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Wilmington's Lenny Simpson to enter Black Tennis Hall of Fame

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videoWilmington resident and legendary tennis professional Lenny Simpson will be inducted into the Black Tennis Hall of Fame later this month. Simpson turned professional in 1973 and was the first African-American to play World Team Tennis. Simpson qualified for Wimbledon in 1974. Full story...
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Bryan Brothers show 'love' for Wilmington tennis

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videoThe top doubles tennis team in the world made a great impression on tennis fans Sunday afternoon at UNCW's Trask Coliseum. The combination of a youth clinic and an entertaining exhibition proved to be a winner. Full story...
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Tickets still available for Bryan brothers charity match

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videoThis weekend tennis legend Lenny Simpson will welcome the top doubles tennis team in the world, the Bryan brothers, into Trask Coliseum for an exhibition match. It's to raise money for Simpson's One Love tennis program. Full story...
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Bryan Bros. pairing up for charity benefit extravaganza this weekend

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video Two tennis greats are pairing up to headline a big event at UNCW's Trask Coliseum this Sunday, and it's all in the name of charity. Bob and Mike Bryan, the world's top ranked doubles team, are playing an exhibition to benefit several non-profit groups. Full story...
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Tennis star Lenny Simpson shares his story with hopes to help the community

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videoTennis star Lenny Simpson grew up in Wilmington during a time of racial tension. Now, he's back to tell his story, and share ideas on how to combat violence in Wilmington’s youth. Simpson says tennis was his life from a young age. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - October 18

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videoThe world's #1 ranked doubles tennis team is coming to Wilmington. We provided all the details on our sports segment tonight in regard to Mike and Bob Bryan. Miami knocks off UNC in college football. We have a preview of week 9 high school football action, a championship cross country meet from Wilmington, plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - June 26

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videoThe Wilmington Sharks lost both games of a doubleheader on Wednesday night. The competition will be even stiffer on Thursday. The Sharks will host Team USA on Thursday at Buck Hardee Field. Lenny Simpson has returned to Wilmington for the sole purpose of putting more tennis racquets into the hands of Wilmington youth. Plus more! Full story...
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Lenny Simpson moves back to Wilmington to start tennis program

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videoTennis legend Lenny Simpson has returned to his roots in order to put tennis racquets into the hands of anyone whose willing to learn the game of tennis. On Wednesday Simpson announced his new partnership with the Wilmington Family YMCA. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - June 25

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videoFormer New Hanover basketball standout Kenny Gattison has been named as an assistant basketball coach for the Pheonix Suns. Gattison played for Phoenix from 1986-1989. Commissioner John Swofford put the ACC in the spotlight for a news conference at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday. The Wilmington Sharks dropped a close baseball game at home against Morehead City. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - July 10

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video Our sports on Tuesday night featured a mixed bag. We previewed the upcoming Wilmington Hammerheads soccer game... We checked out Lenny Simpson's free tennis clinic in Wilmington. Plus more! Full story...
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Hall of Famer Simpson shares tennis skills with kids

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This morning, Wilmington native and tennis pro Lenny Simpson hosted a free tennis clinic for kids in the Port City. The event was held at the MLK Center on courts where Simpson played years ago. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - July 9

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video On Monday night we talked with tennis legend Lenny Simpson. The recent inductee into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame will be holding a free tennis clinic in Wilmington on Tuesday morning.... The playoffs are about to begin in American Legion Baseball. We have the matchups... It took a bit longer than expected, but New Hanover's Thomas Johnson knows where he'll be playing college basketball next season. Full story...
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Nixon, Simpson, Dineen & Grainger enter Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame

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videoWWAY 5th Quarter co-host Trot Nixon is now a hall of famer. Nixon, Lenny Simpson, Dr. James Dineen and the late Ike Grainger were all inducted into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday night. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Feb. 8

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video The UNC Wilmington men's basketball team lost their focus and intensity in the second half against Delaware on Wednesday night. As a result the Blue Hens beat the Seahawks by 18 points. The Duke-North Carolina game was much closer. It turned out to be an instant classic. The Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame will grow in membership in May. We have the details. Click play video to see Wednesday's sportscast. Full story...
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Trot Nixon heads Hall of Fame class

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video WWAY's "Fifth Quarter" co-host Trot Nixon headlines this year's class of inductees into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, May 6 at UNCW's Burney Center. Full story...
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