This past weekend, tennis royalty visited players at Manchester Athletic Club’s Tennis Academy for a weekend of instruction and motivation from one of the sport’s most prolific coaches.
Nick Bollettieri, coach to Andre Agassi, Monica Seles and, more recently, Maria Sharapova, among many others, visited the North Shore club where he gave private lessons, group drills and immeasurable motivation to hundreds of adult and standout junior players from over 14 surrounding cities.
This marks the ninth year of collaboration between the club and the influential tennis coach and the 38th year of tennis at Manchester Athletic Club.
“Nick’s visit this year is a big part of the growing MAC tennis program,” said Director of Tennis Todd Carpenter. “We are extremely fortunate to have access to one of the greatest tennis coaches of all time. His knowledge of the game, experience with professional players and passion for the sport is nearly unmatched. Our affiliation with Nick is just one of the ways we continue to elevate our program to a nationally recognized level.”
The club took this opportunity to unveil its newly renovated tennis facility at an event where new championship banners were raised and several teams were recognized for taking the No. 1 spots in the North Shore League, as well as at the National Level.
A banner was also hung to commemorate the 2009 induction of Manchester Athletic Club’s own teaching pro, Avis Murray, into the United States Tennis Association’s New England Hall of Fame.