Brad Gilbert Brother Barry And Sister Dana Gilbert

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Brad Gilbert is a fairly recognizable name in American tennis. However, Brad Gilbert brother Barry and sister Dana have also played pivotal roles in the sport’s history.

From the Williams sisters to the McEnroe brothers, tennis has a unique way of fostering competitive spirits within families.

In this article, we will take a closer look at the intriguing tennis family of the Gilberts and their contributions to the world of tennis.

Brad Gilbert Covering The 2017 Wimbeldon For ESPN
Brad Gilbert Covering The 2017 Wimbledon For ESPN (Source: Facebook)

Brad Gilbert, a former professional tennis player, is currently a tennis coach, tennis commentator, and analyst for ESPN. 

Born on August 9, 1961, in Oakland, California, Brad enjoyed a successful professional tennis career that spanned from 1982 to 1995.

Known for his strategic prowess and mental toughness on the court, Brad achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 4 in 1990.

Likewise, Gilbert’s greatest success came as a coach, where he guided some of the sport’s top talents to victory.

Most notably, he coached Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, and Andy Murray, among others, helping them win multiple titles.

Brad’s coaching acumen and his book, “Winning Ugly,” made him a respected figure in the tennis coaching world.

Meet Brad Gilbert Brother: Barry Gilbert

While not as prominent as his younger brother Brad, Barry Gilbert has also made valuable contributions to the sport of tennis.

Born in Northern CA, Barry was also a professional tennis player specializing in doubles. Also, he had a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 302.

Similarly, Barry obtained a top 30 national ranking as a junior. He was in the Piedmont High tennis team and played there for four years.

Moreover, he played in the NCAA tournament as a member of the University of South Carolina as a tennis scholarship recipient.

Barry Gilbert With Wife Vickie Roth Gilbert And Kids
Barry Gilbert With Wife Vickie Roth Gilbert And Kids (Source: Facebook)

A world-class player, Barry played on the pro tour for several years, including the French Open Mixed Doubles.

Meanwhile, Barry’s impact on the sport furthered as a coach. He traveled the ATP tour and satellite circuit whilst coaching world-ranked players.

Nonetheless, his extensive knowledge of the game and his commitment to nurturing young talent made is well-admired in the tennis coaching community.

Meet Brad Gilbert Sister: Dana Gilbert

Dana Gilbert, the older sister of Brad, was also a professional tennis player, just like her brothers.

Born on November 26, 1959, Dana also attended Piedmont High School, where she was the No.1 player as a junior.

After graduating high school, she went to UCLA on a tennis scholarship and played number-one singles.

Dana Attended UCLA And Competed For The Bruins 1978-1979
Dana Attended UCLA And Competed For The Bruins 1978-1979 (Source: PSHOF.ORG)

Beginning from the age of 5, Dana was already a tennis champion at the age of 17. She won a gold medal at the 1977 Maccabiah Games in Israel.

Interestingly, she played as a wildcard and won the 1978 U.S. Clay Court Championships. That too on her professional debut.

Dana won her second WTA singles title at Nagoya in October 1980. Her Japan Open doubles title also came in the same month.

Throughout the five years on the WTA Tour, her best Grand Slam outing was a fourth-round finish at the 1982 French Open. 

In addition, she was ranked a career-best 46 in the world in 1983. Albeit, she retired from professional tennis at the end of the year. She was inducted into the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.

Dana currently lives in California with her husband, Geoffrey Heinemann.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Did Brad Gilbert ever win a Grand Slam?

No, Brad Gilbert never won a Grand Slam. 

Swochandra Shrestha
Swochandra Shrestha

Swochandra Shrestha

Swochandra Shrestha is a passionate writer with a keen eye for uncovering the human stories behind the world of sports. His articles offer readers a refreshing perspective on athletes and sporting events, blending insightful analysis with engaging storytelling that resonates on a personal level.


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