CLASS OF 2004
Bill Rompf currently serves as Vice President and Director of Tennis at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, in Newport, Rhode Island. Before coming to Newport, he served as General Manager for the Gold's Gyms Tennis Division in Merriam, Kansas, heading all operations and expansions in the racquet sports area. Bill is the former Vice President and Executive Director of the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida. While at Bollettieri's Academy, he directed summer camps and worked with the management of numerous professional players, including Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Anna Kournikova, Mary Pierce, Monica Seles, and Pete Sampras.
He was the majority owner and Director of Tennis for the Rompf/Summerfield Tennis Academy in Oklahoma City - the first tennis academy in the region to promote national level junior tennis. Over 2,500 juniors began their tennis careers at the Academy, which produced 85 Missouri Valley and 35 USTA champions, as well as seven National Sportsmanship Award winners between 1976 and 1986.
As a junior player, Bill was consistently ranked No. 1 in Iowa and as high as No. 3 in the Missouri Valley. He was also a member of Stanford's No. I ranked college freshman team in 1969. After graduating from Stanford in 1972, Bill went on to play the Mini-Grand Prix Tour in South America, winning singles and doubles championships in both Colombia and Ecuador.