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Hall of Famers and Tennis Legends return to Newport!

The International Tennis Hall of Fame's annual Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, July 18, with celebratory events scheduled for the whole weekend, including a Hall of Fame ring presentation to Billie Jean King and an Exhibition Match featuring Marion Bartoli.

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Martina Hingis named Global Ambassador for the International Tennis Hall of Fame

6/28/2015 Martina Hingis

Hingis, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013, will represent the organization at upcoming events and will support efforts to grow the Hall of Fame’s reach within the worldwide tennis community.

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Tennis Hall of Famer Doris Hart, 35-time Major Champion, has passed away at 89

5/31/2015

Doris Hart, an extraordinary American tennis champion who won 35 major tournament titles in the 1940s and 1950s, passed away at home in Coral Gables on May 29. She was 89 years old.

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The Newport Casino Revealed

5/19/2015

A primary goal of the museum renovation was to better showcase the historic buildings and grounds where the Hall of Fame is located, and to highlight the property’s role in social and tennis history.

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The Roger Federer Hologram

5/18/2015 Museum

Multimedia technology is integral to the new museum experience, with a highlight being a hologram of Roger Federer talking about why he loves tennis. It is the first use of holographic technology in a sports museum in the United States.

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A New Look!

5/15/2015
The new logo is inspired by the global nature of tennis and it reflects the organization's commitment to preserving and promoting tennis history for a worldwide audience. Read More

A Multimedia Museum!

5/14/2015 Museum, Newport

Interactive experiences abound throughout the museum, including a tennis culture touch table, video highlights of great matches, a tennis globe featuring news and updates from around the world and a hologram of 17-time major champion Roger Federer.

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John Isner, Jack Sock to play Hall of Fame Tennis Championships

John Isner and Jack Sock, the No. 1 and 2 American tennis players on the ATP World Tour have committed to the player field for the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. The tournament will be played at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, July 11 - 19. The tournament, which is held directly after Wimbledon, is the only event played on grass courts in North or South America, and the only ATP World Tour event in New England.

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John Austin named Director of Tennis

The International Tennis Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that John Austin has been named Director of Tennis for the Hall of Fame Tennis Club. Austin competed on the ATP World Tour for six years, achieving a ranking of world No. 40. In 1980, he partnered with his sister, Hall of Famer Tracy Austin, to win a career-defining Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Championship. The pair also reached the Wimbledon mixed doubles final in 1981. Over the last 15 years, Austin has spent his time on court as the Director of Tennis at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, La Quinta Resort, City of Surprise, Arizona, and the Richmond County Country Club on Staten Island.

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Class of 2015: Amelie Mauresmo, David Hall, Nancy Jeffett

Former world No. 1 and two-time major champion Amelie Mauresmo has been elected to receive the highest honor in the sport of tennis—induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Joining Mauresmo in the Class of 2015 will be David Hall of Australia, a six-time Paralympic medalist. Longtime tennis industry leader Nancy Jeffett has also been elected in the Contributor Category in recognition of her lifetime commitment to the growth of the sport, particularly in the areas of women’s professional tennis and junior tennis development.

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