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18/06/14

Toru Matsushima and his Japanese team: Rio Osoegawa, Kyoka Kubo and Sora Matsuda are the first 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 players to reach Smrikve :)

Toru Matsushima has been for years sending the best Japanese kids to compete in the Smrikva Bowl… and few years ago Himari Sato was able to conquer the title…

... and this year his Japanese team is composed of: Rio Osoegawa, Kyoka Kubo and Sora Matsuda… and they are the first 19th Smrikva Bowl players to reach Smrikve :)

A very good boy under 12 came with the group as hitting partner… and after arrival they made their first training… and had opportunity to spend some time on the court…

... at the time they were playing it was 2 AM in Japan but it is good to get used to the new time zone ;)...

... and on the picture below you can see Rio performing one of her serves…

... after tennis and pizza… we made a little flies catching competition using western grip on some small and special rackets… developing relaxed wrist technique to try to be faster than flies :))...

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.


15/06/14

Luka Vidovic, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 player, with his family and friends from Germany visited Smrikve...

Luka Vidovic played Smrikva Bowl last year… and with his father Zoran, his family and tennis friends from Germany they visited Smrikve for a week training…

It was a week of swimming, tennis and barbeque…

Luka’s friends are: Morris Boger, Laurin Boger, Carl Gierl, Lenny Selg and brothers Rimac…

On the following picture you can see Morris serving… while playing a training match with Luka…

Luka lives in Baden-Württemberg… and all his friends are from that Region… and the day before arriving to Smrikve Luka was able to reach the 3rd place at the Baden-Württemberg under 11 Championship… and right after Smrikve visit he went to Padova in Italy to play an ETA under 12…

Not only tennis… but also coordination… stretching… football… and after that swimming pool or the sea :)

... while kids were training also their mothers were taking lessons with Luka’s father friend Zoran Mitrovic… as you see: Carmen, Renata, Daniela and Jeanette decided to spend active vacation in Smrikve ;)...

... and here you see Luka’s parents: Renata and Zoki… they were in charge for the barbeque too… couple of nights we had pleasure to enjoy Renata and Zoki’s performances on the grill :)...

... and yesterday the team was ready to depart in front of their new “home away from home”...

with promise to return soon :)

bye bye…

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.


14/06/14

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update June2014)

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

TOP 100 WTA Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:

Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 51 WTA (Jun 2014)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #62 WTA (Jul 2013)
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #77 WTA (Jun 2014)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #55 ATP (Jun 2014)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)

As of 14th of June 2014 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 16 players TOP 600 WTA

Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 51 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #63 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #77 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #128 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #188 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #305 WTA
Ema MIKULCIC – 2002 quarterfinalist – #360 WTA
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #377 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #415 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #420 WTA
Iva MEKOVEC- 2005 player – #486 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #490 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #494 on WTA.
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #501 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #569 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #596 WTA

• 13 players TOP 600 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #55 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #245 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 302 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #329 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #382 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #385 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #403 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #475 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC- 2005 CD winner – #485 ATP
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #495 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #528 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #547 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #557 ATP.

• 6 boys and 14 girls… in total 20 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:

#21 Nino SERDARUSIC

#27 Gianluigi QUINZI – Junior WIMBLEDON 2013 winner

#30 Borna CORIC – Junior US OPEN 2013 winner

#42 Andre BIRO

#82 Filip KRALJEVIC

#85 Lloyd George Muirhead HARRIS

GIRLS:

#1 Ivana JOROVIC – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014 doubles runner up, Junior ROLAND GARROS 2014 runner up

#7 Belinda BENCIC – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2013 and Junior WIMBLEDON 2013 winner

#15 Ana KONJUH – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2013 winner and Junior US OPEN 2013 winner

#17 Olga FRIDMAN

#25 Katie BOULTER – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014 doubles runner up

#26 Jana FETT – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014 runner up

#44 Katarina JOKIC

#46 Viktoria KUZMOVA

#64 Seone MENDEZ

#76 Katie SWAN

#78 Michaela GORDON

#83 Maia LUMSDEN

#90 Gabriella TAYLOR

#100 Nina POTOCNIK

1 gril is in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Olga FRIDMAN #9)

2 boys and 4 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Yshai OLIEL #2, Nicola KUHN #6, Olga Danilovic #5, Andja KARANUSIC #6, Irina Cantos Siemers #9, Lucie KANKOVA #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 Bowl... IN 1998 3rd SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO GATHER FIRST FOREIGN PLAYERS...

BOYS
Vilim VISAK, 1st Smrikva Bowl 1996 winner, from Croatia. Vilim’s best ranking was #612 in March 2006.

