The International Tennis Hall of Fame will celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of its Museum on Wednesday, May 20 at 11:30, to be marked by a ribbon cutting ceremony with Hall of Fame leadership, government officials, and community guests. The re-opening follows a $3 million renovation of the museum.
Through the renovation, the museum collection has been completely reinterpreted and all of the galleries have been redesigned to deliver an entirely new, engaging experience for visitors. The new museum is designed to draw visitors into the content though interactive exhibits and a cohesive narrative of tennis history that is strongly linked to the lives and careers of the 243 Hall of Famers who built the sport. More than 1,900 artifacts of tennis history are displayed throughout the exhibit galleries, drawing from all areas of the Hall of Fame’s collection – trophies, equipment, art, fashion, publications, audio/visual, and more.
Multimedia technology is integral to the new museum experience, with a highlight being a hologram of Roger Federer talking about why he loves tennis. It is the first use of holographic technology in a sports museum in the nation.