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23rd SMRIKVA BOWL 2018 Presentation with Application Instructions (pdf ~1.9 MB)

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 23rd SMRIKVA BOWL 2018 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. 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 is reserved for the players born in 2008 ONLY

Deadline for applications: 30th March 2018 (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 2018.

Accepted players are eligible to present their candidacy for the 4th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week 2018.

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

4th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents FAMILY WEEK (SBTTFW) with Luca APPINO 14th-21st & 22nd-29th April 2018 Presentation and Application (pdf ~0.28 MB)



22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Draws and Results

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Draws and Results

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Press Release

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Photo Gallery

Historical Smrikva Bowl Draws and Results (1996-2017)

News

13/11/17

Last week end the 19th International Tennis Symposium was held at Centro Pavesi in Milan (Italy) promoted by Pro Camp MGM Italia, UISP and GPTCA

I spent this week end at Centro Pavesi in Milan participating the 19th International Tennis Symposium… as per tradition the Symposium gathered many interesting speakers and it was again an opportunity to learn something new…

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 over the weekend many speakers shared their experience with the group

Massimo RAPETTI, Patricio REMONDEGUI, Stefano GALBANI, Laura GOLARSA, Jean Philippe FLEURIAN, Alberto CASTELLANI, Rainer SCHUTTLER, Dirk HARDORFF, Jellali ISSAM, Paulo ESCALONA, Saeid AHMADVAND, Dragos LUSCAN, Dimitros KATSANOS, Mark TUEN-MATTHEWS, Duje TOMASOVIC*, Carlo ROSSI, Aldo ANTONELLI, Stefano TAMORRI, Otello SORATO, Jose PERLAS

The main theme was “THE RESILIENCE IN TENNIS”…

The first topic presented was “Nutrition and Supplments for Tennis Player”… and was presented by Massimo RAPETTI from Enervit…

It was a very interesting presentation with a lot of valid information about omega 3 and omega 6 impact on the players recovery and match preparation…

The following speaker were Patricio REMONDEGUI and Stefano GALBANI… and the presentation was focused on how Pat helped Stefano in his development…

Patricio REMONDEGUI helped Robin KERN in his tennis growth… and Robin played Smrikva Bowl in 2002 … Giulia LAMBIASE is another of his students and Giulia also played Smrikva… and over the weekend he presented various elements including some exercises loved by David Nalbandian…

The following moment was dedicated to Master graduation of two famous coaches and players: Dirk HARDORFF and Rainer SCHUTTLER… their tutor was Alberto CASTELLANI… and the commission of Newport Research University was composed by PHD Prof. Aldo Antonelli, Dott. Stefano Tamorri, Dott.ssa Frenzi…

Dirk HARDORFF discussed the thesis on JET LEG… a very interesting topic affecting a lot tennis players… Dirk Hordorf coached Alex Radulescu, Rainer Schuettler, Janko Tipsarevic, Yen Hsun Lu… he was Vice President of German Tennis Federation, Captain of Davis Cup of Taiwan…

his alumni, former #4 ATP, and coach of Ricard Berankis, Rainer SCHUTTLER discussed a thesis PAIN AND FATIGUE IN TENNIS… another interesting subject where Rainer pointed out of how physical recovery for him resulted always more easy compared to the mental recovery…

The following topic was presented by Laura GOLARSA…“building a player”

Laura Golarsa was WTA player and is the founder of her own academy in Milan and was explaining the importance of getting friendly with new technology in order to help own student in their development….

Laura was followed by Jean Philippe FLEURIAN and Alberto CASTELLANI which presented ISMCA: the health of the mind and TIGA: the performance accelerator…

Jean Philippe Fleurian was ATP player and for years member of French Tennis Association… the presentation was very interesting explaining the importance of setting goals in order to accelerate your performance… to know where you are going and how to go there…

The following presentations was a surprise in the program… being this GPTCA symposium for the first time also A Level certification there were a lot of high level coaches attending to get the exam… and Alberto Castellani decided to present several of them choosing an exercises they like to do…

