We are proud to honor the Van Alen name by having named our finest room after General James Van Alen, a former owner of what is now our home and bed and breakfast, the Ivy Lodge. Just a ten minute walk down Bellevue from the Ivy Lodge, our guests can get an upclose view at all the action this week at the Tennis Hall of Fame in there Championships for the Van Alen cup, and the Rolex Hall of Fame Weekend Featuring the 2014 Enshrinement Ceremony.
Just as the vigorous rounds of Wimbledon wrap up, the top ATP World Tour Pros will arrive in Newport with hopes of winning the Van Alen Cup. Spectators will catch all the action as the pro tennis players match up on the Tennis Hall of Fame's infamous grass courts, which have been previously played on by top pros such as John Isner, Llleyon Hewitt, and the 2013 singles and doubles champion, Nicholas Mahut. The Tennis Hall of Fame has plenty to offer its guests with its incredible views so close to all the action, along with special events including tennis clinics, an autograph session with the greats, an opportunity to walk the grounds, and of course, the museum where guests can learn about the history of the game.
Festivities begin July 5th through July 7th with a family weekend event, Qualifying rounds, and a Main Draw closing up all the fun...here at the Tennis Hall of Fame.
A few short days after the matches are played for the Van Alen Cup, the Tennis Hall of Fame will introduce new inductees. The Enshrinement Ceremony begins on July 12th where the highest honor in tennis will be presented to the sports great champions and leaders. The 2014 Enshinees include former ranked No. 1, Lindsey Davenport and wheel chair tennis great Chatal Vandierendonck . It will be a one of a kind experience to honor the great players from the past and present for all there dedication and development in the sport of tennis world wide.
For more information about this week events at the International Tennis Hall of Fame: http://www.halloffametennischampionships.com/