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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.
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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.
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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.
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Study reveals black child suicide rates on the rise

A recent study reveals there is a growing number of children, ages 5 to 11, killing themselves specifically black children.

Brother of tennis legend Arthur Ashe serves up support for One Love Tennis

videoJohnnie Ashe, the younger brother of the late great tennis champion Arthur Ashe, was the featured speaker at a luncheon for One Love Tennis in Wilmington on Thursday.

Wilmington native, tennis pro talks community reaction to gang violence

videoWith 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.

Wilmington’s Lenny Simpson to enter Black Tennis Hall of Fame

videoWilmington 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.

Bryan Brothers show ‘love’ for Wilmington tennis

videoThe 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.

Tickets still available for Bryan brothers charity match

videoThis 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.

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