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the new new york 04-01-2007 01:21 PM

bollitieri academy review
 
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.

the new new york 04-01-2007 01:25 PM

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.

p0w3r 04-01-2007 04:02 PM

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

Wingshellphelp 04-01-2007 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by p0w3r (Post 1352104)
cool...i'll be definatley coming back to this thread. how much did the week cost?

1,550 dollars. Check online

the new new york 04-01-2007 05:56 PM

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

Wingshellphelp 04-01-2007 05:59 PM

only four days?sucks.

Lane 04-01-2007 06:01 PM

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

Wingshellphelp 04-01-2007 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Lane (Post 1352316)
4 days is a lot isnt it? your life cant be tennis.

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

the new new york 04-01-2007 06:33 PM

Yea I'm on spring break for this week

Wingshellphelp 04-01-2007 06:37 PM

in the south, it is right?

Forehand Forever 04-01-2007 06:54 PM

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.

the new new york 04-02-2007 06:41 PM

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.

Swan Song 04-02-2007 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by the new new york (Post 1354643)
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.

Who was your group's head coach?

Fedace 04-02-2007 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by the new new york (Post 1351702)
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.

I want to learn that pinpoint stance serve that they teach

sharpy 04-02-2007 08:42 PM

new new york, you from port washington tennis academy???

the new new york 04-03-2007 03:23 PM

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.

xtremerunnerars 04-03-2007 03:27 PM

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

Forehand Forever 04-03-2007 03:37 PM

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

DID YOU TRY THE PUDDING!

the new new york 04-04-2007 02:45 PM

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.

J011yroger 04-04-2007 03:43 PM

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

J


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