IMG Academies and Atlanta Tennis Championships announced the IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy as an official sponsor of the Atlanta Tennis Championships.
Taking place from July 19-25, the event will also hold the US Open National Playoffs Qualifying Tournament and a “Kid’s Day” led by coaching guru Nick Bollettieri from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, July 21.
“After 50-plus years of coaching, I still get tremendous joy from working with kids because they represent the future of tennis,” said Bollettieri.
Bollettieri will host a clinic for 100-plus kids from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by him hosting a Q and A about tennis, match strategy and other tennis-related topics for fans of all ages from 1-2 p.m. on the Stadium Court. He will then be available for autographs from 2-2:30 p.m.
Committed ATP players include John Isner, Marcos Baghditas, Lleyton Hewitt, James Blake, Robby Ginepri and Mardy Fish. During the week, the men’s winners from 16 US Open National Playoffs Qualifying Tournaments will battle for one spot in the 2010 US Open Qualifying Tournament in Flushing Meadow, N.Y.
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