After being closed for six months, the International Tennis Hall of Fame Museum reopens Wednesday, following a $3 million renovation.
For a more in-depth look at the new museum check out Mike Szostak's On Sports blog post.
The museum will now display nearly 2000 objects, including the one of the earliest known paintings of tennis, dating back to 1538. The museum will also display historic racquets, and memorabilia from the early days of modern tennis.
But museum director Doug Stark says he’s most excited about the high tech upgrades the museum has made, including a life-like hologram of Roger Federer.
“A lot of children, and families and younger adults gravitate towards technology as a way to stay current, and to attract a younger audience,” said Stark.
Stark says the museum attracts about 25-thousand visitors annually. The renovations are part of a larger, construction project for the Hall of Fame, which is expanding its Newport campus by about an acre.
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