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24th SMRIKVA BOWL 2019 Presentation with Application Instructions (pdf ~1.6 MB)

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 24th SMRIKVA BOWL 2019 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. 24th Smrikva Bowl 2019 is reserved for the players born in 2009 ONLY

Deadline for applications: 30th March 2019 (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 2019.

Accepted players are eligible to present their candidacy for the 5th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week (SBTTFW) 2019.

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


5th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents FAMILY WEEK (SBTTFW) with Luca APPINO 13th-20th April, 21st-28th April 2019, 14th-21st September 2019) Presentation and Application (pdf ~0.5 MB)


23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 winners are: Alisa Oktabrieva (RUS) and Vito Darderi (ARG)

23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 Draws and Results

23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 Press Release

23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 Photo Gallery

23rd SB 2018 girls finals VIDEO: A.Oktiabreva vs. I.Lakic

23rd SB 2018 boys finals VIDEO: V.Darderi vs. N.McDonald

Historical Smrikva Bowl Draws and Results (1996-2018)

News

17/12/18

Greetings from Smrikve... Sve najljepše... Auguri 2019

Dear Smrikve friends,

It is greetings time… time to stay with loved ones… time to recall moments of the year… and time to think about new destinations to reach that may bring joy and energy to each of us…

I always believed in Smrikva Bowl kids and their families and year after year is more and more visible how beautiful this tree of life is becoming…

23 Smrikva Bowl editions… 1930 Smrikva Bowl seeds spread in 87 countries… 29 junior GRAND SLAM titles… 26 professional ATP/WTA titles… 43 players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA ranking, 18 players TOP 100 ATP/WTA, 2 players TOP 10 ATP/WTA ranking… in the most prestige under 12, 14 tournaments there is always some Smrikva name in the finals of the Draw… over 140 players received full scholarship in the US Universities… and some Smrikva children started to build their own families in the circle of life…

It is true that to have a dream is beautiful… but is even more true that to have people, family, friends who dream with you and who share your dream bring more joy…

I would like to share today one of my old dreams that from time to time return into my mind. I started to think of it soon after the Smrikva Bowl story started… it is the Smrikve Central Court surrounded by olive trees…

Back in 2006 I made the wooden model you can see on the picture… and I would like to believe that in 2025 we might host the 30th Smrikva Bowl finals on the new central court…

A special thanks goes to all who keep visiting Smrikve and choose to return as our guests… bringing news… inviting friends to visit us… and each of your visit continues to keep alive the dream…

In Smrikve we do our best to keep improving in different directions… each of your visit is in a certain way the source of inspiration… and the inspiration was always that invisible key allowing us to give our best in building and creating another good year for Smrikve…

Long time ago the preparations for the 24th Smrikva Bowl 2019 edition started as well as the SBTT Family Weeks 2019 preparations. 24th Smrikva Bowl 2019 edition can already be envisaged as another good year of talents…

SBTTFWs are scheduled for 3 weeks in total in 2019: 13/4/-20/4/; 21/4 – 28/4/; 14/9-21/9… and will be very special learning experiences again. The 5th edition will be guided by my friend Luca Appino, credited for scouting Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters, Dinara Safina, Carolina Wozniacki (all of them scouted when they were far away from becoming #1)… both me and Luca keep looking at the tennis fronteers of tomorrow and next year weeks will be another long term development gift to our alumni.

2019 have good chances to be the year when Smrikva Bowl seeds will start to collect the first senior Grand Slam title of many to come… there are many who have the chance to open this new Smrikva Bowl chapter and this will be another moment to smirk… thinking of all precious Smrikva Bowl bottles of wine and olive oil spread around the globe…

Best wishes,

Mio



Dragi prijatelji i poznanici Smrikvi,

Prosinac je vrijeme čestitanja… vrijeme za svoje najmilije… a i vrijeme za prisjetiti se godine koja prolazi… isto tako je vrijeme za osmišljavanje novih destinacija kojima krenuti i koji mogu donijeti radosti i energije svakome od nas…

Oduvjek sam vjerovao u djecu Smrikve i svake godine se sve više i više nazire koliko predivno stablo života Smrikva postaje u svijetu…

23. Smrikva Bowl-a su iza nas… i njeno sjeme je zasijano u 87 zemalja…

Već danas djeca Smrikve posjeduju impresivan životopis… 29 juniorskih GRAND SLAM titula… 26 profesionalnih ATP/WTA titula… 43 igrača u TOP 200 ATP/WTA… 18 igrača u TOP 100 ATP/WTA… 2 igrača u TOP 10 ATP/WTA… već dugi niz godina najprestižniji turniri u svijetu do 12, 14 godina uvijek imaju ponekog sa Smrikve u završnici ždrijeba… preko 140 djece se izborilo za stipendije u SAD-u… a i polako su djeca Smrikve počela graditi svoje obitelji u krugu života…

Istina je da je divno sanjariti… ali je još više istina da imati ljude, obitelj, prijatelje koji dijele tvoje snove donosi jednu posebniju radost…

