Interview with Tennis Icon Nick Bollitieri

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    1-2-18 Interview

    1-2-18 Without having taking a tennis lesson in his life Nick Bollettieri became an icon in the tennis and sports worlds. Because he has the “gift” of seeing people as they are, his unique teaching style which capitalized on the players’ natural abilities instead of trying to turn them into clones, resulted in 10 becoming #1 in the World – Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Venus and Serena Williams, Boris Becker Brad Gilbert, Monica Seles and Maria Sharapova. In 1978 he founded the Bollettieri Tennis Academy, now known as IMG Academy, the first full-time tennis boarding school. He has been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and received the United States Olympic Committee National Coach of the Year award and the ITF Lifetime Achievement Award. At 86 he is still teaching and still going strong. In this interview listen to this extraordinary man tell his story and come see him live and in person on stage at the Venice Institute for the Performing Arts (1 Indian Ave,, Venice FL 34285 – 941-218-3779) on January 24th