New Tennis Facility coming soon!

 It is with great joy that we announce that Greenfield School has contracted to build a new tennis complex, to be named The Laura Leslie Crudup Tennis Complex, on the land near the adjacent Millbrook neighborhood. The silent phase of raising the funds started back in January when Dr. John Crudup, son of Laura Leslie, contacted a group of family and friends and quickly raised over $35,000. Other Greenfield family members joined in when hearing about this secret project and currently over $155,000 has been raised to honor Laura Leslie and to benefit the tennis program at Greenfield School.

Laura Leslie Crudup has been a teacher at Greenfield since 1980. She has taught 7th grade language arts and social studies, and math to grades five, six, and seven. She is probably best known for teaching North Carolina History to the seventh grade for many, many years. Those seventh-grade projects were made with love and pride and some were even winners in the North Carolina Junior Tarheel history project competition. Students also learned all 100 counties and their county seats over the course of the year and were able to identify the counties on a map while naming other special facts about each county. One former student, who not long ago graduated from law school, has already sent in a check for $100 stating that his donation, while honoring Mrs. Crudup, represents one dollar for each county that he learned in seventh grade.

Laura Leslie also has been a great supporter of the Greenfield tennis program over the years. Her son John played not only on the Greenfield tennis team but also in junior tournaments all over the south. Laura Leslie could be seen courtside for every match, keeping score on a notepad, while cheering John on. John earned a scholarship to attend the College of Charleston and played on the varsity tennis team there. Laura's support of Greenfield players did not stop when John left. She still enjoys going to the matches and watching her students play. 

We thank you Laura Leslie for your continued support of Greenfield and tennis! Anyone wishing to donate in Laura's honor may see Robin Hauser, Director of Advancement for a pledge card or visit our website and make your donation online at