Great Britain to the rest of the world? While much of the equipment used to play some of our favorite sports – a baseball glove, a hockey stick, a football, and a basketball backboard – is patented, none of these sports were actually issued patents.

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Hall of Famer Martina Hingis reaches World Number 1 in Doubles

1/21/2016
For the 7th time in her Hall of Fame career, Martina Hingis is ranked world No.1 in doubles. She shares the ranking with her partner, Sania Mirza. Read More

The Curator's Corner: A Letter to Arthur Ashe

1/7/2016 Curator's Corner
New for 2016! Each month, "The Curator's Corner" will feature a piece of tennis history from our museum collection. January's edition tells the story of a letter and two men who fought for freedom and dignity for all. Read More

New leadership at the International Tennis Hall of Fame

12/9/2015

John Arnhold and Michael Goss are Elected Chairman and Vice Chairman of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Arnhold and Goss, both financial services executives, are avid tennis players, devoted supporters of the sport and have been members of the Hall of Fame's Executive Committee for the past four years.

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Stefan Edberg honored with Hall of Fame ring at Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

11/18/2015 Ring

Swedish tennis great Stefan Edberg was honored at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London earlier this week in a special ceremony to present his official Hall of Fame ring. Edberg, who achieved the world No. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles, was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2004.

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Czech Fed Cup Captain Petr Pala honored with Fed Cup Award of Excellence

11/14/2015

Pala has captained the team to win three Fed Cup titles, making him the winningest captain in Czech Republic’s Fed Cup history. The ITF and the ITHF annually present the Fed Cup Award of Excellence to an individual who represents the ideals and spirit of the Fed Cup competition.

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Hall of Famer Mike Davies has passed away

11/3/2015
After a successful pre-Open Era playing career which included reaching the No.1 national ranking in Great Britain, Davies had a 40+ year career in tennis promotion and administration. Read More

Tennis Legends and Global Business Leaders Named to Board of Governors

11/3/2015

Nine individuals hailing from varied backgrounds in business, media, and technology, but all with a shared passion for the sport of tennis have been elected to the Board of Governors of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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A Hall of Fame Ring for Martina Hingis in Singapore!

Swiss tennis great Martina Hingis, who is both a Hall of Famer and part of the current world No. 1 doubles team, was honored at the BNP PARIBAS WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global on Sunday evening in a special ceremony to present her official Hall of Fame ring.

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Justine Henin, Marat Safin, and Helena Sukova nominated for Class of 2016

Justine Henin, a former WTA Tour world No. 1 and seven-time major champion, Marat Safin, a two-time major champion and world No. 1 on the ATP World Tour, and doubles specialist Helena Sukova, who won 14 major titles, have all been nominated for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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