December 20th, 2017
2018 Professional Tennis Registry Symposium to Feature Bollettieri, Judy Murray
Acclaimed tennis coaches Nick Bollettieri and Judy Murray will headline the 2018 PTR International Tennis Symposium on Feb. 13-16 on Hilton Head Island, S.C.
The legendary Bollettieri is one of the most influential people in tennis. In 1978 he created the academy model of training and founded the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida. Bollettieri coached 10 world No. 1 players — Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, Jim Courier, Martina Hingis, Jelena Jankovic, Marcelo Rios, Monica Seles, Maria Sharapova and Venus and Serena Williams.
At 86, Bollettieri is still coaching every day. He is a member of 10 halls of fame including the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the Black Tennis Hall of Fame, and remains an author, philanthropist, motivational speaker, commentator, mentor, advisor and clinician.
Judy Murray, coach of Wimbledon winner Andy Murray, is a former Scottish tennis player with 64 national titles to her name. She became Scottish National Coach in 1995, the same year she also became the first woman to pass the LTA’s Performance Coach Award. She initiated the Scottish Development School program that ultimately produced four Davis Cup players and one Fed Cup player, including her Grand Slam winning sons, Jamie and Andy. In 2011 she was appointed captain of the British Fed Cup Team and used this role to grow the profile and numbers in women’s tennis across players and coaches.
Murray has developed several tennis initiatives, including Miss-Hits, a starter program for girls ages 5-8, that she will present at the PTR Symposium; Tennis on the Road, that takes tennis into remote and deprived parts of Scotland; and most recently She Rallies, a program with the LTA to encourage more women and girls into tennis across the UK.
For more information or to register for the symposium visit www.ptrtennis.org.