In memory of
William Neil Scanlon
In memory of
William Neil Scanlon
SCANLON, William Neil William Neil Scanlon passed away peacefully on June 2, 2021 in Park City, UT after a brief struggle with a very aggressive terminal cancer. He was born November 13, 1956 in Dallas, TX. Bill was an accomplished tennis player at the junior, collegiate and professional levels. He won the NCAA Tennis Singles Championships in 1976 as a college sophomore at Trinity University and began a professional tennis career at the age of 19. During his successful 13-year professional career, he won seven singles titles and two doubles titles and achieved a career-high world singles ranking of #9. He is known for having recorded the only Golden Set (winning a set 6-0 without the loss of a single point) in the history of men's professional tennis. The feat still is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. Bill was inducted to the Intercollegiate Tennis Hall of Fame and the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame. He founded the Dallas Youth Foundation in 1984 to provide sports activities to Dallas area youth featuring instruction from professional tennis players, Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, and Olympic athletes. He has also served on the ATP Board of Directors, the board of the Southern California Tennis Association and the USTA Davis Cup committee. He was chairman of the Carl Reiner Celebrity Pro-Am tournament and was co-founder of the Beverly Hills Invitational. After retiring from professional tennis in 1990, Bill became a professional investment advisor, and later established his own firm based in Los Angeles. He authored two books, including Bad News for McEnroe and Zen Tennis Playing In The Zone. He lived in Los Angeles, CA and most recently in Park City, UT. Bill and his wife Stephanie have led a very full and loving life together for the last 20 years. He is preceded in death by his father Phillip Scanlon and mother Hannah (Bino) Scanlon. In addition to his wife Stephanie, he is survived by his brother and sister-in-law John and Julie Scanlon, sister and brother-in-law Jeanne and Scott Ferguson, nephew and nieces Ben, Meghan and Marina Scanlon and Logan and Kacey Ferguson. Family will be honoring Bill's life privately.
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In memory of
William Neil Scanlon
SCANLON, William Neil William Neil Scanlon passed away peacefully on June 2, 2021 in Park City, UT after a brief struggle with a very aggressive terminal cancer. He was born November 13, 1956 in Dallas, TX. Bill was an accomplished tennis player at the junior, collegiate and professional levels. He won the NCAA Tennis Singles Championships in 1976 as a college sophomore at Trinity University and began a professional tennis career at the age of 19. During his successful 13-year professional career, he won seven singles titles and two doubles titles and achieved a career-high world singles ranking of #9. He is known for having recorded the only Golden Set (winning a set 6-0 without the loss of a single point) in the history of men's professional tennis. The feat still is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. Bill was inducted to the Intercollegiate Tennis Hall of Fame and the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame. He founded the Dallas Youth Foundation in 1984 to provide sports activities to Dallas area youth featuring instruction from professional tennis players, Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, and Olympic athletes. He has also served on the ATP Board of Directors, the board of the Southern California Tennis Association and the USTA Davis Cup committee. He was chairman of the Carl Reiner Celebrity Pro-Am tournament and was co-founder of the Beverly Hills Invitational. After retiring from professional tennis in 1990, Bill became a professional investment advisor, and later established his own firm based in Los Angeles. He authored two books, including Bad News for McEnroe and Zen Tennis Playing In The Zone. He lived in Los Angeles, CA and most recently in Park City, UT. Bill and his wife Stephanie have led a very full and loving life together for the last 20 years. He is preceded in death by his father Phillip Scanlon and mother Hannah (Bino) Scanlon. In addition to his wife Stephanie, he is survived by his brother and sister-in-law John and Julie Scanlon, sister and brother-in-law Jeanne and Scott Ferguson, nephew and nieces Ben, Meghan and Marina Scanlon and Logan and Kacey Ferguson. Family will be honoring Bill's life privately.
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