GIRLS
Ivana LISJAK, 2nd Smrikva Bowl 1997 winner, from Croatia. Ivana’s best ranking was #95 on WTA list in June 2006; her current ranking is #377 on WTA list

Astrid BESSER, 4th Smrikva Bowl 1999 winner, from Italy. Atrid’s best ranking was #356 on WTA list in March 2009.

Tereza MRDEZA, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Croatia, is currently ranked #305 on WTA list.

Adelchi VIRGILI, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Italy, is currently ranked #823 on ATP list.


2001 – 6th Smrikva Bowl was the last year with dominance of the top national players…

BOYS
Marin DRAGANJA, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #38 on ATP double ranking list.
Dino MARCAN, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #495 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #128 on WTA list. Petra’s best raning is #42 on WTA list as of June 2012.


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl and 1st”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Javier MARTI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Spain, is currently ranked #528 on ATP list.
Matej SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #873 on ATP list.
Ivan SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #969 on ATP list.
Federico GAIO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Italy, is currently ranked #403 on ATP list*.
Robin KERN, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Germany, is currently ranked #385 on ATP list*.
Luca MARGAROLI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Switzerland, is currently ranked #1009 on ATP list*.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #51 on WTA list.
Martina CAREGARO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Italy, is ranked #420 on WTA ranking list; her best ranking was #370 on WTA list in October 2010.


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl and 2nd”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, from Austria, is ranked #55 on ATP ranking list.
George MORGAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Great Britain, is ranked #1102 on ATP ranking list.
Ciprian PORUMB, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Romenia, is ranked #1272 on ATP ranking list.
Nik RAZBORSEK, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from Slovenia, is ranked #557 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Croatia, is ranked #51 on WTA list*.
Silvia NJIRIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #596 on WTA list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Emmett EGGER, played 2nd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked yet on ATP list.


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl and 3rd”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Miki JANKOVIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #475 on ATP ranking list.
Filip VEGER, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #547 on ATP ranking list.
Nerman FATIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #858 on ATP ranking list.
Danil ZELENKOV, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from FYR Macedonia, is not ranked on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 winner, from Serbia. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.
Angelica MORATELLI, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from Italy, is ranked #569 on WTA ranking list.
Tjasa SRIMPF, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from Sovenia, is ranked #839 on WTA ranking list.
Francesca PALMIGIANO, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 quarterfinalist, from Italy, is ranked #744 on WTA ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Mitchel POLNET, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, not ranked on ATP ranking list.

Blair SHANKLE, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, is not ranked on WTA ranking list


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl and 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Matteo DONATI, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Italy, is ranked #329 on ATP list.
Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked 382 on ATP list.
Gianluigi QUINZI, ranked 3rd on 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Italy, is ranked #302 on ATP list.
Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 Consolation tournament winner, from Serbia, is ranked #485 on ATP list.
Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #245 on ATP list.
Luka ILIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Serbia, is ranked #1006 on ATP ranking list.
Franko MIOCIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1440 on ATP ranking list.
Nino SERDARUSIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #2079 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Serbia. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.
Olga IANCHUK, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Ukraine, is ranked #415 on WTA list.
Irina Maria BARA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Romania, is ranked #490 on WTA ranking list.
Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #63 on WTA list.
Iva MEKOVEC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #486 on WTA list.
Camilla ROSATELLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Italy, is ranked #501 on WTA list.
Vladica BABIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 quarterfinalist, from Montenegro, is ranked #900 on WTA ranking list.
Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Croatia, is ranked #950 on WTA ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Jeffrey SCHORSCH, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Jose GRACIA, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Yale GOLDBERG, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.

Dorothy TANG, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl and 5th”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Italy, is ranked #302 on ATP list.
Filip KRALJEVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #1424 on ATP list.
Andre BIRO, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalist, from Hungary, is ranked #2034 on ATP list.

GIRLS
Eleanor DEAN, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Great Britain, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Ilka CSOREGI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalists, from Romania, is ranked #1003 on WTA list.
Dea HERDZELAS, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 quarterfinalists, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #672 on WTA list.
Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #77 on WTA list
Giulia PAIRONE, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Italy, is ranked #1257 on WTA list.
Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Serbia, is ranked #694 on WTA list

“Little Mo” TEAM
Daniel MAESE, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Aries WONG, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is still not ranked on ITF ranking list.

