Big-time Tennis Legend Visits Small-town Manchester-by-the-Sea

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MAC tennis players and coaches train hard, build confidence, win championships and, on occasion, spend the weekend with a sports legend. Now through Sunday, October 27, junior and adult tennis players will have the chance to take private and group lessons with Nick Bollettieri, arguably the most famous tennis coach in history. MAC Tennis Academy Days will be conducted on Saturday from 2-5pm and Sunday from 9am-12pm for juniors in the prestigious academy program designed specifically by Bollettieri for the MAC, leading to remarkable success for the program and its players.

Bollettieri is the legendary tennis coach linked to 10 number-one world-ranked players including Andre Agassi, Maria Sharapova, Boris Becker, Jim Courier, Martina Hingis, Jelena Jankovic, Marcelo Rios, Monica Seles, and Venus and Serena Williams. One of the sport’s most well-respected and influential tennis experts, Bollettieri will impart his considerable wisdom as he visits with hundreds of players during his weekend visit to Manchester Athletic Club, including many top juniors on their own tracks to winning national and international tennis acclaim.

In addition, the Boston Lobsters—the professional tennis team which now calls Manchester Athletic Club home—and its corporate sponsors were treated to a private Q&A with the energetic octogenarian whose accomplishments reach far beyond tennis. His impressive career includes flying with the Blue Angels, giving back in Iraq and Afghanistan and authoring several books, including a book dedicated to Billie Jean King and Arthur Ashe due out March 1, 2014.

"This marks Nick's eleventh year affiliated with Manchester Athletic Club's MAC Tennis Academy," said Todd Carpenter, Director of Tennis at Manchester Athletic Club. "Our members are fortunate to have this unique opportunity to get tips and strategy from one of tennis's most famous and celebrated coaches."

Manchester Athletic Club is located in Manchester by-the-Sea, MA, and is one of only 24 USTA regional training centers in the country. The full-service health club features 13 tennis courts, the Gymazing! Child Center for preschool-aged children, iXl programs for young teens, a fitness and strength training center staffed with certified professional trainers, indoor aquatics center, multiple group exercise studios, and an outdoor pool with playground.

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