Bruce Lipka Named 2023 USPTA Tim Gullikson Touring Coach of the Year

LAKE NONA, Fla., Oct. 16, 2023 — 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.

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. Learn more at

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