Bradenton, FL – 11 August 2008 – IMG Academy is proud to announce that Jelena Jankovic is 10th Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy player to be ranked No. 1 in the world. Jankovic accompanies Sharapova, Andre Agassi, Monica Seles, Jim Courier, Marcelo Rios, Boris Becker, Serena and Venus Williams and Martina Hingis, all of which have been ranked #1 at some point in their career.
"We are pretty fortunate," Bollettieri said. "It is an unbelievable feat and shows the success of the academy at the professional ranks. But it is important to note that there are many more players who go on to success at the collegiate level."
The Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy is unique to the world of tennis training. Nick himself has trained and coached ten #1 ranked professionals. It’s a testament to the success of the IMGA training methodology that this number keeps growing, as the NBTA is in its 30th year.
For more information, please contact Priscilla Kuehnel at 941.752.2604 or by e-mail at Priscilla.Kuehnel@imgworld.com.
About IMG Academy
IMG Academy, a division of IMG, is the world’s largest and most successful multi-sport, training and education camp/academy business. Spread out over 300 acres in Bradenton, Florida, the IMG Academy complex encompasses the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, The Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, and Swimming Academies, International Performance Institute, The IMG Academy School, University of Miami, The Wellness Spa, Academy Realty, and the IMG Academy Golf and Country Club.
More information about IMG Academy is available at www.imgacademy.com.