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25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 edition will be held during the week (20th) 22nd - 27th of June 2020... "seeds of the Legends of tomorrow" story...


6th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week (SBTTFW) with Luca Appino & Mio (25/4-2/5, 3/5-10/5/2020) Presentation and Application Instructions (pdf ~0.9 MB)


25th SMRIKVA BOWL 2020 Presentation with Application Instructions (pdf ~1.53 MB)

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 25th SMRIKVA BOWL 2020 CANDIDATES:

The application form – included in the above presentation – must be completed in full with Capital Letter’s and sent by e-mail (in PDF or jpg format) as indicated in the presentation. It is important to complete all the information requested in the forms and to provide all the other relevant information requested.

The number of players is limited to 96 in total (48 boys + 48 girls) => there are few places available per country. Top players from each country will be preferred. 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 is reserved for the players born in 2010 ONLY

Deadline for applications: 30th March 2020 (we reserve the right to bring forward this deadline date if the number of applications received from qualifying TOP players exceed the total number of 48+48 players we can invite)

Each player will receive by e – mail confirmation that the application form has been received… Invited players and players from outside Europe ranked #1 in their country, which provide all the required information, may receive confirmation of their acceptance before the deadline date. Other players will receive confirmation as to whether or not their application has been successful no later then 8th April 2020.

Accepted players are eligible to present their candidacy for the 6th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week (SBTTFW) 2020.

For any additional questions you may have regarding the Smrikva Bowl or your application, after reading with attention the presentation, please address those to: miodrag_bozovic@ yahoo.it


24th Smrikva Bowl 2019 Draws and Results; Finals videos; Press Release; Photo Gallery

24th Smrikva Bowl 2019 Draws and Results

24th SB 2019 boys finals VIDEO: S.Suljic vs. T.Mirijanyan

24th SB 2019 girls finals VIDEO: K.Efremova vs. L.Belibova

24th Smrikva Bowl 2019 Press Release

24th Smrikva Bowl 2019 Photo Gallery

Historical Smrikva Bowl Draws and Results (1996-2018)

News

04/11/19

Top Smrikva Bowl and "LM"/SB players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update November 2019)

Former top Smrikva Bowl players that reached certain results on the professional ranking list and the top Smrikva Bowl players current ranking.

As of November 4th, 2019 their track record includes the following:
- 31 junior GRAND SLAM titles conquered by 24 players
- 41 professional ATP/WTA titles
- 47 players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA ranking => 24 players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA ranking => 8 players reached TOP 20 ATP/WTA => 2 players reached TOP 10 ATP/WTA ranking

- 190+ SB players (1996-2010) received scholarships to study in the US & play tennis… and the list of the players can be seen on the following link SB US University Club

- 330+ SB players (1996-2013) collected ATP/WTA points on the following link ATP/WTA SB Club

26 TOP 200 WTA Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #7 WTA (Feb 2016)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #15 WTA (Jul 2019)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #19 WTA (Nov 2019)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #20 WTA (Jul 2017)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 39 WTA (Apr 2019)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #43 WTA (Mar 2019)
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #83 WTA (Feb 2019)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #86 WTA (Nov 2019)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #86 on WTA (Jul 2019)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)

Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #96 WTA (Oct 2018)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #97 WTA (Oct 2017)
Clair LIU – 2010 “LM”/SB player -#137 WTA (Jan 2019)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #139 WTA (Aug 2018)
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #143 WTA (Jun 2018)
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #144 WTA (Aug 2017)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #162 WTA (Dec 2018)
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #163 WTA (Oct 2018)
Lina GJORCHESKA – 2003 player – #170 WTA (Jun 2017)

Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #187 WTA (Jul 2018)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #55 WTA doubles (Nov 2017)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #61 WTA doubles (Feb 2019)
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 “LM”/SB player -#132 WTA doubles (Apr 2019)
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #134 WTA doubles (Jan 2018)
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #143 WTA doubles (May 2019)
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #189 WTA doubles (May 2017)

21 TOP 200 ATP Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #4 ATP (Nov 2017)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #12 ATP (Nov 2018)
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #18 ATP (Oct 2019)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #27 ATP (Jun 2019)
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 quarterf.- #47 ATP (Sep 2019)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #79 ATP (Oct 2019)
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 SF- #82 ATP (Oct 2019)
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #82 ATP (Jul 2019)
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 CD winner – #87 ATP (Jul 2019)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #137 ATP (May 2019)

Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 142 ATP (Apr 2019)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #146 ATP (Mar 2017)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #174 ATP (Oct 2019)
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #192 ATP (Aug 2018)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #128 ATP doubles (May 2019)
Ivan SABANOV – 2002 semi – #173 ATP doubles (Nov 2019)
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semi – #173 ATP doubles (Nov 2019)

As of 4th of Novembe 2019 the ranking summary of the TOP 1000 ATP/WTA former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 54 WTA players

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #8 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #15 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #19 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #51 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #52 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #86 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #106 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #153 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #161 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #187 WTA

Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #240 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #264 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #266 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #269 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #283 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #284 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #303 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #311 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #333 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #343 WTA

Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #352 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #365 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #372 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #374 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #397 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #423 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #426 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 QF- #432 WTA
Lina GJORCHESKA – 2003 player – #443 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #453 WTA

Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #463 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #469 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #470 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #476 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #483 WTA
Pia CUK – 2006 player – #496 WTA
Vladica BABIC – 2005 player – #531 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #538 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #539 WTA
Joanne ZUGER – 2010 player – #541 WTA

Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #606 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #639 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO – 2007 player – #640 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #670 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #694 WTA
Zoe KRUGER – 2012 semif. – #714 WTA
Ania HERTEL – 2010 player – #721 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA – 2009 player – #727 WTA
Himari SATO – 2012 winner – #784 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON – 2010 runner up – #803 WTA

Anita HUSARIC – 2004 player – #841 WTA
Estela PEREZ SOMARRIBA – 2008 SB player – #847 WTA
Maria TIMOFEEVA – 2012 player – #888 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #923 WTA

• 37 ATP players

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #5 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #18 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #28 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #38 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #60 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #87 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #90 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #96 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #99 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #152 ATP

Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #154 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #213 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #260 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #281 ATP
Tomas MACHAC – 2010 quarterfinalist – #303 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 player – #334 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – #369 ATP
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 quarterfinalist – #400 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #465 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 runner up – #472 ATP

Jacopo BERRETTINI, 2008 player, #489 ATP
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA – 2013 runner up – #499 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #528 ATP
Duje AJDUKOVIC – 2011 winner – #631 ATP
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #676 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM – 2011 player – #722 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 2000 winner – #771 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #776 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA – 2011 QF – #804 ATP
Matej SABANOV – 2002 SF – #808 ATP

Damian WENGER – 2010 player – #835 ATP
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI – 2009 runner up – #860 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI – 2008 SF – #881 ATP
Flavio COBOLLI – 2012 player – #917 ATP
Rimpei KAWAKAMI – 2010 player – #927 ATP
Adrian BODMER – 2005 player – #989 ATP
FIlip KOLASINSKI – 2010 player – #999 ATP

• 11 players TOP 100 ATP RACE TO MILAN NEXT GEN

Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #2 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #8 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 player – #10 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 player – #12 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 player – #17 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #25 ATP
Tomas MACHAC – 2010 player – #42 ATP
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 player – #52 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 runner up – #65 ATP
Jacopo BERRETTINI – 2008 player – #71 ATP
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA – 2013 player – #76 ATP

