International Tennis Hall of Fame – 2011 Legends Ball Auction
Auction Ends: Sep 7, 2011 05:00 PM EDT

Live Event

Fri Sep 9, 2011

2011 Legends Ball Auction

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On the eve of the US Open women’s final, tennis legends, industry leaders, and dedicated fans of the sport will gather at Cipriani Wall Street for an exciting celebration of tennis to honor the greatest champions of the sport. A highlight of the event will be a live and silent auction featuring incredible packages ranging from Centre Court tickets for the 2012 Wimbledon finals and autographed racquets from Hall of Famers Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl to an exciting Canadian Heli-Skiing Adventure and exclusive tennis training vacations.

Listed below, you can preview the entire auction - and even submit your early bids now!

All proceeds of the event will benefit the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of tennis, inspiring junior tennis development, and providing a landmark for tennis enthusiasts worldwide.

The Legends Ball Auction offers one-of-a-kind:

  • Trips and Travel
  • Unique Tennis Experiences and VIP hospitality
  • Golf with Tennis and Sports Legends
  • Extraordinary Memorabilia
  • .... and much more!

Any winning bid above and beyond the fair market value of the item or package will receive a tax-deductible donation in accordance with certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call the Auction Coordinator, Gibby Harnett, at 401-324-4061 or

Dick Enberg to be honored with the Eugene L. Scott Award at the 2011 Legends Ball

In his 50-year career, thirteen-time Emmy Award winning sportscaster Dick Enberg has called everything from all four Grand Slam tennis tournaments to NCAA basketball, NBA, NFL, MLB and PGA TOUR events. Enberg brought vivid impressions of the biggest events in sports to living rooms across the nation.  He has been the voice of Super Bowls, The Masters, The PGA Championship, and all four tennis Grand Slams.  In 1989, Enberg was named Tennis Play-by-Play Man of the Year by TENNIS Magazine.  Enberg retired from Grand Slam tournaments this year, after more than two decades of broadcasting the world's most exciting tennis events.  In September, Enberg will deliver his final US Open on CBS.


The International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino, site of the first U.S. National Championships in 1881, was founded by tennis innovator James Van Alan in 1954 as "a shrine to the ideals of the game." The International Tennis Hall of Fame was officially sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association in 1954 and was recognized by the International Tennis Federation in 1986. Over the last ten years, the Hall of Fame complex and Museum have been restored to their original splendor with the 1997 completion of a five year, $7.5 million renovation and endowment project.


Built in 1880 by the firm of McKim, Mead and White, the Museum's galleries chronicle the rich history of tennis through interactive exhibits, dynamic videos, and popular memorabilia from historic champions and the superstars of today. Dramatically set in the original club rooms of the Casino, visitors of all ages delight in Stanford White's architectural detail as well as the state-of-the-art gallery experience. In Enshrinee hall, plaques commemorate the great players, coaches, administrators and writers that have been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.


The International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supported through contributions from private individuals and corporations in conjunction with membership support.