The Original And Still The Best

Established nearly 40 years ago the IMG Academy Bollettieri tennis program still sets the standard by which all tennis academies around the world are measured. We've trained or hosted 16 ATP/WTA #1 players in the world and helped 62 student-athletes commit to D-I colleges & universities since 2012. Our goal is to help you reach your full potential in tennis and life.

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About Our Program

The IMG Academy Bollettieri tennis program pioneered the concept of a residency program nearly 40 years ago and still sets the standard by which all tennis academies around the world are measured. Through the program’s focus on technical, tactical, physical, and mental instruction, we’ve developed champions at every level. With a program infrastructure that allows for student-athletes to grow and compete with others with similar skill sets, IMG Academy tennis represents the ultimate program for everyone from nationally ranked elite players with aspirations of being a professional to those who want to compete at all levels of collegiate tennis. To facilitate total athletic development, we offer performance training developed over the course of nearly 40 years that can integrate with sport training. Our goal is to help you reach your full potential in sport and life.

Program Structure

The surest pathway to maximizing tennis potential is through skill development and challenging competition. With a fluid, skill-based group system led by the industry’s best coaches, the IMG Academy Bollettieri tennis program methodology produces tennis players who are talented and strategic on the court. Each student-athlete participates in a challenging competition schedule made up of UTR-sanctioned tournaments and match play, and receives a customized developmental plan that is executed through a ladder system in which the top players in each group advance to the next competitive group (utilizing the UTR level-based tournament system) for continual challenges. 

By pairing on-court technical, tactical and competitive instruction with off-court Performance training, IMG Academy Bollettieri players develop into dominant forces at the collegiate and professional level.

Program Accomplishments

Program Accomplishments

  • 10 worldwide #1 tennis players developed
  • 51 combined Eddie Herr and Easter Bowl titles
  • 4 NCAA singles titles won in the past seven years
  • 115 D-I commitments since 2012
  • Notable 2016 ITF rankings of IMG student-athletes:
    • Girls:
      • Katie Swan: #2, Sofya Zhuk: #4, Fanny Stollar: #7
    • Boys:
      • Miomir Kecmanovic: #1, Michael Mmoh: #2, Duarte Vale: #24

Tennis Coaches & Staff

College Matriculation

College Matriculation

Athletic & Personal Development Training Methodology

Outwork and outlast the competition with IMG’s Physical Conditioning program. Our team of performance experts will design a program, that supplements your sports training, to help you reach your optimal physical shape.

  • Speed, Agility and Movement
  • Endurance Conditioning
  • Strength and Power
  • Flexibility, Balance and Core


IMG’s Athletic Body Management program educates and helps athletes to stay keep their bodies healthy during their demanding training and competition schedules. Our team of performance experts promote optimal training and help to decrease the chance of injury in our athletes.

Athletes will receive:

  • Athletic Training
  • Physical Therapy
  • Regeneration Massage
  • Corrective Exercise Work
  • Sports Therapy Evaluation
  • Education on Injury Management


At IMG Academy, we understand how important it is for athletes to fuel their bodies to meet their high-level lifestyles and sport demands. Our Nutrition program educates and provides our athletes with the right tools so that they’re ready to compete at home, or out on the road.

Athletes will be educated on:

  • Optimal Everyday Nutrition
  • Athlete Eating Plans
  • Nutrient Intake and Timing
  • Hydration Strategies
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Body Composition and Framework
  • Body Weight Issues
  • Energy Balance


Vision training is not just about seeing – it’s about doing. Athletes will train the eyes to perform more quickly and efficiently through eye muscle and visual system development.

Vision training enhances:

  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Peripheral vision
  • Reaction time
  • Depth perception
  • Vision Strength


Our Mental Conditioning program helps athletes develop a high-performance mindset to help them build the confidence, focus and determination to train and compete at their best on any given day.

Helps develop:

  • Mental Toughness
  • Awareness
  • Energy Management
  • Thought Management
  • Teamwork


IMG incorporates John Wooden’s legendary “Pyramid of Success” into our own proprietary techniques to develop leaders with better communication skills, conversational skills, accountability, character building and personal presence.

  • Effective Communication
  • Authentic Leadership
  • Media Training
  • The Power of Collaboration
  • Interview Skills
  • Building Team Culture
  • Developing Identity


IMG Academy’s College Planning and Placement department works with student-athletes, families and coaches to create and individualized roadmap for reaching their goal of studying and playing their sport at the collegiate level.

We offer:

  • College Planning
  • Application Education/Assistance
  • Athletic Recruiting
  • PSAT, SAT and ACT Prep
  • NCAA Compliance Education
  • Alumni Network and Support


With a sense of structured independence, we want to let student-athletes take ownership of their life here at IMG. While they are making these independent choices, our support team is there to provide structure and help them make the right decisions.

Student-athletes will develop:

  • Personal Growth
  • Responsibility
  • Peer-to-Peer Interactions
  • Health and Wellness
  • Career Planning
  • Adaptability
  • Organization and Time Management



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“I owe a huge part of my success in college to IMG Academy. The lessons and skills I acquired at IMG allowed me to be successful not only on the court, but off as well. Going straight to college from IMG, I knew how to be part of a team, get my studies done, work hard on the court and still have a social life. I was disciplined, but had fun.” 

- Mallory Cecil Duke University graduate and 2009 NCAA Individual Women’s Tennis National Champion

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What People Have To Say About Our Program:

his summer I spent 3.5 weeks at IMG at it was a life changing event for me . My family and I live  in Unteraegeri, Switzerland but my mother grew up nearby Sarasota. During my time at camp the coaches gave me a lot of positive feedback. It is simply so professional and they know what they are doing!! Due to my positive experience, I am enrolled to attend the Academy as a Boarder as of January 2017!