Chelsea Piers Connecticut is proud to announce the addition of Bill Mountford as Senior Director of Racquets. Mountford has more than two decades of tennis management experience, and arrives from the US Tennis Association.
Mountford was formerly the Director of Tennis at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home to the US Open. He also worked for Great Britain's Lawn Tennis Association, responsible for Coaches and Competitions in the United Kingdom. As a Director in Community Tennis for the USTA, Mountford focused on the highly successful 10 and Under Tennis initiative, Collegiate Tennis, and most recently he was charged with overseeing junior tournaments and junior competition in the US since 2013.
Mountford brings unparalleled experience and expertise to Chelsea Piers. In addition to overseeing all tennis operations, Mountford will also oversee squash operations, working closely with Squash Director, Natalie Grainger, to ensure the highest level of service and programming for our squash players.
“We are delighted to welcome Bill to the team,” commented Greta Wagner, Executive Director, Chelsea Piers Connecticut. “Bill has an incredible breadth of experience at all levels of tennis, both on the national and international stage. We look forward to him managing our already successful tennis and squash businesses, and bringing the quality of all our programs to the next level.”
About Chelsea Piers Athletic Club
Chelsea Piers Athletic Club provides an unprecedented opportunity for student-athletes across eight sports to train and compete under one unified banner. CP-AC athletes have full access to both off-surface training, led by certified personal trainers in our dedicated Competitive Team Training Center, and on-surface coaching in their sport of choice. Our world-class facilities attract top-level instructors from around the world, including seasoned and certified youth coaches with Olympic, NCAA and professional backgrounds. Their goal is to prepare athletes for success, not only in their sport of choice through age-appropriate goal setting and training, but also in their lives through the development of essential teamwork and leadership skills.