Želio bih podijeliti danas jedan od mojih dugogodišnjih snova koji se s vremena na vrijeme vraća u moj um. Počeo sam misliti o tome ubrzo nakon što je započela priča o Smrikva Bowl-u… radi se o centralnom terenu Smrikvi u parku maslina…

2006. godine napravio sam model koji se može vidjeti na slici … i želio bih vjerovati da ćemo možda 2025. godine ugostiti finale 30. Smrikva Bowl-a…

Posebno hvala svima koji nas posjećuju i odluče provesti svoj odmor kod nas… donose vijesti… prijatelje… i svaki taj posjet nastavlja održavati živim naš san…

Trudimo se biti vrijedni i napredovati u različitim smjerovima… svaki posjet je u neku ruku izvor inspiracije… a inspiracija je uvijek bila nevidljivi ključ za izgraditi još jednu dobru godinu Smrikvi…

Odavno su krenule pripreme za 24. Smrikva Bowl 2019… kao i pripreme za Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Weeks (SBTTFW) 2019. 24. Smrikva Bowl 2019 se već nazire kao još jedna posebna godina talenata.

A i obiteljski tjedan SBTTFW koji će se održati u 3 termina: 13/4/-20/4/, 21/4/-28/4/ i 14/9-21/9… je posebno razvojno iskustvo za polaznike i obitelji u duhu Smrikve koje će voditi prijatelj Luca Appino… i kojem se pripisuje otrivanje igrača poput Rafaela Nadala, Andy Roddicka, Kim Clijsters, Dinare Safina, Caroline Wozniacki (dok su bili daleko od broja 1 na svijetu)… i ja i Luca svake godine istražujemo teniske granice i sljedeća godina će ponovno biti posebna za polaznike.

Osjećam da bi 2019.ta mogla biti i godina prvog seniorskog Grand Slam od mnogih koji će doći… već je više igrača Smrikve koji imaju šansu otvoriti to novo poglavlje Smrikva Bowl-a i bio bi to divan trenutak za smješak ;)… razmišljajući o svim posebnim bocama vina i maslinovog ulja koje su raširene po svijetu…

Sve najljepše,

Mio


Cari amici di Smrikve,

E’ il tempo degli auguri… il tempo per stare insieme con i propri cari… il momento per ricordarsi dell’anno… ed il momento per pensare alle nuove destinazioni da raggiungere che possano portarci gioia ed energia…

Ho sempre creduto nei ragazzi dello Smrikva e nelle loro famiglie… ed ogni anno e’ sempre piu’ visibile la bellezza di questo albero della vita che cresce con le radici sparse in quasi tutto il mondo…

23 edizione sono dietro di noi… e 1930 semi dello Smrikva sono presenti in 87 paesi…

I ragazzi ad oggi hanno collezionato un totale di 29 titoli juniores negli GRANDE SLAM… 26 titoli professionali ATP/WTA… 43 hanno varcato la soglia dei TOP 200 ATP/WTA… 18 dei TOP 100 ATP/WTA e 2 sono entrati in TOP 10 ATP/WTA… nei tornei prestigiosi under 12,14 nel Mondo c’e sempre qualcuno che arriva alla fine del tabellone… piu’ di 140 giocatori hanno ricevuto la borsa di studio negli Stati Uniti… ed alcuni ragazzi hanno gia’ iniziato a costruire le proprie famiglie nel cerchio della vita…

E’ vero che sognare e’ bello… ma e’ ancora piu’ gioso avere la famiglia e gli amici che sognano insieme a te e ti supportano…

Vorrei condividere oggi uno dei miei vecchi sogni che di tanto in tanto mi ritorna in mente. Ho iniziato a pensarci poco dopo aver iniziato la storia dello Smrikva Bowl… si tratta del campo centrale immerso tra gli ulivi… il campo in cui mi piacerebbe ospitare le finali di Smrikva…

Nel 2006 ho fatto un modellino in legno che potete vedere nella foto … e mi piacerebbe credere che nel 2025 potremmo ospitare la finale della trentesima edizione dello Smrikva Bowl sul nuovo campo centrale…

Grazie speciale a tutti che ci visitano e scelgono di essere nostri ospiti… continuano a portare nuovi amici… e devo dire che ogni vostra visita mantiene vivo il nostro sogno…

A Smrikve cerchiamo di migliorare sempre noi stessi e le vostre visite portano inspirazione… l’inspirazione e’ sempre stata quella chiave invisibile atorno alla quale costruire un altro buon anno Smrikva…

24.esima edizione dello Smrikva Bowl 2019 e’ in fase di preparazione da diverso tempo come da tempo e’ in fase di preparazione Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Weeks (SBTTFW) 2019… posso gia’ condividere che attendiamo un’altra grande annata di talenti…

SBTTFW si terranno nelle seguenti 3 settimane: 13/4/-20/4/, 21/4/-28/4/ e 14/9-21/9… e sarranno le settimane di studio-condivisione-crescita guidate dall’amico Luca Appino, al quale va il credito d’aver firmato giocatori come Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters, Dinara Safina, Carolina Wozniacki (scoperti quando erano molto lontani dal diventare #1 nel mondo)… sia io che Luca continuamo ad osservarie la frontiera del mondo tennistico di domani ed anche le settimane dell’anno che viene saranno un regalo speciale ai nostri alumni.

