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Published on Aug 15, 2011
interview with Gabriel Jaramillo , Gabe Jaramillo , Tennis Director Club Med Academies ( formerly known as ITA-USA , International Tennis Academy ) in Port Saint Lucie , Florida , USA . Gabe Jaramillo is a renowned international tennis coach who developed some of the most well-known talents in the history of tennis. He instituted his elite training program at the IMG-Bollettieri Tennis Academy, and now he is the Tennis Director for Club Med Academies (formally known as ITA-USA, International Tennis Academy).
Integral in developing eight #1's and twenty-six Top 10 professional tennis players Nick Bollettieri's right-hand man for 30 years and main contributor in developing the Bollettieri System Director of the Nick Bollettieri , IMG Academies Junior Tennis Program for 26 years Developed the Periodization , Training Blocks Training Method Assisted with the development of System 5, a world recognized tennis training system. Has trained his staff to be coaches, not teachers. Teachers generally limit instruction to the technical aspects of the game while coaches concentrate more on students' long-term athletic development and the total plan. Believes in an aggressive approach to the game. Students are taught to play close to the baseline and develop big weapons. In Gabe's words, "pushers go nowhere!" Exudes confidence, passion, poise, and positive energy. Gabe has a tenacious work ethic and is still hungry to produce more champions! Demands perfection in every practice from his staff and students. Caring yet demanding. Coached players in all four Grand Slam events (French Open, Wimbledon, Australian Open, and US Open) for the past 30 years. Assisted with creating and developing IMG Academies' multi-sport academy programs. Master clinician. Gabe has created and developed annual clinic tours for players and coaches in 32 countries. Instructed the largest tennis clinic ever recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records in 1995 (with Luis Mediero, president of the PTR). Established a worldwide Coach's Certification Program, which is scalable to other sports. Created a network of sales agents in 40 countries around the world. Recipient of multiple awards from tennis associations and clubs around the world. Special advisor to the Morita Tennis Foundation in Japan and to the Colombian Tennis Federation. Has been featured in multiple TV programs, radio shows, magazines and newspapers worldwide. Writer for multiple tennis publications around the world.