Brad Gilbert

In Their Own Words

Brad Gilbert

Tennis
1988 Olympics
 | Medals: 1 – Bronze
11th Maccabiah
 | Medals: 1 – Gold, 1 – Silver   

Brad is a native of Oakland and graduated from Piedmont High School.  He played Tennis for Foothill College, a Junior College in Los Altos, during which time he won the California Junior College Singles championship and the U.S. Amateur Hard-court Championship.  In 1981, Brad was a member of the American Junior Davis Cup Team and then went on to his first international competition at the World Maccabiah Games in Israel.  In 1982, he transferred to Pepperdine University, became an All-American and reached the finals in the 1982 NCAA Championship.

Brad has won a total of 20 top-level singles titles during his career.  His best Grand Slam performances were at the 1987 U.S. Open and Wimbledon in 1990.  Brad is a member of the USTA Northern California Hall of Fame, the Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame (1999), the ITA Intercollegiate Tennis Hall of Fame (2001) and the Marblehead Boosters Hall of Fame (2001).

He retired as a player in 1984 and went on to coach some the greatest Tennis athletes in the world, including Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick and Andy Murray.  Brad is the author of two books: Winning Uglyand I’ve Got Your Back – co-authored with James Kaplan.  He serves as Tennis analyst for ESPN and resides in San Rafael with his wife and three children.

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