Christina MAKAROVA, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #74 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF), and is ranked #625 on WTA ranking list.
Gabriella UMOQUIT, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


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

BOYS
Sacha MERZETTI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 winner, from Italy, is ranked #202 on ITF ranking list.
Bogdan BORZA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #154 on ITF ranking list.
Gonzalo MORELL RASCHIATORE, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Spain, is ranked #343 on ITF ranking list.
Sergiu BUCUR, ranked 4th on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Romania, is ranked #412 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked # 188 on WTA list.
Nina POTOCNIK, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Slovenia, is ranked #100 on ITF ranking list.
Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Serbia, is ranked #494 on WTA list.
Jazzi PLEWS, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from UK, is ranked #1902 on ITF ranking list
Bianka BEKEFI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Hungary, is ranked #151 on ITF ranking list
Anastasia MIKHEEVA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from UK, is ranked #217 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #569 on ITF ranking list.
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #192 on ITF ranking list.

Ndindi NDUNDA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Domonique GARLEY, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


IN 2008 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM 5 CONTINENTS AND TURNED INTO A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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

BOYS
Luka PANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Switzerland, is ranked #1756 on ITF ranking list.
Mihnea TURCU, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Romania, is not ranked in Europe in under 16 european ranking list.
Grega KOKALJ, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovenia, is ranked #415 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Andrea GUERRIERI, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Italy, is ranked #344 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.

GIRLS
Katarina JOKIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #44 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).
Maia LUMSDEN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Scotland, is ranked #83 on ITF ranking list.
Viktoria KUZMOVA, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovakia, is ranked #46 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).
Olga FRIDMAN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Ukraine, is ranked #17 on ITF ranking list.
Nikolina JOVIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Serbia, is ranked #211 on ITF ranking list.
Gabriella Patricia TAYLOR, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from UK, is ranked #90 on ITF ranking list.
Marija CURNIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #831 on ITF ranking list.
Petra GRANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #368 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Justin LEE, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
William BLUMBERG, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #136 on ITF ranking list.

Ingrid NEEL, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #430 on ITF ranking list.
Paulina FERRARI, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


IN 2009 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND 1 NEW CONTINENT THUS 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
Alvaro REGALADO PEDROL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from Spain, is ranked #620 in under 16 european ranking.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Italy, is ranked #403 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo SUEVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Slovenia, is ranked #11 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Spain, is not ranked in under 14 european ranking.
Miomir KECMANOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Serbia, is ranked #190 on ITF ranking list.
Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 Consolation Draw
winner, from Australia, is ranked #254 on ITF ranking list.
Max STEWART, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from UK, is ranked #354 on ITF ranking list.
Patrik RIKL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Czech Republic, is ranked #407 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo DIVKOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Croatia, is ranked #1756 on ITF ranking list.
Andrej JOKIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Bosnia and
Herzegovina, is ranked #330 in under 16 european ranking.
Anthony POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Australia, is ranked #32 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Katie SWAN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from United Kingdom, is ranked #76 on ITF ranking list.
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #793 on ITF ranking list.
Inci OGUT, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Turkey, is ranked #914 on ITF ranking list.
Arianna CAPOGROSSO, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Italy, is ranked #926 on ITF ranking list.
Lucie KANKOVA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Czech Republic, is ranked #10 in under 14 european ranking.
Sina ZUGER, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Switzerland, is ranked #1685 on ITF ranking list.
Andrea Amalia ROSCA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #245 on ITF ranking list.
Alessia WELTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Switzerland, is ranked #512 on ITF ranking list.
Wiktoria KULIK, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Poland, is ranked #330 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1308 on ITF ranking list.
Alex GEE, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.

Michaela GORDON, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #78 on ITF ranking list.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1500 on ITF ranking list.


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, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Spain, is ranked #2 in under 14 european ranking.
Karlo SUEVICH, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #11 in under 14 european ranking.
Yshai OLIEL, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Israel, is ranked #2 in under 14 european ranking.
Andrei Taica RADU, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #161 in under 14 european ranking.
Matic PODLIPNIK, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 player, is ranked #123 in under 14 european ranking.
Tomas MACHAC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, is ranked #15 in under 14 european ranking.
Filippo MORONI, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, is ranked #128 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #793 on ITF ranking list.
Paula ARIAS MANJON, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Spain, is ranked #170 in under 14 european ranking.
Neli SUNJIC, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #24 in under 14 european ranking.
Kristina NOVAK, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Slovenia, is ranked #113 in under 14 european ranking.
Andja KARANUSIC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #6 in under 14 european ranking.
Dalila SAID, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Egypt, is ranked #49 in under 14 european ranking.
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #24 in under 14 european ranking.
Ania HERTEL, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #11 in under 14 european ranking.
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, from Belgium, is ranked #9 in under 14 european ranking.
Donia ABDEL-AZIZ, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Great Britain, is ranked #102 in under 14 european ranking.
Emma ZAKORDONIEC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #48 in under 14 european ranking.
Marija ELENOVA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Macedonia, is ranked #59 in under 14 european ranking.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Max MOTLAGH, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.

