‘Althea & Arthur’ documentary features Wilmington’s One Love Tennis

One Love Tennis members view "Althea & Arthur" documentary on March 9, 2019. (Photo: Kate Cornell)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Coach Lenny Simpson formed One Love in 2013. He says his vision is to give back to Wilmington’s youth through the great sport of tennis.

Growing up, Simpson was coached and mentored by Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe, both Wilmington natives, as well as the first African Americans to break the color barrier in tennis.

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Pointe 14 theater in Wilmington is playing “Althea & Arthur,” a documentary about their lives and accomplishments over the years as well as One Love Tennis group. It will be shown three times Friday, Saturday and this coming Tuesday.

You can purchase tickets ahead of time here.