NEXT GEN SB PLAYERS:
2017: Borna CORIC and Gianluigi QUINZI (WC)
2018: Alex DE MINAUR (runner up) and Lloyd HARRIS (invited)
2019: Alex DE MINAUR, Miomir KECMANOVIC, Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA

• 14 boys and 12 girls… in total 26 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #1 Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE Junior RG 2019 winner
- #13 Lorenzo MUSETTI Junior USOPEN 2018 runner up & junior AO2019 winner
- #21 Flavio COBOLLI
- #28 Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA
- #41 Hamad MEDJEDOVIC
- #42 Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA
- #54 Alibek KACHMAZOV
- #58 Erik VANSHELBOIM
- #68 Filip MISOLIC
- #78 Nemanja MALESEVIC
- #79 Jerome KYM
- #80 Luca NARDI
- #86 Mikolaj LORENS
- #93 Sebastian GIMA

GIRLS:
- #13 Alexandra EALA
- #14 Linda FRUHVIRTOVA
- #42 Maria TIMOFEEVA
- #44 Alexandra VECIC
- #48 Helen PELLICANO
- #49 Kristyna LAVICKOVA
- #53 Pia LOVRIC
- #62 Ziva FALKNER
- #69 Weronika BASZAK
- #71 Julie BELGRAVER
- #84 Charlotte OWENSBY
- #97 Aliona FALEI

3 boys are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE #2, Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA #5, Hamad MEDJEDOVIC #6)

2 boys and 1 girl are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Dino PRIMZIC #4, Marc MAJDANDZIC #9; Petra MARCINKO #3)

IN 1996 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM ISTRIA AND KVARNER (1st Smrikva Bowl)IN 1997 TOP PLAYERS FROM CROATIA gathered on the 2nd Smrikva BowlIN 1998 3rd SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO GATHER FIRST FOREIGN PLAYERS… and in 2001 – 6th Smrikva Bowl was the last year with dominance of the top national players…

Vilim VISAK (CRO), 1st SB 1996 winner, #612 ATP (Mar 2006)
Ivana LISJAK (CRO), 2nd SB 1997 winner, #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Mateja HORVAT (CRO), 3rd SB 1998 winner, #830 WTA (Nov 2005)
Astrid BESSER (ITA), 4th SB 1999 winner, #356 WTA (Mar 2009)
Deni ZMAK (CRO), 4th SB 1999 runner up, #961 ATP (May 2010)
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #394 ATP doubles (Oct 2017)
Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)

Tereza MRDEZA (CRO), 5th SB 2000 winner, #283 WTA

Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #15 WTA


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN TENNIS TALENTS GATHERING

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #154 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #144 ATP doubles
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #173 ATP doubles
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #173 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #51 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #311 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #5 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #528 ATP

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #51 WTA
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #153 WTA
Lina GJORCHESKA (MKD), 8th SB 2003, #443 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO) – 8th SB 2003 runner up – #606 WTA


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #334 ATP

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #469 WTA
Vladica BABIC (MNE), 9th SB 2004, #531 WTA
Anita HUSARIC (AUS), 9th SB 2004, #841 WTA


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #28 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #38 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #152 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #281 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #369 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #776 ATP
Adrian BODMER (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #989 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #19 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #161 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #264 WTA
Tena LUKAS (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #266 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #463 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #483 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #538 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #639 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #923 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #369 ATP

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #8 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #86 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #284 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #352 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #397 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #432 WTA
Pia CUK (SVN), 11th SB 2006, #496 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC (CRO), 11th SB 2006, #694 WTA


2007 – 12th Smrikva Bowl and 6th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Lloyd HARRIS (RSA), ,12th SB 2007, #99 ATP
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #1313 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER (ESP), 12th SB 2007, #1342 ATP

GIRLS
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #106 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #343 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #453 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #476 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO (ESP), 12th SB 2007 player – #640 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #1075 WTA
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #1270 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #90 ATP


IN 2008 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 5 CONTINENTS AND TURNED INTO A WORLD TENNIS TALENTS GATHERING

2008 – 13th Smrikva Bowl and 7th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #260 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM (EGY), 13th SB 2008, #465 ATP
Jacopo BERRETTINI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #489 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #881 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #52 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #269 WTA
Gabriela *TAYLOR*(UK), 13th SB 2008, #423 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #426 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #689 WTA


IN 2009 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND 1 NEW CONTINENT THEREFORE REACHED THE TOTAL OF 40 COUNTRIES AND 6 CONTINENTS THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2009 – 14th Smrikva Bowl and 8th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Alex DE MINAUR (AUS), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #18 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #60 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #87 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #96 ATP
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #676 ATP
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #1070 ATP
Moritz THIEM (AUT), 14th SB 2009,#1225 ATP

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #240 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #365 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #372 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #470 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #539 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA (ESP), 14th SB 2009, #727 WTA


IN 2010 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 9 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 49 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2010 – 15th Smrikva Bowl and 9th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nicola KUHN (ESP), 15th SB 2010 winner, #213 ATP
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #303 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #472 ATP
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #835 ATP
Rimpei KAWAKAMI (JPN), 15th SB 2010, #927 ATP
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #1203 ATP

GIRLS
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #721 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #803 WTA
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #1196 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #333 WTA


IN 2011 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 54 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #631 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #722 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #804 ATP
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #1208 ATP
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #1498 ATP
Filip MISOLIC (AUT), 16th SB 2011, #1478 ATP
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #1958 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #187 WTA
Alexandra VECIC (GER), 16th SB 2011, #44 ITF
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #326 ITF
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, #607 ITF


IN 2012 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 58 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION… and for the first time in the quarterfinals there were still five continents represented: AFRICA, ASIA, AMERICA, OCENIA and EUROPE

2012 – 17th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Lorenzo MUSETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #400 ATP
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #1140 ATP
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #1367 ATP
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1614 ATP
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1614 ATP
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #337 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #357 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #383 ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #401 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #409 ITF
Drazen PETROVIC (BiH), 17th SB 2012, #1107 ITF

GIRLS
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #714 WTA
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #784 WTA
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #888 WTA
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1224 WTA
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #48 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #53 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #62 ITF
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #69 ITF
Julie BELGRAVER (FRA), 17th SB 2012, #71 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #84 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #173 ITF
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #236 ITF
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #261 ITF

IN 2013 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 63 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2013 – 18th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #499 ATP
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #1005 ATP
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #1459 ATP
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #1614 ATP
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #79 ITF
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #234 ITF
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #400 ITF
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #716 ITF
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #755 ITF
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #868 ITF
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #1092 ITF
Fran MITROVIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #1239 ITF
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #1245 ITF
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #1474 ITF
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #1490 ITF

GIRLS
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #105 ITF
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #169 ITF
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #299 ITF
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #864 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #1079 ITF
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #1662 ITF

IN 2014 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 2 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 65 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2014 – 19th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Mili POLJICAK (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #218 ITF
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #632 ITF
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #738 ITF
Vilius GAUBAS (LIT), 19th SB 2014, #858 ITF
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #1168 ITF
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #1350 ITF
Pedro RODENAS (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #1608 ITF
Noa VUKADIN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #1957 ITF
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #2002 ITF
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #2080 ITF
Bor ARTNAK (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #2201 ITF
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #2784 ITF
Carlos GUERRERO ALVAREZ (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #27 ETA U16
Matija SAMARDZIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #87 ETA U16
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #96 ETA U16
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #145 ETA U16
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #444 ETA U16
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #599 ETA U16
Dan Vasile DUTA (ROU), 19th SB 2014, #779 ETA U16
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #1077 ETA U16
Raffaele MARIANI (SUI), 19th SB 2014, #1681 ETA U16

