Playing a Gentleman's Game in Newport, Rhode Island
Amidst the posh mansions of Newport lies a historic retreat with a gentlemanly history. There's no gambling at Newport Casino, but there's plenty opportunity to partake in a civilized match of tennis. Revel in the space where the sport emerged from its American infancy or explore the game's early upper-class European roots. Play a set on the grass where the first U.S. Open took place or have a stroll inside to relive the past glories of court legends from Althea Gibson to Pete Sampras. The Tennis Hall of Fame combines beautiful architecture with interactive exhibits. Summer tourists may even catch a few greats in action during the annual Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.