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20th SMRIKVA BOWL 2015 - one of the most particular under 10 tennis tournaments in the World will be played between (20th) 22nd - 27th of june 2015 in Smrikve... "seeds of the Legends of tomorrow story"...

19th SMRIKVA BOWL 2014 BOYS and GIRLS FINALS ARE ON SMRIKVA BOWL YOU TUBE CHANNEL


20th SMRIKVA BOWL 2015 TOURNAMENT PRESENTATION:

20^th^ SMRIKVA BOWL 2015 Presentation (pdf ~1.5 MB)


TOP PLAYERS FROM 42 COUNTRIES PRESENTED THEIR CANDIDACIES FOR THE 20th SMRIKVA BOWL 2015 IN TIME and the right to bring forward the deadline date was executed for the second time in the Smrikva Bowl history. TOP candidates who presented their complete candidacies by the deadline date exceeded by far the number of total places available…

THERE IS NO POSSIBILITY TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION ANY LATE CANDIDACYTHE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE 20th SMRIKVA BOWL 2015 IS CLOSED


To learn more about ISTRIA – 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.

ISTRIA is a rising World cultural destination worth visiting in every season…


19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 Draws and Results, Press Release, Historical Smrikva Bowl Draws and Results, and Photo Gallery

19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 Photo Gallery

19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 Draws and Results

19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 Press Release

Historical Smrikva Bowl Draws and Results (1996-2014)

Historical Smrikva Bowl Photo Gallery (1996-2014)

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24/04/15

FIfth Day of the 1st Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week 2015... Tactics... Movement... and individual Day... with evening dedicated to Momentum being not with you...

The first day of the 1st Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week 2015 was dedicated to discovering the importance of sensations and of the hidden force in tennis…

… during the second day the concentration was on discovering the importance of breathing and decontration… with evening classroom dedicated to discovering the Momentum…

… third day had focus on discovering the importance of timing and acceleration… while the evening classroom was dedicated to discovering the feelings and sensations when the Momentum is totally with you and with you…

… fourth day had focus on discovering the importance of the ideal hitting point… while the evening classroom started to discover when the Moment is not with you…

… while fifth day had focus on learning more about tactics… dedicating time to each player to learn or improve just one element he or she expressed desire to improve or learn… then hints on movement… and the evening continued with exploring the Momentum being not with you…

Early in the morning warm up before starting to experience the elements of the Tennis Talents Method is already the essence of each Day…

… we started to have fun of combining warm up with music… also to repeat… how timing… acceleration…rhythm… and other sensation related elements we were building over the week are all one…

… each point we introduce first… starting with questions… and answers… and then get explained… once the idea is shared… there is always a need to try it with the racket on the court… to experience it… feel it and develop it…

… and the basics we’ve seen… Play far away from the opponent… move it… change rhythm… high deep spin balls if they bounce above the shoulder create problems to the opponent… very low slice balls if they bounce below the knee create problems to the opponent… and timing element related with hitting at the highest point of bounce… :)

During the morning session… Taki expressed his wish to learn how to hit “easy ball”… because most of the time he missed to hit them the way he wish…

June expressed her wish to learn to serve slice and kick… and the assessment individual day was dedicated to June… with her hitting partner and new friend Andjela :)

while Andjela… in her individual lesson… expressed wish to improve some on court mental related elements she needs during the matches…

and the other players had their sessions in the afternoon… which started to learn how to move… when distances are different… how to use side… cross… sprint… and other possible directions relevant steps…

Leah wished to incorporate the elements we were learning on her forehand… larger back swing… decontraction… acceleration… and decontraction again….

Vardhan worked on inside out with a particular footwork elements…

… and Tara… on short “easy” balls….

… cool down after afternoon session is a must…

… and Ivan and Matej’s ATP level training is also a must of the day after the afternoon Group session…

… we had another super tasty beginning of the classroom session with cake for Andjela’s sister who had birthday day after Andjela :)… and Andrea made her cake on her own… and after the class we also had another present she made…

… it was the evening dedicated to further exploring how to turn the Momentum on our side…

Today is the last session… dedicated to try to remember and feel again all the elements shared during the week…

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.