2019 potrebbe essere l’anno del primo Grand Slam seniores tra i molti che veranno… ci sono ormai diversi ragazzi che abbiano le possibilita’ di farlo e di aprire questo nuovo capitolo dello Smrikva e sarebbe un speciale momento per sorridere ;)… pensando anche a tutte quelle speciali bottiglie di vino ed olio Smrikva sparsi nel giro per il mondo…

Auguri,

Mio


12/12/18

35 Top Smrikva Bowl players on 57th Junior Orange Bowl 2018 edition... Shanice Roignot, Antonio Voljavec and Kaylan Bigun reached the semifinals

Over the last 7 years Smrikva Bowl players made good results at ORANGE BOWL (2010-2017) and have won various times…

Under 18
George MORGAN – 8th SB 2003 runner up – winner 2010
Dominic THIEM – 8th SB 2003 winner – winner 2011
Laslo DJERE – 10th SB 2005 runner up – winner 2012
Ana KONJUH – 12th SB 2007 runner up – winner 2012
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 14th SB 2009 quarterf. – winner 2015
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 14th SB 2009 quarterf.- winner 2016

Under 14
Maia LUMSDEN – 13th SB 2008 runner up – winner 2012
Claire LIU –“Little Mo”/SB 2010 player – winner 2013
Yshai OLIEL – 15th SB 2010 semifinalist – winner 2014

Under 12
Claire LIU –“Little Mo”/SB 2010 player – winner 2011
Yshai OLIEL – 15th SB 2010 semif. – winner 2012
Borna DEVALD – 17th SB 2012 quarterf. – winner 2014
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 semif. – winner 2017

This week the 57th edition of the Junior ORANGE BOWL 2018 is played for the under 12 and under 14 age groups and several top Smrikva Bowl players I recognized in the Main Draws…

Girls:

GIRLS UNDER 12

Shanice Roignot (FRA) – 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 runner up
1st round: Shanice Roignot – Liya Chu (TWN) 6:4,6:2
2nd round: Shanice Roignot – Kaitlin Quevedo (USA) 6:1,6:1
3rd round: Shanice Roignot – Esther Vyrlan (USA) 6:3,6:3
4th round: Shanice Roignot – Antonia Vergara (CHL) 6:1,3:6,6:1
Quarterfinals: Shanice Roignot – Ela Nala Milic (SVN) 7:6,7:6
Semifinals: Shanice Roignot – Brooklyn Olson (USA) 1:6,2:6

Ela Nala Milic (SVN) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 winner
1st round: Ela Nala Milic – Yahui Hu (CHN) 7:6,6:4
2nd round: Ela Nala Milic – Duanrui Gao (CHN) 6:3,6:2
3rd round: Ela Nala Milic – Marie-Lee Gregoire (CAN) 6:4,6:3
4th round: Ela Nala Milic – Erica Jessel (USA) 6:1,7:5
Quarterfinals: Ela Nala Milic – Shanice Roignot (FRA) 6:7,6:7

Ena Koike (JPN) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Ena Koike – Mia Lauaki (COK) 6:2,6:1
2nd round: Ena Koike – Brooke Wrigley (USA) 6:4,6:0
3rd round: Ena Koike – Emma Tutoveanu (CAN) 6:0,6:1
4th round: Ena Koike – Valerija Kargina (LVA) 2:6,6:7

Yufei Ren (CHN) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 semif.
1st round: Yufei Ren – Maria Gell (DOM) 7:5,6:3
2nd round: Yufei Ren – Brunelle Kouam (USA) 6:2,6:1
3rd round: Yufei Ren – Hayu Kinoshita (JPN) 6:2,4:6,4:6

*Chisato Kanemaki*(JPN) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Chisato Kanemaki – Sofia Corte-Real (POR) 6:0,6:1
2nd round: Chisato Kanemaki – M.Miroshnichenko (USA) 2:6,1:6

Milana Dejanovic (AUS) – 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017
1st round: Milana Dejanovic – E.Sartz-Lunde (NOR) 7:6,6:3
2nd round: Milana Dejanovic – Erica Jessel (USA) 6:7,3:6

Jovana Grujic (SRB) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 CD winner
1st round: Jovana Grujic – Emmi Kolyszko (USA) 6:4,6:4
2nd round: Jovana Grujic – Isabella Marquart (USA) 5:7,6:3,3:6

Sapir Cohen (ISR) – 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017
1st round: Sapir Cohen – Sara Saito (JPN) 3:6,6:4,5:7

Liya Chu (TWN) – 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 semif.
1st round: Liya Chu – Shanice Roignot (FRA) 4:6,2:6


