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1on1 with Jon Evans


We're talking to the newsmakers, but not in the way you are used to seeing on the nightly newscasts. "1on1" gives me the chance to find out more about the people who lead your community, where they got their start, important decisions in their lives, mistakes they made and what they learned from it. Please let me know how you enjoy these episodes! 

May 22, 2017

Lenny Simpson's tennis game earned him positions in several Halls of Fame. Mentored by greats such as Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe, Simpson went from a court in Wilmington, North Carolina to courts in Forest Hills and Wimbledon. Along the way he experienced the discrimination against African-American players, and he worked to break down those barriers and put all players on the same courts around the world. Lenny Simpson is back in his hometown with "One Love Tennis", teaching tennis and life lessons to the next generation.