Saddlebrook/Bolletieri-Indoor

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  1. pinetree47

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    Originally planning to go to Saddlebrook in late summer. But, I am a little concerned as I did not know their policy in case rain cancels camps. I plan to be in a 5-day adult camp.

    However, I understand Bolle., has indoor courts.

    Does anyone have experience with either facility as regards the "rain policy"? I assume you can move indoors at Bolle., but I think there are only 4 indoor courts.?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Forehand Forever

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    There is only 4 at Bollettieri. I didn't have any rain when I went down but if you're in an Adult class I don't think it would be as populated as the junior class.

    Bollettieri's great though. Best trip of my short 15 years.
     
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  3. aldekeuk

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    I was at Saddlebrook in late Feb and it wound up raining 30 mins into the afternoon session. Got a raincheck for that session that is good for 1 year.
     
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  4. Rpp

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    If they have 4 courts and 400 people in Bradenton I think adult camp is not in front of the line to go indoors...both are probably good. Make the decision on some other factors than indoor courts.
     
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  5. aldekeuk

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    Agree with Rpp - especially if you are going for 5 days of camp
     
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  6. pinetree47

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    Thanks for the comments. Did as you said and made decision (Saddlebrook) on other factors. Although I went in July which has the highest monthly rainfall, over the course of 5 days only about 30 minutes was lost to rain. Most of the rain was after the daily sessions which end at 300pm.
     
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  7. aldekeuk

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    Pinetree - would be interested to hear what you thought of Saddlebrook, especially in July. Also any comparison to any other tennis camps you may have gone to would be appreciated as I liked Saddlebrook but that is the only place i really ever went for tennis.

    Thanks!
     
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    yo forehand forever, I was just wondering, how much did you pay for bollitieri's camp for a week?
     
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  9. LanEvo

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    where is Bolletieri located at?
     
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  10. Rpp

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    Bradenton FL
     
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    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=141778
     
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  12. vamosrafa16

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    If there is rain at bolletieri the Adults have first priority for the indoor courts
     
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  13. pinetree47

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    aldekeuk: MY exp at Saddlebrook

    In reply to your question: After my first visit to Saddlebrook, I will go back. Also, most likely I will send my Jr. as well.

    Primary Reasons: Customer Service-any questions or concerns were addressed immediately by the Director, Howard Moore. All Pros were very interested in each individual, good balance of technique improvement, while still pushing you physically.

    I went late summer, very hot and humid, but good for conditioning. Also, at this time duriing the 5 days I was there, there were no more than 4 per Pro, and at times one per Pro.
     
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  14. Fedace

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    Is the adult camp any good ? Did it improve your game?
     
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    Fedace, Reply

    To answer your question: It did improve my game. How? Before I went, there were two things I wanted to improve, FH topspin and backhand slice. A few minor adjustments were made and with repetition, these strokes have improved.

    However, the most important thing I left with was "Tennis is a very simple game if you just do a few things consistently". I know that does not sound exciting, and the "few things" were nothing new to me. But the way in which the Pros emphasized them, in a subtle way, really helped me. They are:

    Relax, keep your eye on the ball, be positive.
    Yea, nothing new, and there are a 100 books on these subjects. But, some of the drills, and the way the Pros presented these in a differet light really helped me. You begin to realize that sometime you get too caught up in your strokes, etc, and forget these basic principles, which are true in any sport!
     
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  16. pinetree47

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    Sorry Fedace, but my recent reply was for Saddlebrook.
     
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  17. callitout

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    Bollitieri: lots of focus on conditioning. Which has its ups and downs. Certainly, it hammers home the message that whatever the quality of your strokes, if youre not in position to hit them, youre not going to play your best. The downside is that they will tire you, your strokes will break down, and you'll be glad to finish the drill. Therefore, you have trouble getting as much out of the technique side of things as you might otherwise.

    Though, Im in much better shape than when I went to Bollitieri's the last time, I decided to try Saddlebrook. I'll let you know if its better.
     
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