The Australian Tennis Museum (NSW) originated in 1983, when
several tennis enthusiasts approached Tennis NSW with a proposal to
collect and preserve Australian tennis memorabilia. The Friends of
the NSW Tennis Association Inc. (The Friends) was established at
White City with the support of Tennis NSW and Tennis Australia.
For the next six years The Friends operated out of one room
which served as a museum, storage area, library and workroom.
Exhibitions were staged during major tournaments and visitor and
membership numbers steadily increased.
In 1989 The Friends moved to a larger area located under the new
Western Stand constructed at White City. Exhibition development and
research continued and The Friends developed travelling exhibitions
for regional areas and liaised with other museum and sport
institutions to provide object loans and research material.
In 2005, the Australian Tennis Museum moved to the new
facilities provided by Tennis NSW at the Sydney International
Tennis Centre, Sydney Olympic Park. The museum design was developed
by Hewitt Pender Associates.
The Museum was officially opened on January 9th 2005 by the
Honourable Sandra Nori, MP, Minister for Tourism and Sport and
Includes tennis equipment, trophies, clothing, photographs,
programmes, books and other related memorabilia.
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