Steven Smith receiving the Robb Williams Tennis Sportsmanship Award  (Photo: Special Olympics NC/Enrcorp)
3 weeks ago
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Local Special Olympics athlete wins sportsmanship award

A Special Olympics New Hanover County athlete was recently honored with the 2016 Robb Williams Tennis Sportsmanship Award.
Maria Sharapova (Photo: Tatiana/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0)
6 months ago
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Maria Sharapova suspended for 2 years for doping

Maria Sharapova has been suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation for testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open.
Peyton Philemon (left) and Augie Ballantine (right) are part of the One Love tennis program in Wilmington. (Photo: Alexa Block/WWAY)
1 year ago
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Wilmington tennis players winning big

Wilmington has some rising tennis stars serving up some major competition to other kids around the South.
Althea Gibson
1 year ago
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Tennis legend’s life documented in film

Tuesday people had a chance to learn about Althea Gibson's life in a newly released bio pic called Althea at UNCW.
Althea Gibson
1 year ago
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Documentary about tennis legend and Wilmington native to be shown at UNCW

There will be a screening of the documentary about tennis legend and Wilmington native Althea Gibson Tuesday.
They captured the state title a few weeks ago. Southern title is the latest accomplishment.
1 year ago
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Wilmington tennis team wins Southern Junior Team Tennis Championship

Wilmington tennis legend Lenny Simpson continues to work wonders as a coach on the youth level in the Port City. SImpson's 10 and under squad won the Southern Junior Team Team Championship over the weekend in South Carolina.
Lenny Simpson
1 year ago
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4 Wilmington based tennis squads capture junior state titles

Wilmington's Lenny Simpson is more than just a hall of fame tennis player. He's a teacher, a coach and a pioneer. In fact a few youngsters on Simpson's tennis team competed like pros at the state junior tennis tournament over the weekend.
Photo courtesy:  Brendan Maloney
2 years ago
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Former Laney tennis standout leads Vanderbilt to national title

Ashleigh Antal and the Vanderbilt Commodores won the national title for women's tennis on Tuesday by defeating UCLA in Waco, Texas. Antal is a graduate of Laney High School.
New Hanover gets even in tennis with a win over Cape Fear Academy
2 years ago
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New Hanover gets even in tennis with a win over Cape Fear Academy

Cape Fear Academy appeared to be the cream of the crop in Wilmington as far as boys tennis this season. After all, they already have victories over Hoggard and New Hanover, but revenge is sweet. Hoggard gets a chance to face Cape Fear on Tuesday. New Hanover had their rematch with Cape Fear Academy on Monday.
James Blake to headline 2015 Landfall Legends
2 years ago
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James Blake to headline 2015 Landfall Legends

James Blake will headline the 2015 Legends of Tennis at the Country Club of Landfall on September 18th and 19th. Blake will be joined by tennis pros Rennae Stubbs, Mikael Pernfors, Jimmy Arias and Charlie Owens.