William Boe-Wiegaard (Will Boe)
Easton, Connecticut, USA
176 lbs (80kg)
Right-hand, double handed backhand
"Will Boe" began playing tennis when he was five year old.
He was born in Oslo, Norway and raised in the United States by his mother, Ingri, an acupuncturist in Connecticut. His younger brother, Thomas, also plays tennis and is a talented mechanical engineer and entrepreneur. Will credits his mother for his confidence, diligence, and optimism and his brother for his competitiveness, sense of humor and kindness towards others.
Will won his first ATP world ranking in 2011 in the $15,000 ITF Futures event in Montabon, France defeating Fabrice Martin (the 399th ranked player in the world at the time) 7-5, 6-3 (score is actually reported incorrectly on the ITF/ATP website).
Will reached a career high of #900 in doubles (50 ATP points) and #1,002 (20 ATP points) in singles before retiring from pro tennis in October of 2015. During his professional career, Will played in over 100 pro level events from Futures to Masters 1000 events. He played in over 400 pro level matches in 22 countries on 6 continents.
Before turning his efforts to pro tennis, Will earned his bachelors degree in biological chemistry while attending Bates College (Lewiston, Maine) where he was a 5-time All-American (2002-2006). During his NCAA collegiate tennis career, he finished as the #1 ranked singles player in the Division III after winning the 2006 NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Championships singles title (he was the runner-up in 2005).
Pursuing professional tennis is an expesnive endeavour and Will's family and friends were unable to give him the $150,000/year he needed to cover the many expenses associated with training and traveling to the necessary competitions. To help raise money and awareness, Will worked as a tennis coach as well as launched this website in order to received grassroot donations, sponsorships and support of all kind.
Will has been coached by Stanley Matthews Jr. (1962 junior Wimbledon Champion) from 1990-2000; Brian Barker (coach of James Blake) from 2000-2002; Paul Gastonguay (Bates College Men’s and Women’s Head Coach) from 2002-2006; Chuck Gambill (Jan-Michael Gambill's father), Domink Hrbaty (former world #11), and Magnus Norman (former world #2). Will has worked with fitness coaches Steve Hoather, Chad Cantor, and legendary trainer Pat Etcheberry.
In his free time, Will enjoys reading about business and finance, watching documentaries and TED Talks, traveling, playing sports, and spending time with family and friends. Will continues to coach and mentor players looking to take their tennis to new heights as well as always trying to raise awareness for charity.