IMG Bollettieri Academies - 5500 34th Street W, Bradenton, Florida
Nick Bollettieri (photo at right) is one of the most influential people in the world of tennis and a legend who has transcended the sport. In 1978, he founded the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy (NBTA) in Bradenton, Florida. Players such as Agassi, Becker, Courier, Hingis, Jankovic, Rios, Seles, Sharapova and Venus and Serena Williams have all trained here.
This is just one more exmple of the benefits of the remarkable weather that the Bradenton / Sarasota, Florida area is famous for. There is usually a light breeze and the sun shines almost every day.
Students board here all year round and the environment is ideal for world-class tennis as well as a first-rate education.
There are three private schools nearby that work with the academy to coordinate schedules so that the students get the most out of every day. This is the way champions are built. (Please see all photos below as well as the video clips.) IMGTennis