IMG Academies opens registrations for summer 2012 tennis camps

Weekly, multi-week and ESL camps available for ages 8-18+

Bradenton, Fla. (May 3, 2012) – IMG Academies is now accepting online registrations for their summer tennis camps, with weekly and multiple-week options available. Camp choices include the incorporation of ESL classes, SAT and TOEFL preparation, and high school classes, as well as training in communications, nutrition, vision, and physical and mental conditioning.

IMG student-athletes participate in skill level-specific camps with low student-to-coach ratios, learning proper ground strokes, techniques for serving, net play and volleying, and strategy. Student-athletes have access to video analysis, which breaks down their stroke technique and game movement for improvement. Three- and five-week camp options include optional entry into one or two on-campus USTA-sanctioned tournaments.

Student-athletes also receive mental training that includes breathing techniques and emotional control. They review match strategy and technique in “Nick’s War Room,” a classroom that provides an inspirational group setting for analysis.

IMG tennis camps are led by a staff with extensive collegiate and professional playing and coaching experience. Coaches execute the Bollettieri method of teaching – a method Nick Bollettieri has used to coach 10 worldwide No. 1-ranked players, including Andre Agassi, Venus and Serena Williams, Boris Becker and Maria Sharapova. IMG coaches include Jose Lambert, a former nationally ranked US junior and four-year letterman at the University of Arkansas who first trained with Bollettieri as a student before becoming a coach for the last three decades; David “Red” Ayme, a four-year letter winner at Nicholls State University and a coach at IMG for 24 years, who has worked with players like Marcelo Rios, Boris Becker and Tommy Haas; Mark Dalzell, a 26-year veteran who has coached the likes Jim Courier, Jimmy Arias and Anna Kournikova; and Paul Forsyth, a 24-year-veteran who at one point in his career was ranked No. 1 in Division I Athletics.

Tennis camps include boarding and non-boarding options for those traveling to IMG from all over the globe. Weekly, three-week and five-week camps provide the best value for athletes, with more time for athletes to focus and train with IMG tennis coaches and performance experts. For more information about IMG Academies’ summer tennis camps, please visit:  


About IMG Academies

IMG Academies, a division of IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, is the world’s largest and most advanced multi-sport training and education complex. For more than 30 years, IMG Academies has helped countless youth, adult, collegiate and professional athletes reach their full potential in and out of sport, by providing world-class coaching, tailored programs and professional facilities within an energetic environment across a 450-acre campus.

Today the Bradenton, Fla.-based campus attracts 30,000 athletes from nearly 100 countries annually. IMG Academies offers youth camp and academy programs in baseball, basketball, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer and tennis, in addition to training opportunities for professional athletes, teams and leagues. IMG also runs a series of events on its campus and throughout the country on an annual basis.

For more information about IMG camps, programs and events, please visit our website at

Contact: Kim Berard, IMG Academies,, 941-752-2621