legend throwback

Legendary Tennis Coach Nick Bollettieri's Former Tidy Island Condo Is on the Market

It's the largest condo in Manatee County, with an even larger legacy.

03/05/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Listening to Black Voices

Briana Harris Francois on Tennis, Coco Gauff and What It's Like to Be a Minority in a White-Dominated Sport

Francois picked up a tennis racquet when she was just three-and-a-half years old. Today, after a long and successful career, she's the first Black tennis director at The Resort at Longboat Key Club.

10/09/2023 By Heather Dunhill

Center Court

A Weekend at the Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open

The tournament provides an intimate encounter with professional tennis that no other one offers. 

04/17/2023 By Isaac Eger

Love All

The Sarasota Open Is Upping the Ante This Year

Philanthropist and tennis enthusiast Elizabeth Moore has agreed to provide additional prize money, increasing the total to $175,000. The hope is to make the event much larger.

01/31/2023 By Isaac Eger


The Tennis World Reacts to the Death of Nick Bollettieri

The sport's greatest coach—and Bradenton resident—launched the tennis careers of greats like Venus and Serena Williams, Andre Agassi and more. He was 91 years old when he died

12/05/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Open Court

Payne Park Tennis Center Is Expanding Its Hours

Just in time for cooler weather.

10/06/2022 By Isaac Eger

Game, Set, Match

Did You Know Serena Williams Trained at IMG Academy?

Williams, who recently announced her retirement and is currently competing in the U.S. Open, trained with legendary coach Nick Bollettieri.

09/01/2022 By Megan McDonald

Your Health Questions Answered

Which Sarasota Fitness Group Is Right for You?

Looking for fun ways to exercise and meet other Sarasotans? Here are some free and low-cost groups to check out.

01/25/2022 By Allison Forsyth


The Bath & Racquet Club Just Sold—Again

The beloved club, which requires demolition and rebuilding, went for $15 million. It previously sold for $5.5 million in 2020.

01/18/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Bright Lights, Medium-Sized City

New Top-of-the-Line Lighting System Coming to Payne Park Tennis Center

The Sarasota City Commission voted Monday to spend $535,000 to upgrade the tennis center's lights in preparation for the Sarasota Open in April.

01/11/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Family Ties

This Bradenton Family Has a Tennis Star and Two Olympic-Bound Golfers

Sebastian Korda, 21, just played at Wimbledon. His sisters, Nelly and Jessica, will compete at the Olympics on USA's golf team.

07/21/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go Play Tennis at G.T. Bray Park

Hit the courts at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton after you've enjoyed your Thanksgiving feast.

11/25/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Sunshine Memories

We're Still Living in Paradise

Even 100 years later.



El Conquistador Tennis Club Names General Manager

Erin Hurter was recently promoted to the role of general manager of the United Tennis Club & Academy at El Conquistador.

04/29/2016 Research by staff

The Weekend Starts Now

The Top 5 Things to Do This Week: March 24-30

The stars of Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde visit the Van Wezel, the 4th Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival begins, paddling the Myakka River and more.

03/24/2016 By Sarasota Magazine Staff


Guide to Sarasota Sports

Your guide to Sarasota sports.

12/01/2015 By Sarasota Magazine


A Day in the Life of IMG Founder and Tennis Coach Nick Bollettieri

One day with tennis coach and IMG Academy founder Nick Bollettieri.

12/01/2015 By Pam Daniel