International Tennis Hall of Fame

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Coordinates: 41°28′58″N 71°18′30″W / 41.482774°N 71.308243°W / 41.482774; -71.308243

The Newport Casino, home to the International Tennis Hall of Fame

The International Tennis Hall of Fame is located in Newport, Rhode Island, United States. The hall of fame honors players and contributors to the sport of tennis and includes a museum, grass tennis courts, an indoor tennis facility, and a court tennis (or real tennis) facility.


The hall of fame and museum are located in the Newport Casino, which was commissioned in 1880 by James Gordon Bennett, Jr. as an exclusive resort for the rich and wealthy, and was designed by Charles McKim along with Stanford White, who did the interiors. By the 1950s, the retreat was struggling financially and was in danger of being demolished for modern retail space.

The United States Lawn Tennis Association had held its first championships at the Newport Casino in 1881, an event that would continue through 1914, by which time tennis had become the key attraction at the resort. In 1954, James Henry Van Alen established the Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum in the Casino.[1][2] The combination of tennis matches and the museum allowed the building to be saved. It is an example of Victorian Shingle Style architecture.[3]

Van Alen intended the facility to be "a shrine to the ideals of the game", and was elected president of the hall in 1957.[2] The International Tennis Hall of Fame was officially sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association on its foundation in 1954, and recognized by the International Tennis Federation in 1986. The first Hall of Fame members were inducted in 1955; as of 2010, there are 218 inductees from 19 countries.


The museum houses a vast collection of artifacts and memorabilia – including videos, photographs, audio recordings, tennis equipment and apparel, trophies, and art – highlighting the history of tennis from its origins up through the modern era. The collection is displayed year-round in the museum's 13,000 square feet (1,200 m2) of exhibit space.[4]


For a description of each award and a list of its recipients, see footnote.[5]
  • Chairman's Award
  • Davis Cup Award of Excellence
  • Eugene L. Scott Award
  • Fed Cup Award of Excellence
  • Golden Achievement Award
  • Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Award
  • Samuel Hardy Award
  • Tennis Educational Merit Award

Hall of Fame Tennis Championships[edit]

The Hall of Fame hosts several tournaments, including the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. Part of the ATP World Tour, the tournament is the only grass court event in North America. Top male players come to Newport directly from Wimbledon to compete for the Van Alen Cup at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Past champions include Americans John Isner, and Mardy Fish, as well as two-time champion Fabrice Santoro of France.


For a list of inductees—alphabetically, by country, and by year of induction—see footnote.[6]
Note: Inductees are listed below in two categories (Player category and #Contributor category).

Player category[edit]

