2017 Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open

    Just after Wimbledon each year, top ATP World Tour pros head to Newport to compete in the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open, the first stop of the summer swing for pro tennis in the United States. Contested on the historic grass tennis courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, which have hosted all the legends of the sport since 1880, the tournament is the only event played on grass courts outside of Europe, and it offers the only opportunity to see professional men's tennis in the Northeast prior to the US Open.

    Tournament level:     ATP World Tour 250 Event
    Dates:   July 16-23, 2017
    Site:   International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
    Singles Main Draw:   
      28-player draw with four players coming from qualifying
    Doubles Main Draw:
      16-team draw
    Qualifying Draw:
      16-player singles draw
    2016 Prize Money:
      $502,875  Total financial commitment: $565,710
    2015 Attendance:
      16,170

    Tournament History

    The history of tennis in Newport is synonymous with tennis in America. Since 1881, when American tournament tennis began on the grass courts of the Newport Casino, the world’s best players have competed in Newport, the cradle of American tennis. Newport has witnessed each new generation of tennis stars from 1881 to the present. 

    In 1915, the U.S. National Lawn Tennis Championships moved from Newport to the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York. However, the world’s foremost players continued to play in Newport at the Newport Casino Invitational. From 1915 to 1967, the Casino Invitational hosted the world’s premier players. The list of tennis stars that played and won at Newport reads like a who’s who in tennis- “Big” Bill Tilden, “Little” Bill Johnston, Ellsworth Vines, Frank Shields, Wilmer Allison, Don Budge, Bobby Riggs, Don McNeil, Gardner Mulloy, Ted Schroeder, Bill Talbert, Pancho Gonzales, Frank Sedgman, Tony Trabert, Ken Rosewall, Mal Anderson, Rod Laver, Chuck McKinley, Roy Emerson, and Dennis Ralston.
      
    The VASSS Pro Tennis Championships lasted from 1965 to 1970 and in 1971, professional women’s tennis finally came to Newport with the Professional Women’s Singles and the Professional Women Doubles from 1971-74. Standing room only crowds watched Kerry Melville, Margaret Court, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, and Françoise Dürr play exceptional tennis.  The Virginia Slims of Newport returned from 1983-1986.

    In 1976, the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, a stop on the ATP World Tour, debuted attracting many of the young talents on the men's tour. The tournament continues today, as the only grass court tournament in North America and the only professional men’s tournament in New England.

    Timeline

    • 1881-1914 U.S. National Lawn Tennis Championships
    • 1915-1967 Newport Casino Invitational
    • 1921 Davis Cup Host
    • 1965-1970 VASSS Pro Tennis Championships
    • 1971-1974 Virginia Slims of Newport (Women’s tournament)
    • 1976-1984 Miller Lite Hall of Fame Tennis Championships
    • 1983-1998 Virginia Slims of Newport (Women’s tournament)
    • 1985-1990 Volvo Hall of Fame Tennis Championships
    • 1991 Davis Cup Host, USA def. Spain 4-1
    • 1991-2003 Miller Lite Hall of Fame Tennis Championships
    • 2004-2012 Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships
    • 2013-2016 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships
    • 2017-Present Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open