Sport Events

Nick Bollettieri Discovery Open

Friday, May 29, 2015 to Monday, June 1, 2015
Check back in the Fall for additional information
2014 Results

The Nick Bollettieri Discovery Open is an exciting international event limited to boys and girls looking to take their tennis skill development to the next level. Players will compete at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL from May 29 – June 1, 2015. The boy and girl winners from each age bracket will return to IMG Academy for a week of tennis camp, where they will get an evaluation from Nick Bollettieri and the other IMG Academy tennis staff to have the opportunity to be given a one-year “full academic and sport scholarship”and continue training/competing against the best athletes in the world at the best facilities in the world.

In addition to the on-court tournament, players will be evaluated in using principles of Ignite Performance Training. Ignite 360 is the global measurement standard for improved sport performance. Creating a benchmark through evaluation, and customized planning targeted towards improving athletic performance. The Ignite 360 provides a performance profile illustrating the athlete’s scores from three main elements; Self Discipline, Athleticism & Movement.

How to Enter...

To participate in the Nick Bollettieri Discovery Open, email a short highlight video or your tournament resume to The top players in each age group based on the highlight video, international tournament experience and verifiable national rankings will be chosen to play by the tournament committee. Cost is $95 to compete if selected.

Official Qualifying Events 


Boston - Manchester Athletic Club

February 27 - March 1 (16’s) Register Here 

March 20 - 22 (14’s) Register Here

April 10 - 12 (12’s) Register Here


Australia, January 4-6: For more information visit

Japan - Top Run Tennis College
Boy’s – Feb 14th -15th 
Girl’s – Feb 21st – 22nd
For more information visit: Or contact: Japan Sports Training @

Egypt, April 3-5 

Turkey, April 13 – 17
For more information visit: or contact Ender Akman Turkey-532-2339677 USA-508-843-9005


Have Your Event Become A Regional Qualifying Event...

As an “Official Qualifying Event” for the Nick Bollettieri Discovery Open, your event will be held to a higher standard throughout the tennis industry.  With this great honor comes great responsibility and there are several benefits as well as requirements that are essential to ensuring that the Nick Bollettieri Discovery Open is providing the very best experience possible for all players, coaches, spectators and their affiliations. The winners of your qualifying event will gain an automatic entry into the 2015 Nick Bollettieri Discovery Open and also be awarded a free week of camp (valued at $1,900) leading up to the start of the Discovery Open Tournament. 

Contact Blake Ulrich if you are interested in hosting a Nick Bollettieri Discovery Open Qualifier. Email Blake at 

Benefits of becoming an Official Qualifying Event:
  • Your tournament will receive a highlighted calendar spot on the Nick Bollettieri Discovery Open website as an official qualifier. 
  • Opportunity for your event to promote a unique grand prize for your event - the winners of your event will earn an AUTOMATIC SPOT into 2015 Nick Bollettieri Discovery Open earning the opportunity to be given a full academic and sport scholarship to the IMG Academy.
  • Affiliation with professional level IMG Performance events containing national media and sponsors such as PRINCE, Gatorade and Under Armour.
  • Listed in all promotional materials including online, print, TV, radio and blogs associated with qualifying events.

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Want your matches filmed?

CaptainU will be filming at the Nick Bollettieri Discovery Open! Our videographers will only be filming requested matches, so sign up or inquire BEFORE the tournament.

Click here to learn more and to register. Complete match film and highlight video packages are being offered at affordable prices.

If you have any questions, please contact or 415-200-1264.

Event Overview:

NBDO Age Eligibilities (ITF Rules):

To compete in the 12 & Under division, you must be born in the year 2003 or 2004
To compete in the 14 & Under division , you must be born in the year 2001 or 2002
To compete in the 16 & Under division, you must be born in the year 1999 or 2000

Who Qualifies:

Players will be chosen based on resume, international experience and verifiable national rankings by the tournament committee

Live Streaming:

Stay tuned for link to watch the 2015 Nick Bollettieri Discovery Open


Singles only
Pool-play; everyone is guaranteed 3 matches minimum


ITF rules with best 2 out of 3 sets


Eight age group winners will receive a one-week tennis camp and evaluation from Nick Bollettieri and the other IMG Academy tennis staff. There will be then an opportunity to win a full scholarship to the IMG Academy academic year. Trophies for winners and runners-up

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Contact Us

Blake Ulrich
Director of Events
John Esfeller
Media Inquiries


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