So everything started with Dirk HARDORFF from Germany

… followed by Pat RAMONDEGUI from Argentina living in Italy showing an exercise David Nalbandian loved to do…

next presentation was held by Jellali ISSAM from Tunis living in Dubai… Damir DZUMHUR, Roger FEDERER, Viktor JOVIC are only some of the players who come from time to time to visit Jellali in Dubai…

… next was Paulo ESCALONA from Chile living in Germany who showed exercises that Paula Suarez loved to od…

Jean Philippe FLEURIAN from France and USA showed again one of the exercises he likes to do on the court…

Davis Cup Captain from Iran, Saeid AHMADVAND showed some tactics exercises…

and former physical trainer of current #1 WTA player Simona Halep, Dragos LUSCAN from Romania showed some exercises he likes to do…

Dimitros KATSANOS from Greece and Germany showed some great coordination skills development exercises…

Dimitros was followed by Mark TUEN-MATTHEWS from UK, his daughter Tzarina played Smrikva Bowl… and he showed some nice visualization exercises with a promising young player from Malasia…

Mark was followed by Laura GOLARSA from Italy… she played several nice exercises…

and Duje TOMASOVIC from Croatian made few exercises too…

At the end of the day Dragos LUSCAN showed many exercises again… very impressive the importance of progression and periodisation…

The second day started with Carlo ROSSI who presented several on the edge level researches he performed over the years related with children… the title of the presentation was “Easy Tennis: games and exercises for a fun and functional learning”… very interesting and inspiring…

Carlo Rossi was followed by Otello SORATO and Stefano TAMORRI… Otello is the founder of Mind Room Lab and the presentation was focused on “Use of Technology for Mental Improvement”… in particular it was virtual reality using MOT – multiple object tracking task via VR – brain tracker… very useful for concentration improvement…

… his presentation was followed by Jose PERLAS… who presented part of his coaching experience… and the title of his presentation was “How we won Roland Garros with my players”

I am pleased to list only some of the most prominent alumni of Jose PERLAS which might be familiar to many people in tennis such as: Carlos MOYA, Albert COSTA, Guillermo CORIA, Juan Carlos FERRERO, Janko TIPSAREVIC, Nicolas ALMAGRO, Fabio FOGNINI… Javier SANCHEZ, Tomas CARBONELL, Carlos COSTA, Albert PORTAS, Feliciano LOPEZ; Jacob DIAZ, Fernando VICENTE…. in addition was part of the Spanish Davis Cup team for many years…

It was a very interesting presentation… with many interesting human details behind each coaching experience shared… and also his presentation had on court presentation… with some prominent young tennis players such as Federico ARNABOLDI, winner of last year Avvenire… and Patrick ELIAS

It was another Symposium “good year”… :)

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.


06/11/17

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update November 2017)

Former top Smrikva Bowl players that reached certain results on the professional ranking list are mentioned below and the top Smrikva Bowl players current ranking…

15 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 – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #45 WTA (Sept 2017)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #97 WTA (Oct 2017)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #121 WTA (Feb 2017)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #131 WTA (Sep 2017)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #134 on WTA (Oct 2016)
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #144 WTA (Aug 2017)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #176 WTA (Sep 2017)
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #199 WTA (Nov 2017)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #62 WTA doubles (Aug 2017)
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #4 ATP (Nov 2017)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #33 ATP (Jul 2015)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #88 ATP (Nov 2017)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #150 ATP (Oct 2017)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #157 ATP (Oct 2017)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #158 ATP (Aug 2016)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #182 ATP (Oct 2017)
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #199 ATP (Oct 2017)

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)

As of 6th of November 2017 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 54 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #44 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #56 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #89 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #98 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #132 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #151 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #165 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #183 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #199 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #202 WTA

Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #214 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #219 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #220 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #222 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #233 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #250 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #260 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #263 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #295 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #299 WTA

Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #323 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #340 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #368 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #386 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #434 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #455 WTA
Ashley LAHEY – 2009 player – #458 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #461 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #465 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #479 WTA

Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #481 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #513 WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #517 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #529 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #547 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #548 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #584 WTA
Chiara GRIMM – 2007 quarterfinalist – #633 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #672 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #711 WTA

Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #756 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #766 WTA
Ana BISKIC – 2009 player – #779 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #803 WTA
Bianka BEKEFI – 2007 player – #836 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #856 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC – 2005 player – #868 WTA
Helene PELLICANO – 2012 semif. – #881 WTA
Zoe KRUGER – 2012 semif. – #895 WTA
Giada CLERICI – 2004 player – #903 WTA

Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #919 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #934 WTA
Angela *FITA BOLUDA*- 2009 player – #950 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON – 2010 runner up – # 981 WTA

• 32 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #4 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #48 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #88 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #156 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #159 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #208 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #210 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #230 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #231 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #241 ATP

Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #254 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #263 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #294 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 306 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #332 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #398 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #436 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #467 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #537 ATP

William BLUMBERG – 2008 player – #613 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #713 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #714 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 semifinalist- #717 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #786 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #801 ATP
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #809 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #832 ATP
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semifinals – #875 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #918 ATP

Jeffrey SCHROSCH – 2005 player – #976 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI – 2008 semif. – #997 ATP

• 7 boys and 8 girls… in total 15 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #3 Alexei POPYRIN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 winner
- #4 Miomir KECMANOVIC – Junior US OPEN 2016 runner up
- #8 Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKKINA – junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner
- #18 Yshai OLIEL – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #40 Tomas MACHAC
- #96 Lorenzo MUSETTI
- #100 Nicola KUHN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 runner up and doubles winner

GIRLS:
- #3 Clair LIU – Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner (2016 doubles winner), Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 runner up
- #9 Olga DANILOVIC – Junior USOPEN 2017 winner (doubles), Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner (doubles), Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #36 Lea BOSKOVIC – Junior USOPEN 2017 runner up (doubles)
- #54 Tatiana PIERI
- #55 Ania HERTEL
- #72 Paula ARIAS MANJON – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #74 Mihaela MARCULESCU
- #96 Giulia PEONI

1 girl is in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Olga DANILOVIC #5)

4 boys are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Luca NARDI #1, Hamad MEDJEDOVIC #3, Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA #5, Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE #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, #222 WTA
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #398 ATP

Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #121 ATP doubles
Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, #128 ATP doubles
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #89 WTA


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #241 ATP
Javier MARTI (ESP), 7th SB 2002 winner, #254 ATP
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, #436 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #786 ATP
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #875 ATP
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #225 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #151 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #368 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #4 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #832 ATP

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #151 WTA
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #202 WTA
Manisha FOSTER (UK), 8th SB 2003 player, #1053 WTA


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #717 ATP
Filip VEGER (CRO), 9th SB 2004 semif, #1263 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, #432 ATP (Oct 2016)

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #803 WTA
Giada CLERICI (ITA), 2004 player, #903 WTA


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #48 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #88 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #156 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #263 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #306 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #332 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #56 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #98 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROU), 10th SB 2005, #214 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #250 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #295 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION, 10th SB 2005, #434 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #529 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005, #868 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #306 ATP

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #165 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #199 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #219 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #233 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #260 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #386 WTA


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

BOYS
Lloyd HARRIS (RSA), ,12th SB 2007, #230 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER (ESP) ,12th SB 2007, #537 ATP
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #801 ATP
Sergiu BUCUR (ROU), 12th SB 2007 semif., #1513 ATP

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #44 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #183 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #220 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #455 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #633 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #756 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #159 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
Youssef HOSSAM (EGY), 13th SB 2008, #294 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #714 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #997 ATP
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, #1130 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #132 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #461 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008, #513 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #584 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN (UKR), 13th SB 2008, semif. #934 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #766 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., #208 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #210 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #467 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #713 ATP
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #809 ATP
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #185 ITF
Max STEWART (UK), 14th SB 2009, #202 ITF
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI (ITA), 14th SB 2009 runner up, #717 ITF

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #299 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #479 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #481 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #672 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #919 WTA
Sina ZUGER (SUI), 14th SB 2009, #114 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #252 ITF

Ashley LAHEY (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #458 WTA
Michaela GORDON (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #517 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, #231 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #918 ATP
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #1008 ATP doubles
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #40 ITF
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #417 ITF

GIRLS
Dalila SAID (EGY), 15th SB 2010, #1208 WTA
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #55 ITF
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #72ITF
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, #74 ITF
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #113 ITF
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), 15th SB 2010 semif., #227 ITF
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 15th SB 2010 winner, #1338 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #263 WTA
Alexa BUTERA (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #1294 ITF