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., #14 ITF
Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #97 ITF
Joelle STEUR (GER), 19th SB 2014, #166 ITF
Sarah MUELLER (GER), 19th SB 2014, #319 ITF
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #327 ITF
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #431 ITF
Patricie KUBIKOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014, #489 ITF
Lucija CIRIC BAGARIC (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #541 ITF
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #589 ITF
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #599 ITF
Divna RATKOVIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #1052 ITF
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #1054 ITF
Patricija PAUKSTYTE (LTU), 19th SB 2014, #1160 ITF
Petja DRAME (SLO), 19th SB 2014, #1203 ITF
Suana TUCAKOVIC (BIH), 19th SB 2014 semif., #1621 ITF
Anna KANTOR (HUN), 19th SB 2014, #1689 ITF
Carolina GOMEZ (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #1694 ITF
Emma RIZZETTO (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #2079 ITF
Neriya YONA (ISR), 19th SB 2014, #2297 ITF

IN 2015 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 9 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 73 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2015 – 20th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Branko DJURIC (MNE), 20th SB 2015 winner, #1027 ITF
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf., #1724 ITF
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif., #9 ETA U14
Aleksa PISARIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #25 ETA U14
Matic KRIZNIK (SVN), 20th SB 2015, #31 ETA U14
Matej DODIG (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #30 ETA U14
Mikalai BANKOU (BLR), 20th SB 2015, #47 ETA U14
Andrea MEDURI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #68 ETA U14
Daniel ZIMMERMANN (AUT), 20th SB 2015, #93 ETA U14
Giacomo NOSEI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #101 ETA U14
Ofek SHIMANOV (ISR), 20th SB 2015, #111 ETA U14
Federico BONDIOLI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #131 ETA U14
Walker ALLEN (USA), 20th SB 2015, #135 ETA U14
Moritz LESJAK (AUT), 20th SB 2015, #150 ETA U14
Filippo ROMANO (ITA) , 20th SB 2015, #171 ETA U14
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif., #264 ETA U14
Dimitar PENCHEV (BGR), 20th SB 2015, #272 ETA U14
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up , #488 ETA U14

GIRLS
Alexandra EALA (PHI), 20th SB 2015 , #13 ITF – Les Petits As 2018 winner
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif., #14 ITF – Les Petits As 2019 winner
Lola RADIVOJEVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #456 ITF
Petra MARCINKO (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #469 ITF
Malwina ROWINSKA (POL), 20th SB 2015, #930 ITF
Jaquelyn OGUNWALE (UK), 20th SB 2015 winner, #1022 ITF
Tea ZIVIC (FRA), 20th SB 2015, #1036 ITF
Klio Maria IOANNOU (CYP), 20th SB 2015, #1121 ITF
June BJORK (SWE), 20th SB 2015, #1209 ITF
Anastasia GRECHKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015, #1370 ITF
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner, #1601 ITF
Ariana GEERLINGS (ESP), 20th SB 2015, #1692 ITF
Vanesa DANKO (HUN), 20th SB 2015, #1895 ITF
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif. ,#1917 ITF
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up, #2526 ITF
Anastasia NIKOLOVA (BGR), 20th SB 2015 winner, #79 ETA U14
Leticia TAROCCO (CRO), 20th SB 2015 winner, #112 ETA U14
Adel PILOSYAN (RUS), 20th SB 2015, #123 ETA U14
Tena RAJKI (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #202 ETA U14
Lara STOJANOVSKI (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #355 ETA U14
Tara SLADAKOVIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #409 ETA U14

IN 2016 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 79 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2016 – 21st Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Petr BRUNCLIK (CZE), 21st SB 2016 semif., #77 ETA U14
Antonio VOLJAVEC (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #95 ETA U14
Tomasz BERKIETA (POL), 21st SB 2016, #114 ETA U14
Pavel MARINOV (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #115 ETA U14
Chris SPYROU (GRE), 21st SB 2016, #141 ETA U14
Rafael SEGADO ESTEVE (ESP) , 21st SB 2016, #156 ETA U14
Andreas TIMINI (CYP), 21st SB 2016, #173 ETA U14
Fran RAKONIC (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #174 ETA U14
Nikolai BARSUKOV (GER), 21st SB 2016, #225 ETA U14
Max STENZER (GER), 21st SB 2016, #227 ETA U14
Anas MAZDRASHKI (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #314 ETA U14
Dilhan WASANTHA (GRB), 21st SB 2016, #350 ETA U14
Kaylan BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 winner – Auray 2018 winner, not ranked
Meecah BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 semif., not ranked
Luis Garcia PAEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 runner up, not ranked

GIRLS
Jovana GRUJIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016 CD winner, #25 ETA U14
Mia RISTIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016 semif. #31 ETA U14
Dunja MARIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016, #63 ETA U14
Camilia SAMEL DRUZ (FRA), 21st SB 2016 runner up, #76 ETA U14
Ela Nala MILIC (SVN), 21st SB 2016 winner, #190 ETA U14
Yufei REN (CHN), 21st SB 2016 semif. , not ranked

IN 2017 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 85 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2017 – 22nd Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Roben GAVANI (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
William REJCHTMAN VINCIGUERRA (SWE), 22nd SB 2017 runner up
Duje MARKOVINA (CRO), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Štepan SKLENIČKA (CZE), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Benjamin GUSIC WAN (UK), 22nd SB 2017 – Auray 2019 winner

GIRLS
Rositsa DENCHEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
Shanice ROIGNOT (FRA), 22nd SB 2017 runner up – Auray 2019 winner
Chu LI-YA (TWN), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Mai GOTO (JPN), 22nd SB 2017 semif.

IN 2018 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 87 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2018 – 23rd Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Vito DARDERI (ARG), 23rd SB 2018 winner
Niels McDONALD (GER), 23rd SB 2018 runner up
Žiga ŠEŠKO (SLO), 23rd SB 2018 semif.
Riki IMAI (JPN), 23rd SB 2018 semif.

GIRLS
Alisa OKTIABREVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018 winner
Iva LAKIC (MNE), 23rd SB 2018 runner up
Daria KORESHKOVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018 semif.
Zlatina ANGELOVA (BUL), 23rd SB 2018 semif.

IN 2019 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 93 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2019 – 24th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Svit SULJIC (SVN), 24th SB 2019 winner
Tadevos MIRIJANYAN (USA), 24th SB 2019 runner up
Juliusz STANCZYK (POL), 24th SB 2019 semif.
Filip LADMAN (CZE), 24th SB 2019 semif.

GIRLS
Ksenia EFREMOVA (RUS), 24th SB 2019 winner
Lia BELIBOVA (MDA), 24th SB 2019 runner up
Daria BARSUKOV (GER), 24th SB 2019 semif.
Veronika GUBASHEVA (RUS), 24th SB 2019 semif.

