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Getting to Know the ITHF Class of 2018


On July 21, Germany’s Michael Stich and Czech tennis legend Helena Suková will receive tennis' ultimate honor when they are inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The two decorated champions have been out of the tennis spotlight a bit in recent years. A look back at their lives and careers reveals two determined junior players with their hearts and minds set on greatness from a young age. Take a moment to get to know the International Tennis Hall of Fame Class of 2018 through some great storytelling in these pieces.

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2018 Induction Ceremony & Tournament Ticket On Sale Now!

Tickets are on sale now! Want to access the best seats? Enroll or renew in the ITHF Advantage Program to particpate in the tournament pre-sale. Read More

ITHF Class of 2018 Honored in Melbourne

Hall of Famers and Australian tennis greats gathered on court at Rod Laver Arena to formally celebrate the International Tennis Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Read More

Michael Stich and Helena Suková elected for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame


Germany’s Michael Stich, a Wimbledon champion and former world No. 2, and Czech tennis legend Helena Sukova, a 14-time major champion in doubles and mixed doubles, have been elected to receive tennis’ ultimate honor this year—induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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A Hall of Fame ring for David Hall


Australian wheelchair tennis star David Hall was the guest of honor at a special gathering at the Australian Open on January 22, when family, friends, and special guests gathered to see him receive his official International Tennis Hall of Fame ring. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015, Hall is a 6-time Paralympic medalist and the winner of 33 major titles. At the ring presentation, Hall reflected on his International Tennis Hall of Fame induction weekend in Newport, labeling the time as being among the "most magical three days of his life."

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Curator's Corner: Alex Olmedo's Winning Spikes

12/14/2017 Curator's Corner

Originally from Peru, Hall of Famer Alex Olmedo was an unlikely US Davis Cup hero. However, thanks to the support of tennis industry leader Perry Jones, the longtime California resident was appointed to the US squad, and went on to lead the Americans to cherished victory. Olmedo won three points in the 1958 final to win the Cup back from the Australians after a three-year streak. The final in Brisbane was wrought with wet conditions, but Olmedo battled through, finding success with the support of these tennis spikes – which are now carefully preserved and displayed at the Hall of Fame.

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Alex Olmedo presented with Hall of Fame Ring at Los Angeles Tennis Club

12/12/2017 Ring

During the summer of 1987, Alex Olmedo stood next to Stan Smith when they were both inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame as members of the same induction class. On Friday, December 8, 2017, the duo once again shared the stage at the Los Angeles Tennis Club when Smith presented Olmedo with his official Hall of Fame Ring during a special evening at the historic tennis club.

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Yannick Noah honored with Davis Cup Award of Excellence


In recognition of his accomplished and dedicated Davis Cup history, France’s Yannick Noah has been honored with the Davis Cup Award of Excellence, presented jointly by the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the International Tennis Federation. Noah, who competed for France in Davis Cup competition for 13 years and now serves as team captain, received the award at the Draw Ceremony for the 2017 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Final in Lille, France. The award recognizes an individual from the home team who has made a lasting impact on that nation's Davis Cup history and who represents the ideals and spirit of the Davis Cup competition.

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In Memoriam: Jana Novotna, A Great Champion & A Great Friend


Hall of Famer Jana Novotna, the 1998 Wimbledon champion whose impassioned vie for that title left her forever endeared in the hearts and minds of fans around the world, has passed away at age 49 following a courageous battle with cancer. She died on November 19 in the Czech Republic.

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In Memoriam: Pancho Segura, The Best Mind and a Bigger Heart


Hall of Famer Pancho Segura passed away on November 18 at age 96. A self-taught tennis player from humble beginnings in his native Ecuador, Segura went on to top the world rankings and become one of the most highly regarded coaches in the sport. Hall of Fame Historian-At-Large reflects on Segura's legacy on the sport in this piece.

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