Originally of Dallas, Lt. Bruce Barnes was a high-ranking American tennis player of the 1930s. As a professional, he won the 1933 world men's doubles championship with Bill Tilden, and lost the finals of the 1937 United States Professional Championship to Karel Koželuh and the 1938 finals to Fred Perry. In 1943, with the ranks of players severely depleted by World War II, he won the championship by beating John Nogrady. As a collegiate player at the University of Texas, Austin he won the NCAA doubles championship in 1931 partnering Karl Kamrath. He lost the singles final to Keith Gledhill of Stanford, 6–3, 2–6, 1–6, 4–6. Barnes was the coach of the United States Davis Cup team in 1939.

Bruce Barnes