‘May He Rest in Peace’-Felt Ode to Wilmington Tennis Icon After His Death

‘May He Rest in Peace’-Felt Ode to Wilmington Tennis Icon After His Death

Billie Jean King’s glorious tennis career made her come across many people associated with the came. While the tennis legend has a positive nature, she made several connections and honors them till now. Along with the ones she is connected with, the tennis star, being a patron of the sport, always steps forward to appreciate the achievements and oppose the negative moves of individuals.

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Lenny Simpson, the youngest player to compete at the US Open, recently passed away. As Billie Jean King came across the news of his demise, she came forward present sympathy towards his family.

Billie Jean King extends sympathetic support toward Lenny Simpson

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Renowned tennis figure Lenny Simpson who was known for his contributions to the sport, has passed away recently. As the tennis star bid farewell to this world at the age of 75, he left behind a legacy that is even above his on-court achievements. As Billie Jean King always steps forward for such players, she did the same again by expressing her condolences.

Lenny Simpson was the youngest male tennis player to compete in the US National Championships (now the ⁦@usopen⁩). He also created the One Love Tennis program.

Thinking of his family tonight.

May he rest in peace. https://t.co/WNXWRmpz1N

— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) February 11, 2024

“Lenny Simpson was the youngest male tennis player to compete in the US National Championships (now the ⁦@usopen). He also created the One Love Tennis program. Thinking of his family tonight. May he rest in peace,” she wrote on X. Simpson’s impact on the tennis world wasn’t limited to just one or two feats.

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Along with making history as the youngest male player to be a part of the US National Championships, he also made a great contribution to increasing inclusivity in the sport. While he also led major initiatives like the One Love Tennis program, Simpson continuously worked to create more opportunities for enthusiasts from all backgrounds to enter the vast world of tennis.

The Southern Tennis Foundation’s message for Lenny Simpson

It wasn’t just Billie Jean King who expressed her respect for Lenny Simpson and his family. Along with her, the Southern Tennis Foundation also extended words of homage to the man who had a deep impact on the tennis world. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Lenny Simpson, a true legend in the world of tennis and a 2020 Hall of Fame inductee of the Southern Tennis Foundation,” they wrote.

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Along with that, the foundation also mentioned his achievements, adding, “Lenny’s contributions to the sport and his commitment to empowering the next generation of tennis players will forever be remembered. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Lenny Simpson. Your legacy will live on.” As the legend moves to a different world, the mark of his deeds remains intact.

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