On the eve of the biggest tennis tournament in
the world —the U.S.
Open — tennis coach extraordinaire Brad Gilbert cleared time from his busy schedule to put on a
free junior clinic. The event was held courtesy of the David Kramer Tennis Academy at Brooklake Tennis.
"Every junior player who attended was able to hit with and
receive individual instruction from Brad," said David Kramer, director of
at Brooklake and Brad's former junior-doubles partner.
Following the hitting portion of the clinic, Brad conducted a
question-and-answer session. Then participants gathered around as he signed autographs.
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(L to R) David Kramer and Brad
Brad and David's best result together:
Semi-finals of the Boys 18 & Under
National Hard Courts in Burlingame, Calif.
Brad Gilbert's Noteworthy Tennis Highlights:
No. 4 ranked player in the world
Author of the second best-selling tennis book of all time, Winning Ugly.
Tennis great Andre Agassi's personal coach for eight years
and Andy Roddick's for three
Andy Murray's current coach
ATP Coach of the Year
The only tennis coach to guide two different ATP players to
a number one world ranking: Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick
Brad gives tips on the finer points of the game.
Brandon is thrilled after Brad signs his giant tennis ball.
The crowd gathers as Brad answers questions.
Joey and his son, Louis Joseph, enjoy the special session.
Natalie wins an autographed copy of Brad's best-selling book, "Winning Ugly."
Brad and David team up to give instruction.
Autographed tennis balls are in demand.
Leibopower was in full effect.
Brandon, Brad and Nikki pose for a picture
Steve Ondish (second to left) and Brad are amused by one of
Steve ran the agility and conditioning program for the David Kramer Tennis
Academy this summer.
Emilio, Justin, Lucas, Jesse, Stephen, Rohan
and Seth wave
goodbye to Brad.