Loni Worsley took the reins of the Rams tennis program in the fall of 2016. She has combined her passion for educating others with her passion for the game of tennis to become a true leader for the future of WSSU tennis.
For Worsley, tennis has been a part of her life from its early stages. Under the direction of her father, John, she became a top ranked junior in her region, including holding a top five North Carolina State ranking from age 14 to 18, including moving into the number one spot in the girls’ 16 and under division. During her high school career, she went on to become one of the top players in the history of Reynolds High School. She earned the number one spot for four years and led the team to the finals of the North Carolina State Dual High School Team Playoffs for three years and a championship. For her efforts, she earned High School All-American honors.
In addition to her legendary play at Reynolds High School, she also competed in tournaments nationwide, including competing on the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Hard Courts as well as the National Grass Courts.
Following her tremendous high school career, Worsley went on to have a terrific collegiate career at North Carolina State University. During her time with the WolfPack, Worsley had a terrific career.
At the end of her career, Worsley went on from playing the game to teaching the game. She became an instructor at the Cary Tennis Center, IBM Research Triangle Park, Millbrook Exchange, and Lochmere Tennis & Swim Club. She has since returned to her hometown of Winston-Salem, N.C. where she coached at Forsyth Country Day School, the Randy Pate Tennis Academy, and other Winston-Salem tennis programs, including serving as a program instructor and head academy instructor at the Tennis for Life Academy.