When & Where

September 9, 2017 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM Cipriani, Wall Street, New York City

The Legends Ball presented by BNP Paribas

The Glitz! The Glamour! The Celebration! Each year, on the eve of US Open final, Hall of Famers, tennis industry leaders, and great supporters of tennis gather in NYC for one incredible night in celebration of the greatest champions of tennis and the sport we all love so deeply.


Proceeds of The Legends Ball directly support the International Tennis Hall of Fame's mission-driven initiatives, such as offering curriculum based educational programs through our museum, providing access to tennis for underprivileged youth who might not otherwise have a chance to get involved, and celebrating the greatest champions of tennis in programs around the world.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the International Tennis Hall of Fame is committed to preserving and promoting the history of tennis and celebrating its champions, thereby serving as a vital partner in the growth of tennis globally. Proceeds from The Legends Ball are integral to helping us deliver on this mission. 

2017 Co-Chairs

William A. Ackman
John & Jody Arnhold
Jon & Carol Epstein
Russ & Judy Fradin
Carl Kawaja & Wendy Holcombe
Tory & Elena Kiam
Gary & Barbara Tolman
Kenneth & Lissa Solomon

The Legends Ball presented by BNP Paribas




The Legends Ball will pay tribute to the remarkable ITHF Class of 2017.

Special Awards

Additionally, we will honor those who have demonstrated great commitment to the growth and betterment of our sport by presenting the Eugene L. Scott Award, given to an individual who communicates honestly and critically about the game, and has made a significant impact on the world of tennis. The Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Award recognizes a company that has made a significant contribution to society at large — both philanthropically and through outstanding generosity of spirit.


This year's Eugene L. Scott Award recipient is Mary Carillo. Previous recipients have included Vitas Gerulaitis, Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe, and Billie Jean King.




The Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Award recipient this year is Babolat. Previous recipients have included Nike, BNP Paribas, Tennis Channel and ESPN. 

Event Highlights





Some of the world's most celebrated brands have found The Legends Ball to be a valuable sponsorship, offering the opportunity to connect with an outstanding audience. Get involved by contacting Mary Heath, ITHF Chief Marketing Officer at mheath@tennisfame.com or 401.324.4054.

Click here to learn more about supporting The Legends Ball as a corporate sponsor or individual major donor. 

Table Reservations & Event Support

We hope you will consider supporting The Legends Ball & the International Tennis Hall of Fame in one of the following ways:
    • Purchasing a table
    • Purchasing individual tickets
    • Placing a personalized ad in our commemorative journal
    • Making a fully tax-deductible contribution


For additional information, please contact Nicole Kowalsick at nkowalsick@tennisfame.com or 401.619.6854.