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Nick Bollettieri    

President & Founder of Bollettieri Tennis Academy

Nick Bollettieri, the world's most famous tennis coach, is a legend that has transcended his sport. He is a coach, a businessman and an educator, who is outspoken, inspirational and successful at whatever he tackles. Whether changing the ways athletes perform and compete, sharing his wit and wisdom on the lecture circuit or helping children through his "Tennis-In-A-Can" program, Nick brings his own passionate style to everything he does with a voice and message that cannot be ignored.

Nick started the first tennis academy of its kind in 1978 and developed a style of coaching and training that revolutionized tennis instruction. He has coached nine #1 players: Agassi, Becker, Courier, Hingis, Rios, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova. In 1987, he joined forces with the world's leading sport management firm, IMG, to form what has become the industry's premier multi-sport facility, which includes the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, Soccer, Baseball and Basketball Academies, the International Performance Institute, IMG Academies' Mental Conditioning and Game On communication skills training.

His 50 years in education and sport reflects a unique viewpoint. His coaching experience has developed his power to motivate and succeed. His work with children has taught him humility and given him an inimitable view on education. His vision and his ability to overcome adversity on and off the court have given him the power and motivation to inspire corporate executives at all levels.

Nick has led a dynamic life saturated with personal and professional highs and lows. He has relied on his attitude and unique strengths to enable him to rise above adversity and not overrate success. He is a man of contagious spirit, inspiring charisma, infectious enthusiasm and abundant energy. These are the qualities that enable Nick to effectively capture the attention of audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

His unique perspective and message makes him a dynamic presence at any event!

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