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Now you can work with the world’s top coach, learning from Nick Bollettieri’s anecdotes and insights into the game with Bollettieri’s Tennis Handbook.
Bollettieri’s training and development system is recognized around the world as one of the best. He has worked with many of world’s top players, including 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.
Starting with the fundamentals, you’ll learn how to choose the right grip and build a strong foundation with posture and stance. Every shot is addressed—forehand and backhand, serves and return of serve, and specialty shots like the overhead and lob. You’ll get lessons on conditioning and mental training, then learn the game plans and strategies to make you a champion. A chapter on choosing and stringing the perfect racket is also included.
Bollettieri’s Tennis Handbook offers you unmatched insight into the world’s top tennis development program from the man who started it all. Bollettieri covers everything from skill development and stroke techniques to his ideas on coaching and practicing. Bollettieri’s Tennis Handbook is perfect for every dedicated player or coach and the insights into the game are as engaging as Bollettieri himself.
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.
”The best coaches are those who combine creative instruction with electric motivation. A coach must have the ability to teach basic facts and skills, as well as the capacity to inspire athletes to perform at their very best. This is what separates Nick Bollettieri from others. His passion for tennis is infectious. His determination to produce a champion's best is well documented.” Dick Enberg, CBS Sports announcer
”As usual, Nick has shown his comprehensive knowledge of tennis and the industry in Bollettieri's Tennis Handbook. If anyone has seen it all and done it all—and has a right to say it all—it's my friend and respected colleague, Nick Bollettieri.” Tim Heckler, CEO of the USPTA
”Nick has successfully coached male and female beginners, intermediates, wanna-be pros, great champions, and other tennis instructors. There's nothing left...get the book.” Vic Braden, author and tennis professional
”Nick is not just a coach, he's also a friend and someone you can talk to. As a coach he really knows what to tell a player so that the player will be able to take the next step to be on the top. Nick has personally helped me realize that I need the small things more than the large things.” Serena Williams, professional tennis player