|Nick Bollettieri is the most well-known and successful tennis coach in the world today. His training program is recognized as one of the best systems for developing top players—in fact, 10 of his players have reached the top ranking in the world. Some of his most notable students are Maria Sharapova, Venus and Serena Williams, Tommy Haas, Jelena Jankovic, Andre Agassi, Martina Hingis, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, Anna Kournikova, Marcelo Rios, and Boris Becker.
Nick founded the world-renowned Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in 1978. Within 10 years, Nick expanded his vision when he joined forces with IMG to turn the tennis academy into a multisport training facility, now known as IMG Academies. IMG Academies trains over 13,000 junior, collegiate, adult, and professional athletes annually, including families and corporate groups, from over 75 countries.
Nick’s insights into the game of tennis are sought after by organizations around the world. He has authored numerous books on tennis and contributed to many television and video programs, and he regularly writes for magazines and Internet sites. A recipient of USTA’s Coach of the Year Award, Nick is recognized globally for his promotion of the sport, especially for his work with youth. He currently resides in Bradenton, Florida.