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, #104 ITF
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #229 ITF
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #234 ITF
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #283 ITF
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #303 ITF
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #394 ITF
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, #504 ITF
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), 16th SB 2011 semif., #779 ITF
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #913 ITF
Nemanja SUBANOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011, #2419 ITF

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #465 WTA
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, #171 ITF
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterf., #242 ITF
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #277 ITF
Betina TOKAC (TUR), 16th SB 2011 semif., #712 ITF
Paula JOUKANEN (FIN), 16th SB 2011, #2175 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., #96 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #463 ITF
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #472 ITF
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #537 ITF
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 semif., #566 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #661 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #792 ITF
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #827 ITF
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1206 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1353 ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #2034 ITF

GIRLS
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #881 WTA
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #895 WTA
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1122 WTA
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #172 ITF
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #192 ITF
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #216 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #273 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #308ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #426 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #496ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #678 ITF
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #989 ITF
Maria PETROVIC (SWE), 17th SB 2012, #1206 ITF
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1342 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
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #1 ETA U14
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #3 ETA U14
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #5 ETA U14
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #6 ETA U14
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #11 ETA U14
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #20 ETA U14
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #26 ETA U14
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #34 ETA U14
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #50 ETA U14
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #62 ETA U14
Aleksa KRIVOKAPIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #71 ETA U14
Vojtech VEIGERT (CZE), 18th SB 2013, #75 ETA U14
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #96 ETA U14
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #114 ETA U14
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #117 ETA U14
Fran MITROVIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #117 ETA U14
Mateja JANICIJEVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #180 ETA U14
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #217 ETA U14

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #561 ITF
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #731 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #1113 ITF
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #2089 ITF
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #56 ETA U14
Ana VILCEK (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #111 ETA U14
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #185 ETA U14

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, #37 ETA U14
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #94 ETA U14
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #102 ETA U14
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #114 ETA U14
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #117 ETA U14
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #150 ETA U14
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #163 ETA U14
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #175 ETA U14
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #193 ETA U14
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #194 ETA U14
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #355 ETA U14
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #341 ETA U14
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #407 ETA U14

GIRLS

Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #32 ETA U14
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #38 ETA U14
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #65 ETA U14
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #121 ETA U14
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #192 ETA U14
Veronica SIRCI (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #325 ETA U14
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #1105 ETA U14
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., is too young for 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
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif.
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif.
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf.

GIRLS
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif.
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif.

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
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.

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.


27/10/17

We collected olives and made olive oil that will end up in bottles for the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 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 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 edition-generation…

… with over 20 friends we started to gather for the olive oil collection at 8:00 AM…

… and we returned home very late in the evening from the olive mill with anther golden green annual :)… it was almost 1:00 AM in the morning… a very full day :D…

It is the story of the 2018 Smrikva Bowl olive oil production :)…

In Smrikve is considered 2018 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.

We moved from Smrikve to Fazana to collect the first olives of the day…

later we moved to Villa Taste…

collecting olives is always wonderful family…

and friends time :)

cheers!!!

after Valbandon we moved back to Smrikve… for a small food break…

before we continued to collect the olives at Smrikve Lounge and those nearby Smrikve Malmsay vineyards… and Villa Smrikve garden…

wonderful LOUGNE… green and blue sky…

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… but olives keep being great with us…

Smrikva Bowl trees planted by today’s famous player had a lot of olives… the first one planted in 2005 had again over 50 kg…

Our olive trees hold names of over 1300 players coming from 85 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 :)

It was so nice that some tourists stop to collect olives with us :D… and they were helping to collect on the olive planted by this year Smrikva Bowl players… and the olive planted by Ana Konjuh and her generation who reached this year #20 WTA ranking… the tourist did not know that… they kept speaking in French and Italian saying how wonderful time they have with possibility to join us…

Since 2009, 22 Smrikva Bowl kids won 29 Junior GRAND SLAM Tournaments in total…

very soon senior GRAND SLAM titles will come…

…and last year two players reached TOP 10 ATP and WTA ranking for the first time… Dominic THIEM and Belinda BENCIC… and so far 13 reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA and 27 players are among TOP 200 ATP/WTA… and we are close to 90 players among TOP 1000 ATP/WTA

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.


