Bill Crothers

DSA Award Winner (2017)

While Bill is best known for his role as an Olympic Runner and top athlete in the 1960s, he spent over 30 years contributing to the growth of tennis in Ontario while running a successful pharmacy business in Markham and acting as Trustee for the York Region District School Board. He served on the board of the Markham Tennis Club in the 80's and was President of that club in 1987. Bill expanded his love for tennis and eventually became deeply involved in the expansion of the Intercounty Tennis Association (ICTA)  and became Division Chair and then Mixed League director spanning over 32 years of volunteer service. That position managed league play for up  to 60 clubs in the GTA area (most were OTA member clubs) and up to 160 teams which spanned from the Lakeshore to Newmarket and from Pickering to Milton. Bill is inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame (1965), Canada's Sports Hall of Fame (1971) and Ontario Sports Hall of Fame (1997). He received the Tennis Canada DSA Award in 2003.


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