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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

3/4/2016

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

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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