TTCA Announcing Brad Gilbert as the Keynote Speaker at TTCA Convention

Those people attending this year's TTCA Convention will be in for a special treat, as the keynote speaker will be tennis legend Brad Gilbert!

A native of California, Gilbert competed on the pro circuit from 1982-1995. He was ranked as high as No. 4 in the world in 1990, and finished in the top-20 six of seven years from 1985-1991. Gilbert won 20 titles during his career and advanced to the finals of 20 other events.

In Grand Slam tournaments, Gilbert reached the quarterfinals of the 1987 U.S. Open and in 1990 at Wimbledon. He also captured a Bronze Medal for the U.S. at the 1988 Olympics in South Korea, and sported a 10-5 Davis Cup record. The U.S. reached the Davis Cup World Group semifinals in 1986 and 1989 with Gilbert on the court.

Gilbert went on to coach Andre Agassi from 1994-2002. Agassi won six Grand Slam titles and an Olympic Gold Medal, and reached the No. 1 ranking in the world during this time period. Gilbert later coached Andy Roddick, who won the 2003 U.S. Open Championship and became the No. 1 player in the world.

As a college player, Gilbert advanced to the 1982 NCAA Division I singles final while competing for Pepperdine University. He was inducted into the ITA Men’s Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame in 2001.

The versatile Gilbert is an analyst on ESPN2, covering events such as the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, the U.S. Open Series, and Davis Cup competition. His multiple duties include studio analyst, match analyst, and sideline reporter.

Gilbert will present on court on Friday afternoon December 3, speak at the Hall of Fame and Coach of the Year Banquet Friday evening December 3, and present on court again on Saturday morning December 4.  This year’s TTCA Convention will take place at Horseshoe Bay Resort December 3-5.  Coaches can register by going the TTCA Website.