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IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis Program

Bradenton, Florida

By Roger Cox, Editor

Nick Bollettieri founded the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in 1978 as a full-time tennis boarding school that combined intensive tennis training with an academic curriculum. Since then it has become world-renowned for its work with such notable touring pros as Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, Boris Becker, IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy, Bradenton, FloridaAnna Kournikova, Tommy Haas, The Williams sisters, and countless others.
There are two aspects to the junior program: a year-round live-in academy, whose students combine training with academic studies at one of three local prep schools (including one on the NBTA grounds itself); and a drop-in program often over school holidays or the summer to train from a single day to a week or more, either as a boarding student staying in the academy villas and dining in the student dining room, or as a non-boarding student staying elsewhere.
Whatever the option chosen, the approach to training is the same. It begins with the biomechanical aspects of strokes, emphasizing proper technique and avoiding competition until the fundamentals are established. Once those are established then the work proceeds to preparation for competition, with work on strategy and tactics, and then to competition itself. Campers who come for short periods get a distilled version of this overall approach.

Season: Year-round

Ages: 8-22



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Rates and Reservations

Rates quoted below are weekly for three programs: Core, Total Athlete, and Game Changer (hence the range of rates below). What each includes varies though they share a format of 5 1/2 days of tennis instruction (Sunday arrival, Saturday departure). Campers on the boarding package also receive 6 nights of lodging and meals, while non-boarders receive tennis and lunches. See the website to customize your program. Lower non-refundable rates offered as well.

Weekly Camps: Jan.-May, 2016
Boarding: $2,399-$4,199/week. Non-boarding: $2,099-$3,949/week

Summer/Fall Camps: May 24-Aug. 29, 2015
Boarding: $2,399-$4,199/week. Non-boarding: $2,199-$4,199/week

IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis Program
5500 34th St. W.
Bradenton, FL 34210