GIRLS UNDER 14

Mao Mushika (JPN) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Mao Mushika – Tsehay Driscoll (USA) 6:3,6:3
2nd round: Mao Mushika – Hannah Chambers (BRB) 5:7,1:6

Kyoka Kubo (JPN) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Kyoka Kubo – Isabella Brilliant (USA) 6:1,6:0
2nd round: Kyoka Kubo – Victoria Mboko (CAN) 3:6,6:3,1:6

Mio Mushika (JPN) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Mio Mushika – A.C.Montalvo Lundy (MEX) 6:2,6:2
2nd round: Mio Mushika – Natalie Block (USA) 2:6,6:3,4:6

Anja Petkovic (SRB) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 runner up
1st round: Anja Petkovic – Honoka Umeda (JPN) 6:4,6:3
2nd round: Anja Petkovic – - Solana Sierra (ARG) 3:6,3:6

Emma Roeck (USA) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Emma Roeck – Yayi Yang (TWN) 2:6,5:7

Neriya Yona (ISR) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Neriya Yona – Reya Coe (USA) 6:7,3:6

Rania Music (BIH) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Rania Music – Grace Levelston (USA) 1:6,2:6

Leticia Tarocco (CRO) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Leticia Tarocco – Solana Sierra (ARG) 5:7,2:6

Florentine Dekkers (NLD) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Florentine Dekkers – I. Simme (USA) 6:4,4:6,1:6


Boys:

BOYS UNDER 12

Antonio Voljavec (CRO) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Antonio Voljavec – Paris Pouatcha (USA) 6:2,6:2
2nd round: Antonio Voljavec – Fumin Jiang (CHN) 6:0,6:0
3rd round: Antonio Voljavec – Kosuke Asada (JPN) 6:2,7:5
4th round: Antonio Voljavec – Petr Brunclik (CZE) 5:7,7:5,6:1
Quarterfinals: Antonio Voljavec – Quang Duong (USA) 6:3,6:3
Semifinals: Antonio Voljavec – Rudy Quan (USA) 3:6,1:6

Kaylan Bigun (USA) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 winner
1st round: Kaylan Bigun – Fran Rakonic (CRO) 6:1,6:3
2nd round: Kaylan Bigun – T.dos Santos Guglieri (BRA) 6:0,6:2
3rd round: Kaylan Bigun – Yubel Ubri (USA) 7:5,3:6,7:5
4th round: Kaylan Bigun – Meecah Bigun (USA) 6:4,6:4
Quarterfinals: Kaylan Bigun – Alexander Razeghi (USA) 4:6,7:6,7:6
Semifinals: Kaylan Bigun – Santiago Muhala (USA) 2:6,2:6

Meecah Bigun (USA) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 semif.
1st round: Meecah Bigun – F.Castro Loedel (ECU) 6:0,6:1
2nd round: Meecah Bigun – Augusto Machado (BRA) 6:1,6:0
3rd round: Meecah Bigun – Maximo Zeitune (ARG) 6:2,6:2
4th round: Meecah Bigun – Kaylan Bigun (USA) 4:6,4:6

Petr Brunclik (CZE) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 semifinalist
1st round: Petr Brunclik – S.P.-Jo Kamendje (CAN) 6:3,6:7,6:0
2nd round: Petr Brunclik – Nathan Blokhin (USA) 6:2,3:6,6:1
3rd round: Petr Brunclik – Lucca Guercio (ARG) 6:2,6:1
4th round: Petr Brunclik – Antonio Voljavec (CRO) 7:5,5:7,1:6

Dilhan Wasantha (GBR) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Dilhan Wasantha – Ege Topkoc (UAE) 6:2,6:3
2nd round: Dilhan Wasantha – Santiago Muhala (USA) 2:6,3:6

Zach Stephens (GBR) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Zach Stephens – Danny Yassine (CAN) 3:6,4:6

Fran Rakonic (CRO) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Fran Rakonic – Kaylan Bigun (USA) 1:6,3:6

Max Stenzer (GER) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Max Stenzer – Changmin Ryu (KOR) 1:6,1:6

Dominick Mosejczuk (USA) – 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017
1st round: Dominick Mosejczuk- Rafael Botran (GUA) 2:6,0:6

Sergej Zivkovic (SRB) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Sergej Zivkovic – Abhinav Chunduru (USA) 0:6,1:6


BOYS UNDER 14

Mili Poljicak (CRO) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 quarterf.
1st round: Mili Poljicak – Piero Fernandez (CHL) 6:7,6:2,7:6
2nd round: Mili Poljicak – Majun Li (CHN) 5:7,6:2,6:0
3rd round: Mili Poljicak – M.A.Vergara Del Puerto (PAR) 6:3,6:1
4th round: Mili Poljicak – Adolfo Vallejo (PAR) 6:3,6:1
Quarterfinals: Mili Poljicak – Bruno Kuzuhara (USA) 4:6,2:6

Pedro Rodenas (ESP) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Pedro Rodenas – Garen Spicka (USA) 7:5,6:3
2nd round: Pedro Rodenas – M.Wei Kang Leong (MYS) 6:4,6:4
3rd round: Pedro Rodenas – Fnu Nidunjianzan (USA) 7:5,2:6,3:6

Luka Mikrut (CRO) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Luka Mikrut – Jake Evans (GBR) 6:0,6:0
2nd round: Luka Mikrut – Vishesh Patel (IND) 6:2,6:3
3rd round: Luka Mikrut – James Rico (USA) 6:4,6:7,1:4 ret.