Please visit www.smrikve.com to learn more about Smrikve, Istria from Smrikve, Smrikva Bowl, one of the most important under 10 tennis tournaments in the World, and Villa Smrikve, SMRIKVE LOUNGE, Villa TASTE, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


15/10/19

We started to collect olives and made olive oil that will end up in bottles for the 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 Ambassadors - Istrian olive oil - one of the best in the World and Smrikva "seeds of the Legends" are making it more and more special

It was another very long day in Smrikve… the first olives collection day for the 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 edition-generation…

… with over 15 family members and friends we had another beautiful olive oil collection day…

It is the story of the 2020 Smrikva Bowl olive oil production :)…

In Smrikve is considered 2020 production because the next year every new Smrikva Bowl Ambassador will receive as per tradition a memory bottle of it during the Ambassador’s nomination ceremony.

Collecting olives is always wonderful family and friends time :)… so lucky to collect olives with this kind of weather…

… and the day was again too short to collect all… we had a great team…

Our olive trees hold names of over 1550 players coming from 93 countries and all the continents…

In Smrikve we produce Istrian olive oil that has over 2000 years old tradition in olive oil making and was considered among the best one in the Roman Empire and today is still considered among the best one in the World.

During the Smrikva Bowl we use to give to every Smrikva Bowl Ambasador a bottle of oil as a memory to their Smrikva Bowl.

We are already able to produce special and limited collections of the Smrikva Bowl olive oil from the Smrikva Bowl centuries old olive trees planted by some of the future tennis Champions…

The long road full of sweat and tears… and in end smile :)

… so far 24 players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA… 47 reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA… 24 children holds a total of 31 junior Grand Slam titles and almost 200 players study or completed their studies in the US thanks to their tennis skills.

The tradition of the olive oil production started to develop in Istria during the time of the Emperor Augustus. Thanks to the olive oil Pula was for few centuries one of the richest towns in the Roman Empire and this is one of the main reasons why Pula got its magnificent Arena.

It is important to say that at the time olive oil was not used only as the salad dressing as we use it today but it was used also for lighting thus it was important as today are important the sources of energy we use. It was the gold of its period. This explain the status and importance Pula had during the Roman Empire time.

Romans had deep knowledge of olive oil making and we do know that they had five different olive oils quality ranking:

1. Oleum ex albis ulivis: first quality olive oil made by green and white olives
(THIS IS WHAT WE DO FROM THE SMRIKVA BOWL OLIVES)
2. Viride: olive oil made by the olives that started to become black
3. Maturum: olive oil made by mature olives
4. Caducum: olive oil made by olives collected from the ground
5. Cibarium: olive oil made by rotten olives

In 2005, for the 10th Smrikva Bowl anniversary, we started the tradition of planting an old Olive tree. The Olive tree selected was older than the oldest man living on the earth today.

On Brioni island there is an olive tree from the beginning of the 4th century that is one of the oldest olive trees in Europe… and many Smrikva Bowl kids visit it every year…

Marcus Valerius Martialis, native from Cordoba, who lived in the 1st century AD, during the Roman Empire times, celebrated Istrian olive oil with the following verses: “Uncto Corduba Laetior Venafro Histra Nec Minus Absolute Testa”. The translation in English would be: “Cordoba, you being more fertile than the olive oil region of Venafro and so perfect as the oil (amphora) from Istria”.

To learn more about ISTRIAN OLIVE OIL and the Region where Smrikva Bowl is played please visit:

Istria from SmrikveCULTURAL E-BOOK Istria from Smrikve aims to provide Smrikva Bowl players and their families with useful information about the places that should be visited in the Istria region. Here you will find information about: architecture, history, people, music, museums, major cultural events, cuisine, top restaurants and the best olive oil and wine producers.

Please visit www.smrikve.com to learn more about Smrikve, Istria from Smrikve, Smrikva Bowl, one of the most important under 10 tennis tournaments in the World, and Villa Smrikve and SMRIKVE LOUNGE, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


07/10/19

Top Smrikva Bowl and "LM"/SB players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update October 2019)

Former top Smrikva Bowl players that reached certain results on the professional ranking list and the top Smrikva Bowl players current ranking.

As of October 7th, 2019 their track record includes the following:
- 31 junior GRAND SLAM titles conquered by 24 players
- 39 professional ATP/WTA titles
- 47 players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA ranking => 23 players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA ranking => 6 players reached TOP 20 ATP/WTA => 2 players reached TOP 10 ATP/WTA ranking

- 190+ SB players (1996-2010) received scholarships to study in the US & play tennis… and the list of the players can be seen on the following link SB US University Club

- 330+ SB players (1996-2013) collected ATP/WTA points on the following link ATP/WTA SB Club

26 TOP 200 WTA Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #7 WTA (Feb 2016)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #20 WTA (Jul 2019)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #20 WTA (Jul 2017)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #21 WTA (Sep 2019)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 39 WTA (Apr 2019)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #43 WTA (Mar 2019)
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #83 WTA (Feb 2019)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #86 on WTA (Jul 2019)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #96 WTA (Oct 2018)

Jana FETT – 2005 player – #97 WTA (Oct 2017)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #98 WTA (Sep 2019)
Clair LIU – 2010 “LM”/SB player -#137 WTA (Jan 2019)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #139 WTA (Aug 2018)
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #143 WTA (Jun 2018)
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #144 WTA (Aug 2017)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #162 WTA (Dec 2018)
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #163 WTA (Oct 2018)
Lina GJORCHESKA – 2003 player – #170 WTA (Jun 2017)

Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #187 WTA (Jul 2018)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #55 WTA doubles (Nov 2017)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #61 WTA doubles (Feb 2019)
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 “LM”/SB player -#132 WTA doubles (Apr 2019)
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #134 WTA doubles (Jan 2018)
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #143 WTA doubles (May 2019)
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #189 WTA doubles (May 2017)

21 TOP 200 ATP Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #4 ATP (Nov 2017)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #12 ATP (Nov 2018)
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #24 ATP (Mar 2019)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #27 ATP (Jun 2019)
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 quarterf.- #47 ATP (Sep 2019)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #79 ATP (Oct 2019)
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #82 ATP (Jul 2019)
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 CD winner – #87 ATP (Jul 2019)
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 SF- #102 ATP (Oct 2019)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #137 ATP (May 2019)

Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 142 ATP (Apr 2019)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #146 ATP (Mar 2017)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #174 ATP (Oct 2019)
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #192 ATP (Aug 2018)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #128 ATP doubles (May 2019)
Ivan SABANOV – 2002 semi – #175 ATP doubles (Sep 2019)
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semi – #181 ATP doubles (Sep 2019)

As of 7th of October 2019 the ranking summary of the TOP 1000 ATP/WTA former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 53 WTA players

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #10 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #17 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #21 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #50 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #53 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #98 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #99 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #179 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #190 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #207 WTA

Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #254 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #260 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #263 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #266 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #285 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #293 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #294 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #322 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #347 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #364 WTA

Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #374 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #375 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #377 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #381 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #393 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #400 WTA
Lina GJORCHESKA – 2003 player – #410 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #447 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 QF- #449 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #450 WTA

Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #464 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #469 WTA
Pia CUK – 2006 player – #477 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #496 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #509 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #519 WTA
Joanne ZUGER – 2010 player – #540 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #544 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #561 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #567 WTA

Vladica BABIC – 2005 player – #571 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #593 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO – 2007 player – #668 WTA
Zoe KRUGER – 2012 semif. – #670 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #682 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #689 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA – 2009 player – #712 WTA
Ania HERTEL – 2010 player – #723 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON – 2010 runner up – #765 WTA
Himari SATO – 2012 winner – #771 WTA

Anita HUSARIC – 2004 player – #840 WTA
Maria TIMOFEEVA – 2012 player – #909 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #911 WTA

