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Mr. Bill Eastburn

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GPTCA A Level International Coach - Professional Player Development Coach and WTA / ITF Tour Coach with over 25 years of international experience in the area of world-class player development, program design and direction.


Mr. Bill Eastburn

Country of residence

United States



Coach since






Player Experience

Former pro tennis player


Coaching / Work Experience
03/2015 - Present


07/2014 - 10/2016

Head Coach - Director of Player Development - Tennis Club Odense - Odense Denmark

Head Coach and Director of Player Development for Tennis Club Odense, Denmark's first and oldest tennis club and former club to Caroline Wozniacki. Tennis Club Odense is recognized as an ITF Centenary Tennis Club. Manage and direct two (2) facilities, including a 13 red clay court facility and a new, state of the art, 6 court indoor facility. Responsible for all aspects of club management, direction, player coaching and development, along with being Head Tour Coach to some of Denmark's highest ranked and accomplished juniors. Coach and play for club's Elite and Division Teams, both men and women. Club has over 850 members, both junior and senior. Tennis Club Odense has become a training stop over for several top international junior players traveling between the United States and Europe.

07/2012 - Present

Private Tour Coach and/or Player Development Coach / Europe - Florida Based

Private Development and Tour Coach for two (2) Danish Number 1 Ranked Players, as well as two of the most promising 2002 and 2000 born players in Denmark, all competing successfully internationally. Manage and coach a group of Denmark's 8 highest ranked players in their respective age groups. Former Private Tour Coach for Swedish Number 1, Lancelot Carnello. Served as Carnello's private tour coach between 2012 and 2014, helping him rise to a Top 100 European Junior Tour Ranking. Serve as Consultant and Part Time Coach for Kaylan and Meecah Bigun, arguably two of the best 9 year-old tennis players in the world - based on results - with Kaylan just winning the 2016 Smyrka Bowl in Croatia and becoming the first American to do so in what is considered the top junior event in the world for players 10 years old or younger.

02/2008 - 08/2009

Director - Head Coach Smash Tennis Academy / Cairo, Egypt

Director and Head Coach of largest, most successful tennis specific academy in Egypt. Responsible the management, organization and direction, as well as for the development and delivery of content of an academy with over 1600 players and no less than 25 coaches. Work exclusively on court with Egyptian National Team players, as well as with the academy's most promising players. Travel with national team boys to ITF junior and professional circuit events. Privately train the number two ranked ITF player from Egypt and the number two ranked player in the 14s in Egypt, as well as five of the top 10 boys in their respective age groups. Private Tour Coach for Omar El Kheshen, 2009 Arab Champion; Fatma Al Nabhani, 2008-2009 Arab Champion and World Top 30 and Mark Wakim, 2010 Arab Champion.

05/2000 - 09/2003

Director of Coaching / Player Development - Revive Tennis Western Australia

Served as the Director of Coaching and Director of Player Development for Western Australia's leading tennis management company at that time. Directed and managed a team of coaches in no less then 5 facilities around southwest Western Australia. Designed, managed, implemented, conducted and supervised tennis programming from Wilson Pee Wee Tennis through Illuka Squad and State Teams. Worked extensively with Tennis West and Tennis Southwest supported players alongside Milo Bradley, State Coach for Western Australia. Clubs included The Busselton Tennis Club and The Margaret River Tennis Club among many other smaller venues in the southwest region.

03/1993 - 05/2000

Upper Dublin Racquet Club and Sports Center

Director of Competitive Junior Tennis. In conjunction with The Eastburn Group, I served as the long-time Director / Coordinator of the UDRC and Sports Center's Competitive Junior Program. Designed, managed and implemented an on and off court training program for the Elite Players in the center. 150 junior players in the program, with 50 in the competitive program, many of whom were nationally ranked, with many USTA National Team Members during this period. Conceived, designed and directed the Upper Dublin Sports Center "Collegiate Winter Bowl", a 12 player round robin consisting of some of the NCAA's premier female players. Ran the tournament for three consecutive years until my departure. Worked with US National Team player and National Champion, Jackie Carleton (UCLA), US National Team Player Eva Wang (Harvard), US National Team Player, Alex Kuznetsov (top 100 ATP Tour), US National Team Member, Marlene Mejia (UNC), US National Team Player, Katie Granson (Duke), US National Team Player Alison Riske (top 50 WTA Tour) among many other US standouts. Worked alongside racquet club owner, Victor Urzua who still owns the center.

01/1993 - Present

Director, The Eastburn Group

Professional Player Development and Tour Coach for ITF Circuit and WTA Tour professionals. Have over 20 Grand Slam Credentials as a Coach or in support of a Junior or Professional player. Became the first and only Professional Tour Coach in Denmark to receive the GPTCA Level A International Coach accreditation. Players: Lancelot Carnello (2013 Swedish National Champion and National Team Member), Christelle Fauche (Former top 81 on WTA Tour and Swiss National Champion), Sunitha Rao (Former U.S. National Team and U.S. National Champion, 2008 Beijing Olympics, Fed Cup for India and Top 150 WTA Tour singles and top 100 doubles - was her private coach for 5 years), Alla Kudryatseva (Russian Fed Cup Team 2007 and top 50 WTA Tour singles and top 20 doubles), Alex Kuznetsov (US National Team and ATP Tour), Vilmarie Castellvi (2003 NCAA Number 1 ranked player for Tennessee and Top 125 WTA Tour singles, Fed Cup Puerto Rico), Sean Kelleher (William and Mary), Ivey and Eva Wang (Harvard), Erin Niebling (UNC), Marin Haus (Wake Forest), Maggie Harris (Wake Forest), Marlene Mejia (US National Team and UNC), Sarah Riske (Vanderbilt), Katie Granson (US National Team and Duke), Megan Yeats (ASU), Caroline Stanislawski. (Penn) and Alison Riske (WTA top 75 presently); 22 USTA titles: 5 National Champions. Earned 33 USTA Balls (gold, silver and bronze).

