Sat, 18 Apr 2009 21:40:11The International Tennis Hall of fame offers stately architecture, beautiful grounds, legendary grass courts, and an extraordinary Museum. Housed in the Newport Casino, a National Historic Landmark and one of the world’s finest examples of Victorian Shingle-Style architecture, it is one of the region’s finest attractions.
In 1881, the first US National Lawn Tennis Championships, the tournament that evolved into the US Open, was held on our grass courts. An outdoor walking tour showcases the rich history of "the cradle of American Tennis".
An Extraordinary Museum – explore the world-class sports museum, six acres of historic grounds and Victorian architecture. Featuring interactive exhibits, extraordinary videos, and popular memorabilia form past champions to the stars of today, the International Tennis Hall of Fame Museum chronicles the entire history of the sport, dating from the 12th century through today’s champions of professional tennis. Witness the evolution of tennis through the players, the equipment, the rules of the game, and the tournaments held around the world.
Play at the Hall of Fame – You don’t have to be a member to play on the legendary grass courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. 13 grass courts, 1 clay court and three award-winning indoor courts are available for public play. Call for daily court rentals, play programs, match arranging, and group play. Our professional staff offers year-round instruction for all ages and ability levels.
Grass courts are open May through September, with on-site Pro Shop. For daily reservations, call 401 846-0642.
July 6 – 12, 2009 Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships
August 19 – 23, 2009 Hall of Fame Champions Cup