This five-video package includes the following videos:
Practice With Purpose
Practice time is a critical opportunity to improve. Bollettieri explains which drills he uses and why and how he uses them to coach technique. This unique insight into Bollettieri’s style will be invaluable for instructors or players. This video takes you as close as you can get to being at the Bollettieri Academy without actually going.
Shot Selection and Court Positioning
This video teaches the foundations of tennis strategy by showing how to control the center of the court and make better shot- selection decisions in match play. Bollettieri explains
• how shot selection affects court position,
• correct positions of recovery at the baseline and net,
• reasons for using shot combinations, and
• when to hit safe or aggressive shots.
Shot Selection and Court Positioning aims to help you become more effective by integrating strategy into your game.
Building Points and Tactics Building Points and Tactics goes deeper into tennis strategy and builds on the foundation taught in Shot Selection and Court Positioning. This video explores the process of building points and using tactics to maximize effectiveness against different playing styles. Bollettieri teaches
• how to establish a match mentality to build points,
• how to organize and understand each part of the game,
• the four phases of building a point, and
• how to work with tactical combinations based on strengths and style of play.
Competitive Club Doubles
Designed for tournament-style competitive doubles play, this video addresses every component of successful doubles, from choosing the right partner to warm-up, communication, and match strategy. Competitive Club Doubles explains all the court positions and advanced formations, and where, when, why, and how you and your partner should use them.
Commitment, Responsibility, and Work Ethic
If you aspire to maximize your ability and reach your potential you need more than a dream—you need to possess Commitment, Responsibility, and Work Ethic. This video goes inside the Bollettieri Academy to provide advice on improving these qualities that are evident in the world-class players Bollettieri has coached. The video provides insight into the day-by-day building process, including goal setting, attitude, and work habits, that can make you a champion.
Nick Bollettieri is the most well-known and successful tennis coach in the world today, and his training program is recognized as one of the best systems for developing top players. He has trained and coached some of world's top players including Andre Agassi, Monica Seles, Anna Kournikova, Jim Courier, Tommy Haas, Mary Pierce, and Boris Becker.
Bollettieri has built one of the best training facilities in the world, the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, which he founded in 1977. Now known as the Bollettieri Sports Academy, the facility covers 158 acres and has become the most successful and diversified multi-sport training complex in the world. The success of his academy can be seen in the success of his students. His training system is recognized worldwide as one of the best.
Bollettieri started out as a club tennis coach in the 1950s and once worked as a private coach for the Rockefeller family while serving as the director of tennis for all Rockefeller-owned hotels and resorts. He founded his first tennis academy, the Port Washington Tennis Academy on Long Island, New York, in 1969.
In 1999, The United States Tennis Association (USTA) named Nick Bollettieri the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) National Coach of the Year. He is a regular contributor to Tennis magazine. Bollettieri resides in Bradenton, Florida.