Claire LIU, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #361 on ITF ranking list.
Alexa BUTERA, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


IN 2011 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 53 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Duje AJDUKOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #58 in under 14 european ranking.
Mihailo POPOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #61 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro SERRANO OSOBA, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Spain, is ranked #796 in under 14 european ranking.
Stipan MADZAR, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Croatia, is ranked #122 in under 14 european ranking.
Sergiu MANCIOC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #96 in under 14 european ranking.
Marco FURLANETTO, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Italy, is ranked #57 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #5 in under 14 european ranking.
Ksenija TMUSIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #557 in under 14 european ranking.
Emilija KOJCIC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Serbia, is ranked #257 in under 14 european ranking.
Betina TOKAC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Andjela SKROBONJA, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 player, from Serbia, is ranked #158 in under 14 european ranking.


IN 2012 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 57 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
Goran ZIVOTIC, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Sebastian GIMA, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Romania, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Viktor JOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, Serbian origin living in UAE, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Himari SATO, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, from Japan, is too young for ITF ranking.
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Germany, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Pia LOVRIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Slovenia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Zoe KRUGER, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Republic of South Africa, is too young for ITF ranking.

IN 2013 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 62 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION...

2013 – 18th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 winner, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Carlos ALVAREZ GARFIA, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 runner up, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Daniel RINCON YAGUE, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 winner, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Kyle BILCHEV, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 runner up, from UK, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Kornelia HUNCAK, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Selin Lidya SEPKEN, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

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.


10/06/14

Smrikva Bowl players - Filippo MORA, Mattia BEDOLO reached the quarterfinals while Olga DANILOVIC reached semifinals of 50th Trophy Avvenire in Milan (Italy) - one of the most prestigious under 16 tournaments in the World

Smrikva Bowl players – Filippo Mora, Mattia Bedolo – reached the quarterfinals of 50th Trophy Avvenire in Milan (Italy) while Olga Danilovic reached the semifinals – one of the most prestigious under 16 tournaments in the World

Great result of the Smrikva Bowl players considering the fact that Torneo Avvenire is considered one of the most prestigious under 16 tennis tournaments in the World.

I am pleased to share the results of the players that reached the best results in Milan.

Olga Danilovic’s road to the finals at 50th edition of Torneo Avvenire played in Milan was the following:

1st round: Olga Danilovic – Anna TURCO (Ita) 6:3, 6:7, 6:2
2nd round: Olga Danilovic – Ilaria CRETTI (Ita) 6:1, 6:2
3rd round: O.Danilovic – E.GUERRERO ALVAREZ (Esp) 6:2,4:6,6:1
Quarterfinals: Olga Danilovic – D.YASTREMSKA (Ukr) 3:6,6:3,6:3
Semifinals: Olga Danilovic – Julia PAYOLA (Esp) 3:6, 4:6

The other top former Smrikva Bowl players in the Girls Draw reached the following results:

Tatiana PIERI (3rd round), Martina PRATESI (3rd round), Giulia TURCONI (2nd round), Inci OGUT (2nd round), Arianna CAPOGROSSO (2nd round), Sina ZUGER (1st round), Kristina MILETIC (1st round).

Filippo Mora’s road to the finals at 50th edition of Torneo Avvenire played in Milan was the following:

1st round: Filippo Mora – Genaro Alberto OLIVIERI (Arg) 6:4, 6:1
2nd round: Filippo Mora – Jacopo BERRETTINI (Ita) 7:5, 6:1
3rd round: Filippo Mora – Bruno BRITEZ (Par) 6:1, 6:0
Quarterfinals: Filippo Mora – KORChan-Yeong OH (Kor) 1:6, 6:7

Mattia Bedolo’s road to the finals at 50th edition of Torneo Avvenire played in Milan was the following:

1st round: Mattia Bedolo – Juan Bautista OTEGUI (Arg)
2nd round: Mattia Bedolo – Andrey CHEPELEV (Rus)
3rd round: Mattia Bedolo – Luigi SORRENTINO (Ita) 6:0, 7:5
Quarterfinals: Mattia Bedolo – Enrico DALLA VALLE (Ita) 4:6,5:7

In the boys Main Draw former Smrikva Bowl players reached the following:

Andrea GUERRIERI (3rd round), Jacopo BERRETTINI (2nd round), Karlo DIVKOVIC (2nd round), Remy BERTOLA (1st round), Roko SAVIN (1st round), Nicolas MERZETTI (1st round).

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.


