Tennis Hall of Fame Tennis Courts Dedicated in Honor of Kramer & Others

Tennis Hall of Fame Tennis Courts Dedicated in Honor of Jack Kramer, Billie Jean King, Tony Trabert, Mark McCormack, ATP, WTA, and WCT

The Jack Kramer Court honors a man who was both a great champion and a remarkable leader on the promotion and administration side of the sport.

Kramer court honor

Kramer was a singles and doubles champion at the US Open and Wimbledon, winning 10 major titles overall. After his playing career, Kramer was a determined promoter and advocate for launching the Open Era of tennis and went on to be a co-founder of the ATP World Tour. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1968.

Donations for the court in Kramer’s honor were made by Butch Buchholz, Donald Dell, Charlie Pasarell, and The Gimelstob Family.

Kramer passed away in 2009, and several of his family members traveled to Newport to be part of the dedication.

Those attending were Jack’s sons Bob and David, along with his grandchildren – Bob’s son, Jack, and David’s daughter, Joanna.

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  1. Happy to read this news. Would like to see Barry MacKay and Dick Gould inducted into the Hall. They are both very deserving. Dick is the greatest Tennis Coach in history with 17 NCAA Team Titles and 50 ranked players. Barry was #1 in U. S. in 1960 and an outstanding Player, Promoter, and Broadcaster. Thank you, Dale Jensen

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