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Nick Bollettieri, who inspired thousands of children to excel at tennis, has passed away aged 91.

Agassi, Evert, King Pay Tribute To Nick Bollettieri

Tennis community mourns the loss of coaching icon

Tennis coaching pioneer Nick Bollettieri passed away aged 91, it was announced Monday.

Bollettieri, the coach of 10 former World No. 1s, was a magnetic force in the tennis community known for his unmatched energy. Former players, including Andre Agassi, Tommy Haas, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King, and other members of the tennis community took to social media Monday to share their condolences.

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