31/05/14

7 Smrikva Bowl players were in the Main Draws of the Junior Roland Garros 2014... Ivana JOROVIC reached the finals...

The Junior Roland Garros 2014 have 6 Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws out of 128: 6 girls and 1 boy…

Several former Smrikva Bowl players who would be eligible to play also the Junior Roland Garros 2014 moved into professional tennis ATP and WTA:

Borna CORIC – 1996 – Junior US OPEN winner 2013

Gianluigi QUINZI – 1996 – Junior WIMBLEDON winner 2013

Donna VEKIC – 1996 – currently ranked TOP 100 WTA

Belinda BENCIC – 1997 – Junior ROLAND GARROS and Junior WIMBLEDON winner 2013 – currently ranked TOP 100 WTA

Ana KONJUH – 1997 – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN and Junior US OPEN winner 2013

... and the following are the top Smrikva Bowl players on this year Junior Roland Garros:


GIRLS:

Ivana JOROVIC (Srb) – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player
1st round: Ivana Jorovic – Jaqueline Adina Cristian (Rou) 6:2, 6:2
2nd round: Ivana Jorovic – Usue Maitane Arconada (USA) 7:6,6:2
3rd round: Ivana Jorovic – Fiona Ferro (FRA) 6:4, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Ivana Jorovic – Kristina Schmiedlova (SVK) 6:2, 6:2
Semifinals: Ivana Jorovic – Francoise Abanda (CAN) 6:4, 6:0
Finals: Ivana Jorovic – Darya Kasatkina (RUS) 7:6, 2:6, 3:6

Katie BOULTER (GBR) – 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player
1st round: Katie Boulter – Raveena Kingsley (USA) 6:1,3:6,6:3
2nd round: Katie Boulter – Ioana Loredana Rosca (ROU) 0:6,3:6

Katarina JOKIC (BiH) – 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner
1st round: Katarina Jokic – Xiao-Di You (CHN) 7:6, 4:6, 6:3
2nd round: Katarina Jokic – Margot Yerolymos (FRA) 6:2,5:7,4:6

Jana FETT (CRO) – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player
1st round: Jana Fett – Ioana Ducu (ROU) 2:6, 6:3, 6:1
2nd round: Jana Fett – Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) 3:6,2:6

Olga FRIDMAN (Ukr) – 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player
1st round: Olga Fridman – Fiona Ferro (FRA) 2:6,3:6

Viktoria KUZMOVA (Svk) – 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 semifinalist
1st round: Viktoria Kuzmova – I.Shymanovich (BLR) 6:3,4:6,2:6


BOYS:

Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO) – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player
1st round: Nino Serdarusic – Nicolas Alvarez (PER) 4:6,6:3,7:5
2nd round: Nino Serdarusic – Petros Chrysochos (CYP) 4:6,2:6

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29/05/14

19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 edition... "Smrikve theatre stage" for the "seeds of the Legends" is entering the phase of final preparations...

I am please to recall parts of an article written at the beginning of 2010… when I compared for the first time Smrikva Bowl to a theater stage…

... When I think of Smrikva Bowl I try to imagine it as a theatre where every year we work hard to set the stage where the world’s talents can gather… Every year we gather all this different actors, great talents, very special kids, arriving from different cultures, having different dreams,...

We set the stage and later on they are in charge with their will, dreams and hard work… they are the ones who write the most different stories…

Smrikva Bowl is still very young tournament but I would like to think that some of these kids will write… inspiring stories in most different professional fields.

I also know that according to the statistics only few of the kids participating Smrikva Bowl will make it to become top professional tennis players, but I like to think that they will make it in other professional fields they choose in their lives.

I read Andre Agassi’s book and throught the whole book he was repeating to friends and people meeting… that he doesn’t like tennis thus it seems to me that he never had the option to choose, but in end he ended up being the Champion and according to Luke Jensen a person with big heart and very good friend.

I will never know how many kids playing Smrikva Bowl are playing it because their parents would like them to become professional tennis players and how much of them play it because they enjoy the game.

What I do know is that any kind of sport can help kids in their growth and I also know that people that do excel in any field require total dedication and a lot of sacrifice to reach the excellence.

When I think of Andre’s words of not loving what he was doing for most of the time of his life I start thinking of other 90% of people around the World that make for living doing jobs they do not like, but “La vita e’ bella” Roberto Benigni would say and tennis helped Andre to grow up.

There is one part in the book that I liked a lot… it is about inspiration, faith and what does it mean to be a good coach... to have the right word in the right moment… this part is related with Gil… and is about people that do believe in other people and help them to write their life stories and to write their own one…

Here are Gil’s words reported by Andre in his book when he accepted to coach him:

“I’m not one of those people who expresses or articulates feelings very well, but from now on, just know this: It’s on, man. It is on.

