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Tim Gullikson

Greg-Pete fan
08-12-2005, 12:38 PM
I would like to post some photos of unforgettable Pete`s coach, former good tennis player and a great man - Tim Gullikson who died on brain cancer 3 May, 1996 at the age of only 44...

Greg-Pete fan
08-12-2005, 12:56 PM
Tim Gullikson with his twin brother Tom.

Greg-Pete fan
08-12-2005, 01:26 PM
Now there are Sampras and Agassi reactions to his illness...

Greg-Pete fan
08-12-2005, 01:38 PM
Next photos... One of them shows Tim Gullikson with his family (wife Rosemary and two children - Erik and Megan)...

Greg-Pete fan
08-12-2005, 04:23 PM
What do you think about him fans???

Greg-Pete fan
08-12-2005, 05:06 PM
One more unforgettable picture ;)

angiel
08-13-2005, 07:07 PM
What do you think about him fans???


He was pete savior, he help make him the man he is today :angel: an angel in real life to pete :D and someone who died too young. :sad: :sad:

Greg-Pete fan
08-13-2005, 07:12 PM
Yes, I think that he was a better coach than for example Paul Annacone. He understood Pete perfectly. Unfortunately he died too young :sad:

Greg-Pete fan
08-16-2005, 08:43 PM
Pete with his coach Jose Higueras (a former good player, semifinalist in French Open) in 2002. Their co-operation wasn`t too good unfortunately :confused:

This picture was taken during World Team Cup 2002 (in Dusseldorf) tournament ;)

ella andry
08-16-2005, 10:29 PM
Pete with his coach Jose Higueras (a former good player, semifinalist in French Open) in 2002. Their co-operation wasn`t too good unfortunately :confused:

This picture was taken during World Team Cup 2002 (in Dusseldorf) tournament ;)

I never liked Jose Higueras ...

ella andry
08-16-2005, 10:35 PM
He was pete savior, he help make him the man he is today :angel: an angel in real life to pete :D and someone who died too young. :sad: :sad:

I agree. Pete took it so hard!! They were true friends. I remember Pete told that he still lives in his heart! :sad:

angiel
08-16-2005, 11:18 PM
I never liked Jose Higueras ...



Me too - Pete just hired him to help him see if he could win the french Open, didn't work. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :p :p

angiel
08-16-2005, 11:20 PM
I agree. Pete took it so hard!! They were true friends. I remember Pete told that he still lives in his heart! :sad:



You are right - he did took it very hard when he died - he is still with Pete. :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :hearts: :hearts:

Greg-Pete fan
08-17-2005, 08:00 AM
Me too - Pete just hired him to help him see if he could win the french Open, didn't work. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :p :p

Yes, I agree with you angiel. Pete lost to Gaudenzi in the first round of French Open and their co-operation finished after this tournament.

angiel
08-17-2005, 09:41 PM
Yes, I agree with you angiel. Pete lost to Gaudenzi in the first round of French Open and their co-operation finished after this tournament.


And a couples of month later, back to Paul and he won the US Open, wallllllllllaaaaaaaaaaaa. :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Greg-Pete fan
08-18-2005, 06:43 AM
Yeah, it was wonderful :worship:

angiel
08-18-2005, 07:28 PM
Yeah, it was wonderful :worship:


yep it surely was.


http://www.tennistours.com/photogallery/images/photos/317.jpg

angiel
08-18-2005, 07:31 PM
http://www.gulliksonfoundation.org/html/Wimbe2.gif http://www.gulliksonfoundation.org/files/MIP00000/069.gif

Greg-Pete fan
08-18-2005, 07:34 PM
Great photos :worship: The best Tim Gullikson success was Wimbledon 1979 when he defeated John McEnroe in the second round ;)

angiel
08-18-2005, 07:34 PM
http://www.gulliksonfoundation.org/files/MIP00000/069.gif


Tim Gullikson Spirit award



Each year, the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation honors the memory of one of its founders, Tim Gullikson, with the awarding of the Tim Gullikson Spirit Award.

The award is given to a brain-tumor patient, caregiver, volunteer, corporation or benefactor, who has embraced the fighting spirit and positive attitude that Tim used to battle -- and live with -- brain tumors, and in doing so, gave hope to others. It recognizes one who has shown extraordinary and unique courage, resourcefulness or ingenuity in battling his or her disease, or a person who makes an extraordinary effort in helping to fulfill the goals of the Foundation in assisting brain-tumor patients and their families in dealing with this illness. The award carries a $1,000 stipend.

The 2003 recipient of the Tim Gullikson Spirit Award is Susan L. Weiner, Founder and President of the Children's Cause, an organization
dedicated to education and advocacy on national issues related to children with cancer and their families. She was presented with the award at the annual Swingtime dinner on December 13th at Ibis Golf & Country Club in Palm Beach, FL.

