Bolitieri, Evert, Saddlebrook

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  1. moosryan

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    OK, I'm looking to attend one of thse programs for about 3 weeks this summer. Basically:

    I want to improve as much as possible. As far as I'm concerned intensity is a good thing.
    Cost is not an issue.
    I'm not worried about housing, food etc...

    Essentially, I'm just wondering at which program you guys think I would improve the most. All I care about is the quality of tennis, instruction etc...

    Thanks,
    moos.

    BTW - I have searched and read through old threads.
     
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  2. moosryan

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    please? anyone?
     
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  4. moosryan

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    thanks, i saw that stuff, i was just wondering if any other players had comments on this
     
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  5. moosryan

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    c'mon...no one?
     
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    just one final bump...i have to decide by sunday...help!
     
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    I went to Saddlebrook for a week. I thought it was awesome and did improve.
     
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    Well, if cost is not an issue ... congratulations! Saddlebrook, according to quite a few people I know, and who are serious tennis players, seems like your best bet. It combines the intense camp experience with the facilities of a good resort.
     
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    I'm feeling like Evert might be the best choice for me because:

    There's not really anything to do besides tennis at bolitieri so 3 weeks could be miserable.
    I've been to Saddlebrook and it wasn't all that intense.
    I can take private lessons at Evert too.

    I'd greatly appreciate any thoughts on this!

    thanks,
    moos.
     
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    have to decide today...help?!
     
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  11. arky-tennis

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    I'm gonna say Newk's or Evert. How old are you? You can get lessons there too.

    Daniel
     
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    I've been to both Saddlebrook and Newk's. I like both and will return to both someday. Personally I'd vote for Saddlebrook if it's a week or longer, there's a better chance that you'll find players that will challenge you and the resort has more options for other activities.
     
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  13. moosryan

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    I'm 16.......(they make you type more than 10 characters)......
     
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  14. arky-tennis

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    They're all awsome. I won't say that one is really better than the other technially wise (evert volley teaching SUCKS) but the facilities are better at saddlebrook, then evert, then newks. Good luck.
     
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    yeah saddlebrook is pretty luxurious, i dunno...i've called all 3 camps and they don't sound terribly different from one another
     
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    Which one did you decide on?
     
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  17. moosryan

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    still trying to delay making the decision...
     
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    I'm in the same boat as you and I think I'm going to go to Bollitieri's or Saddlebrook.
     
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  19. moosryan

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    So I'm going to evert! I've heard too much crap about Bolitieri, and Saddlebrook I've already been to. So that pretty much narrowed it down.
     
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    When r you planning on going, Month?
     
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  21. moosryan

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    3 weeks in july
     
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    What made you decide on Evert?
     
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  23. arky-tennis

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    Have fun... They have good activities there, mostly off campus.
     
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  24. MMkay5

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    do you have to be sick nasty to go to bollitieri
     
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  25. moosryan

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    A close friend of my dad's from college live in florida and his son is a top 30 nationally ranked player in the 18...He said most of the really competitive guys in their area like to go to evert. that pretty much sold me.

    and you don't have to be sick nasty to go to bolitieri. but if you want a lot of attention a reasonably high national ranking is a must.
     
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  26. Hi there. I'm 14 years old and have trained at the bollitieri tennis academy. I found it great there, people were friendly, and the training suited me. IPI for 1 hour was excellant, it was hard atwas tennis orientated, for example you had to run up a hill sideways to hit a forehand. Then there was drilling, which were good also. I thought that most of the drilling would be `big hitting` american style, but suprisingly most of the drills were more consistentaly orientated. There were many coaches, which gave you great advice, and there was only four people to a court. I was working on the top court with a guy called alvaro, who was excellant. The food, in my opinion was great, I found there was quite a wide choice, and there was a wide selection of drinks, and always rice and a salad bar. The only bad point was the mental conditioning, which I feel wasn't taken seriously enough. the matchplay was good, and I really enjoyed the video analysis. This was excellant and allowed me to break down my shots. I was staying off campus, with my parents, though so I cannot comment on the dorms.
    I have also played at La Manga tennis centre, which was also good, but the standard of tennis there, was more of a `holiday` if you know what I mean.
    Overall, I would most certainly recommend bolitieri's academy, to anyone who wants to improve their game.
     
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