06/10/17

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update October 2017)

Former top Smrikva Bowl players that reached certain results on the professional ranking list are mentioned below and the top Smrikva Bowl players current ranking…

14 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 – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #45 WTA (Sept 2017)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #98 WTA (Oct 2017)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #121 WTA (Feb 2017)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #131 WTA (Sep 2017)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #134 on WTA (Oct 2016)
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #144 WTA (Aug 2017)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #176 WTA (Sep 2017)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #62 WTA doubles (Aug 2017)
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #7 ATP (Jun 2016)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #33 ATP (Jul 2015)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #91 ATP (Jul 2017)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #150 ATP (Oct 2017)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #157 ATP (Oct 2017)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #158 ATP (Aug 2016)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #182 ATP (Oct 2017)
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #199 ATP (Oct 2017)

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)

As of 2nd of October 2017 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 52 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #42 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #46 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #85 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #98 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #136 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #171 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #178 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #190 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #193 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #196 WTA

Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #197 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #212 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #214 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #218 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #257 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #262 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #263 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #271 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #300 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #312 WTA

Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #346 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #350 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #352 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #377 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #427 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #433 WTA
Ashley LAHEY – 2009 player – #452 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #468 WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #487 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #490 WTA

Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #511 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #513 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #521 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #535 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #539 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #547 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #567 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #599 WTA
Chiara GRIMM – 2007 quarterfinalist – #629 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #697 WTA

Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #712 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #726 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #770 WTA
Ana BISKIC – 2009 player – #784 WTA
Bianka BEKEFI – 2007 player – #820 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #828 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #842 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC – 2005 player – #850 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #864 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #878 WTA

Helene PELLICANO – 2012 semifi. – #894 WTA
Giada CLERICI – 2004 player – #941 WTA

• 30 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #7 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #57 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #98 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #150 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #157 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #182 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #218 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #228 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #276 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #279 ATP

Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 293 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #299 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #330 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #346 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #348 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #402 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #476 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #538 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #591 ATP

William BLUMBERG – 2008 player – #616 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #722 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 semifinalist- #725 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #762 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #764 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #792 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #836 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #883 ATP
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semifinals – #944 ATP
Jeffrey SCHROSCH – 2005 player – #987 ATP

• 10 players TOP 100 ATP RACE TO MILAN NEXT GEN

Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #5 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #18 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #28 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #29 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #44 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – #47 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #51 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #55 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #62 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #88 ATP

• 9 boys and 8 girls… in total 17 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #3 Miomir KECMANOVIC – Junior US OPEN 2016 runner up
- #5 Alexei POPYRIN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 winner
- #6 Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKKINA – junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner
- #18 Yshai OLIEL – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #40 Tomas MACHAC
- #48 Nicola KUHN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 runner up and doubles winner
- #88 Lorenzo MUSETTI
- #94 Duje AJDUKOVIC
- #100 Damien WENGER

GIRLS:
- #1 Clair LIU – Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner (2016 doubles winner), Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 runner up
- #7 Olga DANILOVIC – Junior USOPEN 2017 winner (doubles), Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner (doubles), Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #37 Lea BOSKOVIC – Junior USOPEN 2017 runner up (doubles)
- #56 Tatiana PIERI
- #57 Ania HERTEL
- #66 Paula ARIAS MANJON – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #71 Mihaela MARCULESCU
- #98 Giulia PEONI

1boy and 1 girl are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Lorenzo Musetti #9, Olga DANILOVIC #5)

4 boys are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Luca NARDI #1, Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE #2, Hamad MEDJEDOVIC #3, Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA #5, Jerome KYM #10)

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, #218 WTA
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #402 ATP

Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, #103 ATP doubles
Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #135 ATP doubles
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #85 WTA


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Javier MARTI (ESP), 7th SB 2002 winner, #276 ATP
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #279 ATP
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, #538 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #722 ATP
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #944 ATP
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #284 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #178 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #377 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #7 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #836 ATP

GIRLS
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #171 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #178 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO), 8th SB 2003 runner up, #878 WTA
Manisha FOSTER (UK), 8th SB 2003 player, #1050 WTA


