Newport, 1 March 2011 |

International Tennis Hall of Famer Fred Stolle has been presented with a ring to commemorate his induction to the elite club in 1985.

Stolle received his ring at the Delray Beach International last week – the tournament that he co-founded. Other Hall of Fame inductees will be presented with rings at events around the world in coming years.

The Australian’s achievements include winning the French singles title in 1965 and the US title in 1966, in addition to 10 Grand Slam doubles titles – won at all four of the majors – and six Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.

Stolle was a member of three winning Australian Davis Cup teams. And he featured among the world’s top 10 players for four years in the 1960s. Following his retirement he stayed involved in tennis through media, coaching and the Delray Beach event.

“As a Hall of Famer, Fred is among an elite group of athletes. His contributions to tennis have a permanent place in the history and heritage of tennis and we are pleased to be able to recognise this achievement with this special ring, which only the best tennis players and contributors in the world will have the honour of wearing,” said Christopher E Clouser, chairman of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum.

The personalised rings bear a green stone set in gold. In addition, the rings are etched with each honouree’s name and the Hall of Fame logo crest.