bollitieri academy review

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by the new new york, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. the new new york

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    Hey guys. I'm going to be training at bollitieri for this week and I thought it would be useful for me to post my review. I won't be sleeping and boarding there so I won't be able to describe the entire experience. Any questions or comments just post here and I will try and answer.
     
  2. the new new york

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    Sunday check in day.
    I checked in today and was able to walk around parts of the academy. I wasn't very impressed with the courts. There were many don't get me wrong, but only about 4 had windscreens. I have played in tournaments in port washington, and I must say port washington was much more impressive with looks. It was much more state of the art there than at bollitieri.
     
  3. p0w3r

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    cool...i'll be definatley coming back to this thread. how much did the week cost?
     
  4. Wingshellphelp

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    1,550 dollars. Check online
     
  5. the new new york

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    Actually the week was 1200 ish because I'm only able to go for 4 days. They were very friendly accomadating me.
     
  6. Wingshellphelp

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    only four days?sucks.
     
  7. Lane

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    4 days is a lot isnt it? your life cant be tennis.
     
  8. Wingshellphelp

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    actually, it can. i said only four days, because isn't it spring break in florida?
     
  9. the new new york

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    Yea I'm on spring break for this week
     
  10. Wingshellphelp

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    in the south, it is right?
     
  11. Forehand Forever

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    People from my club might be there that week. Make sure you get the pudding in the cafeteria. It's really good. I went during February with friends of mine. No one goes in the pool. The breakfast food is the same everyday so don't expect new food in the morning.
     
  12. the new new york

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    Day 1 monday.
    We started off with a quick evaluation, and then off to the forehands. The reason why the produce so many champions is the way they teach. Everything is precise and must be followed correctly (form footwork etc) then was match play, which was followed by an analiosis with video playback. Overall it was a pretty good firstday, all the coaches are very helpful and knowledgeable.
     
  13. Swan Song

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    Who was your group's head coach?
     
  14. Fedace

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    I want to learn that pinpoint stance serve that they teach
     
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    new new york, you from port washington tennis academy???
     
  16. the new new york

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    No I don't train at port, I just played there for a tournament a couple of times. We didn't do any learning with serves yet.
    Day 3- backhands.
    Pretty much the same as the forehand day, only with backhands. It was supposibly too crowded at bollittieri so they moved us to some other courts nearby for match play and we played doubles.
     
  17. xtremerunnerars

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    By way they teach, you mean only hit forehands and huge serves? :)
     
  18. Forehand Forever

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    Did they move you to Academy Park courts? Also someone else asked, who's your group leader?

    DID YOU TRY THE PUDDING!
     
  19. the new new york

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    Day 4- we practiced swinging vollies and hit some groundstrokes etc. We then played singles matches. The cool thing though was the video analysis they did of us. They shot video of some of our groundstrokes and serves and told us the positives and negatives. They also did a side by side comparison to pro players. Mine was compared groundstrokes to haas, and serve to mirnyi. That definetly was a big help and almost instantly improved my game.
    No I didn't try pudding I had jello, and I wil say the coaches name when I leave just in case there is anything negative and they are reading.
     
  20. J011yroger

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    Port Washington Academy is gorgeous...it is tough to compare anything to that place.

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  21. the new new york

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    Last day there we worked on our slice aproaches. Then we played some games.
    My coachs name was cougar
    Overall I think it was worth it for me I feel like I improved my groundstrokes which is what I needed the most. It is only wort it if you know what you need fixed, and if you are one of the elite players. A beginner won't get very much out of it just the experience.
     
  22. J011yroger

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    ^^ Where do you live man? I am in Western Suffolk.

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  23. the new new york

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    I'm manhatten
     
  24. equinox

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    For $300 usd/day i hope they supplied some friendly companions.
     
  25. J011yroger

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    Sweet, e-mail me if you are playing a tournament on the Island. I will probably be there with some of my other juniors.

    J
     
  26. IT WAS IN!!!

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    whats your rank new york
     
  27. the new new york

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    I haven't played enough tournaments for 2007 I think I'm unranked.
     
  28. Swan Song

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    I like Cougar. He is a very nice guy. Do you know the names of some of the guys who were feeding the balls?
     
  29. mrmo1115

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    hey wats ur name thenewyork my name is hugh mo and i play eastern tournaments as well wat age group are u in and wat is ur ranking? hope we can chat sometime about tournaments and stuff :)
     
  30. Roger_Federer.

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    I might go
     
  31. NebAce1

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    Yea PWTA is huge and it is really nice. The tournaments there are auwsome.
     
  32. mrmo1115

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    wat r ur guys names!!! seems like you guys live in new york welli do and im in florida rite now for super nationals

    talk to you guys later
     
  33. NebAce1

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    Are the supers for 12s in Delray Beach this year?
     
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  34. J011yroger

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    E-mail me. I am a 25 year old open player from LI tho, so I don't know if you would want to be talking to an old man :)

    J
     
  35. mrmo1115

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    yes it is in delray beach well actually for the boys its mainly in boca raton the girls are mainly played in delray... i just finished up my tournament i did alright winning one in the main draw and picking up a match in 3 sets in one of the backdraws. i am very frustrated because i lost to a very annoying pusher. he would push and lob with the forehand and hit dinky backhands till you got frustrated and missed or he would just push you to death. in all the tournament has been an experience for me especially missing school ^^

    p.s. the number one seed has not lost yet he almost lost yesterday to tj pura one of my best friends 6-4 in the third...
     
  36. baros

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    Couger is the middle age south american guy right with longish hair right so whats the name of some of the coaches my personal coach works there his name is rob broden been with him for two years he's the really heavy set coach.also i work this coach there named james struab tall skinny guy.
     
  37. NebAce1

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    Yea I know TJ, I used to play with him. Anyway I was just in Delray Beach for vacation. It's auwsome there.
     
  38. mrmo1115

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    hey nebace where are you from and do u play tournaments? if u do wat age group and whats ur name? maybe u can send some ur ranking links if u have one thxx
     
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  40. NebAce1

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    I'm from New York. Yes I play tournaments. When I was in the 12's a little over a year ago I made it up to around 10 or 15 in the east something like that. Now that I'm in the 14's Im am in the top 40 in the east with a year to go.
     
  41. mrmo1115

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    nebace WHAT IS UR NAME =] i really want to check out some of your rankings lol
     

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