Tom Gullikson

Tom Gullikson

Former Davis Cup & US Olympic tennis coach and former touring pro
Retired ATP Tennis Professional

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TOM GULLIKSON – Former Davis Cup & US Olympic tennis coach and former touring pro

During his career as a player, Gullikson won 16 top-level doubles titles, ten of them partnering with his identical twin brother, Tim Gullikson, who was also a noted coach. The brothers were runners-up in the men's doubles competition at Wimbledon in 1983. Gullikson also won the mixed doubles title at the US Open in 1984, with Manuela Maleeva.

His career-high rankings were World No. 34 in singles and World No. 4 in doubles (in 1984 and 1983 respectively). He retired from the professional tour in 1987.

After retiring as a player, he became one of the original members of the United States Tennis Association Player Development Program, coaching players such as Todd MartinJennifer Capriati and Andy Roddick. He served as Director of Coaching for the program from 1997 to 2001.

Gullikson was the United States Davis Cup Captain from 1994 to 1999. He captained the teams that won the Davis Cup in 1995 and were runners-up in 1997. In 1996, Gullikson was coach of the US men's Olympic tennis team, and guided Andre Agassi to winning the Olympic Gold Medal in Atlanta.