Noa Vukadin (CRO) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Noa Vukadin – Leanid Boika (USA) 6:2,4:6,6:1
2nd round: Noa Vukadin – John Kim (USA) 1:6,0:6

Andrew Salu (USA) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 quarterf.
1st round: Andrew Salu – Wil Jenkins (GBR) 1:6,1:6

Bor Artnak (SVN) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Bor Artnak – Sebastian Gorzny (USA) 4:6,3:7

Patrick Brady (GBR) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 winner
1st round: Patrick Brady – Adolfo Vallejo (PAR) 1:6,4:6

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, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


20/11/18

Recently ISMCA - International Sport Mental Coach Association Certification class and the 20th International Tennis Symposium was held at Centro Pavesi in Milan (Italy)

From 8th of November till 11th of November there were several significant events taking place in Milan: Next Gen Finals event, ISMCA – International Sport Mental Coach Association Certification class and the 20th International Tennis Symposium promoted by Pro Camp MGM Italia, UISP and GPTCA.

It was for me the first time at Next Gen… last year two Smrikva Bowl players participated: Borna Coric and Gianluigi Quinzi

… and this year was the year of Alex De Minaur… and Lloyd Harris was invited in case a replacement was needed… to see Alex play was such an experience… and also to meet mom Esther and the family at the event made the visit to Next Gen special for me…

Alberto Castellani recently founded ISMCA – International Sport Mental Coach Association… years ago he founded also GPTCA and is one of the 50 ATP level coaches with important passion and experience in high level mental training… it was a pleasure to attend the certification class… getting several inspiring ideas to implement with Smrikva Bowl seeds of the Legends from the class…

Stefano Lopopolo presented the Self Talk tool…

… and Alberto Castellani continued with explaining how to work on individual mental development plan for a player…

sharing also various exercises and tools such as visualization… imagery…

… as we all know in tennis most of the time the players are not playing and Federico Di Carlo made a very nice session on managing breaks between points…

Manuela Caputi with support of the ex physical trainer of Novak Djokovic, Marco Panichi, presented a very nice and interesting session on Focusing and Bioenergetic Counseling…

… Alberto presented again several on court tools related with attention and concentration… focusing…

visualization… breathing…

… it was also a pleasure to see with Marco Panichi some physical exercises…

Salvatore Buzzelli made an over 30 years research on some elements that today proves him being right on energy cost of attention…

a lot of new ideas to work on I treasured from this experience…

After International Sport Mental Coach Association Certification class I also attended in Milan the 20th International Tennis Symposium… and as per tradition the Symposium gathered many interesting speakers and it was again an opportunity to learn something new…

Over the years I had pleasure to attend over 30 international coaching events… and hear over 140 coaches… and every time I had a pleasure to learn at least one new thing… and it was the case this time again …

This year the event was promoted by Pro CAMP MGMG Italia and sponsored again by UISP (Unione Italiana Sport per tutti) and GPTCA (Global Professional Tennis Coach Association)…

After the welcome word of the Symposium president Mr. Massimo Rossi

and two inspiring coaches Alberto Castellani and Erasmo Palma who’s organisations are supporting this event…

The speakers also included: Vincenzo SANTOPADRE, Lucio CAPRIOLI, Christian PERONE, Raffaele TATARANNI, Francesca DELLA MORA, Massimo RAPETTI, Luca ORTHMANN, Apostolos TSITSIPAS, Olivera ZAJELAC, Christian ZUGER, Gustavo SPECTOR,…

and the main theme was “THE NEXT-GEN TENNIS”…

Massimo RAPETTI spoke about the importance of balance diet for a sport player and this subject is more and more becoming core element of every player who would like to maximize its own potential… and being Rapetti employee of Enervit he presented a bit various integration possibilities before, during and after the competition…

… traditionally the Symposium presented cases of players path… and this time Vincenzo SANTOPADRE the coach of Matteo Berrettini presented their path… it was a very nice presented story… with focus on individual path… individual timing related with several family, personal elements…

Alberto CASTELLANI and Lucio CAPRIOLI presented Egograms application… the first possibility to give a numeric element to a mental element in a tennis match… it is a pioneer approach that may see a further evolution with Kitros software company… and for the moment is something that make you think about… to read the invisible force in the match via Parents, Adult, Child behavior scheme… and the impact that each behavior may have on players performance…

… the skeleton and muscles are in every players career a very sensitive element and injuries treatment are like food, technique, physical, mental preparation part of the sport… and Luca ORTHMANN from La Mamba company presented their last research achievements that may be of help to players that need the support of a particular articulation after a recovery or as per prevention use…

