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, Anna 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.
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