It started with a simple message from Coach Bollettieri - Make a platform for Coaches, not the front desk, because Coaches are the ones that deliver the impact. Check out our latest press release.
BRADENTON, FL, USA Feb. 4, 2022 –
BounxSport today announced the signing of a collaboration agreement and subsequent investment by legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri and long-time tennis academy management expert Steve Shulla to bring smarter coaching experiences through technology to clubs across the globe.
Julian R. Ellison, founder and CEO of BounxSport, said, “Coach Bollettieri was adamant from the start that the coach should be the foundation of a club management system — so that is what we built. We have been working together for over two years to ensure our BounxSport club management system, that we call Bounx, is a powerful tool for coaches to create a gamified experience for players and that clubs have the right tools to increase revenue.
”Bounx, a sports technology platform from BounxSport, integrates a coach app, a player app and a cloud-based club management system that manages player bookings, check-in and coach feedback that is powered by a complete financial transaction engine. Purpose built for private and group tennis classes, court bookings and club-run tournaments, Bounx has proven that by focusing on eliminating receivables and being efficient with player engagement, revenue per player increases.
“After piloting with sports clubs across the globe for the past two years, we are now ready for a full-market release with a truly unique, gamified club management platform that great coaches will naturally understand how to use and clubs can trust to run their business effortlessly,” Ellison said.
BounxSport took the best of Bollettieri’s insights and combined that with today’s technology to allow coaches “to provide feedback and badges to an individual or entire class in under 21 seconds — right on court,” Ellison said.
Bollettieri said the platform simplifies back-office work for tennis coaches. “We have seen their technology take shape and they have created something very simple, but powerful for tennis coaches to increase engagement, effectiveness and, most importantly, revenue,” he said. “Learning to play quality tennis takes a lot of hard work. Bounx helps make the hard work a little easier and fun for players while helping clubs manage their revenues.
”Steve Shulla, former manager of the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy said, “Sometimes technology can go too far and lose sight of what matters most for clubs. Growing revenue is simple — players must enjoy their time on court and desire to come back for more coaching. Bounx turned the traditional club management system model upside down by putting the coach at the core instead of the front desk computer.
”As part of the Bounx and Bollettieri collaboration, Bollettieri and Shulla will take an equity stake in the company and provide ongoing counsel, bringing more than 65 years of coaching experience to the sports technology company.