Name Nationality Year inducted
Addie, Pauline Betz United States 1965
Agassi, Andre United States 2011
Alexander, Frederick "Fred" United States 1961
Allison, Wilmer United States 1963
Alonso, Manuel Spain 1977
Anderson, Malcolm Australia 2000
Ashe, Arthur United States 1985
Atkinson, Juliette United States 1974
Austin, Henry Great Britain 1997
Austin, Tracy United States 1992
Barrett, Angela Mortimer Great Britain 1993
Becker, Boris Germany 2003
Behr, Karl United States 1969
Borg, Björn Sweden 1987
Borotra, Jean France 1976
Bowrey, Lesley Turner Australia 1997
Brinker, Maureen Connolly United States 1968
Bromwich, John Australia 1984
Brookes, Norman Australia 1977
Browne, Mary Kendall United States 1957
Brugnon, Jacques France 1976
Buchholz, Jr., Earl United States 2005
Budge, John Donald "Don" United States 1964
Bueno, Maria Esther Brazil 1978
Bundy, May Sutton United States 1956
Cahill, Mabel Ireland 1976
Campbell, Oliver United States 1955
Capriati, Jennifer United States 2012
Casals, Rosemary United States 1996
Cawley, Evonne Goolagong Australia 1988
Chance, Malcolm United States 1961
Chambers, Dorothea Douglass Lambert Great Britain 1981
Chang, Michael United States 2008
Cheney, Dorothy Bundy United States 2004
Clapp, Louise Brough United States 1967
Clark, Clarence United States 1983
Clark, Joseph United States 1955
Clothier, William United States 1956
Cochet, Henri France 1976
Connors, James "Jimmy" United States 1998
Cooke, Sarah Palfrey United States 1963
Cooper, Ashley Australia 1991
Courier, Jim United States 2005
Court, Margaret Australia 1979
Cramm, Gottfried von Germany 1977
Crawford, Jack Australia 1979
Davenport, Lindsay United States 2014
Davidson, Owen Australia 2010
Davidson, Sven Sweden 2007
Davis, Dwight F. United States 1956
Dod, Charlotte "Lottie" Great Britain 1983
Doeg, John United States 1962
Doherty, Lawrence Great Britain 1980
Doherty, Reggie Great Britain 1980
Drobný, Jaroslav Egypt 1983
duPont, Margaret Osborne United States 1967
Dwight, James United States 1955
Dürr, Françoise France 2003
Edberg, Stefan Sweden 2004
Emerson, Roy Australia 1982
Etchebaster, Pierre France 1978
Evert, Christine "Chris" United States 1995
Falkenburg, Robert "Bob" United States/Brazil 1974
Fernández, Beatriz "Gigi" United States (Puerto Rico) 2010
Fraser, Neale Australia 1984
Garland, Chuck United States 1969
Gibson, Althea United States 1971
Gimeno, Andres Spain 2009
Godfree, Kathleen McKane Great Britain 1978
Gonzalez, Pancho United States 1968
Gore, Arthur Great Britain 2006
Graf, Stefanie "Steffi" Germany 2004
Grant, Bitsy United States 1972
Hackett, Harold United States 1961
Hansell, Ellen United States 1965
Hard, Darlene United States 1973
Hart, Doris United States 1969
Hingis, Martina Switzerland 2013
Hoad, Lewis "Lew" Australia 1980
Hopman, Harry Australia 1978
Hovey, Frederick United States 1974
Hunt, Joseph "Joe" United States 1966
Hunter, Frank United States 1961
Irvin, Shirley Fry United States 1970
Haydon-Jones, Ann Great Britain 1985
Jacobs, Helen United States 1962
Johnston, William "Bill" United States 1958
Jones Farquhar, Marion United States 2006
King, Billie Jean Moffitt United States 1987
Kodeš, Jan Czechoslovakia 1990
Koželuh, Karel Czechoslovakia 2006
Kramer, John Albert "Jack" United States 1968
Kuerten, Gustavo "Guga" Brazil 2012
Lacoste, René France 1976
Larned, William "Bill" United States 1956
Larsen, Arthur "Art" United States 1956
Laver, Rodney "Rod" Australia 1981
Lawford, Herbert Great Britain 2006
Lendl, Ivan Czechoslovakia/United States 2001
Lenglen, Suzanne France 1978
Little, Dorothy Round Great Britain 1986
Lott, George United States 1964
Mako, Constantine "Gene" United States 1973
Mallory, Molla Norway/United States 1958
Mandlíková, Hana Czechoslovakia/Australia 1994
Marble, Alice United States 1964
Martin, Alastair United States 1973
Maskell, Dan Great Britain 1996
Mathieu, Simone France 2006
McEnroe, John United States 1999
McGregor, Kenneth "Ken" Australia 1999
McKinley, Charles Robert "Chuck" United States 1986
McLoughlin, Maurice United States 1957
McMillan, Frew South Africa 1992
McNeill, Don United States 1965
Moody, Helen Wills United States 1969
Moore, Elisabeth United States 1971
Mulloy, Gardnar United States 1972
Murray, Robert United States 1958
Năstase, Ilie Romania 1991
Navratilova, Martina Czechoslovakia/United States 2000
Newcombe, John Australia 1986
Noah, Yannick France 2005
Novotná, Jana Czech Republic 2005
Nüsslein, Hans Germany 2006
Nuthall, Betty Great Britain 1977
Olmedo, Alex Peru/United States 1987
Orantes, Manuel Spain 2012
Osuna, Rafael Mexico 1979
Parker, Frank United States 1966
Patterson, Gerald Australia 1989
Patty, Jesse "Budge" United States 1977
Pell, Theodore United States 1966
Perry, Frederick "Fred" Great Britain 1975
Pettitt, Tom Great Britain 1982
Pietrangeli, Nicola Italy 1986
Quist, Adrian Australia 1984
Rafter, Patrick "Pat" Australia 2006
Ralston, Dennis United States 1987
Renshaw, Ernest Great Britain 1983
Renshaw, William Great Britain 1983
Richards, Vincent United States 1961
Richey, Nancy United States 2003
Riggs, Robert "Bobby" United States 1967
Roche, Anthony "Tony" Australia 1986
Roosevelt, Ellen United States 1975
Rose, Mervyn Australia 2001
Rosewall, Kenneth "Ken" Australia 1980
Ryan, Elizabeth United States 1972
Sabatini, Gabriela Argentina 2006
Sampras, Pete United States 2007
Sánchez Vicario, Arantxa Spain 2007
Santana, Manuel Spain 1985
Savitt, Richard "Dick" United States 1976
Schroeder, Frederick "Ted" United States 1966
Sears, Eleonora United States 1968
Sears, Richard United States 1955
Sedgman, Frank Australia 1979
Segura, Pancho Ecuador 1984
Seixas, Elias Victor "Vic" United States 1971
Seles, Monica Serbia (Yugoslavia)/United States 2009
Shriver, Pamela "Pam" United States 2002
Shields, Frank United States 1964
Slocum, Henry United States 1955
Smith, Stanley "Stan" United States 1987
Stolle, Frederick "Fred" Australia 1985
Talbert, William "Bill" United States 1967
Tilden, William "Bill" United States 1959
Townsend, Bertha Toulmin United States 1974
Trabert, Anthony "Tony" United States 1970
Van Ryn, John United States 1963
Vilas, Guillermo Argentina 1991
Vines, Henry Ellsworth United States 1962
Wallach, Maud Barger United States 1958
Ward, Holcombe United States 1956
Washburn, Watson United States 1965
Whitman, Malcolm United States 1955
Wightman, Hazel Hotchkiss United States 1957
Wilander, Mats Sweden 2002
Wilding, Anthony "Tony" New Zealand 1978
Williams, Richard United States 1957
Wood, Sidney United States 1964
Wrenn, Robert "Bob" United States 1955
Wright, Beals United States 1956
Wade, Virginia Great Britain 1989
Wagner, Marie United States 1969
Woodbridge, Todd Australia 2010
Woodforde, Mark Australia 2010
Wynne Bolton, Nancye Australia 2006
Zvereva, Natalya "Natasha" Belarus 2010

