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Biofile Toby Kodat Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP no. 313. HT: 5-10 WT: 160 DOB: January 13, 2003 IN: Bradenton, FL First Tennis Memory: Probably back in IMG with my dad (Ales Kodat) on the old center court. Just happy being on the court (age 4-5). Tennis Inspirations: Well my dad’s my coach, there’s one. My sister used […] Continue to read full article...

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Golf Great Korda Credits Federer And Nadal For Her Mentality

Yesterday Nelly Korda won her sixth LPGA tournament this year at the Mizuho Americas Open at Liberty National Golf Club by one stroke on the 18th hole. The LPGA no. 1 ranked player in the world has won six of the seven tournaments she has played in 2024, an astonishing surge of pro golfing dominance […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Felipe Alarcon Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: International Master Professional of the PTR (Professional Tennis Registry). Resides: Bradenton, FL First memory of tennis: I started to play tennis when I was 14 years old. Playing tennis with my dad and my brother. Tennis inspirations: Roger Federer, Andres Alarcon brother played Davis Cup for Ecuador, reached an ATP world […] Continue to read full article...

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Eddie Herr 2023 Report

15 year old Wakana Sonobe, the lefthander from Japan, beat Teodora Kostovic 63 61 to win the Eddie Herr girls 18s. Both girls train at IMG Academy. The win earned Sonobe a qualifying wild card at the WTA 500 in Abu Dhabi in February. The match contested on Har-Tru green clay featured some drama as […] Continue to read full article...

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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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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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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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