CEO & Director Emeritus
Gabe has developed 11 #1 and 27 top ten players, including Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, Kei Nishikori and Maria Sharapova. As Tennis Director at IMG-Bollettieri Tennis Academy for 24 years, Gabe served as Nick Bollettieri’s right-hand man. He's coached players in all four Grand Slams and is a master clinician developing clinic tours for players and coaches in 32 countries.
Gabe, a prolific author, is a frequent motivational speaker, the developer of several coaching methodologies and systems.
Director of Tennis
Juan serves at the Tennis Director at Rush Premier Sports. He is responsible for all aspects of managing the Academy's tennis program. He comes with a wealth of hands-on experience, having developed and coached top juniors and professional players on the ITF, WTA and ATP tennis tours.
Stan has a BA in Sports Fitness Management from the University of Alabama. His extensive experience includes being the Director of Tennis for the International Tennis Academy USA in Delray Beach, Florida, the Assistant Director of Tennis at the Yashima Tennis Club in Japan, and the Assistant Men’s Coach for the University of Alabama.
Stan has served as the Coach & Traveling Coach on Professional & Junior World Circuits and is USPTA Certified Professional 1. Stan's specialty is player development and his coaching philosophy is "If better is possible, then good is not enough."
Director of adult programs
Gino earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Administration Tourism Hotel Hospitality from Pan Americana de Hoteleria. He boasts a PTR Certification as a Master Adult Tennis Clinician.
Gino's experience includes being the Tennis Director for Club Med Adult Tennis Programs for 15 years in the Caribbean, Mexico, and the US. He has also served as the Tennis Director of Country Club Junto Al Rio in Cuernavaca, Mexico and as the Head Coach for Tecnologico of Monterrey University. Gino speaks English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Rashid has over 20 years of high-performance coaching experience. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics & Management from the University of Perpignan (France). He holds a France Tennis Association Coaching Certificate, an ITF Level 2 High Performance Certificate as well as a PTR Professional rating.
Prior to coaching at the academy, he was at the Mas Tennis Club and the Val d'Allos International Tennis Academy in France. Rashid was the Niger National Teach Coach, the Head Coach of the ITF Niger Touring Team and the Director of ITF Tennis Program for Niger Tennis Association. As a player, he was the Niger U18 & U16 National Champion. He speaks English, French, Djerma and Haoussa and believes in being a champion on and off the court.
Rodrigo has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Coaching from Charleston Southern University (D1) where he played #1 in the line-up.
Rodrigo has over 15 years of high-performance experience, includes coaching professional players such as Hugo Dellien, Panna Udvardy, Gonzalo Escobar, Mauricio Doria Medina and Mauricio Estivariz. He was the Head Coach for the Bolivian Davis Cup and Junior Davis Cup teams. He is an ITF and PTR certified coach who brings all his expertise to our team of coaches.
As a player Rodrigo was the #1 player in Bolivia, represented his country in Davis Cup and competed in the Junior Olympics in Moscow, Russia.
coach & Marketing Assistant
Nigel is originally from Colorado and has traveled extensively for his studies and career. He's lived in in Texas, New York, Louisiana, Arizona and Florida. Nigel holds many certifications including Certified Athletic Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist, and Correction Exercise Specialist. Nigel's experience and professional drive helps keep our athletes healthy and ready for the highest levels of competition.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Sara serves as the Academy's Performance Dietician. She joined the Volleyball Staff as a coach and performance dietician and now heads up the Academy's performance nutrition program.
Sara is an All-American, 4x conference champion, NCAA National Championship Finalist and 4x All-conference team award recipient. She played beach volleyball at Florida State University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Dietetics and has a Masters in Clinical Nutrition.
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