Bill McDonald . . . has been coaching young tennis players for 30 years.
Bill McDonald . . . has been coaching young tennis players for 30 years.

Bill takes over as tennis coach

Bill McDonald has been coaching young tennis players for 30 years and he still loves it.
Now he has brought his expertise and his passion for the game to Byron Bay, filling the shoes of Craig Hill, who sadly and unexpectedly died in January aged 43 after a short illness.
Bill started his coaching career at Miranda in Sydney’s south, followed by stints at Kempsey, Lismore and Redcliffe in Brisbane.
While at Lismore he was field officer for Tennis NSW which involved taking rep teams away for competitions.
His successes there included getting two players to national titles and 10 players to state finals.
Bill is keen to get young local players to the ‘next level’ and is ready to travel the countryside to take them to tournaments.
As well as now managing the courts, he is coaching Monday to Friday and holds after-school coaching sessions from Monday to Thursday.
Bill is looking forward to the next stage of his coaching life.
“I am glad to be back in the area,” he said.

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