Christian PERONE is a physical trainer and made a very nice presentation of differences what and how to train and various development stages a talented junior player…

… technology support is more and more present in sport… and match analysis is becoming more and more an actual subject… as it was video analysis when the technology become available to everyone… and Raffaele TATARANNI and Francesca DELLA MORA presented their video indexing model which will for sure with technology evolution continue to evolve fast and the cost to use it will continue to decrease…

Erasmo PALMA has always very interesting presentations… how to make things easy, with pleasure and at the same time at high quality level… he does at every level from the first contact with tennis at very young age till high level professional…

… the second big case study – testimony of this year symposium came from Apostolos TSITSIPAS father of a rising tennis star Stefanos… and together with him was his current nutrition advisor Olivera ZAJELAC

Apostolos answered for couple of hours to questions of the audience sharing a very inspiring story his family with his son is going through…

… and in the afternoon he shared a typical training session when they are on the tour…

Christian ZUGER is the founder of Kitris, a company which provides match and video analysis software, and this was almost the last presentation of the symposium… great technology at good price which may boost and spread this new tool…

and the symposium was concluded with a very nice presentation on Padel… a great game rising in several parts of the world and a kind of little cousin of the tennis game…

It was another Symposium “good year”… :)

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05/11/18

Top Smrikva Bowl and "LM"/SB players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update November 2018)

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

There are 130+ players (who played Smrikva Bowl between 1996 and 2009) receiving US University scholarship thanks to their tennis skills.

22 Smrikva Bowl players hold 29 junior Grand Slam titles.

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

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #7 WTA (Feb 2016)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #20 WTA (Jul 2017)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #32 WTA (Oct 2018)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #34 WTA (Oct 2018)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 43 WTA (Oct 2018)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #54 WTA (Jul 2018)
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #92 WTA (Oct 2018)
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 – #121 WTA (Feb 2017)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #134 on WTA (Oct 2016)
Clair LIU – 2010 “LM”/SB player -#138 WTA (Nov 2018)
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)
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #163 WTA (Oct 2018)
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #164 WTA (Oct 2018)
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #187 WTA (Jul 2018)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #55 WTA doubles (Nov 2017)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #68 WTA (Jul 2018)
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #134 WTA doubles (Jan 2018)
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #175 WTA doubles (Oct 2018)

20 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 – #31 ATP (Oct 2018)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #83 ATP (Sep 2018)
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #110 ATP (Nov 2018)
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 quarterf.- #133 ATP (Nov 2018)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #143 ATP (Oct 2017)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #146 ATP (Mar 2017)
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 CD winner – #148 (Nov 2018)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #149 ATP (Jan 2018)

Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 149 ATP (Nov 2018)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #192 ATP (Aug 2018)
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #196 (Apr 2018)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #130 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Ivan SABANOV – 2002 semi – #192 ATP doubles (Feb 2018)
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semi – #196 ATP doubles (Feb 2018)

As of 5th of November 2018 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 54 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #32 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #34 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #37 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #43 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #56 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #100 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #103 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #138 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #141 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #164 WTA

Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #176 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #185 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #195 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #205 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #206 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #208 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #232 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #234 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #244 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #256 WTA

Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #276 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #313 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #358 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #364 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #376 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #397 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #412 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #414 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #418 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #425 WTA

Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #450 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #456 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #466 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #490 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #499 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #515 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO – 2007 player – #530 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #599 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #611 WTA
Pia CUK – 2006 player – #613 WTA

Ashley LAHEY – 2009 player – #617 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #646 WTA
Zoe KRUGER – 2012 semif. – #683 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #700 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #707 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2002 runner up – #736 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON – 2010 runner up – #803 WTA
Vladica BABIC – 2004 player – #862 WTA
Helen PELLICANO – 2012 player -#905 WTA
Alexandra VECIC – 2011 player – #941 WTA

Kristina NOVAK, 2010 player, #951 WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #962 WTA
Ena KAJEVIC – 2006 player – #991 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #994 WTA

• 31 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #8 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #12 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #31 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #92 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #110 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #133 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #148 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – #149 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #172 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #210 ATP

Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #222 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #225 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #226 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #233 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #242 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #278 ATP
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #448 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #480 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #507 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 semifinalist- #557 ATP

Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #606 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #633 ATP
Adrian BODMER – 2005 player – #696 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #733 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #742 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #801 ATP
Gabi Adrian BOITAN – 2009 player – #843 ATP
Duje AJDUKOVIC – 2011 winner – #855 ATP
William BLUMBERG 2008 player – #868 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI – 2008 player – #875 ATP

Rimpei KAWAKAMI – 2010 player – #977 ATP

• 10 players TOP 100 ATP RACE TO MILAN NEXT GEN

Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #4 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #13 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 player – #17 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #20 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #22 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #28 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #35 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #41 ATP
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #70 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #89 ATP

