James started his career as one of the original staff members at the Nick Bollettieri tennis
academy and satellite camps around the world, a position that lasted three decades. He
was also involved in Bollettieri corporate events worldwide. During the time period from
1980-1988, he was the director of IMG NBTA camps (Bollettieri summer camps)
overseeing all operations.
In addition, from 1986 – 1989 he was one of two Bollettieri traveling team coaches on
the ATP tour, which included Jim Courier (former #1 in the world and a Hall of Fame
player), David Wheaton, Mark Knowles, Chris, Garner and Martin Blackman, all top 100
ATP players. As Director of IMG NBTA Camps, James is only second to his father in
terms of experience in running Bollettieri Style camps and academies.
From 2002 – 2014, James was the principal and head tennis director to GSI Bollettieri at
Flamingo Park in South Beach and North Shore Park in Miami Beach. The combined
total of courts was thirty and he had a staff of twenty five. As tennis director, James
conducted and oversaw all clinics, tennis programs and recreational camps. His cliental
is international, as well as regional and local. The operations gross total was $800K a
James, whose also an established professional photographer combined his knowledge of
sport and vision to go on and photograph some of the most important legends of tennis,
Borg, Connors, McEnroe, Sampras and Agassi, and presently…Federer and Nadal. He
shot covers and spreads for various magazines and networks such as the Tennis Channel
and ESPN. James has also sold his photographs in galleries and tennis clubs. James
photographs have been known to have more of an artistic flare, not the typical tennis
shot. His photographs have draped the walls at the Sony Ericsson player lounge, NIKE’s
corporate suites to the US Open in NY. Tennis clubs around the country have his work in
He received his Bachelor of Arts in Photography from the University of Miami.