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #725 ATP
Filip VEGER (CRO), 9th SB 2004 semif, #1086 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, #432 ATP (Oct 2016)

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #864 WTA
Giada CLERICI (ITA), 2004 player, #941 WTA


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #57 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #98 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #150 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #293 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #346 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #348 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #46 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #98 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROU), 10th SB 2005, #197 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #271 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #300 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION, 10th SB 2005, #427 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #511 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005, #850 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #293 ATP
Andre BIRO (HUN), 11th SB 2006 semif., #2016 ATP

GIRLS
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #190 WTA
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #196 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #212 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #214 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #262 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #352 WTA


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

BOYS
Lloyd HARRIS (RSA), ,12th SB 2007, #199 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER (ESP) ,12th SB 2007, #591 ATP
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #792 ATP
Sergiu BUCUR (ROU), 12th SB 2007 semif., #1541 ATP

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #42 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #193 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #263 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #433 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #629 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #726 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #157 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
Youssef HOSSAM (EGY), 13th SB 2008, #330 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #764 ATP
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, #1155 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #1063 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #136 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #513 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008, #567 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #599 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN (UKR), 13th SB 2008, semif. #770 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #842 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., #182 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #299 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #476 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #762 ATP
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #1618 ATP
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI (ITA), 14th SB 2009 runner up, not ranked ATP
Max STEWART (UK), 14th SB 2009, #160 ITF
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #162 ITF

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #350 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #468 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #490 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #535 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #697 WTA
Sina ZUGER (SUI), 14th SB 2009, #131 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #349 ITF

Ashley LAHEY (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #452 WTA
Michaela GORDON (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #487 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, #228 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #883 ATP
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #40 ITF
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #100 ITF
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #360 ITF

GIRLS
Dalila SAID (EGY), 15th SB 2010, #1211 WTA
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #57 ITF
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #66 ITF
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, #71 ITF
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #102 ITF
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), 15th SB 2010 semif., #213 ITF
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 15th SB 2010 winner, #811 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #257 WTA
Alexa BUTERA (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #1263 ITF


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, #94 ITF
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #181 ITF
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #259 ITF
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #289 ITF
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #305 ITF
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, #435 ITF
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #507 ITF
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), 16th SB 2011 semif., #761 ITF
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #1037 ITF
Nemanja SUBANOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011, #2346 ITF

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #521 WTA
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, #169 ITF
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterf., #214 ITF
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #265 ITF
Betina TOKAC (TUR), 16th SB 2011 semif., #504 ITF
Paula JOUKANEN (FIN), 16th SB 2011, #795 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., #88 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #461 ITF
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #480 ITF
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 semif., #561 ITF
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #651 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #657 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #772 ITF
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #930 ITF
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1174 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1666 ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #1984 ITF

GIRLS
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #894 WTA
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #1100 WTA
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1125 WTA
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #185 ITF
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #207 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #260 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #414 ITF
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #416 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #428 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #488 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #868 ITF
Maria PETROVIC (SWE), 17th SB 2012, #1183 ITF
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1305 ITF
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1482 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
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #1 ETA U14
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #2 ETA U14
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #3 ETA U14
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #5 ETA U14
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #10 ETA U14
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #19 ETA U14
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #27 ETA U14
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #35 ETA U14
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #51 ETA U14
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #60 ETA U14
Aleksa KRIVOKAPIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #69 ETA U14
Vojtech VEIGERT (CZE), 18th SB 2013, #74 ETA U14
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #96 ETA U14
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #112 ETA U14
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #115 ETA U14
Fran MITROVIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #115 ETA U14
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #144 ETA U14
Mateja JANICIJEVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #179 ETA U14

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #339 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #1094 ITF
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #38 ETA U14
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #57 ETA U14
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #105 ETA U14
Ana VILCEK (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #110 ETA U14
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #185 ETA U14

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, #38 ETA U14
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #74 ETA U14
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #101 ETA U14
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #112 ETA U14
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #115 ETA U14
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #151 ETA U14
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #163 ETA U14
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #175 ETA U14
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #189 ETA U14
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #190 ETA U14
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #306 ETA U14
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #338 ETA U14
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #472 ETA U14

GIRLS

Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #32 ETA U14
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #38 ETA U14
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #65 ETA U14
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #94 ETA U14
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #193 ETA U14
Veronica SIRCI (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #323 ETA U14
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #1100 ETA U14
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., is too young for 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
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif.
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif.
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf.

