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Curator's Corner: The First Open Tournament, Bournemouth 1968

4/20/2018 Curator's Corner

The year 1968 was a monumental one for tennis when professionals were granted access to compete in the most important tournaments for the very first time, ultimately spurring the global explosion of the sport. Fifty years ago this week, the first tournament of tennis' Open Era took place in Bournemouth, England at the Hard Court Championships of Great Britain.

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Boris Becker Honored with Hall of Fame ring in Monte-Carlo

In a ceremony fit for a king of the courts, the royal family of Monaco and a crowd of adoring fans took part in presenting former world No. 1 and 6-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker with his Hall of Fame ring during the 2018 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.

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Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys to play in Exhibition Match at International Tennis Hall of Fame in July

In a rematch of the 2017 US Open final, the two American stars will meet on the grass courts in Newport on Friday, July 20. The exhibition match will be hosted in conjunction with the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open and the International Tennis Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend. Tickets for the event are on sale now at, and include access to that day’s ATP World Tour matches as well.

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Hall of Famer Spotlight: Women Supporting Women

While tennis is an individual sport, it's interesting to consider that more frequently than not, the history of the women's game has not been shaped by solo acts, but very much so by women banding together, leaning on each other, and working cooperatively to reach their goals. In celebration of Women’s History Month, here’s a look at just a few great moments in time when some very impressive tennis women have stood in support of each other, changing the course of tennis history along the way.

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ITHF Honors Longtime Industry Leaders & Volunteers at USTA Annual Meeting


In recognition of their generous and longtime service to the sport of tennis, three dedicated industry leaders and volunteers were recently honored by the International Tennis Hall of Fame, in a special awards presentation at the USTA Annual Meeting. Bill Kellogg of San Diego was the recipient of the 2017 Samuel Hardy Award, which is presented annually by the Hall of Fame to a dedicated USTA volunteer. In addition, the 2017 Tennis Educational Merit Awards were presented to former WTA doubles star turned sports psychologist Anne Smith of Dallas and wheelchair tennis industry leader Dan James of Seattle.

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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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