01/1991 - 01/1993

Director Player Recruitment, Palmer Academy at Saddlebrook

Hired by Norman Palmer to act as an international recruiter through my travels with academy players to ITF, ATP and WTA events. Recruited internatonal players by serving as a liaison between academy, players, their families and their federations. Spear headed an international recruiting network of world-class coaches, players and tennis names. Managed logistical issues with player training, tournament design, scheduling and entries. Acted as a direct link between The Palmers and the family's of our students. Trained and traveled exclusively with Palmer Academy students of whom included...Jennifer Capriati, Davide Sanquinetti, Scott Humprhies, Keith Brill, Jennifer Baker, Melody Falco, Anne Pastor, Laura Olave, Kathy Herring, Christelle Fauche, Tad Berkowitz, Jill Brenner and a host of others.

01/1990 - Present

Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Coach / Professional Player Development Coach

Players: Alla Kudryavtseva (Russia): ranking from 138 to 59 in singles and from 160 to 49 in doubles, including one tour title (Kolkata 07). SECOND FASTEST RISING PLAYER ON WOMENS' TOUR SUMMER OF 2007. Worked with her for 2007 season. Sunitha Rao (India) - Fed Cup Team - 2008 Beijing Olympics with Sania Mirza (round of 16) - helped WTA ranking from 0 to 148 in singles and 0 to 110 in doubles in 2008. Former US National Team with Harkleroad - Wimbledon Junior top seed in 2003. Worked with her from 2003 to 2008. Vilmarie Castellvi (Puerto Rico): NCAA Finalist 2003, Number 1 player in college tennis. Puerto Rico Fed Cup Team. Helped WTA ranking from 0 to 125. Worked with her from 2003 - 2006 when she was married. Ryoko Fuda (Japan). Served as on-call tour coach for Ryoko during her early years on the WTA Tour, assisting her head coach, Hide Sakamoto with traveling duties. Helped Ryoko capture her first ITF Pro Circuit Singles AND doubles titles in Australia in 2005, her first ITF titles. Christelle Fauche (Switzerland): Guided her WTA ranking from 0 to 81 in the world. Worked with her from 1991 - 1993. Worked with and alongside dozens of WTA and ATP Tour players and coaches over the years in regard to on court coaching and training while at Saddlebrook and while holding other positions. Players and coaches worked with and alongside include but are not limited to....Gigi Fernandez, Jennifer Capriati, Davide Sanquinetti, Shuzo Matsuoka, Craig Boynton, Steven Capriati, Chris Courier, Bob and Mike Bryan, Ramsey Smith, Sabine Hack, Helen Kelesi, Anne Pastor, Miriam Oremans, Monique Keane, Stanley Franker, Roland Jaeger, Raj Chaudri, Sam Sumryk, Pablo Giacopelli, Antonio Van Grichen, Hide Sakamoto, Billy Wilkinson, Simon Walsh, Arvind Parmar, Colin Beecher, Gavin Hopper, Jade and Skye Hopper, JB Brown, Tim Nicols and Matt Ebden among countless more both present and former top coaches and players. Worked alongside world class coaches Tommy Thompson, Alvaro Bentacur, Tim and Tom Gullickson, Nick Saviano, Martin Van Daalen, Pat Etcheberry(fitness guru) and Jack Groppel (father of biomechnanics), as well as Jim Loehr (sports psychologist).

01/1989 - 01/1991

Tour Coach, Harry Hopman / Saddlebrook International Tennis

Worked alongside Roland Jaeger and some of the best coaches on earth in development of The Harry Hopman / Saddlebrook International Tennis players. Trained and / or Traveled with the academies top players such as Jennifer Capriati (USA), Jenny Baker (USA), Davide Sanquinetti (ITA), Scott Humphries (USA), Keith Brill (USA), Laura Olave (URG), Melody Falco (MEX), Anne Pastor (FRA) and many other top young ITF champions from 1989 to 1993.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University South Florida (in 1989)
  • Associate Arts Degree, Hillsborough College (in 1987)
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Preferences & Specialties

I am interested in

coaching and other business opportunities


Junior players, Female players, Male players


Travelling coach, Private coach, Head Coach (professional), Technical Coach, Motivational & Mental Coach, Developmental Coach, High Performance Coach, Physical Coach, Other coaching specialties



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Willing to travel for tournaments

Yes (> 30 weeks)

Target job locations

Europe, Australia / New Zealand, North America, South America, Asia, Africa

Willing to relocate