• 34 ATP players

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #5 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #15 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #24 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #39 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #50 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #79 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #89 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #102 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #105 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #153 ATP

Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #164 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #174 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #268 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #285 ATP
Tomas MACHAC – 2010 quarterfinalist – #303 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – #369 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 player – #389 ATP
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 quarterfinalist – #449 ATP
Jacopo BERRETTINI, 2008 player, #451 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #464 ATP

Yshai OLIEL – 2010 runner up – #466 ATP
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA – 2013 runner up – #493 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #513 ATP
Duje AJDUKOVIC – 2011 winner – #673 ATP
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #678 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM – 2011 player – #717 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 2000 winner – #770 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #777 ATP
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI – 2009 runner up – #858 ATP
Matej SABANOV – 2002 SF – #861 ATP

Andrea GUERRIERI – 2008 SF – #885 ATP
Damian WENGER – 2010 player – #915 ATP
Flavio COBOLLI – 2012 player – #924 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #975 ATP

• 11 players TOP 100 ATP RACE TO MILAN NEXT GEN

Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #3 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #7 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 player – #11 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 player – #12 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 player – #17 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #25 ATP
Tomas MACHAC – 2010 player – #38 ATP
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 player – #55 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 runner up – #62 ATP
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA – 2013 player – #68 ATP

Jacopo BERRETTINI – 2008 player – #73 ATP

NEXT GEN SB PLAYERS:
2017: Borna CORIC and Gianluigi QUINZI (WC)
2018: Alex DE MINAUR (runner up) and Lloyd HARRIS (invited)

• 12 boys and 11 girls… in total 23 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #3 Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE Junior RG 2019 winner
- #9 Lorenzo MUSETTI Junior USOPEN 2018 runner up & junior AO2019 winner
- #26 Flavio COBOLLI
- #29 Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA
- #38 Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA
- #48 Erik VANSHELBOIM
- #52 Hamad MEDJEDOVIC
- #55 Alibek KACHMAZOV
- #71 Filip MISOLIC
- #82 Nemanja MALESEVIC
- #83 Luca NARDI
- #100 Mikolaj LORENS

GIRLS:
- #16 Linda FRUHVIRTOVA
- #26 Alexandra EALA
- #44 Alexandra VECIC
- #45 Maria TIMOFEEVA
- #49 Helen PELLICANO
- #50 Kristyna LAVICKOVA
- #56 Pia LOVRIC
- #65 Ziva FALKNER
- #73 Weronika BASZAK
- #76 Julie BELGRAVER
- #88 Charlotte OWENSBY

3 boys are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE #2, Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA #5, Hamad MEDJEDOVIC #6, Luca NARDI #8)

2 boys and 1 girl are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Dino PRIMZIC #4, Marc MAJDANDZIC #9; Petra MARCINKO #3)

IN 1996 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM ISTRIA AND KVARNER (1st Smrikva Bowl)IN 1997 TOP PLAYERS FROM CROATIA gathered on the 2nd Smrikva BowlIN 1998 3rd SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO GATHER FIRST FOREIGN PLAYERS… and in 2001 – 6th Smrikva Bowl was the last year with dominance of the top national players…

Vilim VISAK (CRO), 1st SB 1996 winner, #612 ATP (Mar 2006)
Ivana LISJAK (CRO), 2nd SB 1997 winner, #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Mateja HORVAT (CRO), 3rd SB 1998 winner, #830 WTA (Nov 2005)
Astrid BESSER (ITA), 4th SB 1999 winner, #356 WTA (Mar 2009)
Deni ZMAK (CRO), 4th SB 1999 runner up, #961 ATP (May 2010)
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #394 ATP doubles (Oct 2017)
Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)

Tereza MRDEZA (CRO), 5th SB 2000 winner, #285 WTA

Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #17 WTA


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN TENNIS TALENTS GATHERING

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #153 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #136 ATP doubles
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #179 ATP doubles
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #183 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #50 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #496 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #5 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #513 ATP

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #50 WTA
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #179 WTA
Lina GJORCHESKA (MKD), 8th SB 2003, #410 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO) – 8th SB 2003 runner up – #567 WTA


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #389 ATP

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #544 WTA
Vladica BABIC (MNE), 9th SB 2004, #571 WTA
Anita HUSARIC (AUS), 9th SB 2004, #840 WTA


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #15 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #39 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #164 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #285 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #369 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #777 ATP
Adrian BODMER (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #1107 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #21 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #190 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #266 WTA
Tena LUKAS (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #322 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #464 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #519 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #561 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #593 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #911 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #369 ATP

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #10 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #98 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #260 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #293 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #381 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #449 WTA
Pia CUK (SVN), 11th SB 2006, #477 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC (CRO), 11th SB 2006, #682 WTA


2007 – 12th Smrikva Bowl and 6th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Lloyd HARRIS (RSA), ,12th SB 2007, #105 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER (ESP), 12th SB 2007, #975 ATP
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #1304 ATP

GIRLS
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #99 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #347 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #450 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #469 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO (ESP), 12th SB 2007 player – #668 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #1064 WTA
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #1269 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #79 ATP


IN 2008 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 5 CONTINENTS AND TURNED INTO A WORLD TENNIS TALENTS GATHERING

2008 – 13th Smrikva Bowl and 7th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #268 ATP
Jacopo BERRETTINI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #451 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM (EGY), 13th SB 2008, #464 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #885 ATP
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, #1704 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #53 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #254 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #375 WTA
Gabriela *TAYLOR*(UK), 13th SB 2008, #377 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #689 WTA


IN 2009 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND 1 NEW CONTINENT THEREFORE REACHED THE TOTAL OF 40 COUNTRIES AND 6 CONTINENTS THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2009 – 14th Smrikva Bowl and 8th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Alex DE MINAUR (AUS), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #24 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #50 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #89 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #102 ATP
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #678 ATP
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #1071 ATP
Moritz THIEM (AUT), 14th SB 2009,#1315 ATP

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #263 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #374 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #400 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #447 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #509 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA (ESP), 14th SB 2009, #712 WTA


IN 2010 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 9 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 49 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2010 – 15th Smrikva Bowl and 9th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nicola KUHN (ESP), 15th SB 2010 winner, #174 ATP
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #303 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #466 ATP
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #915 ATP
Rimpei KAWAKAMI (JPN), 15th SB 2010, #1017 ATP
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #1199 ATP

GIRLS
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #723 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #765 WTA
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), 15th SB 2010 semif., #1178 WTA
Benedetta IVALDI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #1182 WTA
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #1274 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #393 WTA


IN 2011 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 54 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #673 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #717 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #1009 ATP
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #1149 ATP
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #1505 ATP
Filip MISOLIC (AUT), 16th SB 2011, #1479 ATP
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #1958 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #207 WTA
Alexandra VECIC (GER), 16th SB 2011, #44 ITF
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #325 ITF
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, #456 ITF
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterf., #977 ITF


IN 2012 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 58 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION… and for the first time in the quarterfinals there were still five continents represented: AFRICA, ASIA, AMERICA, OCENIA and EUROPE

2012 – 17th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Lorenzo MUSETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #449 ATP
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #1365 ATP
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #1497 ATP
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1609 ATP
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1609 ATP
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #289 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #325 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #406 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #413 ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #451 ITF
Drazen PETROVIC (BiH), 17th SB 2012, #1051 ITF

GIRLS
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #670 WTA
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #771 WTA
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #909 WTA
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1037 WTA
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #50 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #56 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #65 ITF
Julie BELGRAVER (FRA), 17th SB 2012, #76 ITF
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #73 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #88 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #183 ITF
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #203 ITF
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #266 ITF