You know what I’m saying? We’are in a fight, and you can count on me until the last man is standing. Somewhere up there is a star with your name on it. I might not be able to help you find it, but I’ve got pretty strong shoulders, and you can stand on my shoulders while you’re looking for that star. You hear? For as long as you want. Stand on my shoulders and reach, man. Reach.”

In every life there are people that influence what we do and how we do it.

The Smrikva Bowl festival would like to inspire its players and Ambassadors to believe in their dreams and work hard to reach them.

Sport and music are in general good educators and the vision of sport preferred in Smrikve is the one Nelson Mandela once said:

“Sport has the power to change the world, the power to inspire and the power to unite people in a way little else can – it is an instrument of peace.”

Over the last few weeks there were many former Smrikva Bowl players making outstanding results…

Dominic THIEM played with Rafael Nadal on Roland Garros… and Ajla TOMLJANOVIC is in the third round of Roland Garros…

Nikola MILOJEVIC made his first ATP victory and jump for 100 places on ATP list…

Olga DANILOVIC (2001 age group) in the finals defeated Andja KARANUSIC (another Smrikva girl 2000 age group) at Bergant Memorial in Maribor (under 16 age group)... and I have to recall that Miomir KECMANOVIC (1999 age group and “La Bottega di Smrikve” summer visiting student for years) won his fourth ITF tournament in the row…

There are over thousands of stories written every week by Smrikva seeds in over 60 countries and all the continents… :) and very soon I will have the pleasure to meet over 100 actors of the 19th SMRIKVA BOWL 2014 edition…


23/05/14

5 Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draw of Roland Garros: Dominic THIEM, Petra MARTIC, Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, Donna VEKIC and Belinda BENCIC... Domi played Rafa in the second round... and Ajla TOMLJANOVIC reached the fourth round...

Over the last years there were traditionally over 10 former Smrikva Bowl players at the beginning of the Junior Grand Slam Draws…

Last year… out of eight possible first places former Smrikva Bowl players collected six first places: Ana Konjuh (Junior Australian Open and Junior US Open), Belinda Bencic (Junior Roland Garros and Junior Wimbledon), Gianluigi Quinzi (Junior Wimbledon) and Borna Coric (Junior US Open)...

... and this time… for the first time in the Smrikva Bowl history there are five former Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws of a Grand Slam… Roland Garros: Dominic THIEM, Petra MARTIC, Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, Donna VEKIC and Belinda BENCIC...

The following are the results obtained:

Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 semifinalist, currently ranked #74 WTA, at Roland Garros 2014:

Main Draw:
1st round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 6:3, 6:3
2nd round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Elena Vesnina (Rus) 7:6, 6:2
3rd round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) 6:4, 6:4
4th round:Ajla Tomljanovic -C. Suarez Navarro (ESP) 3:6,3:6

Players ranking:
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) – #61 WTA
Elena Vesnina (Rus) – #32 WTA
Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) – #3 WTA

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, currently ranked #57 ATP, at Roland Garros 2014:

Main Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) 6:4, 7:6, 6:2
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Rafael Nadal (ESP) 2:6, 2:6, 3:6

Players ranking:
Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) – #82 ATP
Rafael Nadal (ESP) – #1 ATP

Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, currently ranked #104 WTA, at Roland Garros 2014:

Main Draw:
1st round: Petra Martic – Elina Svitolina (UKR) 0:5 ret.

Players ranking:
Elina Svitolina (UKR) – #38 WTA

Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #67 WTA, at Roland Garros 2014:

Main Draw:
1st round: Donna Vekic – Julia Glushko (ISR) 5:7, 6:2, 4:6

Players ranking:
Julia Glushko (ISR) – #97 WTA

Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player, currently ranked #96 WTA, at Roland Garros 2014:

Main Draw:
1st round: Belinda Bencic – Venus Williams (USA) 4:6, 1;6

Players ranking:
Venus Williams (USA)- #32 WTA

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.


20/05/14

„ISTRIA FROM SMRIKVE“ on LINKED IN (HD promo video)

Dear Smrikve and Smrikva Bowl friends,

I am pleased to share and present a promo video just made to present a Linked In Group named Discover Istria from Smrikve...

... if you are not already member, it is my pleasure to invite you to join the Group on Linked In…

Why each person who JOIN the GROUP make a difference?

... hm… hard question… with no exact answer… but let me share a moment from Pocahontas cartoon… when John Smith meet Grandmother Willow… and her wisdom may me to give an idea why is significant… ;)

Grandmother Willow: Now then, there’s something I want to show you. Look.
[dips her vine in the water in which glowing ripples begin to form]
Pocahontas: The ripples.
John Smith: What about them?
Grandmother Willow: So small at first, then look how they grow. But someone has to start them.

