Nick Bollettieri - "Keep your tips simple."
This is our Festive Season special mini-episode with the one and only coaching legend, Nick Bollettieri. Emma Doyle interviews Nick during the Italian Coaches Conference Symposium where the Pope was the keynote speaker. It was one of the few times where there were more people to see the Pope that's Nick presentation!! He is cheeky and passionate and I'm so grateful for his support over the years. What does Nick think makes a great coach?
"knowing your student."
He shares a very honest moment about his worse coaching experience and the lessons that we can all learn as coaches. 'Keep your tips simple' according to Nick and he asked us all to reflect on the following question:
"Are you willing to dedicate your life to your profession?"
Thank you Nick for the laughs, teaching me to learn the look and for your sense of humour.
Considered by many to be one of the best tennis coaches of all time. Nick Bollettieri has changed the way the game is played and taught at every level. He founded the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy - now IMG Academy - with a focus on intense physical training, total immersion and ongoing competition among the most talented players in the world. He has helped shape the careers of Andre Agassi, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Jim Courier, Boris Becker, Monica Seles, Anna Kournikova, Tommy Haas, and other tennis champions. His accomplishments have been imitated but never equalled. Now in his 80s, he's still going strong developing the next crop of young champions and working to bring tennis to inner-city children.
Learn more: www.imgacademy.com/people/nick-bollettieri