BILL RIDDLE is a veteran with over 30+ years of college, junior and club coaching and management experiences and is recognized as a High-Performance Tennis Specialist by the PTR, USPTA & USTA. No stranger to entertainment and tennis promotions, he created and co-hosted the award-winning weekly radio show called “Tennis Talk” that aired on WLAC out of Nashville. Bill has served as an “on air” TV announcer and commentator for the WTA Tour Dallas Women’s Pro Tournament on the FOX Sports South Network and ESPN along as an emcee for a number of professional events. For a number of years he has created content for social media called “Around the Court Around the World” featuring interviews, news and notes from his travels around the tennis world. A true highlight was creating content and helping to produce a series called “Serve It Up” for Citi Taste of Tennis. Bill received the 2020 Professional Tennis Registry International Media Excellence award for his work in the tennis media.
He has been a speaker at a number of national and international coaches and player workshops and seminars around the world including three times at the Grand Slam Coaches Conference at the Australian Open, the Brisbane & Sydney International Coaches Conferences, the PTR Asian Symposium in Shanghai China, the Norwegian Federation Conference in Oslo, Norway, the Wimbledon PTR Conference in London, the USTA Tennis Teachers Conference at the US Open, the PTR International Tennis Symposium, the USPTA World Conference and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Coaches Convention. He has been a member of the Global TIA Cardio Tennis Team and has conducted numerous workshops and seminars for tennis coaches, professionals, and fitness providers.
One of Bill’s passions is the annual Music City Tennis Invitational charity tennis tournament that raises money for charities in Middle Tennessee going on 50 years now. For the last 28 years he has worked with and served as a Co Chairman and Tournament Director for this premier music and tennis event that has raised over $2,000,000 for local charity’s in Nashville. He has organized and directed high profile events consisting of a “who’s who” list of current and former ATP and WTA tour players as well as music industry artists and leaders including Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Sarah Evans, Billy Ray Cyrus, Brooks and Dunn and Lady A’s, Hillary Scott to name a few.