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

• 7 boys and 5 girls… in total 12 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #8 Lorenzo MUSETTI Junior USOPEN 2017 runner up
- #24 Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA
- #37 Damien WENGER
- #59 Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE
- #87 Erik VANSHELBOIM
- #93 Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA
- #98 Cezar CRETU

GIRLS:
- #58 Himari SATO
- #59 Helen PELLICANO
- #65 Maria TIMOFEEVA
- #71 Francesca CURMI
- #98 Anna HERTEL

3 boys are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Lorenzo MUSETTI #1, Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA #6, Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE #7)

2 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Mili POLJICAK #1, Kalin IVANOVSKI #5, Linda FRUHVIRTOVA #1, Aliona FALEI #6)

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, best ranking #612 ATP (Mar 2006)
Ivana LISJAK (CRO), 2nd SB 1997 winner, best ranking #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Astrid BESSER (ITA), 4th SB 1999 winner, best ranking #356 WTA (Mar 2009)

Tereza MRDEZA (CRO), 5th SB 2000 winner, #208 WTA
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #1183 ATP

Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, best ranking #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, best ranking #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #32 WTA


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #242 ATP
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, #733 ATP
Javier MARTI (ESP) – 7th SB 2002 winner – #742 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #149 ATP doubles
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #232 ATP doubles
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #257 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #43 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #450 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #8 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #507 ATP

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #43 WTA
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #195 WTA


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, #256 ATP (Aug 2016)
Filip VEGER (CRO), 9th SB 2004 semif, #478 ATP (Feb 2015)
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #557 ATP

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #412 WTA
Vladica BABIC (MNE), 9th SB 2004, #862 WTA
Giada CLERICI (ITA), 2004 player, #703 WTA (Sep 2015)


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #12 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #92 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #149 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #172 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #210 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #225 ATP
Adrian BODMER (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #696 ATP
Neven KRIVOKUCA (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #1002 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #34 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #141 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #206 WTA
Tena LUKAS (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #256 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #276 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #414 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #466 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #599 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #611 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #149 ATP

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #37 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #100 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #205 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #234 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #244 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #515 WTA
Pia CUK (SVN) – 11th SB 2006, #613 WTA


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

BOYS
Lloyd HARRIS (RSA), ,12th SB 2007, #110 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER (ESP), 12th SB 2007, #633 ATP
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #801 ATP

GIRLS
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #185 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #313 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #364 WTA
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #418 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO (ESP), 12th SB 2007 player – #530 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #646 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #539 WTA (Jul 2017)

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #222 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, #226 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM (EGY), 13th SB 2008, #480 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #875 ATP
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, #1539 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #56 WTA
Gabriela *TAYLOR*(UK), 13th SB 2008, #164 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #376 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #397 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008, #994 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #707 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., #31 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #133 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #148 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #233 ATP
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #448 ATP
Gabi Adrian BOITAN (ROM), 14th SB 2009, #843 ATP
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #1291 ATP
Moritz THIEM (AUT), 14th SB 2009,#1536 ATP

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #176 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #232 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #358 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #490 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #499 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA (ESP), 14th SB 2009, #1013 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ashley LAHEY (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #617 WTA
Michaela GORDON (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #962 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, #278 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #606 ATP
Rimpei KAWAKAMI (JPN), 15th SB 2010, #977 ATP
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #1172 ATP
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #1720 ATP
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #1720 ATP

GIRLS
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #803 WTA
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), 15th SB 2010 semif., #951 WTA
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #1135 WTA
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, #1224 WTA
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #982 WTA doubles

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #138 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, #855 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #1062 ATP
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #1642 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #87 ITF
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #341 ITF
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, #492 ITF
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #970 ITF
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), 16th SB 2011 semif., #1051 ITF
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #1410 ITF

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #103 WTA
Alexandra VECIC (GER), 16th SB 2011, #941 WTA
Betina TOKAC (TUR), 16th SB 2011 semif., #1199 WTA
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, #130 ITF
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterf., #140 ITF
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #173 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., #8 ITF
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #135 ITF
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #153 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #214 ITF
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, #227 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #315 ITF
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 semif., #328 ITF
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #401 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #636 ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #948 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #957 ITF
Drazen PETROVIC (BiH), 17th SB 2012, #22 ETA U16

GIRLS
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #683 WTA
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #905 WTA
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1075 WTA
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #68 ITF
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #73 ITF
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #103 ITF
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #131 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #151 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #162 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #185 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #190 ITF
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #264 ITF
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #400 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
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #57 ITF
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #98 ITF
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #142 ITF
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #345 ITF
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #434 ITF
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #776 ITF
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #1132 ITF
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #1172 ITF
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #1237 ITF
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #1590 ITF
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #2256 ITF
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #2347 ITF
Fran MITROVIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #2528 ITF
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #240 ETA U16
Vojtech VEIGERT (CZE), 18th SB 2013, #360 ETA U16
Bartol BORSE (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #371 ETA U16
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #440 ETA U16

GIRLS
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #239 ITF
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #259 ITF
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #485 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #770 ITF
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #1055 ITF
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #384 ETA U16