If you would like to nominate someone for the Tim Gullikson Spirit Award, please call 1-888-GULLIKSON.

angiel
08-18-2005, 07:38 PM
Gullikson fund helps families fight cancer
By Marc Katz

Dayton Daily News


MASON | Underneath the east stands at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, Bud and Norriene Werner greet tennis fans who — in many cases — remember taking lessons from Tim Gullikson.

The one-time teaching pro at Kettering Tennis Center worked those courts in the mid-1970s before he went on to an improbably successful tour playing career with his twin brother Tom.

It was a beautiful story for two friendly Onalaska, Wis., guys who became coaches — Tim with Pete Sampras — until an brain tumor eventually ended Tim's life at 44 on May 3,1996.

Before he died, Tim asked his brother to help set up a Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation, not to find a cure for his disease, but to help families cope.

"We don't fund research," Tom Gullikson said. "We fund care and support programs for families. In 10 years, we've raised $3.5 million."

In addition to help groups, the foundation recently gave $100,000 for college scholarships to children of stricken parents.

The Werners, who lived in Kettering and knew the Gulliksons when Tim taught there and Tom visited, have run the Gullikson booth at the W&SFG Masters for 10 years. They sell apparel and tennis-related items, and accept donations.

"The same people come back every year," Norriene Werner said. "And Paul and Bruce Flory (who run the W&SFG) don't charge us for this space. We got our shirts donated by the Berry Co. And all the people who work here are volunteers."

The Gullikson Foundation has a presence at other U.S. tennis events, including Swingtime, which the Werners help run in Naples, Fla.

"Last November, one of our prizes in an auction was a lesson from Venus Williams," Bud Werner said of the women's tour star. "Jim Courier said he'd like that. The bidding got to $7,000 and Jim bid $10,000. I don't know if he ever took the lesson, but his bid won."

Courier, a former world No. 1 on the men's tour, also serves on the Gullikson Foundation board.

Contact Marc Katz at 225-2157.

Greg-Pete fan
08-18-2005, 07:44 PM
There are two more historical photos:

angiel
08-23-2005, 10:57 PM
Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation to Benefit From Borders Books Program, August 27 & 28, 2005


Customers throughout the state of Florida and in the city of Chicago and its suburbs with coupons to Borders Benefit Days Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, 2005 will save 10 percent on their purchases and see 10 percent donated to the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation which funds care and support programs for brain tumor patients and their families.

Chicago, IL, August 22, 2005 --(PR.COM)-- Customers throughout the state of Florida and in the city of Chicago and its suburbs with coupons to Borders Benefit Days Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, 2005 will save 10 percent on their purchases and see 10 percent donated to the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation which funds care and support programs for brain tumor patients and their families.

Borders Benefit Days for the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation celebrates the organization's 10 years of providing physical, emotional and social support for brain tumor patients and their families nationwide. The event also occurs on the eve of the 2005 U.S. Open, the final Grand Slam of the season and favorite of tennis fans worldwide.

"We know about the tennis fans out there. Now we want to meet the fans of books, music and movies," said former tennis tour professional and coach, Tom Gullikson who resides in Palm Coast, Fla. "We challenge everyone who cares to help someone who cannot help themselves to do their Labor Day vacation, back-to-school and other books, music and cafe shopping, August 27 and 28."

Coupons may be downloaded and printed from www.bordersbenefit4gullikson.com or picked up at participating tennis clubs and retailers.

The Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation was founded by tennis professionals Tom Gullikson and his late twin brother, Tim and their families after Tim was diagnosed with brain tumors in 1995. At the time of diagnosis, Tim Gullikson was coach to then No. 1 ranked Pete Sampras.

"What a great way to shop for a gift or buy something for yourself while simultaneously helping brain tumor patients and their families with day-to-day challenges," Tom Gullikson, Foundation chairman, said.

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Contact Information
Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation
Gail Sideman

Greg-Pete fan
08-24-2005, 07:39 AM
One day after Gullikson funeral - Pete was training on the court in Saddlebrook probably ;)

Greg-Pete fan
08-26-2005, 06:20 PM
Two more photos of Tim Gullikson ;)

angiel
08-27-2005, 07:52 PM
Great photos, thank you. :D :D :angel: :angel:

Greg-Pete fan
08-27-2005, 09:19 PM
TIM&TOM GULLIKSON FOUNDATION ;)

Greg-Pete fan
02-11-2006, 07:34 AM
Pete and Tim Gullikson at practise court during Wimbledon 1994.

angiel
03-04-2006, 07:22 PM
Bob Larson's

Tennis News



Hingis and Sharapova to appear at Gullikson Event


Martina Hingis, once the top-ranked women’s player in the world, will add a stop to her comeback itinerary along with rival and 2004 Wimbledon champion, Maria Sharapova, when they join a list of the world’s top tennis players and legends at the The Centex Destination Properties Desert Smash, at La Quinta Resort & Club, March 7 and 8.