GIRLS
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif.
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif.

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
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.

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21/09/17

21st of September - Smrikva Bowl Ambassador Day - ready to start 23rd annual Smrikva Bowl 2018 "seeds of the Legends" research

Dear Smrikva Bowl and Smrikve friends!

I was 23 when starting the Smrikva story back in 1996… and today is 21st of September 2017, Smrikva Bowl Ambassador’s Day (“SBA” Day), and time to open the 23rd annual candidacy process…

22 editions are behind… over 1800 former players are spread in 85 countries writing the “seeds of the Legends”story… and making quite important impact in their communities…

World map

… over 920 signed books are kept in the Smrikva Bowl Heritage Library…

… over 1300 names carried with pride by 12 old Smrikva Bowl olive trees… creating something special and still difficult to understand…

… 29 junior GRAND SLAM titles conquered so far by 22 former Smrikva Bowl players…

… 19 professional ATP/WTA titles…

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

… but Smrikva Bowl story is more than numbers… more than tennis… and I am grateful to the Smrikva Bowl seeds who in most different ways year after year inspire us to go beyond our imagination…

It is time to start “seeds of the Legend” research for the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 edition… and I have to thanks so many Smrikva Ambassadors for doing their best to continue Smrikva mission…

I am pleased to recall that the 4th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week (SBTTFW) 2018 edition with Luca Appino and me will be held for the first time for 2 weeks from 14th-21st and from 22nd till 29th of April 2018 due to very high number of participation requests…

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…

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

Some 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 one hint with the seeds… more you train more become natural to lead by example… always and only after many mistakes he have the chance to become better…

Many years ago we started to plant 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 nice symbol in various cultures… and his age is a symbol of responsibility between generations.

Cartoons always helped me to say something… and The Lion King is nice one to share again our Olive Tree story… the 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.

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.”

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 pillars of the civilization path.

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 knowledge.

We have gotten used to rapid technological progress, but social progress is more complex. Humans learn throughout lifetime and mostly from our personal experiences. We are those who represent the current civilization.

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

World Peace Day is a good day to start the new research of the Smrikva talents… and with this e-mail the selection process for the 23rd annual will be open.

23rd Smrikva Bowl will be held in Pula-Istria, Croatia, from (23rd) 25th till 30th of June 2018. Smrikva Bowl gathers young tennis talents from all over the World and next year edition will be dedicated to players born in 2008.

When I think of Smrikva Bowl Heritage and Legacy I always imagine it 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…

Smrikva Bowl is still very young event but I always believed that more then one will write inspiring stories in most different professional fields.

Year after year seems more likely that Grand Slam Tournaments will be conquered by Smrikva seeds… they already won 29 junior Grand Slam Titles in singles and doubles… and my dream for the “seeds of the Legends” goes 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 find their way in other professional fields…

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 it is an very “important” competition… without understanding that the result is not the 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 competition…

On our website you can already find PDF file 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 edition presentation with application form and other relevant information:

http://www.smrikve.com/smrikva-bowl/

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

Smrikva Bowl Olive Oil and Wine are spread in 85 countries thanks to the Smrikva Bowl families… Our quantities are very limited… the same as limited is the number of players we can invite every year… but I do believe the same I believed always for the Smrikva Bowl palyers that one day the olive oil made from the “seeds of the Legends” trees will be by far one of the most prestige in the World…

This year Croatia and Istria registered the record numbers of travelers and I am grateful to all those who visited us and contributed to the growth… “Istria from Smrikve” is a cultural e-book gift to all Smrikve friends… SBA 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 for that thanks to the Smrikva seeds…

The number of the invited players in 2018 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 2008 that deserves to play Smrikva Bowl or you wish to present your candidacy for the 4th SBTTFW 2018 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 may 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 to visit Smrikve.

Mio

Cosmopolite book
Linked in Istria from Smrikve