Bill Lenoir

Before playing at the UA and at Wimbledon, Bill Lenoir was a star at Tucson High. Here he chases a ball in 1959. Tucson Citizen file photo 

Tucson Citizen file photo

Not only was he ranked No. 1 in the United States for boys 18U after winning 1959 and 1960 state singles titles, he played at Wimbledon and in the U.S. Open and became the UA’s head tennis coach when he was 23. He was a first-team All-American at Arizona and spent his life as a tennis instructor/coach. 

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