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Curator's Corner: The Battle of the Sexes


The Battle of the Sexes opened nationwide on September 29th to rave reviews. It’s exciting to see an important part of our sport’s history on the big screen! Read on to learn more about the events leading up to the match and the match itself, as well as the artifacts in our collection.

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Michael Chang Named Hall of Fame Global Ambassador


In a special ceremony at the Beijing Open it was announced that Hall of Famer Michael Chang has been named a Global Ambassador for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Chang will play an active role in the Hall of Fame's efforts to promote the history of tennis to fans around the globe and to celebrate the inspiring stories of its greatest champions. In particular, he will work with the Hall of Fame to raise awareness for the organization and its mission in the Asian region, where interest in tennis has increased tremendously in recent years and continues to surge.

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Tenacity Students Enjoy Tennis Day at 2017 Hall of Fame ITA Grass Court Invitational


The International Tennis Hall of Fame welcomed some very special guests to the 2017 Hall of Fame ITA Grass Court Invitational in September. Thirty-one students from Tenacity, a youth development organization that provides athletic, academic, and life skills development to young adults in Boston, visited the Newport campus for a tennis day unlike any other.

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2017 Hall of Fame ITA Grass Court Invitational Serves Up Fun


“Beautiful, amazing, and stunning” - just a few words that 32 college tennis student athletes used to describe the 7-acre International Tennis Hall of Fame campus this past weekend during 2017 Hall of Fame ITA Grass Court Invitational.

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An Amazing Night at the Legends Ball by BNP Paribas - See the photos & video!


The tennis world turned up the glam a bit in a lively celebration in support of the International Tennis Hall of Fame during US Open Finals weekend at The Legends Ball presented by BNP Paribas. The annual social event celebrates tennis and honors some of the sport's greatest champions and contributors - both the Hall of Famers and other individuals and companies that have advanced the sport. Click read more to view photos & see video highlights of the event.

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Mary Carillo Honored with Gene Scott Award


Esteemed sportscaster Mary Carillo was recently a guest of honor at the International Tennis Hall of Fame's Legends Ball, where she was the recipient of the Eugene L. Scott Award, given annually in memory of the late Hall of Famer. Of the honor, Carillo stated, "I'm particularly honored to receive the award bearing Gene Scott's name. There are few writers who I admired more than Gene Scott. I was captivated by his work. Gene loved this sport with clear eyes and he helped me to see tennis that way. I am deeply honored."

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Kim Clijsters "Earned" Her Hall of Famer Ring


Five years after her last match at the US Open, four-time major champion Kim Clijsters was honored in a special presentation on court at the US Open in between matches on women's semifinals night. Hall of Fame President Stan Smith presented Clijsters with her ring, stating, "You can’t buy it. You got to earn it through blood, sweat, and tears, and that she certainly has."

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Class of 2018 Candidates for Induction Announced!


Wimbledon champions Pat Cash and Michael Stich, along with Anders Jarryd and Tom Okker, who both won multiple doubles titles at Grand Slam tournaments, and Czech legend Helena Sukova, a 14-time major champion in doubles and mixed doubles, have been named candidates for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2018.

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Behind the Scenes with the Class of 2017


Induction into a Hall of Fame is the ultimate honor for an athlete. It is representative of the sum of their career achievements, and for many, an emotional topping on a lifelong passion for a sport and highly intense careers. An annual highlight of Hall of Fame Weekend is when the incoming Hall of Famers get to see their names listed among the greatest champions of our sport for the first time and have the opportunity to enjoy a look back at their own careers while touring their individual tribute exhibits in the museum.

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Tennis Cambodia honored with inaugural ITHF Global Organization of Distinction Award


Tennis Cambodia was awarded the inaugural International Tennis Hall of Fame Global Organization of Distinction Award in recognition of its outstanding achievements in rebuilding tennis in the nation following the sport’s eradication during the genocide by the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. The award was presented by the International Tennis Hall of Fame in partnership with the International Tennis Federation at the 2017 ITF Annual General Meeting in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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