23/04/15

Fourth Day of the 1st Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week 2015... the Ideal Impact Point... and Momentum Day was dedicated to discover moments of the game when Momentum is not with you...

The first day of the 1st Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week 2015 was dedicated to discovering the importance of sensations and of the hidden force in tennis…

… during the second day the concentration was on discovering the importance of breathing and decontration… with evening classroom dedicated to discovering the Momentum…

… third day had focus on discovering the importance of timing and acceleration… while the evening classroom was dedicated to discovering the feelings and sensations when the Momentum is totally with you and with you…

… fourth day had focus on discovering the importance of the ideal hitting point… while the evening classroom started to discover when the Moment is not with you…

Early in the morning warm up before starting to experience the elements of the Tennis Talents Method is already the essence of each Day…

… we started to discover a fun of combining it with music… also to repeat… timing… acceleration…rhythm… and other sensation related elements we were building over the week…

… each point needs to be introduced first… explained… made drawing on the ground… and once the idea is shared… there is always a need to try it with the racket on the court… the experience… feel and develop… every day adding a little piece…

… first day Sensations… second day… Breathing and Decontraction Day… third day Timing and Acceleration… and yesterday the Ideal Impact Point… all key element for extracting the potential of high level tennis talent…

Ideal Impact Point related to the racket, body, on court position and trajectory…. another pillar was discovered…

… the assessment individual day was dedicated to Andjela… and hitting partners were Ivan and Matej to help her in showing her current skills…

… the afternoon started with spontaneous warm up… :) game game game… fun fun fun ;)….

… a part being yesterday individual assessment day dedicated to Andjela it was also her birthday :)… and some of her new friends made her a surprise a nice game present :)…

… the afternoon was dedicated to feel the element of the day… but was also dedicated to a little technical detail… backhand slice…

… cool down after afternoon session is a must…

… and after cool down Andjela’s sister brought to the players plum cakes she made… “palačinke” :)

… before dinner… before evening classroom… and before Andjela’s individual session in the library… all the Group enjoyed Matej and Ivan’s training…

… children and parents on the first lines :)

today they will continue after afternoon Group session their individual session…

… after dinner we returned to the classroom… and started to further discover the Momentum… the move from being Momentum totally with you to being against you… and the birthday cake was of help :)

and as every night before going to sleep Luca told some Rafael Nadal stories…

Today the group will start exploring a bit more about tactics…

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


22/04/15

Third Day of the 1st Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week 2015... the Timing and Acceleration... and Momentum Day when Momentum is totally with you and with you...

The first day of the 1st Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week 2015 was dedicated to discovering the importance of sensations and of the hidden force in tennis…

… while during the second day the concentration was on discovering the importance of breathing and decontration… the evening classroom was dedicated for discovering the Momentum…

… third day had focus on discovering the importance of timing and acceleration… while the evening classroom was dedicated to discovering the feelings and sensations when the Momentum is totally with you and with you…

Early in the morning warm up before starting to experience the elements of the Tennis Talents Method is the essence of each Day…

… each point needs to be introduced first… explained using different learning channels… and once the idea is shared… there is always a need to try it with the racket on the court… the experience… feel and develop… every day adding a little piece…

… first day Sensations… second day… Breathing and Decontraction Day… and yesterday Timing and Acceleration… both key element for extracting the potential…

and each candidate experienced the speed… the importance of kinetic chain coordination for the perfect execution…

… the assessment individual day was dedicated to Leah… and again Andjela was the hitting partner to help show her current skills…

After launch we continued starting with our warm up before starting to add new building blocks…

… a nice exercise was how to use defense… neutral… and attack strokes… with the skills developed over the last 3 days…

… cool down after afternoon session is a must… although everybody played football :)… and somebody swim…

… after dinner we returned to the classroom… and started to further discover the Momentum… and as every night before going to sleep Luca told some Rafael Nadal stories… we had also a poem moment…

If—
By Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

Today the group will start exploring another relevant pillar of the Tennis Talent Method… Ideal Point of Contact… :)

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.


