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International Tennis Hall of Fame

194 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3515
+1 401-849-3990
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Great for tennis fans

Nice grand old buildings and lawn courts. A good place to walk around and learn about the history... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Manchester, United Kingdom
I'm a huge tennis fan. I loved this place!!

Oh boy! I could hardly wait to get here. I’m such a huge tennis fan. This was the first place I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Built in 1880 by the architectural firm, McKim, Mead & White, the Museum galleries chronicle the rich history of tennis through interactive exhibits, dynamic videos and popular memorabilia from historic champions and the superstars of today. Dramatically set in the original club rooms of the Casino, visitors of all ages delight in Stanford White's architectural detail as well as the state-of-the-art gallery experience. In the Woolard Family Enshrinement Gallery plaques commemorate the great players, coaches, administrators and writers that have been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. There are 235 Hall of Famers, representing 20 countries. In 1986, the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the governing body of tennis, officially recognized the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum as the sport's official Hall of Fame. The property today is now 6 acres and consists of the Newport Casino, 13 grass courts, 1 clay court, an indoor tennis facility, the Court Tennis facility, a grandstand and a historic 297-seat theatre. In July, the venue annually hosts the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships for the Van Alen Cup, the only ATP professional grass court tournament in the Americas. These are the only professional grass courts that are open to the public for play.
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194 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3515
+1 401-849-3990
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice grand old buildings and lawn courts. A good place to walk around and learn about the history of tennis. Very peaceful place and nice pleasant staff

Thank Ripitup2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh boy! I could hardly wait to get here. I’m such a huge tennis fan. This was the first place I high tailed it to off the cruise ship. The entrance fee is U.S.$15.00 but if you have AAA (or in my case CAA, the...More

Thank TravellerKitchener
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had to beg my wife to come to the International Tennis Hall of Fame on our visit to Newport a couple of weeks ago. She is not a tennis fan, except she likes Raphael Nadal. Go figure. Actually, she is not a sports fan...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great grounds and tennis courts to walk around. There’s no fee to just walk around the place. Lots of interesting exhibits in the museum itself along with the first tennis court. There are no nets or lines usually unless there’s a tournament. Ticket costs 15$...More

Thank Vjay S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived a little too late to take in the Museum. Closes around 17.00. However, you are allowed to walk around the grounds and look at the Fred Perry statue etc.

Thank DavidManchester107
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like tennis, you will love this place! So much work had to go into making this place as fascinating as it is. You could really spend an entire day here with all the information about the history of tennis this museum has to...More

Thank DonnaSchnoodle
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Used AAA discount. Spent 2 hours in very well laid out fun Museum. Loved the variety of the exhibits.

Thank Desigal7
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We had lunch here (which was good) and then wandered around the tennis area. A great concept in a good location.

Thank carol p
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

What a great place. I’ve always wanted to visit and I wasn’t disappointed. Aside from the list of enshrined players, the HOF also includes exhibits on equipment over the decades, clothing styles, and interesting videos. The grass courts on the grounds (there are several) are...More

Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit on a Saturday morning. Strolling the grounds, we were able to enjoy the shingle-style architecture from many vantage points. It's history and tennis museum were also very interesting. In addition to the archectural details, our tour guide pointed out the...More

Thank KittyF309
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10 September 2016|
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Response from Tochi4ever2000 | Reviewed this property |
There was a small kitchen eating area in which we had breakfast with the other guests. I am not sure how late it was open