One Love Tennis athletes experience US Fed Cup


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Over the weekend, boys and girls from the One Love Tennis organization in Wilmington got a once a life time opportunity during the USA Fed Cup competition in Asheville.

The kids travelled up to Asheville to participate in several clinics ahead of the tournament.

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The Fed Cup featured athletes from the U.S. and the Netherlands, including two of the greatest tennis stars of all time, Venus and Serena Williams.

Once the play began, 33 of the One Love Tennis athletes got to participate in the opening ceremonies, two of them got the once in a lifetime opportunity to actually escort the Williams sisters onto the court.

“It’s a change of a life kind of situation,” One Love Tennis Founder Lenny Simpson said. “It’s a trip that they will never forget in their entire lifetime.”

Simpson hopes this opportunity can show them they can be on that big stage one day and accomplish anything they want to do if they try.