21/04/15

Second Day of the 1st Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week 2015... the Breathing-Decontraction and Momentum Day...

The first day of the 1st Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week 2015 was dedicated to discovering the importance of sensations and of the hidden force in tennis…

… while during the second day the concentration was on discovering the importance of breathing and decontration… and the evening classroom was dedicated for discovering the Momentum…

Early in the morning warm up before starting to experience the elements of the Tennis Talents Method is already the essence of each Day…

… each point needs to be introduced first… explained using different learning channels… that each member of the Group can find the most suitable one for him…

… once the idea was shared… there is always a wish to try it with the racket on the court… the experience… feel and develop… every day adding a little piece…

… and yesterday was the Breathing and Decontraction Day… both key element for the tennis rhythm and acceleration skills development…

… there is always a little detail that get shared from a technical part too… which help players to adapt on situations… and two days ago the tip focused on volleys and different swings related with different positions and balls trajectories… while yesterday was focused on smash… again taking into consideration different situations… very nice moment…

… after the morning session… Vardhan continued to play with Andjela individually… and it was a moment to see him in action…

… and it was a moment for Luca to exchange few words more with his family :)… always a nice chat…

… while Vardhan and Andjela kept playing their best tennis…

Warm up and cool down is an essence… and the afternoon session started with already traditional warm up…

… and later on game… game… game…

but also the acting competition…

… and how to teach sensations… how to teach decontraction… by finding a nice games that can let them experience a particular sensation…

… and the competition-acting game of the afternoon was… Robot… Octopus… Professional Tennis Player… each of the actions had to go through a jury of six members… and the winner was Tara getting Andy Roddick’s Foundation bracelet :)

… the afternoon session concluded with cool down…

… and after dinner we all returned to the classroom… and we started to discover the Momentum… and before going to sleep Luca told some Rafael Nadal stories…

Today the group will start exploring the other relevant pillars of the Tennis Talent Method… Sensation is already part of the Group… the same as Breathing and Decontraction… today a new pillar will be constructed by the members of the Group… :)

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.


20/04/15

1st Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week 2015 started... the Sensation and Hidden Force Day...

Yesterday morning we started with the first Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week… the arrival of the first players started more then a week ago… with arrival of Verdhan Karkal and his family from India… followed by the arrival of June Bjork and her father from Sweden…

On Saturday… a day before the program started… the majority of the group members reached us… Tadej Mihajlovic with his grandfather and aunt from Belgrade… Andjela Skrobonja with her mother and sister from Sombor… Ivan and Matej Sabanov from Osijek… and Luca Appino from Turin in Italy…

During the first day… also Leah Gonzales Edwards with her father joined us immediately after landing to Pula… :)

Saturday evening we started with a pizza dinner in our Konoba… and I am pleased to share just few pictures of the first knowledge sharing day…

Early in the morning with Luca… the final fine tuning for the day was made…

… and after breakfast… we started to go on the courts and make a little assessment of each player…

… here we are… the 1st SMRIKVA BOWL TENNIS TALENTS FAMILY WEEK 2015 Group… :)

the sharing knowledge week is based on two key elements… the TENNIS TALENTS Formula and Method… and learning about managing matches and the hidden force in tennis…

the on court day start at 8:30 AM… and finish after 8:30 PM in the evening… it is all about development…

and the first day was dedicated to exploring the first pillar of the tennis talents formula… dedicated to sensations… a very broad subject… and after the morning assessment… classroom introduction of the formula – method… and the launch break…

… we dedicated the afternoon in exploring the sensation elements…

… in all the learning we go through various key habits for any sportsmen… which start with warm up… and ends up with stretching and cooling down…

… after dinner we all returned to the classroom… and we’ve got a help from Yoda to introduce some of the elements to be shared over the week and related with Momentum and hidden force in tennis ;)…

Today the group will start exploring the other relevant pillars of the Tennis Talent Method… :)

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.

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