IN 2013 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 63 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2013 – 18th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #493 ATP
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #1141 ATP
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #1609 ATP
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #1609 ATP
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #135 ITF
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #246 ITF
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #658 ITF
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #688 ITF
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #690 ITF
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #834 ITF
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #1066 ITF
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #1201 ITF
Fran MITROVIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #1272 ITF
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #1310 ITF
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #1491 ITF

GIRLS
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #117 ITF
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #180 ITF
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #240 ITF
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #854 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #876 ITF
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #1614 ITF

IN 2014 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 2 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 65 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2014 – 19th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Mili POLJICAK (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #224 ITF
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #660 ITF
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #733 ITF
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #1104 ITF
Vilius GAUBAS (LIT), 19th SB 2014, #1119 ITF
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #1307 ITF
Pedro RODENAS (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #1859 ITF
Noa VUKADIN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #1886 ITF
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #2115 ITF
Bor ARTNAK (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #2135 ITF
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #2330 ITF
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #2707 ITF
Raffaele MARIANI (SUI), 19th SB 2014, #2795 ITF
Carlos GUERRERO ALVAREZ (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #42 ETA U16
Matija SAMARDZIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #85 ETA U16
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #93 ETA U16
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #123 ETA U16
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #439 ETA U16
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #592 ETA U16
Dan Vasile DUTA (ROU), 19th SB 2014, #767 ETA U16
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #1066 ETA U16

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., #16 ITF
Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #125 ITF
Joelle STEUR (GER), 19th SB 2014, #165 ITF
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #305 ITF
Sarah MUELLER (GER), 19th SB 2014, #317 ITF
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #425 ITF
Patricie KUBIKOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014, #488 ITF
Lucija CIRIC BAGARIC (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #611 ITF
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #678 ITF
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #815 ITF
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #965 ITF
Divna RATKOVIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #1145 ITF
Petja DRAME (SLO), 19th SB 2014, #1186 ITF
Patricija PAUKSTYTE (LTU), 19th SB 2014, #1321 ITF
Anna KANTOR (HUN), 19th SB 2014, #1635 ITF
Carolina GOMEZ (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #1712 ITF
Suana TUCAKOVIC (BIH), 19th SB 2014 semif., #1802 ITF
Neriya YONA (ISR), 19th SB 2014, #2044 ITF
Emma RIZZETTO (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #2098 ITF

IN 2015 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 9 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 73 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2015 – 20th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Branko DJURIC (MNE), 20th SB 2015 winner, #1105 ITF
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf., #4 ETA U14
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif., #9 ETA U14
Aleksa PISARIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #25 ETA U14
Matic KRIZNIK (SVN), 20th SB 2015, #30 ETA U14
Matej DODIG (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #31 ETA U14
Mikalai BANKOU (BLR), 20th SB 2015, #49 ETA U14
Andrea MEDURI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #66 ETA U14
Daniel ZIMMERMANN (AUT), 20th SB 2015, #89 ETA U14
Giacomo NOSEI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #99 ETA U14
Ofek SHIMANOV (ISR), 20th SB 2015, #108 ETA U14
Federico BONDIOLI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #130 ETA U14
Walker ALLEN (USA), 20th SB 2015, #134 ETA U14
Moritz LESJAK (AUT), 20th SB 2015, #149 ETA U14
Filippo ROMANO (ITA) , 20th SB 2015, #167 ETA U14
Dimitar PENCHEV (BGR), 20th SB 2015, #248 ETA U14
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif., #300 ETA U14
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up , #480 ETA U14

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif., #16 ITF – Les Petits As 2019 winner
Alexandra EALA (PHI), 20th SB 2015 , #26 ITF – Les Petits As 2018 winner
Lola RADIVOJEVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #499 ITF
Petra MARCINKO (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #574 ITF
Tea ZIVIC (FRA), 20th SB 2015, #1035 ITF
Malwina ROWINSKA (POL), 20th SB 2015, #1036 ITF
Klio Maria IOANNOU (CYP), 20th SB 2015, #1109 ITF
June BJORK (SWE), 20th SB 2015, #1279 ITF
Jaquelyn OGUNWALE (UK), 20th SB 2015 winner, #1358 ITF
Anastasia GRECHKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015, #1386 ITF
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner, #1628 ITF
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif. ,#1857 ITF
Ariana GEERLINGS (ESP), 20th SB 2015, #1907 ITF
Vanesa DANKO (HUN), 20th SB 2015, #2236 ITF
Anastasia NIKOLOVA (BGR), 20th SB 2015 winner, #2392 ITF
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up, #2693 ITF
Leticia TAROCCO (CRO), 20th SB 2015 winner, #110 ETA U14
Adel PILOSYAN (RUS), 20th SB 2015, #120 ETA U14
Tena RAJKI (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #201 ETA U14
Lara STOJANOVSKI (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #346 ETA U14
Tara SLADAKOVIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #406 ETA U14

IN 2016 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 79 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2016 – 21st Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Petr BRUNCLIK (CZE), 21st SB 2016 semif., #75 ETA U14
Antonio VOLJAVEC (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #91 ETA U14
Pavel MARINOV (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #111 ETA U14
Tomasz BERKIETA (POL), 21st SB 2016, #115 ETA U14
Chris SPYROU (GRE), 21st SB 2016, #140 ETA U14
Rafael SEGADO ESTEVE (ESP) , 21st SB 2016, #161 ETA U14
Fran RAKONIC (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #169 ETA U14
Andreas TIMINI (CYP), 21st SB 2016, #176 ETA U14
Nikolai BARSUKOV (GER), 21st SB 2016, #212 ETA U14
Max STENZER (GER), 21st SB 2016, #218 ETA U14
Anas MAZDRASHKI (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #307 ETA U14
Dilhan WASANTHA (GRB), 21st SB 2016, #340 ETA U14
Kaylan BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 winner – Auray 2018 winner, not ranked
Meecah BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 semif., not ranked
Luis Garcia PAEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 runner up, not ranked

GIRLS
Mia RISTIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016 semif. #30 ETA U14
Jovana GRUJIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016 CD winner, #34 ETA U14
Camilia SAMEL DRUZ (FRA), 21st SB 2016 runner up, #105 ETA U14
Dunja MARIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016, #131 ETA U14
Ela Nala MILIC (SVN), 21st SB 2016 winner, #191 ETA U14
Yufei REN (CHN), 21st SB 2016 semif. , not ranked

IN 2017 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 85 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2017 – 22nd Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Roben GAVANI (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
William REJCHTMAN VINCIGUERRA (SWE), 22nd SB 2017 runner up
Duje MARKOVINA (CRO), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Štepan SKLENIČKA (CZE), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Benjamin GUSIC WAN (UK), 22nd SB 2017 – Auray 2019 winner

GIRLS
Rositsa DENCHEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
Shanice ROIGNOT (FRA), 22nd SB 2017 runner up – Auray 2019 winner
Chu LI-YA (TWN), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Mai GOTO (JPN), 22nd SB 2017 semif.

IN 2018 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 87 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2018 – 23rd Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Vito DARDERI (ARG), 23rd SB 2018 winner
Niels McDONALD (GER), 23rd SB 2018 runner up
Žiga ŠEŠKO (SLO), 23rd SB 2018 semif.
Riki IMAI (JPN), 23rd SB 2018 semif.

