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Question Anybody been to Bollettieri's??

I might be going to the Bollettieri Academy (not for the Juniors program) but for the 20+ crowd and was wondering if anyone has been and has any advice, tips, warnings, etc. for me??? Thanks.

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Advice..get a refund. It's a decent place, but the quality is nowhere near the exorbitant amount of money you are about to play. They have 5-7 students on a court, so there is zero individualized instruction. Furthermore, the one thing this place (and many other camps) do that piss me off is they look at you for thirty seconds and think they know everything about your game, so they make some huge change on your grip/backswing. Other than that, the rooms and meals are decent though. I go to Saddlebrook once every couple of years (kinda expensive, but well worth it) and their program was amazing, as well as the facilities.
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Advice..get a refund. It's a decent place, but the quality is nowhere near the exorbitant amount of money you are about to play. They have 5-7 students on a court, so there is zero individualized instruction. Furthermore, the one thing this place (and many other camps) do that piss me off is they look at you for thirty seconds and think they know everything about your game, so they make some huge change on your grip/backswing. Other than that, the rooms and meals are decent though. I go to Saddlebrook once every couple of years (kinda expensive, but well worth it) and their program was amazing, as well as the facilities.
Thanks for the advice. The story that I'm getting is that with the program they're tailoring for me, I'll get the fitness/strength training, diet, private court time, as well as the instruction/ tuning up of my inconsistent backhand. So, I'll dig around and ask some more.

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I went to the Evert Academy and there were usually 2-4 of us on court, unless you choose the more expensive developmental program where you get private lessons. Nice place with nice dorm, and food is pretty decent.

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