I haven't. The only person I know that's been there from this board is the user "Paialii". I've seen pictures that she's posted on the boards and whatnot. There may be others, too.My tennisfriend's lil'sis is there now and she plays really well! :lick:
Has any of u guys been there? Or now anyone who has?
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:I know one from my club who went there. Her parents left Germany and went down there but they didn't have enough money so they came back. One thing she learned down there is the grunting. She sounds like Sharapova now and her game is similar to hers.
lool hahaI actually went down there for a week to train back in the day with a bunch of juniors from my program. If I remember correctly the pros training there at that time were Kournikova, Haas and Malisse. When I was younger they had a Bollitierri/Chang Tennis Center up in MA where I grew up. I went to that program for a year or two. The pros they sent up from Bollitierris were such tools. If we didn't pick up the balls in an alloted amount of time they would line us up against the back stop and SERVE balls at our behinds. They seriously thought they were Gods gift...I would love to se where they are now...lol. If that happened today they totally would have been sued, and it's really wrong to do that to kids. I remember they were always preaching the typical Bollitieri mantra of taking the ball on the rise, lots of topspin etc. My parents eventually pulled me out because the really rich kids always seemed to be chosen for competition over the rest of us which was complete bs, the program eventually went belly up because of this. Funny enough my next coach who was a product of the academy back in the day when Courier, Agassi and Seles were ther really nurtured my game and I went on to play Div I tennis and eventually worked as a tennis pro for three years while getting my Masters. IMHO Nick's a great motivator....but he's more of a good "Car Salesman" /Business Man...that being said though he did help to change the way tennis was played....and got a great tan along the way.
... and Peng, right?ive been to bolletieris, evert academy, and saddlebrook. personally, saddlebrook was my favorite (great/tough training in a resort training, plus all grand slam surfaces) also saw capriati, henin, and hingis while i was at saddlebrook (lounged next to stephen capriati by the big pool).
:wavey: hey, there... i think a lot of maria fans would like to see that video !I went there and I have video footage of Maria Sharapova as a 12 year old hitting the practice courts. She even screamed back then. In fact it was a coach who told me that she was going to be good. I asked who she was because she was intense on the court.
You can go there and get lessons and a lunch.
I so want to ask about ETA, but I don't want to start a new thread or hi-jack this one...oh, well. :devil:ive been to bolletieris, evert academy, and saddlebrook. personally, saddlebrook was my favorite (great/tough training in a resort training, plus all grand slam surfaces) also saw capriati, henin, and hingis while i was at saddlebrook (lounged next to stephen capriati by the big pool).