GIRLS
Alisa OKTIABREVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018 winner
Iva LAKIC (MNE), 23rd SB 2018 runner up
Daria KORESHKOVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018 semif.
Zlatina ANGELOVA (BUL), 23rd SB 2018 semif.

IN 2019 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 93 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2019 – 24th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Svit SULJIC (SVN), 24th SB 2019 winner
Tadevos MIRIJANYAN (USA), 24th SB 2019 runner up
Juliusz STANCZYK (POL), 24th SB 2019 semif.
Filip LADMAN (CZE), 24th SB 2019 semif.

GIRLS
Ksenia EFREMOVA (RUS), 24th SB 2019 winner
Lia BELIBOVA (MDA), 24th SB 2019 runner up
Daria BARSUKOV (GER), 24th SB 2019 semif.
Veronika GUBASHEVA (RUS), 24th SB 2019 semif.

Please visit www.smrikve.com to learn more about Smrikve, Istria from Smrikve, Smrikva Bowl, one of the most important under 10 tennis tournaments in the World, and Villa Smrikve, SMRIKVE LOUNGE, Villa TASTE, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


22/09/19

Today we collected grapes and started the 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 - Smrikve Malvazija wine production

We just collected grapes and started 2020 Smrikve wine production… the wine collection of limited 130 bottles will be made as per tradition… and around 100 bottles will be donated to the families participating the 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 edition…

As per tradition we will do our best to make good wine…

Smrikve Malvazija is thanks to the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors spread in 93 countries and all the continents. Last year we created a limited collection of 130 bottles and never above 200 bottles… it is always a gift of our family to the Smrikva Bowl families and to our friends.

Wine and gastronomy are part of a culture and wine bottle that we give to every Smrikva Bowl family is part of our cultural gift that every year we are pleased to make to our guests coming from all around the World.

The wine making is the tradition in Smrikve since 1957…

The wine production is a passion for many Istrian families and my grandfather Mate was a great lower of wine and wine making. The first thing he made in 1957 when he settled in Smrikve was planting the vineyard.

Probably not many Smrikva Bowl readers do know the story how my grandfather agreed to take out a row of vineyard to create the space for the court where today the Smrikva Bowl finals are played.

My father, me and my Uncle continue the wine making tradition in Smrikve…

Several years ago I bought a vineyard close to the vineyard planted by my grandfather and today my father and me are doing our best to get the best from what Malvasia grapes can give.

The first phase of the processing the grapes started yesterday…

We collected the grapes but also separated the juice of the rest to obtain the golden color that usually our Istrian Malvazija (Malmsey) wine has. Now for two days the fermentation will be blocked to allow the wine to start its transformation process cleaner than it is today after the collection.

In Smrikve we produce Istrian Malvazija (Malmsey) and during the Smrikva Bowl we use to give a bottle of wine to every family as a memory to their Smrikva Bowl. Probably one day this bottles might be something special if our kids continue to love tennis game and continue to write the Smrikva Bowl story with their results.

Wine as part of the culture…

In the regions where the wine is produced the wine was always part of the culture of the particular site. Also the wine we produce is part of the Smrikve tradition and this is the reason why we are pleased to give a bottle to every family that come to visit us for the Smrikva Bowl.

There is an old Istrian saying: ”Vino od loze i mliko od koze” and “Kruh je za tilo a vino je za dušu”. The translation from Croatian is difficult because you loose the feel of the language. Goat is the symbol of Istria and the meaning of the first saying would be: ”Wine from the grapevine and milk from the goat” and the meaning of the second would be: “Bread is for the body, wine is for the soul”.

With yesterday collection as I said we started the process of transforming the grapes into wine for the 24th Smrikva Bowl 2020 edition of Malvazija.

The main Istrian wines are: Malvazija, Terran, Refosc and Muscatel.

The glory of the Istrian wine dates back to over 2000 years ago…

For those who are not familiar with Istrian wine I am pleased to remined the reader that Istrian wine was considered one of the best in the Roman Empire, around 20 centuries ago, and was preferred by Livia Drusilla, also known as Iulia Augusta, the wife of the first Roman Emperor Augustus.

Livia Drusilla’s preferred wine was the Istrian wine Pucinum. Livia is considered one of the most influent women in the beginning of the Roman Empire era. It is not know what wine it was because todays wines were brought in Istria mostly by Venetians.

Todays Istrian Malvazija’s story is related with Serenissima… the Venetian Republic

The story of Istrian Malvazija, cultivated in Istria since the end of the 16th century, is fascinating and it relates to the Venetians.

At the beginning of the 15th century the Venetians occupied Peloponnesus in Greece. In the Peloponnesus region there is a town Monemvassia, also named Malvasia. From this town the Venetians started to import the wine into Venice and the other areas controlled by the Venetian Republic.

This wine was so successful and became so famous all over Europe that Venetians decided to plant huge vineyards on the biggest Greek island, Crete.

Between the 16th and 18th century Malvasia become the most important wine in Europe. In 1570 the Turks conquered Crete and Venetians decided to plant Malvasia vineyards in other areas that had friendly relations with Venice which, at that time, also included Istria.

In end Malvasia is in Istria since the above mentioned period while it is not known the sort of the wine that was preferred by the wife of the Emperor Augustus, Livia Drusilla – Julia Augusta.

Giacomo Casanova in his diary talks about another Istrian sort and another great wine…

Giacomo Casanova visited Vrsar several times and in his diary he describes a good wine Refosc and nice women… That Refosc could be Terran too because if you look at the grapes you will hardly note the difference and today Refosc is mostly cultivated in the Slovenian part of Istria while in other areas the dominant sort is Malvasia.

Another excellent wine can be found around Momjan area made of Muscatel sort.

On Istria from Smrikve you can learn much more…

To learn more about Istrian gastronomy and wine please visit the E-book about Istrian cultural heritage on www.smrikve.com/istria/ named “Istria from Smrikve” or join Discover Istria from Smrikve group on Linked In.

The grapes are very nice this year… and the wine should be extraordinary again…

From today… the most important part of wine transformation process starts ;)… and at the beginning of November we will make the first quality level tasting check :)…

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21/09/19

21st of September - Smrikva Bowl Ambassador Day - 25th annual Smrikva Bowl 2020 "seeds of the Legends" research begins

Dear Smrikva Bowl and Smrikve friends!

I was 23 when the Smrikva story started back in 1996… and today is 21st of September 2019, Smrikva Bowl Ambassador’s Day (“SBA” Day), and time to open the 25th annual candidacy process…

24 editions are behind us… with over 2040 SB players spread in 93 countries writing the “seeds of the Legends”story…

World map

…over 1120 signed books arriving from 74 countries are today part of the Smrikva Bowl Heritage Library…

… over 1550 names were given by 15 SB generations to old Smrikva Bowl olive trees creating something so special that is still difficult for the most to foresee what will become one day…

… 31 junior GRAND SLAM titles are conquered by 24 former Smrikva Bowl players…

… 37 professional ATP/WTA titles…

… 47 players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA…

… 23 players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA… and there is always a Smrikva Bowl name among the winners of the most prestige under 12, 14, 16, 18 tournaments around the World…

There are many players who already graduated from Universities and I started to track how many Smrikva Bowl children had the opportunity to get scholarship in the United States thanks to their academic and tennis skills and over 190 children were able to do it…

… I listed a lot of numbers above but who lived Smrikva Bowl knows that our story is always more than numbers… more than tennis… and I am grateful to the Smrikva Bowl seeds that in most different ways year after year inspire us to go beyond our imagination…

There are many ways to show intergenerational solidarity… and I would like to thanks families who were part of Srmikva Bowl and answered my call to send signed gifts for each participant of this year Smrikva Bowl…

This special moment is an opportunity for me to share the past players stories with children who are dreaming to follow their footprints… every present child at that moment of intergenerational celebration ceremony brought home a memory gift and I am sure they also discovered a new friend to cheer…

I am also pleased to share that the 6th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week (SBTTFW) 2020 with Luca Appino will be held during the following weeks: 25th of April – 2nd of May 2020 (1st week – first time attending Alumni) and 3rd of May – 10th of May 2020 (2nd week – for Alumni who already attended SBTTFW). The Family Week was born with wish to share with families and players some precious hints that may be of help to their long term development.

