Highly interactive, completely redesigned, and now showcasing more of
the collection than ever before, the Museum at the International Tennis Hall of Fame offers a comprehensive
and intriguing narrative of tennis history in an engaging manner. Museum admission is included with all tournament tickets!
The museum offers an entirely new, engaging experience for visitors. The intent of the new museum is to draw visitors into the content through interactive exhibits and a cohesive narrative of tennis history as told through the lives and careers of the 243 Hall of Famers who built the sport. More than 1,900 artifacts of tennis history are displayed throughout the exhibit galleries, ranging from Rod Laver's first Wimbledon trophy to the golden shoes that Serena Williams wore in her first French Open victory. Multimedia technology is integral to the new museum experience, with a highlight being a hologram of Roger Federer talking about why he loves tennis. It is the first use of holographic technology in a sports museum in the United States.
"Our goal is for visitors to leave the museum feeling educated about and inspired by the rich history of tennis," said Douglas Stark, museum director. "We designed the exhibits in a way that people could participate in the learning process together - a touch table in which you can 'serve' tennis history questions back and forth, video walls in which you can select match highlights and watch together, artifacts from 60 years ago and artifacts from last season to appeal to a span of generations, among other aspects. The new museum will provide visitors with a memorable experience in which they will learn about the history of tennis, and its impact on and off the courts."
Read more about the new museum, here, and be sure to plan some time in your tournament day to enjoy a visit!