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newportFILM Sports - About the Films

3/24/2016 Public Events

Learn about the documentaries that will be shown at the festival. Special guests, including those who made the films and those who lived the the stories, will be in attendance.

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newportFILM and the ITHF partner to host all-new sports film festival this spring

3/24/2016 Public Events

New documentary releases, a New York Times Op-Docs curated sports-shorts segment, a female Olympian panel discussion, interactive sporting events, and festival parties are highlights of newportFILM’s inaugural sports film festival. The weekend-long event will take place April 29 – May 1 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame

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A Hall of Fame Ring for Lindsay Davenport!

Lindsay Davenport grew up attending the Indian Wells tournament, she went on to win the singles title twice and the doubles title six times, and at the 2016 tournament, the Southern California native was back on center court once again. This time, she was there to receive her Hall of Fame ring.

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Meet the Class of 2016

3/7/2016 Class of 2016

Justine Henin and Marat Safin to be inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame. Additionally, Yvon Petra and Margaret Scriven have been elected for posthumous induction in the Master Player Category. The Class of 2016 Induction Ceremony will be held on July 16 in Newport.

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Class of 2016 Announced

How did inductees Justine Henin and Marat Safin react to the news that they were being inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame? Take a read to find out!

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In Memoriam: Bud Collins


Today the International Tennis Hall of Fame mourns the passing of Hall of Famer Bud Collins. Bud had an incomparable impact on our sport as a journalist, broadcaster, and historian. In recognition of his tremendous contributions to tennis, Bud Collins was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1994.

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Around the World with the Tennis Hall of Fame: A Recap of Rio

3/4/2016 Around the World
Last month, the International Tennis Hall of Fame traveled to Rio de Janiero to share a piece of tennis history with fans and players in Brazil. The Hall of Fame’s 21-panel exhibit, which features the history of Tennis in the Olympic Games was on-site for all to view throughout the Rio Open. Read More

The Curator's Corner: Women, Tennis and War Efforts

3/4/2016 Curator's Corner
Women’s tennis history extends beyond the court. Many pioneering women paved the way for current players such as Serena & Venus Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Angelique Kerber, Agnieszka Radawanska, and many other inspiring players. In celebrating Women’s History Month, we revisit some of the women Hall of Famers who shaped the game in its formative days. Read More