Whip Your Game Into Shape At A Tennis Camp

Total immersion programs can yield dramatic results

I was on the gray clay courts of the Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Fla., for all of 30 seconds before Desmond Osugwie, the teaching pro hitting me balls, announced, "Oh, yeah. We're definitely going to work on that backhand." Osugwie's enthusiasm set the tone for the rest of the six-hour session. Coaching guru Nick Bollettieri's academy is best known for nurturing Andre Agassi, Monica Seles, and Jim Courier when they were teenagers. But it also offers top-rate instruction for flabby adults who want to whip their weekend games into shape in a minimum of time.

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