Meet The Pros – Bill Muno
Bill entered his first Nationals in 2017, competing with the best for bronze. Bill is headed to the US Open this year along with his wife and son. Nothing’s going to stop this pickleball family! Enjoy!
Can you list for us your major wins, so we can correctly introduce you to our readers?
My first USAPA Nationals was 2017. I placed 3rd in singles in the Senior Pro division. Also placed 3rd in the Age division.
What paddle do you play with and why?
I am sponsored by Paddletek. I play doubles with the Tempest Wave, and singles with the new Sabre paddle.
What is your pickleball story? How were you introduced to pickleball?
I teach tennis and my mom kept trying to get me to play Pickleball. Like many tennis players I said I would play Pickleball when I can’t play tennis anymore. My wife and I tried it and were hooked!
What is your preference – playing indoors or outdoors?
We enjoy playing outside in beautiful Colorado Springs with 300 days a year of sunshine!
Do you like singles or doubles better? Why?
I’ve always enjoyed playing singles more, because it’s all on my shoulders.
What is your secret sauce? Any tips for players?
I’ve played tennis my whole life with the idea of making my opponents beat me and not beating myself. I hate unforced errors!
What is your day job?
I’m still teach tennis but I'm trying to transition into teaching more pickleball.
How many hours a week do you play? How do you make time to play?
We try to play each day the weather will let us. I play 10-15 hours week, but can’t keep up with my wife who plays 20 plus a week.
Do you have any pickleball goals you would like to share?
Looking forward to competing in the US Open and watching my wife and son playing mixed doubles together!
Anything else you would like to share about your experience being one of the best pickleball players in the world?
Play your best and forget the rest!