“There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder."
"We're going to win Sunday. I guarantee it."
"If you ain't 1st, you're LAST!"
- Ricky Bobby
William Phillips is a new excited resident of Windward Lake Community with his wife Barbara and his 3 sons William, Charles, and Joseph. An avid tennis junkie, Will is living The Dream as the new owner of The Windward Lake Club and The Next Level Tennis Academy where everyone is obligated to talk tennis nonstop with him!!!!
Born and raised in NY as a JET and Yankee super-fan Will came to tournament tennis late at age 14 but fell head over heels. Reaching a Top 30 Eastern Tennis Junior ranking, Will attended Duke University Class of 1989. He was a double major in Political Science and Psychology moving onto a Graduate Studies Masters Program in Psychology Chapman University. Will is a ‘next level entrepenuer’ who has built high end retail wine stores in New York. He has a Sommelier Degree from The International Sommelier Society of NYC and hopes to bring a high touch client experience to Windward Lake Club. As a former Duke University Varsity Tennis player and still an avid athlete, he brings his love for the game to Windward Lake Club. A multi sport player having played Duke Club/JV Football 1987-89 as well as Captain NYAC Men's A Team, he brings a well rounded athletic experience to the club.
Some distant tennis highlights include being a Head Tennis Professional at the Pelham Recreation Department in 1985, Assistant Tennis Professional / Junior Director New Seabury Country Club, Cape Cod Ma. 1985, and Head Tennis Professional Harbor Head Tennis Club, West Falmouth Ma. 1986-1988.
He is a passionate "Daddy-Coach" to his 3 boys as well as a cigar/bourbon aficionado who is rapidly acclimating to the great food scene in Atlanta. A life-long tennis "Junkie" his passion is Junior Tennis Development, watching everyone's children improve on and off the court. Tennis is a life-sport and learning to Win Well as well as Lose Graciously will give all of our children a competitive advantage in LIFE.
Will’s vision alongside his partner Viv Chetri is to transform the Windward Lake Club into not only a great family club that exists today but into an international destination for world class tennis. While raising a family in the Windward Lake Community Will understands the integrity of maintaining the family club that boasts four pools, a lakeside marina, and nineteen pristine acres of year round entertainment. Will is establishing a vision to create a member friendly environment to help bring this dream to life.