Tennis and the Newport Casino (Images of Sports)

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The birth of American tournament tennis began in 1881 when the Newport Casino hosted the first US National Singles Championship (forerunner of the US Open) and annually thereafter until 1915. Tournament tennis has been played here ever since, including the present-day Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, an event on the ATP World Tour. A National Historic Landmark, the Newport Casino today houses the world’s most complete museum devoted to the sport of tennis and the history of the building. In addition, the site hosts the opening nights of the Newport Folk Festival and Jazz Festival, is home to the recently renovated Casino Theatre, has a court tennis facility, and serves as a destination for visitors worldwide.

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Tennis and the Newport Casino is a collaborative effort of the museum staff at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. Douglas Stark is the museum director, Nicole Markham is curator of collections, Troy Gowen is senior archivist/curator of new technology, Joanie Agler is coordinator of the Information Research Center, and Reneé Walker-Tuttle is manager of visitor services.

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Title: New Book Serves Up History of Tennis

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Date:6/6/2011
The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Images of Sports series is Tennis and the Newport Casino from the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of the beginnings of tennis tournaments and champions.
The birth of American tournament tennis began in 1881 when the Newport Casino hosted the first U.S. National Singles Championship (forerunner of the United States Open) and annually thereafter until 1915. Tournament tennis has been played here ever since, including the present-day Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, an event on the ATP World Tour.
A National Historic Landmark, the Newport Casino today houses the world's most complete museum devoted to the sport of tennis and the history of the building. In addition, the site hosts the opening nights of the Newport Folk Festival and Jazz Festival, is home to the recently renovated Casino Theatre, has a court tennis facility, and serves as a destination for visitors worldwide.
Highlights from Tennis and the Newport Casino:

· The Newport Casino, the building housing the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, was declared a National Historical Landmark in 1987.

· Court Tennis, a predecessor to the game of tennis, is still played at the Newport Casino and is one of less than 50 court tennis courts in the world.

· Since 1955, the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum has inducted more than 200 individuals from around the globe.

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