IMG Academy Tennis: Decades of Developing Champions
IMG Academy sets the standard by which tennis academies around the world are measured. Dating back over 40 years to the Bollettieri Tennis Academy, IMG is one of the oldest yet most prestigious and widely-recognized programs in the world. Jimmy Arias (Tennis Director and former world #5 player), Weylu Cheng (head of male tennis), and Margie Zesinger (head of female tennis) discuss the evolution of IMG’s tennis program.
HERE’S WHAT’S COVERED IN THE WEBINAR:
0:45 About Jimmy Arius, Director of Tennis Program
3:56 Getting to Know Weylu Chang, Head of Male Tennis Program
4:49 Meet Margie Zesinger, Head of Female Tennis Program
6:31 “What sets IMG Academy apart?”
9:50 How IMG Academy tennis personalizes the environment, your overall development process, and your experience
11:49 Navigating COVID-19 & the shift to Distance Learning
17:16 Programming during COVID-19
21:03 A day in the life of an IMG Academy tennis student-athlete
26:15 In-house + travel competition
31:37 Player recruitment and collegiate exposure
34:12 “Do I have to be an elite athlete to attend IMG Academy?”
38:50 Athletic & Personal Development (APD)
41:19 Balancing school and sport + additional on-campus resources and support
46:55 Post-Graduate Program
There are good coaches and teachers all over the world. Our advantage is not only do we have good coaches and teachers, but we have them all in one place. People come to us because they don’t want the normal trajectory… they want to be at a higher trajectory and reach a goal that they couldn’t reach before.
- Weylu Chang, Head of Male Tennis
No matter if a student-athlete aspires to join a high-level D1 program, attend a university of the highest academic regard, or compete on the ATP and ITF tours, IMG Academy's program understands how to create a personalized track for every individual.
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