It’s Nick Bollettieri’s birthday on the day of release for this short video and he is 91! 91 years old! We caught up with Nick at the beginning of the year to ask him a few questions about his life and about his academy.

We are the official partner of the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida and it is one of, if not the, best academies in the world and it was founded many, many years ago by Nick Bollettieri himself.

He’s a controversial character. He’s coached some of the best players in the world. He’s one of the most well known coaches on the planet and he’s also an incredibly passionate and motivated individual.

We are proud to partner with the IMG Academy where athletes are able to pursue their dreams and the next generation of Tennis stars are born, and we love to hear the thoughts of the man that has had such a huge influence on  the Tennis world and so many people’s lives over the last 60/70 years!

So why does he do it – Well, as he says himself,  ‘I believe that helping people have the chance to pursue their dreams, you couldn’t have a more rewarding experience to a coach, to a parent or whatever, and it doesn’t mean that they have to be a champion, what you did is give them a chance to be as good as they can be’.

And we couldn’t agree more.