In addition, the commitment of No. 3 doubles team of Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor means that two of the top doubles teams in the world will share their time and talents for the event which benefits the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation. Bob and Mike Bryan, the world’s top-ranked duo, previously announced they would participate to help the Gullikson Foundation in its mission to fund programs that provide physical, emotional and social support to brain tumor patients and their families. Mark Woodforde, a top-ranked doubles performer in the 1980s and ‘90s, may give the youngsters a few tips on how to stay on top when he joins the star-studded roster of players.

“I’m pretty partial to good doubles,” said Foundation chairman and former world-ranked doubles player, Tom Gullikson. “That these players, regardless of their specialties, take time from a busy professional schedule to provide their talents and assist brain tumor patients and their families, humbles me.”

Tom Gullikson, the last captain to lead the U.S. Davis Cup team to a title in 1995 and who amassed16 career doubles titles, will be joined at La Quinta by former Spanish sensation, Jose Higueras. American tour professional, Mardy Fish also returns with his frequent doubles partner, James Blake, to support the Tim and Tom Gullikson Foundation in their career streak of generosity.

The golf, tennis and social event marks the second time in as many years the Gullikson Foundation has invited tennis and celebrity talent to the Desert to enjoy themselves and raise money to assist those affected by brain tumors with their daily challenges. Tennis professionals Tim and Tom Gullikson and their families founded the organization after Tim was diagnosed with brain tumors in 1995. At the time of diagnosis, Tim Gullikson was coach to then-No. 1 ranked Pete Sampras. Tim Gullikson lost his battle with brain tumors in May of 1996.

The Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation, which assists people nationwide, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

For more information about Centex Destination Properties Desert Smash, call (866) 362-2654.

the_natural
03-06-2006, 12:19 AM
One day after Gullikson funeral - Pete was training on the court in Saddlebrook probably ;)

I thought Pete had troubles training after Timmy passed, and thats why he ran outta energy against Kafelnikov (I know he had 3 consecutive tough matches against 3 past champs in 5 sets but I heard that he didnt practice as much and was having trouble focusing etc after Timmy left :sad: )

angiel
03-06-2006, 09:44 PM
I thought Pete had troubles training after Timmy passed, and thats why he ran outta energy against Kafelnikov (I know he had 3 consecutive tough matches against 3 past champs in 5 sets but I heard that he didnt practice as much and was having trouble focusing etc after Timmy left :sad: )


He almost give up tennis, when his coach died. :hug: :hug: :hug: :sad: :sad:

angiel
03-06-2006, 10:30 PM
Tennis stars to play in charity event Tuesday







Staff reports
The Desert Sun
March 6, 2006

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Tennis fans can get a sneak preview of Martina Hingis, Maria Sharapova, and the Bryan brothers before the Pacific Life Open, as they will participate in the Centex Destination Properties Desert Smash at the La Quinta Resort and Club Tuesday and Wednesday.

The tennis exhibition is at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday featuring James Blake taking on Mardy Fish.

Also participating in the event is Palm Springs resident Jose Higueras, who coached Michael Chang to the 1989 French Open title. Rancho Mirage resident and doubles legend Mark Woodforde also will provide a clinic for kids.

The event benefits the Tim and Tom Gullikson Foundation, which funds programs that provide support to brain tumor patients and their families.

Tim and Tom Gullikson and their families founded the organization after Tim was diagnosed with brain tumors in 1995. At the time of diagnosis, Tim Gullikson was coach to then-No. 1 ranked Pete Sampras. Tim Gullikson died in 1996. For information, call (866) 362-2654.

angiel
03-30-2007, 04:00 PM
Tennis: April is almost here; that means city championships getting closer

By Tom Rife

Thursday, March 29, 2007




Talk about planning ahead.

Organizers of the Swingtime Pro-Celebrity Pro-Am Tennis & Golf Tournament said this week the event will return to Naples next November.

For the third straight year, it will be held at The Players Club & Spa at Lely Resort and Olde Cypress Golf Club. It will take place Nov. 17-18.

The format will remain the same, with events ranging from tennis and golf action to "An Evening with the Stars Swingtime Gala" at the Naples Grand Resort & Club.

"Swingtime may be eight months away, but we're all excited to be gearing up for another fabulous event this year to raise money for a cause very close to my family's heart," said host Tom Gullikson.

The Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation was established in 1995 after Tim was diagnosed with malignant brain tumors.

Tim Gullikson, who as a coach helped establish Pete Sampras as the top player in the world, died in 1996 at age 44. The Foundation's mission is to fund care and support programs to assist brain-tumor patients and their families in managing the physical, emotional and social challenges presented by the illness.

For information, call C & H Events, Inc. at 649-7171 or 561-394-9190 or email MLCope@chevents.com.

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