Whether you are a sports fan or not there is plenty to see and do at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island. The Hall of Fame is officially sanctioned by the U.S. Tennis Association and received the sanction of the International Tennis Association in 1986; the historic building that houses the collection of the museum and hosts tennis matches is a fine example of late Victorian architecture that provides visitors with some of the most beautiful surroundings in Rhode Island.
As soon as you make your approach to the International Tennis Hall of Fame you will see the beauty and exquisite architecture of the buildings, which were commissioned in the 1880 as a casino to serve this seaside resort that was part of the playground of the wealthy in New England. Tennis became fashionable in the early years of the casino and was so loved in Newport that the U.S. Tennis Association held its first championships at what was then known as Newport Casino in 1881. The Hall of Fame has quickly become a much loved and respected museum since it was first opened in 1954 when the casino had fallen on hard times; you will enjoy a range of videos, pictures, and memorabilia based on the lives and career of the more than 200 global inductees into the International Tennis Hall of Fame when you visit.
Newport has a long history as one of the top coastal resorts of the late 19th and early 20th centuries for you to enjoy, which should always include a trip to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.