I am pleased to share just few stories that are important to me and are part of the Smrikva Bowl DNA

21st of September is the International Day of Peace, also known as the World Peace Day… and years ago this date was selected to be the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Day (“SBA”)…

The SBA Day is celebrated on the same day as World Peace Day… and to me civil society and peace are pillars for any talent development possibility…

Years ago for all the Smrikva Bowl candidates was introduced the obligation to observe the Smrikva Bowl Fair Play and Sportsmanship Code of Conduct and I am pleased to share a hint with the seeds… more you train more become natural to lead by example… only after many mistakes we have the chance to become better by learning from them… by embracing a challenge…

I do believe in a beauty of learning and inexperience is a powerful asset if you embrace it. My advice during orientation day to the Smrikva Bowl children is always to use their skills and tennis racket passport to travel, experience and I strongly believe that each of them will become very rich one day. The wealth they will create with their living will be a precious wealth for their well being that nobody will be able to take them away.

Many years ago we started to plant an old Olive tree during Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Nomination Ceremony. The Olive tree selected was older than the oldest man living on the earth… and during the ceremony, every Ambassador put a piece of land close to the root and donate the name to the tree…

Olive tree is a symbol of peace in different Mediterranean cultures… and the age of our trees is a symbol of responsibility between generations.

Cartoons always helped me to share thougths with kids… and The Lion King is nice one to share again our Olive Tree story via Circle of Life story…

We are all born without knowing much about life on this earth…

When Mufasa was explaining to Simba that is not easy to be the King… he told him that a good King should know that everything around us lives in a delicate equilibrium and that with intelligence we should try to understand it and respect it.

After reading recently Leonardo Da Vinci book written by Walter Isaacson it seems to me that Leonardo developed his talents living his whole life the way Mufasa was trying to teach his son Simba… observing… being curious… and respecting the nature…

A Nobal Prize for Peace, guest of the group I was member years ago, once observed: “The future is always in a minority. Yet the history of the future is more important than the history of the past. It is for the old to remember the past. It is for the young to build the world of tomorrow.

Do it! You can build a world without wars. You can build a new humanity.”

I developed an idea that peace is always an instable equilibrium and with intelligence we should try to understand it and respect it. Knowledge, human curiosity and will to learn are important… and all together are pillars for the civilization path.

When the Nobel Prize told us: “Do it!” he reminds me a bit Yoda and his teaching to the young Skywalker: “Do. Or do not!…”

Books are a human memory that can help us understand what we see combined with our cummulated personal experience and this is among reasons why I started the Smrikva Bowl Heritage Library story. Given the fragility of the circle of life it is easy to lose personal and general cummulated knowledge in just a generation or two.

We have gotten used to rapid technological progress, but social progress is more complex. Humans learn throughout lifetime and mostly from personal experiences.

Today people live an average of about 80 years… and what we call civilization is mostly made up of human knowledge we have accumulated, which our institutions pass onto future generations… actually we are those who represent the current civilization.

World Peace Day although celebrated on the same day as SBA day is the day to start the new research of the Smrikva talents… and with this e-mail, as per tradition, the selection process for the 25th annual will be open.

25th Smrikva Bowl will be held in Pula-Istria, Croatia, from (20th) 22nd till 27th of June 2020. Smrikva Bowl gathers young tennis talents from all over the World and next year edition will be dedicated to players born in 2010.

When I think of Smrikva Bowl Heritage and Legacy I always imagine it phyisically as a theater where we work hard for a year to set the stage… and every year we gather kids, arriving from different cultures, having different dreams…

We set the stage and later on they are in charge with their dedication to write the most different & inspiring stories…

The intangible part of our theatre is „more than tennis“… whatever that means… and I always wished that it could mean something little bit different for each person that happened to get in touch with Smrikva Bowl story…

Smrikva Bowl is still very young event and is too early to observe the Smrikva Legacy but I always believed that more then one will write inspiring stories in most different professional fields.. and I was happy to find many names among those who achieved the possibility to get their high education at US Universities…

Year after year seems more likely that Grand Slam Tournaments will be conquered by Smrikva seeds… they already won 31 junior Grand Slam Titles in singles and doubles… and my dream for the “seeds of the Legends” was always beyond Grand Slam dream…

I know that according to the statistics only few Smrikva Bowl kids will become top professional tennis players, but I want to believe that they will benefit from their tennis and sport experience and find their way in other fields too… because we need inspiration… we need inspiration not only in sport but in most different fields… there are many challanges today and they will be many in the future… we need divergent thinking to find solutions to challenges that today appear more complicated than what they are…

I do not know how many kids playing Smrikva Bowl are playing tennis because their parents would like them to become professional tennis players and how much of them play it because they like the game. What I do know is that sport can help kids in their growth and I also know that people that do excel in any field need very long time to reach and master the excellence.

Some people come to Smrikve thinking that Smrikva Bowl is a very “important” competition… without understanding that the result is not the hidden key of the Smrikva Bowl event… and I always need Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors’ help to explain to new candidates and their families that Smrikva Bowl is something more than a competition…

On our website you can already find PDF file 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 edition presentation with application form and other relevant information:

Smrikva Bowl “more than tennis” idea… will be left to the interpretation of each Ambassador and Smrikva Bowl friend… their feelings will guide them because they are the one who are helping to write the Smrikva story…

Thanks to the Smrikva Bowl families our special Olive Oil and Wine are spread in 93 countries… Our quantities are always limited… the same as limited is the number of players we can invite every year… but I do believe the same I believed for the Smrikva Bowl players that one day the olive oil made from the “seeds of the Legends” trees will be the very unique in the World…

Over the years Istria kept recording sustainable growth in numbers of travelers visiting us and I am grateful to all those who visited and contributed to that development… “Istria from Smrikve” is a cultural e-book gift to all Smrikve friends… Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors are helping us in scouting talents but also in spreading the word about Istria as cultural tourism destination worth visiting… and my dream is that “Istria from Smrikve” Legacy may be recognized one day thanks to the Smrikva seeds…

The number of the invited players in 2020 will be again 96 players (48 girls and 48 boys) and your help will be precious.

If you know a good tennis player born in 2010 that deserves to play Smrikva Bowl or you wish to present your or support a candidacy for the 6th SBTTFW 2020 family gatherings please let me know…

… for the end of this long presentation… being today World Peace Day… my wish to Smrikva players is to continue to inspire… and may some of them make true Nelson Mandela’s words when he observed the power of Sport saying: “Sport has the power to change the world, the power to inspire and the power to unite people in a way little else can…”

Thank you for your time, for visiting us and for sharing with friends the Smrikve story.

Mio

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