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Will Bull


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DURING HIS JUNIOR CAREER IN THE 1980'S HE TRAINED WITH SOME OF THE LEGENDS OF THE GAME, INCLUDING PETE SAMPRAS, ANDRE AGASSI AND JIM COURIER.

WILLIAM WALLACE BULL OF MYRTLE BEACH HAS INFLUENCED TENNIS ON MANY LEVELS. WHETHER IT WAS AS A PLAYER, COACH, OPPONENT OR MENTOR, FEW WHO HAVE COME INTO CONTACT WITH BULL ON THE COURT CAN HONESTLY SAY HE HAS NOT INFLUENCED THEIR GAME.

BULL HAD MANY OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A JUNIOR PLAYER. THESE INCLUDED:

 

  • A #1 NATIONAL RANKING IN THE BOY'S 16'S SINGLES
  • A #2 NATIONAL RANKING IN THE BOY'S 18'S SINGLES
  • WON 5 NATIONAL JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
  • WON 3 CONSECUTIVE SINGLES TITLES AT THE PALMETTO CHAMPIONSHIPS IN BELTON BETWEEN 1986 AND 1988, AND WON 1 PALMETTO DOUBLES TITLE
  • 1984 SOUTH CAROLINA JUNIOR BOY PLAYER OF THE YEAR
  • WHEN HE WAS IN THE EIGHTH GRADE, HE BACAME THE YOUNGEST SOUTH CAROLINA PLAYER (AGE 13) TO WIN THE STATE HIGH SCHOOL SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP
  • WON SOUTHERN CLOSED 14'S SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP
  • PLAYED ON SEVERAL USTA SOUTH CAROLINA JUNIOR DAVIS CUP TEAMS
  • WON THE ITALIAN JUNIOR OPEN DOUBLES TITLE 

AS AN ADULT WILL CONTINUED HIS SUCCESS WITH SINGLES WINS OVER SUCH GREATS AS WAYNE FERREIRA, VINCE SPADEA AND ANDRE MEDVEDEV. HE HAS A DOUBLES WIN OVER JIMMY CONNERS AND JOHN LLOYD. BULL HAS WON OVER 50 PRIZE MONEY EVENTS IN THE LAST TWO DECADES AND HAS HELPED THREE TEAMS WIN THE 6.0 USTA NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP. HE HAS BEEN NAMED THE SOUTH CAROLINA ADULT MALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR TWICE, IN 2002 AND 2006.

HE IS ALSO KNOWN AS A FANTASTIC COACH AND A DEDICATED VOLUNTEER. BULL HAS COACHED OVER 30 JUNIORS WHO HAVE GONE ON TO PLAY COLLEGE TENNIS, INCLUDING ONE WHO WAS ON A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM. WILL HAS BEEN AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE USTA SOUTH CAROLINA CHALLENGER COMMITTEE. HE HAS ALSO VOLUNTEERED HIS SERVICES FOR SEVERAL YEARS AT THE USTA SOUTH CAROLINA JUNIOR ALL STAR CAMP HELD AT THE VAN DER MEER TENNIS CENTER. HE HAS BEEN THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR OF TWO JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS WHICH WERE NAMED THE USTA SOUTH CAROLINA JUNIOR TOURNAMENT OF THE YEAR.

 

 
 
 
 
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