Bill Tully

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameWilliam J. “Bill”•Tully
Used nameBill•Tully
Born9 December 1925 in Bronxville, New York (USA)
Died21 July 2016 in Pelham Manor, New York (USA)
NOC United States


Bill Tully played pelota Basque at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, finishing sixth in frontenis, doubles. Tully went to college at Notre Dame where he was an All-American in tennis and track, and as captain, led the 1948 tennis team to the NCAA Championship. He played tennis all his life, winning 22 US Tennis Association championships, and winning the 1948 Canadian Singles title. Among his national titles were four US Grandfather-Grandson Championships with three different grandsons. Tully was inducted into the Westchester County Sports Hall of Fame in 1995 and the USTA Eastern Hall of Fame in 1999.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Basque pelota USA Bill Tully
Frontenis, Doubles, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) United States 6