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In 1978, he began the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. The concept was to have an academy that would educate students within a dual environment of intense tennis training and a specially designed academic program. Nick's vision revolutionized the way that tennis was taught. His philosophy is so successful, he has personally coached nine #1 ranked players in the world - Agassi, Becker, Courier, Hingis, Rios, Seles, Venus Williams, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.
*Inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame (2004).
*Honored with the prestigious Sports and Service Award by the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (2003).
*Inducted into the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (2002).
*Ranked 16th on Tennis Magazine's List of the 50 Most Influential People in Tennis (2000).
*Ranked 19th on The Sporting Life's List of the 25 People Who Have Influenced Tennis in the Past Century (2000).
*Named National Coach of the Year for Tennis by the United States Olympic Committee (1999).
*Awarded the Tennis Educational Merit Award by the International Tennis Hall of Fame (1999).
Bollettieri continues to be a highly sought after speaker around the world. He regularly attends each of the Grand Slam events as well as other high profile tournaments in the US, and in addition to his speaking engagements, offers clinics. Bollettieri will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in July of 2014.