Lendward Simpson, Jr.

Year Inducted: 
2011
Category: 
Pro
Hometown: 
Wilmington, NC
Highlights: 
  • 1964 defeated Dick Stockton to win the US Lawn Tennis Association's Eastern Boys 14's Championships singles title at Forest Hills
  • Later the same year, became the youngest male player to ever play at the U.S. National Championships (now U.S. Open)
  • First Person inducted into Cheshire Academy's athletic Hall of Fame
  • Was the first African American player to compete in World Team Tennis, signing with the Detroit Loves