Contributor category[edit]

Name Life span Nationality Year inducted
Adams, Russ 1930– United States 2007
Adee, George 1874–1948 United States 1964
Baker, Lawrence 1890–1980 United States 1975
Chatrier, Philippe 1926–2003 France 1992
Clerici, Gianni 1930– Italy 2006
Collins, Arthur "Bud" 1929– United States 1994
Cullman III, Joseph 1912–2004 United States 1990
Danzig, Allison 1898–1987 United States 1968
David, Herman 1905–1974 Great Britain 1998
Dell, Donald 1937– United States 2009
Drysdale, Cliff 1941- South Africa 2013
Gray, David 1927–1983 Great Britain 1985
Griffin, Clarence 1888–1973 United States 1970
Gustav V of Sweden 1858–1950 Sweden 1980
Hardwick, Derek 1921–1987 Great Britain 2010
Heldman, Gladys 1922–2003 United States 1979
Hester, William 1912–1993 United States 1981
Hunt, Lamar 1932–2006 United States 1993
Johnson, Robert 1899–1971 United States 2009
Jones, Perry 1890–1970 United States 1970
Kelleher, Robert 1913–2012 United States 2000
Kellmeyer, Fern "Peachy" 1944– United States 2011
Laney, Al 1895–1988 United States 1979
Martin, William McChesney 1906—1998 United States 1982
McCormack, Mark 1930–2003 United States 2008
Myrick, Julian 1880–1969 United States 1963
Nielsen, Arthur 1923–1980 United States 1971
Outerbridge, Mary 1852–1886 United States 1979
Parks, Brad 1957– United States 2010
Pasarell, Charlie 1944– United States 2013
Scott, Eugene 1937–2006 United States 2008
Tingay, Lance 1915–1990 Great Britain 1982
Tinling, Ted 1910–2000 Great Britain 1986
Ţiriac, Ion 1939- Romania 2013
Tobin, Brian 1930– Australia 2003
Van Alen, James 1902–1991 United States 1965
Wingfield, Walter Clopton 1833–1912 Great Britain 1997


Country # of members
 United States 121
 Australia 25
 Great Britain 24
 France 10
 Sweden 5
 Czech Republic 4
 Brazil 3
 Argentina 2
 South Africa
 Belarus 1
 New Zealand
 Puerto Rico
Serbia/Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Serbia/Yugoslavia

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "General Information". International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Obituaries: James Van Alen, 88, Innovator Who Changed Scoring in Tennis". The New York Times. Associated Press. 1991-07-05. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  3. ^ Cheryl Hackett, Newport Shingle Style (Frances Lincoln, ltd., 2010) pg. 11
  4. ^ "Permanent Collections". International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  5. ^ "Awards". International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  6. ^ "Hall of Famers". International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 

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