Lenny Simpson suffered a stroke Sunday
By Frances Weller | March 24, 2021 at 10:32 AM EDT – Updated March 24 at 2:21 PM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Lenny Simpson, the coach and founder of One Love Tennis, suffered a stroke this past weekend, according to a press release emailed to family and friends.
“We are sad to report that on Sunday, March 21, Coach Lenny suffered a stroke. He is resting comfortably and is surrounded by his family along with the best doctors and health care professionals,” the release stated.
Mark Sinclair, the communications director for One Love Tennis, said the family is asking for privacy but would appreciate prayers.
“Right now the family request time to process this,” Sinclair said. “We are asking for everyone to pray.”
Mike Ashcraft of Port City Community Church is Simpson’s pastor and friend. Wednesday he, too, asked for prayers.
“Lenny is a dear friend of mine and has made quite an impact on my life and in our community,” Ashcraft said. “The family is requesting our prayers and this is an opportunity for us to support him and his family during this time.”
Messages of support can be sent here.
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