By simply joining the Group you will help me promote the cultural and heritage guide „Istria from Smrikve“... the idea that Slow Food, Slow Travel and Sustainable Living may have the same beauty of the nature and the sea in attracting new travelers…

... if you write „Discover Istria from Smrikve“ in the Linked In Group section you will find it… you can also press the following link

Discover ISTRIA from SMRIKVE

... one last little news for those who did not have the opportunity to see it yet… in the following picture gallery you may recognize a racket of a legend ;)...

TRS Photo Gallery

I hope you enjoy the new video and I give my welcome in advance to all who decide to JOIN the GROUP Discover Istria from Smrikve…

Mio

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18/05/14

Elvis Grgorinic and Vazmoslav Mirkovic - Paskvalin are the winners of the 8th Smrikva Rekreacija 2014 Tournament

In 2009 we established the Spring and Autumn Smrikve Tennis Club Tournament for the recreational players and this year we returned to its origins when only recreation players were invited to compete…

16 Smrikve Tennis Club Recreational members and guests participated in this 8th Smrikve Rekreacija 2014 Tournament…

The day was both cloudy and sunny… simply ideal for tennis :)

There were a lot of nice and equal matches during the day… and those who reached the finals played four matches in just a day and it is not an easy experience… but a lot of nice tennis combined with good food and funny moments happened during the day…

We started to gather at 8:30 AM… and finished late night at 11:30 PM…

Let me walk you through the day via some pictures… and will start with cloudy morning and with the first couple of players on the court #1… Valter and Livio...

... the following couple on the court #1 were Mladen and Tomo...

...as you can see on the following picture… ;)

...towards lunch time the weather started to change… the colors turned into a nice blue sky during Patrik and Pero match on the court #2…

Dario was again the tournament Master Chef… managing the grill area :)... while Dr. Kreso... Hrelja... Livio... Zeljko...Pero are all in action on the following picture… deserved table action ;)...

.. the sky kept showing beautiful colors above Smrikve… and the matches continue followed by…

I am pleased to present with just few more word the winner of the Main Draw of the 8th Smrikva Rekreacija 2014 edition… Elvis...

The following pictures were taken during the semifinals he played with Dragan...

Elvis is a very particular player… he played basketball before starting to play recreational tennis… and there are several elements he incorporated from basketball game into tennis game..

There are famous examples of pro players who had some other sports influence on their game such as: Roddick’s serv – basketball, Borg’s backhand – hockey… just to mention few…

... and Elvis in turn is a very difficult player to play…

In each stroke he change direction and speed of the ball… thus there is no way you can follow any rhythm during the game…

But let me share few other elements… you can see the stance he use…

... it is a typical stance that basket ball players use when they defend… and if you see the hand in which he holds the racket you would say that he is lefty…

It is partially true because he serve with his left hand…

... but if you look at the following picture you can see that he plays on this picture with his right hand…

... the truth is that he plays two forehands…

If you played basketball you know that basketball players use to play the ball with both hands… and this is what Elvis does…

From time to time when he play on the net… he can jump and transfer his racket from one hand into another… it is also something that basketball players do with the ball…

... and here is again playing forehand…

... an additional element he use in tennis from basketball is explosive first step… or first movement… this is also improtant in tennis… but his strokes are offensive only when he comes to the net… than he use again a basketball stroke that I would call “knock the net” like when you “knock the basket”... and the angles he get at the net are no return balls…

... and on top of the above on each ball he put 100% of his heart…

In the Main Draw semifinals he defeated Hrelja... his traditional sparing partner in the Club…

... and in the finals he had to play with Valter who defeated Marijan in the other semifinals…

In the Consolation Draw… the finalist were: Paskvalin and Pero... almost the same age and were the oldest players of the day… Paskvalin born in 1946 and Pero born in 1947…

Consolation Draw started before the Main Draw on the court #1…

... Paskvalin and Pero…

Because of the very equal game… and long match… the Main Draw finals started on the court #2… and we thought to move it later on to the court #1 but Paskvalin celebrated his victory…

... just couple of minutes before Elvis celebrated his victory…

I have to note that Valter is playing a very nice and classic tennis but it took him the whole set to try to understand what he could do against very unusual Elvis’s game… and in the 3rd set his legs stopped supporting him… and Elvis gained deserved victory of the day and the trophy…

