Bill's Tennis Bio


Bill’s coaching/teaching career started at Mattanawcook Academy in 1976.  The Professional Tennis Registry first certified him in 1978.  That same year, Bill was the Director of Tennis at Point Sebago Resort and Campground. He was in charge of ten courts and held daily clinics and lessons, as well as weekly tournaments. From 1979 to 1988, Bill was Director of Tennis at Purity Spring Resort in East Madison, NH, where he was responsible for the organization and operation of all tennis activities, including the training and supervision of staff. 

After a ten year hiatus from tennis (raising his two sons and coaching a significant amount of baseball), Bill returned to the courts as the Women's Varsity Tennis coach at Windham High School, as well as a part-time assistant teaching pro at The Woodlands in Falmouth.  Bill was also the co-director of Shardlow Tennis Academy for eight years.  After moving to Wayne, ME, he was the JV Boy's coach at Brunswick, the middle school coach at Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth, on the tennis staff at Camp Winnebago, and actively involved running tennis camps and clinics.     

After moving to North Yarmouth with his wife, Tennie, and his son, Hunter, Bill was the Head Tennis Professional for Wayne St. Peter's Grand Slam Tennis Camps, one of Maine longest and most respected summer camps serving the Greater Portland area, during the summer of 2014. From 2015 to the present, Bill is working on the tennis staff at Portland Country Club where he is the tennis facilities manager. His responsibilities also include stringing, court maintenance, as well as lessons and clinics.  He is presently the Boy's Varsity Tennis coach at Yarmouth HS (2019 Class B State Champions & Portland Press Herald Coach of the Year), middle school tennis coach at Harrison MS, and president of the Yarmouth Tennis Association. 

Bill continues to be a  certified teaching professional with the United States Professional Tennis Association (Elite Professional rating) and the Professional Tennis Registry (Professional Level 1 rating), as well as a member of the United States Racket Stringers Association, International Racket Technicians Alliance,  United States Tennis Association, and other local/regional tennis organizations.  He is certified in Junior Development by the PTR (Professional rating) and also holds a Developmental Coach certificate from the USPTA.  He also is a registered provider for the USTA Net Generation program and a SafeSport certified coach.  Bill is well known for bringing a positive attitude, great sense of humor, strong work ethic, and fun to all his tennis endeavors.