Sport: Tennis Hall of Fame

U.S. lawn tennis grew up at the Newport Casino. There, from 1881 until 1914, the earliest National championship matches were played.* The Newport Invitation men's singles tournament is still ranked by many as second only to the Nationals.

Last week the Casino's guiding fathers decided that American tennis has gone too long without an official shrine. They voted to turn one of their rambling old buildings, recently used as a storehouse, into a tennis Hall of Fame. Said Casino President James H. Van Alen: "The Casino is to tennis what Cooperstown, N.Y. is to baseball and Rutgers University is to football."

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