INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL OF FAME
Preserve. Celebrate. Inspire.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame preserves and promotes the history of tennis and celebrates its champions, thereby serving as a vital partner in the growth of tennis globally.
THE ULTIMATE HONOR IN TENNIS
In 1954, the late tennis innovator Jimmy Van Alen founded the Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island as a “shrine to the ideals of the game.” Today it is recognized as the official hall of fame for the sport of tennis globally. Each year, select individuals are recognized with the ultimate honor in tennis--induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Since 1955, 254 distinguished individuals representing 23 different countries have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.
A WORLD-CLASS TENNIS MUSEUM
The Hall of Fame is home to an extensive museum that showcases the rich history of tennis as told through the remarkable lives and careers of the Hall of Famers. Engaging exhibits feature an impressive collection of artifacts from tennis’ greatest moments and most inspiring champions, and a vast array of art, fashion, photos, and videos. Highlights include a hologram of Roger Federer speaking about why he loves tennis, a 5-foot tennis trivia touch table, and an audio tour narrated by Maria Sharapova, specifically designed to make it fun for kids!
Museum admission is included free with your tournament ticket – don’t miss out!
Also, we’re in the midst of an extensive digitization project to take the museum collection and its great stories beyond Newport’s walls.
The seven-acre property is an active tennis facility year-round. The Hall of Fame Tennis Club features 13 grass tennis courts, 6 hard courts (3 indoor, 3 indoor/outdoor), 1 clay court, and a rare Court Tennis, or “Real Tennis” facility. All of the courts are utilized regularly by club members and are open to the public.
BE PART OF THE MISSION
The International Tennis Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization.
More than just a tennis tournament, the Hall of Fame Open is an impactful fundraising source to support the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s mission. Our ability to develop engaging, impactful programs to preserve and promote the history of tennis and inspire its future is dependent upon committed sponsors, successful programming and events like the tournament, and generous donors like you.