Jay Gooding Named 2022 USPTA Tim Gullikson Touring Coach of the Year

LAKE NONA, Fla. –The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is proud to present the 2022 USPTA Tim Gullikson Touring Coach of the Year to Jay Gooding of Orlando, FL (Florida Division).

The award is selected based on the recipient’s work with a playing professional on the ATP World Tour, the WTA Tour and/or touring juniors.

Jay is a former ATP Tour Professional and veteran tour coach with more than 20 years of professional tennis experience. The Australian native is currently coaching Daria Saville and Aleks Vukic, both Australian players. Under Gooding’s tutelage Dasha made the quarterfinals of Guadalajara WTA 250, the fourth round of Indian Wells 1000 and the quarterfinals at Miami 1000. Jay’s other student, Vukic made the quarterfinals of the Adelaide ATP 250, reached the second round at the Australian Open and on top of those successes, Vukic was the winner of the ATP challenger in Bengaluru, India. As a touring coach, Jay has had many success stories and only more to come.

“Congratulations, Jay, on winning the USPTA Tim Gullikson Touring Coach of the Year and also for the continuous contributions you’re making to your community in the Florida Division,” John Embree, USPTA CEO said.

About the USPTA: Founded in 1927, the USPTA is the global leader in tennis-teacher certification and professional development. With more than 14,000 members worldwide and 17 divisions nationwide, the Association’s mission is to raise the standards of tennis-teaching professionals and coaches and to promote a greater awareness of the sport.

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