Bill Belser was born in 1956 in Niagra Falls, N.Y. He made the Hawaiian Junior Davis Cup Team in 1973. Bill graduated from St. Louis High School in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1974 and went to college for 2 years at Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey, California. His college tennis team won the conference championship 2 years in a row. Bill played #2 singles and #1 doubles on the team.
Bill worked for Peter Burwash International (PBI) from 1976 to 1997. He coached, developed and ran tennis programs all over the world for PBI, including Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Texas, Austria, Germany, Spain, Japan and Hong Kong. Peter Burwash, President of PBI, stated at the PBI Annual Conference in 1989 that Bill Belser was one of the top 3 coaches in the world.
Since 1986 Bill Belser has coached several world-class players including Andy Roddick, Greg Rusedski, Aleksandra Wozniak, Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario, Brenda Schultz and Claudia Kohde-Kilsch. He finds and develops the unique quality in every player that makes them world-class champions. Bill has been coaching on the tour for 25 years. Three of the players Bill coached at one time held the record for the fastest serve on the pro tour: Rusedski, Schultz and Roddick.
Bill has been a USPTA level one coach for over 20 years and a certified USTA High Performance Coach for almost 10 years. Bill was the Canadian Federation Cup Coach in 2007 and 2008 and helped them get back in to the higher group.
Bill has been a featured speaker at the USPTA annual conventions, Spanish Tennis Federation Annual Convention, Austrian Tennis Federation Convention, Canadian Elite Players Camp, and USTA Regional High Performance Camps.
Bill is fluent in German and Spanish. He has lived and worked in Europe for 10 years.