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William Thompson was appointed Vice President of the USTA South Carolina for a second term after serving as a presidential appointee. He has chaired the association’s Multicultural Committee, and serves on that committee for the Southern region.  He led Columbia’s Free Tennis Lesson Program, finishing with the fourth highest participation rate in the nation. Thompson was also instrumental in developing a statewide program for multicultural player development, designed to assist junior players from diverse backgrounds. It gave them the opportunity to work with some of the top coaches in the state and the south. The program had so much success, that it has become a model for other states in the region.

Thompson has also served as a board member for the Dingle Tennis Academy & Ministries and of the DD&J Tennis Foundation.
Thompson is currently the Vice-President of Operations for Bethel Construction and the CEO of THOMCO, INC./Mail Link, Inc., a document production facility/commercial mailing facility.

Thompson served in the U.S. Army for 11 years, during which he held leadership positions that had him coordinating and supervising up to 10,000 military personnel. His term of service included serving as a deputy sub community commander, battalion executive officer, alcohol and drug abuse control officer, and platoon leader.  He proudly holds medals for meritorious service and army commendation.  

A graduate with a degree in counseling/business administration from South Carolina State University, he has served as president of the Columbia Business Network Association and on the board of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Thompson also has telecommunications training from Midlands Technical College.
He and his wife, Vervitine, who is a 3.5 tennis player, have four children, two of whom are ranked junior players. The Thompson family has received the Family of the Year award from the Greater Columbia Tennis Association.