|Role:||Director of Tennis|
Billy was born in Springs, South Africa in 1951 and became the top junior tennis player in the nation in 1968. He played the major professional tour from 1969 through 1975 and competed in the world’s major events including Wimbledon and the French Open. In 1974, he attained the no. 2 ranking in the nation in South Africa behind the legendary Cliff Drysdale.
Later that year, he immigrated to the United States and joined the Lakeway World of Tennis in Austin Texas, where he became the director in 1979. He attained the no. 1 ranking in Texas in 1983. In 1988, he moved back to South Africa to develop South Africa’s premier golf and leisure resort, Fancourt, where he served as the company CEO for five years.
He joined Brookhaven as the director of tennis in 1993, where he has gained many successes. The Racquet Club has become widely recognized as one of the best in the nation and was named the “Number One Tennis Organization in the USA” by the USTA, and on two occasions, was name the “Top Private Tennis Club in the USA” by Racquet Sport Industry Magazine. His personal highlight since joining Brookhaven was receiving the coveted ClubCorp Star of Stars award in 2003. Billy married Lori in 1982 and has two sons, Jimmy (24) and Eddie (20).