2 December 2022 | Tennis NSW

Bill Gilmour OAM has given extraordinary and outstanding voluntary service to Tennis in New South Wales for many decades, as well as making a significant contribution to the sport of Tennis in Australia and internationally.

Bill has volunteered at many tennis events at White City and the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre as well has his service as a Director of Tennis NSW and was a member of numerous Boards and Committees, including Marketing & Sponsorship, Disciplinary, Referee Appointments and Appeals Committees.

Bill also served as a Tennis NSW Councillor, as President of the NSW Tennis Professionals’ Association Limited and as President of Tennis Coaches Australia. Bill (and his wife Fay) have made a substantial volunteer contribution to the Australian Tennis Museum, giving valuable time and considerable expertise for many years.

As President of the NSW Tennis Professionals’ Association for 35 years, Bill mentored and guided more than many of the tennis coaches in NSW who in turn developed tennis players, from grassroots players to players who made their mark on the world professional circuit.

Bill was also the President of Tennis Coaches Australia for 18 years, greatly influencing the development of coaching skills and expertise for Australia’s tennis coaches during that entire time. Bill was the referee for the NSW Open for 35 years, a world record. During that time Bill not only did an outstanding job refereeing the high-profile NSW Open, dealing expertly with players, he also developed, guided, and was a confidant to the next generation of referees, with many Tennis NSW assistant referees being trained and guided by Bill.

Congratulations Bill Gilmour OAM.