Tim Gullikson Touring Coach of the Year Award

Bruce Lipka - Rockville, Md

The United States Professional Tennis Association, Inc. (USPTA) is proud to present the 2023 USPTA Tim Gullikson Touring Coach of the Year to USPTA Master Professional Bruce Lipka of Rockville, Md. (Mid-Atlantic Division).
Lipka is a former ATP Player and an ATP, WTA and collegiate coach. Lipka works with several WTA Tour doubles players and has coached Erin Routliffe to a career-high WTA doubles ranking of No. 29. Erin was the 2022 Citi Open champion, made the quarterfinals of Wimbledon and the third round of the French Open. Lipka also coached Ingrid Neel to the second round at Wimbledon with a first-round upset over the 12th seeded team of multi-grand-slam winners Stosur and Chan.
“Bruce has been a true leader in the USPTA, not only in the Mid-Atlantic division but across the country. Under the tutelage of the great Bill Tym, Bruce learned how to coach high-performance players and has made a difference in the lives of the players he has coached,” USPTA CEO John Embree said.