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Oct/23

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Biofile Shintaro Mochizuki Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP 219. Ht: 5-9 Wt: 154 DOB: June 2, 2003 In: Kawasaki, Japan First Tennis Memory: It’s such a long time ago. My first memory is I loved playing points all the time when I first started playing tennis. I always hated practice. With all the coaches, when they let me […] Continue to read full article...

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Positive reviews have been rolling in for my latest tennis book “Nick Bollettieri: Godfather Of Modern Tennis” but this one may take the cake. It came from former longtime Pittsburgh University tennis coach George Dieffenbach: “Hi Scoop. My sister and her husband spend winters in Sarasota. They knew Nick B mentored me, so they saw […] Continue to read full article...

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Ray Collins, Former ABC news anchor Sarasota, FL and longtime Sarasota Open tournament announcer: “That last big paragraph in the Luke Hadge account of his ladder match with Andre Agassi is unbelievable. I’ve come to appreciate your style of unfiltered reporting. Enjoyed the Brian Gottfried and Julio Moros passages as well.” Yury Bettoni, former NBTA […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/23

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My Nick Bollettieri Book Earning Rave Reviews

Very happy to report early reviews of my 18th book Nick Bollettieri: Godfather Of Modern Tennis is earning very positive reviews so far. I gave a copy to a friend James Elder, a good senior player and neighbor here in Bradenton, FL and he liked the book so much he bought ten more copies to […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/23

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Nick Bollettieri Celebration Of Life Today

By Scoop Malinowski There was never a figure in tennis so inspiring, energizing and uniquely recognizable as Nick Bollettieri and there never will be. Today his life was celebrated inside a packed IMG Academy basketball gym by about 800 people associated with him in one way or another. The world renowned tennis coach, academy founder, […] Continue to read full article...

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Nick Bollettieri: Godfather Of Modern Tennis  By Scoop Malinowski A compilation of memories, anecdotes, stories and interviews of one of the most important figures in tennis history, Nick Bollettieri and his world-renowned “Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy.” …Andre Agassi, Marcelo Rios, Jimmy Arias, Brian Gottfried, Fritz Buehning, Kathleen Horvath, Lars Ulrich, Julio Moros, Maria Sharapova, Chip […] Continue to read full article...

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After a few years of story, memory and anecdote collecting, I have finally completed my book on Nick Bollettieri. What I have learned is Nick Bollettieri is more fascinating and interesting than many Grand Slam champions, for he created something new and he personally and indirectly touched millions of people’s lives in a positive way…. […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/22

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Inspiration Academy In Bradenton Is Special

By Scoop Malinowski To see a tennis academy in operation is in some ways more impressive than watching a match at an ATP or WTA tournament. I went to Inspiration Academy for a couple of days this month and the combination of talent, energy, hard work is an unforgettable experience to witness. I arrived in […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/22

28

The Magic Of Eddie Herr

You never know what you may see at the Eddie Herr International junior tournament at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. You could walk right by hockey icon Wayne Gretzky and not even know it – he was here a few years ago with his daughter Emma who now plays for SMU. You could watch a […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/22

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Juncheng Shang Hires Marcelo Rios As Coach

By Scoop Malinowski In extensive interview with the newspaper La Tercera, former ATP world no. 1 and 1998 Australian Open finalist┬áMarcelo Rios confirmed that he decided to sign a contract for one year to coach and accompany the 17-year-old Chinese lefthanded prospect Juncheng Shang on the ATP World Tour. Rios said, “If I’m here, it’s […] Continue to read full article...

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