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by Skylar Sellitti in Uncategorised

The Venice Institute for Performing Arts and Nick Bollettieri Inc. make a racquet at the Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows, New York! Your local non-profit takes to the road bringing an exclusive production to NYC. Proceeds to benefit educational and performing arts programs on Florida’s sun coast.


Nick Bollettieri and Reno Manne
LIVE at the Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows, New York right next to Arthur Ashe stadium
Presented by The Venice Institute for Performing Arts and
Nick Bollettieri, Inc
August 22 & 24 @ 7:00 pm,
August 31, September 1 & 5 @ 5:30 pm

Tennis legend and 2014 hall of fame inductee, Nick Bollettieri, tells audiences about his life, the importance of following your dreams, and how tennis shaped his world. Hosted by Reno Manne, this talk-show style theatre production will give audiences a view of the long time professional tennis coach who has worked with numerous top players over his career, such as Serena Williams, Anna Kornacova, Tommy haas, Andre Agassi, and many more. Nick started the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy (now known as IMG Academy) in the late 70’s in Bradenton, Florida; changing the way tennis was taught at the elite junior level.

It Ain’t Easy Baby is a night of laughs, loss, and love.  Follow Nick’s life as he opens up about his childhood, family, career, and more.  Filled with humor, audience interaction, and characters you’ll never see coming; It Ain’t Easy Baby is breaking down the walls between talk show and theatre production to create a new style of show. It’s an evening you won’t want to miss!

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