As a multi-sport college athlete in baseball and tennis, Bill decided to focus on tennis after he helped lead the College of St Rose to the NCAA Division 2 college tournament in 1995. That year, he played number one doubles and number two singles. Bill has worked as the head tennis professional at Tri-City Fitness for 10 years, and at Wolferts Roost Country Club for 15 years. He is currently the General Manager at Tri-City, and has been the Director of Tennis at numerous country clubs, including Edison Club, Lake George Club, Wolferts Roost, Albany Country Club, and Shaker Ridge Club.
Bill has helped develop some of the area's top USTA teams including a National Championship team in 2003. Bill has also worked with many high level collegiate players including Jennifer Daigle (Providence), Ashley Jordan (St. Michael's), Elizabeth Harris (St. Michael's), and Emma DeFrancesco (Holy Cross). His specialty is in combining the three main assets of the game (mechanics, strategy, and cardio), in a seamless way in all the lessons he teaches. His love for the game is contagious, and his enthusiasm for teaching has helped develop a large part of the tennis community in the Capital District.
Voted the 2010 Times Union “Best Tennis Instructor” of the year, Leo has been playing competitively since 1975. He has been working as a instructor at Tri-City Fitness since 1995. Has won 5 of Capital District Senior Tournaments and has numerous USTA singles and doubles victories. Leo is working with many of the top jr’s in the area and believes in “letting go of the outcomes” His focus with his students is on the “process” of becoming the best player they can be. He wants all his students to work hard and setting realistic goals. If you would like to schedule a lesson with Leo, please call the club!