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IMG Academy Expands Decades-Long Relationship with IMG’s Tennis Division in New Strategic Partnership

IMG Academy Expands Decades-Long Relationship with IMG’s Tennis Division in New Strategic Partnership

IMG Academy has formed a new strategic partnership with IMG’s Tennis division, building upon both entities decades-long relationship to nurture emerging tennis talent. This is a continuation of the two brands’ work together following the sale of IMG Academy to EQT in May 2023. 

Together, the leading sports agency and world leader in sports education have developed young tennis talent and produced some of the sport’s best including World No. 1’s Venus and Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Monica Seles, and Andre Agassi, and household names like Anna Kournikova, Mary Pierce, Kei Nishikori, and Tommy Haas. More recently, the two entities have developed three international tennis players and former World Junior No. 1’s Juncheng Shang, Shintaro Mochizuki, Yibing Wu, and Miomir Kecmanovic.

Above: A look inside IMG Academy's tennis program. Source: IMG Academy.

With this partnership, the Academy will extend opportunities to IMG’s promising tennis student-athletes and be their home for world-class training and development. They will have access to state-of-the-art tennis, training and academic facilities and campus center, providing an environment conducive and proven to skill development and high-performance training. These student-athletes will also engage in immersive training experiences and refine their skills with IMG Academy’s elite coaches, specialists, and professionals.

“This partnership reinforces our commitment to providing unparalleled opportunities for student-athletes and ensures we will continue to shape the future of tennis and inspire a new era of champions,” said Jimmy Arias, Director of Tennis at IMG Academy. “All of us at IMG Academy look forward to extending this longstanding relationship.”

Above: Florida Tennis Editor and Publisher Matt Pressman with Director of Tennis, Jimmy Arias, of IMG Academy at the Miami Open. Photo: Florida Tennis.

“Our relationship with IMG Academy has always been a differentiator for our tennis clients, and this enhanced partnership takes that a step further,” said Max Eisenbud, SVP, Head of Tennis Clients for IMG.  “We are excited to work with IMG Academy to empower the next generation of tennis student-athletes.”

IMG will also provide wildcard spots for prestigious tennis events, allowing promising student-athletes to showcase their skills and ability on the global stage. Beyond the court IMG will offer marketing opportunities to further amplify the profiles of IMG Academy's rising tennis student-athletes.


Source: IMG Academy. Top Photo: IMG Academy.

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