Talk With a Tennis Legend

By Nick Bollettieri

In Sports Applications, Videos

September 25, 2010

Video Article

Nick Bollettieri has been involved in the careers of a host of world-class tennis players. Names like Agassi, Courier, Seles, Sharapova and many others litter Bollettieri’s CV. In 1978 he created the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Acadamy in Bradenton, Fla., which served as a full-time boarding school for up-and-coming tennis stars. That tennis academy was purchased in 1987, and Bollettieri’s tennis school has grown into what we now know as the IMG Academies, the location of a recent gathering of CrossFit’s elite.

Bollettieri has an enormous amount of experience in developing athletes and maintaining his own fitness, and Sevan Matossian managed to catch the legendary coach as he emerged from the weight room and addressed a group of CrossFitters.

“No matter what you do, take care of yourself. You only have one body,” the legend advises.

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Additional reading: CrossFit Athletes Vs. the Combine 360, published Sept. 14, 2010.



4 Comments on “Talk With a Tennis Legend”


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"Have you met any of his 8 wives?"
I love you Sevan!!!!!!


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second that !!


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I have been doing cross fit here in slidell la for a mouth and would like to know more about what to eat . can send me somethink on eatting right?
thanks mike mcmillan


replied to comment from Michael McMillan


There is a lot of information on eating right throughout You'll be drinking from the firehose. Search "Nutrition" in the "Search Crossfit Journal" box at the top right of this page. Go to the "Message Board" at the top of this page and off the mainsite too. See "Nutrition". But to keep it simple...

"Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat..."

Good hunting,


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