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Submitted by Taylor Yakowenko on Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:30pm.READ MORE:
With Wilmington police cracking down on gang violence here in the Port City, community leaders like One Love Tennis program's Lenny Simpson are also reaching out to help at-risk kids find alternatives to joining gangs. Full story...
Submitted by John Rendleman on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 1:52pm.READ MORE:
Wilmington 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...
Submitted by John Rendleman on Sun, 11/24/2013 - 11:49pm.READ MORE:
The 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...
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:58pm.READ MORE:
This 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...
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Tue, 11/19/2013 - 12:41pm.READ MORE:
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...
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 5:15pm.READ MORE:
Tennis 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...
Submitted by John Rendleman on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 10:58pm.READ MORE:
The 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...
Submitted by John Rendleman on Wed, 06/26/2013 - 10:31pm.READ MORE:
The 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...
Submitted by John Rendleman on Wed, 06/26/2013 - 5:48pm.READ MORE:
Tennis 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...
Submitted by John Rendleman on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 10:07pm.READ MORE:
Former 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...