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Dear Friends,

For tennis fans worldwide, for Newporters, and for visitors alike, the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum is a special place. Each day, when guests walk through the entrance, they are met by the stunning architecture of the Newport Casino and the beautiful historic grounds. In the museum, they comment to our staff about the fascinating collection of tennis history on display. Their smiles and high-fives on the grass and indoor courts showcase pure exhilaration for the sport.

Since our founding in 1954 as a “shrine to the ideals of the game,” the museum, property, and programs at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum have grown tremendously. However, a great potential exists to give back even more to the global sport and our community, and now is the time to act on that opportunity.

The strategic capital improvements identified in the Match Point Campaign will take the Hall of Fame to the next level, from the latest interactive technology and new exhibits in our museum to new tennis facilities that allow for additional tennis programming for children and adults to an enhanced spectator experience at pro tournaments. The plans will take special care to preserve the architectural integrity of our stunning National Historic Landmark and will enhance the surrounding neighborhood by creating a functional, aesthetically pleasing streetscape.

Anyone who follows tennis appreciates the anticipation of Match Point. It’s that moment in time when preparation, athleticism, and determination meet at the pinnacle. On that one point lays the potential for the goals that every tennis player seeks: victory, achievement, and satisfaction.

This is a Match Point moment for the one and only International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. We hope you’ll help us make it a winner.


Christopher E. Clouser                                       Edgar S. Woolard
ITHF Chairman of the Board                              Campaign Co-Chair
Campaign Co-Chair 


Match Point Campaign Committee

Christopher E. Clouser, Co-Chair
Edgar S. Woolard, Co-Chair
John Arnhold, Treasurer
Jane Brown Grimes
Barbara Georgescu
Earl H. Buchholz, Jr.
Guillaume de Ramel
Alan Hassenfeld
Kevin Kane
Stephen R. Lewinstein
Peter Palandjian
Richard J. Phelps
John Reese
Nancy von Auersperg