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The Wilmington Rotary Club hosted One Love Tennis founder Lenny Simpson as a speaker on Tuesday at their meeting. It was the first time Simpson had spoke publicly since returning back to the Cape Fear from the U.S. Open tennis tournament.
The kids at the One Love Tennis program are once again preparing for a trip of a lifetime. They will leave Wilmington on Friday to attend the US Open tennis tournament in New York City.
A tennis club for African American players that hosted International Tennis Hall of Famers Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe is being honored with a historic marker.
Lenny Simpson moved back to Wilmington in 2012 with the hopes of making the tennis community what it once was. On Tuesday, he took another step toward doing that.
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.
Over the weekend, One Love Tennis and the Pointe 14 Theatre hosted a premiere screening of the new documentary film, "Althea & Arthur".
One Love Tennis is close to restoring the tennis court at 1406 Orange Street, where the great Dr. Eaton lived and tennis icon Althea Gibson trained.
Arthur Ashe and Althea Gibson are two legends of the sport of tennis. As the first black athletes to cross the color barrier in international tennis, Ashe and Gibson helped to inspire generations of young athletes after them to get involved in the sport.
The Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington, or "GLOW," held their 4th annual fundraiser Friday at Landfall Country Club.