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Tennis Anyone?

Posted by Library Blog on 07/21/2017 at 01:57 PM

Much of the blog this summer is dedicated to informing you (or reminding you!) how great our little state is. With beautiful beaches and a major foodie city, (USA Today wrote, “The capital of the USA’s smallest state, Providence, R.I., is a hidden gem bursting with tasty and eclectic eats”) Rhode Island is small but mighty!

One of the state’s hidden gems is Newport’s International Tennis Hall of Fame. The museum is set in a National Historic Landmark that first opened in 1880 as a social club for Newport’s summer elite. In 1881, the first U.S. National Men’s Singles Championship was played on the grounds and continued to be played there until the event outgrew the venue and moved to Forest Hills, NY, where it has been played ever since.

Among other exhibits, the museum features a Roger Federer hologram and a research library for tennis researchers, tennis scholars, and sports media professionals. The coolest thing is definitely the grass court, which is still used for pro events to this day!

The best thing about the museum is that it is close to campus so you can enjoy it all winter when the tourists have gone home!

Tennis courts by Wil Seaman