Nick Bollettieri was a tennis coach from the United States. He pioneered the notion of a tennis boarding school and aided in the development of several top tennis players over the years, including Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, and Mary Pierce.
Nick Bollettieri, a pioneering tennis coach, died at the age of 91.
The famous tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, who trained players including the Williams sisters, Andre Agassi, and Maria Sharapova, has away at the age of 91 cause of kidney infection. The IMG Academy, which Bollettieri founded, sent a statement to CNN confirming Bollettieri’s passing.
“Anyone who knew Nick knows how much he loved developing the potential in young people, coaching tennis and this Academy,” “Even in his last days, you could often find him on campus, coaching and mentoring young student-athletes and staff with the same passion and enthusiasm as he did in his 20s. Our heart goes out to his wife, Cindi, and his children. He has made a permanent and lasting impact on all of us.”Tim Pernetti, president of IMG Academy Bradenton division of IMG Academy said:
“So many memories, I am not sure where to begin. Nickiiiii, that’s how I have called you for the longest time,” “Thank you for your time, knowledge, commitment, expertise, the willingness to share your skill, your personal interest in mentoring me, and giving me the best opportunity to follow my dreams.Haas wrote:
You were a dreamer and a doer, and a pioneer in our sport, truly one of a kind.“ I surely will miss you around the academy, our Tennis talks, miss showing of your tan, white teeth and body fat, miss watching you do Tai Chi, miss playing Golf with you watching you try to cheat, eating a Snickers bar and running for the bushes, and hearing all about your plans even at the age of 91. “Thanks again for everything… ….. RIP Nickiiiii.
Earlier life of Nick Bollettieri, Where is he from? What about the family members
Nick Bollettieri attended Pelham Memorial High School. He graduated in 1949 as a founder member of the Omega Gamma Delta Fraternity’s Beta Lambda Chapter. He earned a philosophy degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, in 1953.
Nick Bollettieri was born in Pelham, New York, on July 31, 1931(91 years old). He holds an American nationality and he belongs to the white ethnicity. His Zodiac sign is Leo.
Who Is Nick Bollettieri’s Wife? Any Children’s?
On April 22, 2004, Nick Bollettieri married Cindi Eaton. That same year, Nick and Cindi founded Camp Kaizen, a non-profit fitness camp. He also had two adopted sons Giovanni and Giacomo.
Nick’s Career as a Tennis Coach
Bollettieri was the tennis director at the Dorado Beach Hotel in Puerto Rico in the late 1960s when it was a Rockefeller resort, despite the fact that he had just dabbled in tennis in high school. Julio Moros, who had joined Bollettieri when he established his school in Florida, served as his primary assistant coach there.
In 1977, Bollettieri relocated to Longboat Key, Florida, where he worked as tennis coach at the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort. The Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy (NBTA) was established by Bollettieri in 1978 on 40 acres in unincorporated Manatee County on Florida’s west coast, roughly 50 miles south of Tampa.
The first significant tennis boarding school, NBTA, revolutionized junior elite tennis instruction. International Management Group (IMG), seeing a model for other sports, purchased the school from Bollettieri in 1987; yet, Bollettieri remained to oversee and play a crucial role in the growth of the tennis academy and related programs.
Top-tier athletes were trained by Bollettieri during his last year at the school, where he mostly resided in Bradenton, Florida. Bollettieri was featured in various documentaries and television shows, including Jason Kohn’s Love Means Zero, which had its world debut on September 9 at the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival.