Wilmington Senior Softball
Wilmington has a very active tennis environment for both adults and juniors. Check out the Althea Gibson Tennis Center at Empie Park. Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings is pickup tennis for seniors, all are welcome. Saturday mornings at Ogden is pickup tennis for anyone. We do have women playing in the group.
The article mentions Lenny Simpson of North Carolina and One Love Tennis. Lenny lives in Wilmington and grew up next door to Dr. Hubert Eaton. Dr. Eaton had a relationship with Dr. Johnson of Richmond VA who sent Althea to Dr. Eaton during her high school years. She graduated from Williston HS. Lenny, who was much younger, would come over to watch Althea and later play with her and learn from Dr. Eaton. Lenny would become a pro one day and would reach number 36 in the world. He was mentored by Arthur Ashe. Lenny has become a good friend and at times I would help him with his free clinics.
Lenny Simpson is far right - first row, pointing.