TWC of the Month: International Tennis Hall of Fame
In 1881 the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I., was the site of the first U.S. National Championships (which later became the US Open). Today, after the completion of a five-year, $7.5 million renovation and endowment project, the Hall of Fame is one of the finest tennis facilities in the country. It features a historic museum, 13 grass courts open for public play, one clay court, and three award-winning indoor hard courts.
“We’re proud to partner with the TIA and USTA to be a part of [the TWC] program, which is so important in bringing more people into the game and growing tennis overall,” says Mark L. Stenning, the Hall of Fame’s CEO.
The Hall of Fame (tennisfame.com), which became a TWC in 2005, has about 300 outdoor members and 550 indoor members. It hosts a variety of clinics and tournaments year-round for juniors and adults and also is home to the ATP’s Campbell’s Hall of Fame Championships and the Hall of Fame Champions Cup, a legends tournament.
The Hall of Fame always has a planned tennis activity for its members to look forward to. “Whether it’s a mixed-doubles round robin, a Davis Cup tie, or a tennis social, we plan something member-oriented almost every weekend,” says Bill Rompf, vice president and director of tennis.
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