Money Q&A - Bill Wissinger

October 24, 2004

Name: Bill Wissinger

Résumé: Owner and managing director, The Tennis Club in Zullinger, Pa.

Tennis director, Chambersburg (Pa.) Country Club

Boys' tennis head coach, Chambersburg Area Senior High School

National tester and clinician, Professional Tennis Registry

Board member, Central Penn district of the United States Tennis Association

Member, Waynesboro (Pa.) Area Chamber of Commerce

Born: Sept. 22, 1959

Married to: Meg

Children: Daughters Haley, 12, and Avery, 11 months; and son Hugh, 9.


Education: Earned an associate's degree in business administration from Salem Community College in Carneys Point, N.J.

Mentor: Scott Tharp, who got him into teaching tennis when Tharp was owner of the Elkton (Md.) Indoor Tennis Club. "He took me under his wing when I was in my early 20s, looking for a career. He was probably one of the best teaching professionals that I came across."

Favorite part of your job: "Teaching people how to play tennis. Developing tennis players."

Least favorite part of your job: "The least favorite part of my job is that I work an awful lot, taking away family time."

Biggest challenge of your job: "Making sure my membership and my clientele is happy."

Fantasy job: "I would love to be the captain of a fishing boat, deep-sea fishing."

Favorite music: "Rock 'n' roll."

Favorite car: "The one I'm presently driving."

Type of car you drive now: "'99 Pathfinder."

Last book read: "You Cannot Be Serious" by John McEnroe and James Kaplan.

Last movie seen: "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban."

Favorite TV show: "NYPD Blue."

Hobbies: Deep-sea fishing, landscaping and planting flowers.

What was your first job? "Dishwasher at the Ponderosa Steakhouse in Elkton, Md."

Favorite quote: "Nothing in life worth anything is achieved without hard work." Unknown.

If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be? "I'd like to meet Arthur Ashe. Just because of the values he had and the work that he did in equal rights."

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