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, #1 ETA U14
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #5 ETA U14
Bor ARTNAK (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #18 ETA U14
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #21 ETA U14
Raffaele MARIANI (SUI), 19th SB 2014, #40 ETA U14
Vilius GAUBAS (LIT), 19th SB 2014, #44 ETA U14
Pedro RODENAS (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #46 ETA U14
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #47 ETA U14
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #53 ETA U14
Carlos GUERRERO ALVAREZ (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #54 ETA U14
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #56 ETA U14
Matija SAMARDZIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #58 ETA U14
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #63 ETA U14
Noa VUKADIN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #67 ETA U14
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #79 ETA U14
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #92 ETA U14
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #96 ETA U14
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #102 ETA U14
Dan Vasile DUTA (ROU), 19th SB 2014, #137 ETA U14
Krsta PETROVIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #171 ETA 14
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #395 ETA U14
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #478 ETA U14

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., #1 ETA U14
Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #6 ETA U14
Patricie KUBIKOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014, #32 ETA U14
Lucija CIRIC BAGARIC (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #37 ETA U14
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #41 ETA U14
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #49 ETA U14
Patricija PAUKSTYTE (LTU), 19th SB 2014, #50 ETA U14
Divna RATKOVIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #82 ETA U14
Joelle STEUR (GER), 19th SB 2014, #95 ETA U14
Carolina GOMEZ ALONSO (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #95 ETA U14
Suana TUCAKOVIC (BIH), 19th SB 2014 semif., #118 ETA U14
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #129 ETA U14
Petja DRAME (SLO), 19th SB 2014, #137 ETA U14
Irene ARTIGAS (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #139 ETA U14
Emma RIZZETTO (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #153 ETA U14
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #160 ETA U14
Anna KANTOR (HUN), 19th SB 2014, #176 ETA U14
Neriya YONA (ISR), 19th SB 2014, #198 ETA U14
Veronica SIRCI (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #231 ETA U14
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #236 ETA U14
Sarah MUELLER (GER), 19th SB 2014, #491 ETA U14

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, #14 ETA U14
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf., #26 ETA U14
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif., #49 ETA U14
Mikalai BANKOU (BLR), 20th SB 2015, #93 ETA U14
Matej DODIG (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #196 ETA U14
Giacomo NOSEI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #248 ETA U14
Dimitar PENCHEV (BGR), 20th SB 2015, #248 ETA U14
Andrea MEDURI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #324 ETA U14
Federico BONDIOLI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #349 ETA U14
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif., #767 ETA U14
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up , #872 ETA U14

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif., #1 ETA U14
Alexandra EALA (PHI), 20th SB 2015 , #24 ETA U14 – Les Petits As 2018 winner
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif. ,#47 ETA U14
Malwina ROWINSKA (POL), 20th SB 2015, #60 ETA U14
Klio Maria IOANNOU (CYP), 20th SB 2015, #64 ETA U14
Lola RADIVOJEVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #68 ETA U14
Vanesa DANKO (HUN), 20th SB 2015, #88 ETA U14
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner, #104 ETA U14
Leticia TAROCCO (CRO), 20th SB 2015 winner, #115 ETA U14
Petra MARCINKO (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #119 ETA U14
Jaquelyn OGUNWALE (UK), 20th SB 2015 winner, #128 ETA U14
Anastasia GRECHKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015, #148 ETA U14
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up, #157 ETA U14
Tena RAJKI (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #191 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
Kaylan BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 winner – Auray 2018 winner
Luis Garcia PAEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 runner up
Petr BRUNCLIK (CZE), 21st SB 2016 semif.
Meecah BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 semif.

GIRLS
Ela Nala MILIČ (SVN), 21st SB 2016 winner
Camilia SAMEL DRUZ (FRA), 21st SB 2016 runner up
Yufei REN (CHN), 21st SB 2016 semif.
Mia RISTIĆ (SRB), 21st SB 2016 semif.

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.

GIRLS
Rositsa DENCHEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
Shanice ROIGNOT (FRA), 22nd SB 2017 runner up
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 LAKIĆ (MNE), 23rd SB 2018 runner up
Daria KORESHKOVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018 semif.
Zlatina ANGELOVA (BUL), 23rd SB 2018 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.


13/10/18

We collected olives and made olive oil that will end up in bottles for the 24th Smrikva Bowl 2019 Ambassadors - Istrian olive oil - one of the best in the World and Smrikva "seeds of the Legends" are making it more and more special year after year...

It was another very long day in Smrikve… the second olives collection day for the 24th Smrikva Bowl 2019 edition-generation…

… with over 20 friends we had another beautiful olive oil collection day…

It is the story of the 2019 Smrikva Bowl olive oil production :)…

In Smrikve is considered 2019 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 1440 players coming from 87 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 5 players reached TOP 20 ATP/WTA… 18 players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA… 43 players are among TOP 200 ATP/WTA… we are close to 90 players among TOP 1000 ATP/WTA… 22 children holds a total of 29 junior Grand Slam titles and almost 130 players study 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 todays 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.

Cosmopolite book
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