... in Konoba… our tavern… we celebrated the winners with dry ham and cheese :)

here is again Paskvalin... Consolation Draw winner…

and Elvis... Main Draw winner…

... their names are now on the list of Smrikve Rekreacija winners:

MAIN DRAWCONSOLATION DRAW

1st Smrikve Rekreacija 2009
• Tomislav Bozovic – Ariana Rabac

2nd Smrikve Rekreacija 2009
• Igor Dobranovic – Patrik Chiavalon

3rd Smrikve Rekreacija 2010
• Slaven Ferencic – Miodrag Bozovic

4th Smrikve Rekreacija 2010
• Deni Zmak – Tomislav Bozovic

5th Smrikve Rekreacija 2011
• Deni Zmak – Damir Car – A Group
• Slaven Ferencic – Milan Granda – B Group
• Patricija Orlic – C Group

6th Smrikve Rekreacija 2011
• Silvia Brgic – Neven Stok

7th Smrikve Rekreacija 2012
• Daria Solovyeva – Ariana Rabac
• Damir Car – Milan Granda – doubles winners

8th Smrikve Rekreacija 2014

• Elvis Grgorinic – Vazmoslav Mirkovic Paskvalin

It was a very nice day… and in end, I am pleased to say thanks to the members who played for the nice tournament and special congratulations to the winners!...

See you again in Autumn… :)

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13/05/14

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update May2014)

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

TOP 100 WTA Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:

Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #62 WTA (Jul 2013)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 67 WTA (Jan 2014)
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #91 WTA (Apr 2014)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #61 ATP (May 2014)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)

As of 13th of May 2014 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 15 players TOP 600 WTA

Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #67 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 74 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #96 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #104 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #199 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #309 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #362 WTA
Ema MIKULCIC – 2002 quarterfinalist – #378 WTA
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #381 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #395 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #456 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #502 WTA
Iva MEKOVEC- 2005 player – #506 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #526 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #535 on WTA.

• 13 players TOP 600 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #61 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #248 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 356 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #361 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #391 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #403 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #469 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #490 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #544 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #546 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #547 ATP
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #573 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC- 2005 CD winner – #581 ATP.

• 6 boys and 12 girls… in total 18 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:

#8 Borna CORIC – Junior US OPEN 2013 winner

#15 Gianluigi QUINZI – Junior WIMBLEDON 2013 winner

#29 Nino SERDARUSIC

#63 Andre BIRO

#75 Filip KRALJEVIC

#84 Lloyd George Muirhead HARRIS

GIRLS:

#1 Belinda BENCIC – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2013 and Junior WIMBLEDON 2013 winner

#2 Ivana JOROVIC – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014 doubles runner up

#3 Ana KONJUH – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2013 winner and Junior US OPEN 2013 winner

#14 Olga FRIDMAN

#20 Jana FETT – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014 runner up

#22 Katie BOULTER – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014 doubles runner up

#51 Katarina JOKIC

#65 Viktoria KUZMOVA

#67 Seone MENDEZ

#72 Katie SWAN

#77 Michaela GORDON

#82 Ilka CSOREGI

1 gril is in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Olga FRIDMAN #8)

2 boys and 4 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Yshai OLIEL #1, Nicola KUHN #7, Irina Cantos Siemers #5, Andja KARANUSIC #6, , Olga Danilovic #7, Jovana VUKOVIC #9)

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 Bowl... IN 1998 3rd SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO GATHER FIRST FOREIGN PLAYERS...

BOYS
Vilim VISAK, 1st Smrikva Bowl 1996 winner, from Croatia. Vilim’s best ranking was #612 in March 2006.

GIRLS
Ivana LISJAK, 2nd Smrikva Bowl 1997 winner, from Croatia. Ivana’s best ranking was #95 on WTA list in June 2006; her current ranking is #381 on WTA list

Astrid BESSER, 4th Smrikva Bowl 1999 winner, from Italy. Atrid’s best ranking was #356 on WTA list in March 2009.

Tereza MRDEZA, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Croatia, is currently ranked #309 on WTA list.

Adelchi VIRGILI, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Italy, is currently ranked #823 on ATP list.


2001 – 6th Smrikva Bowl was the last year with dominance of the top national players…

BOYS
Marin DRAGANJA, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #1824 on ATP single ranking list and #47 on ATP double ranking list.
Dino MARCAN, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #573 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #104 on WTA list. Petra’s best raning is #42 on WTA list as of June 2012.


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl and 1st”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Javier MARTI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Spain, is currently ranked #490 on ATP list.
Matej SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #884 on ATP list.
Ivan SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #999 on ATP list.
Federico GAIO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Italy, is currently ranked #403 on ATP list*.
Robin KERN, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Germany, is currently ranked #391 on ATP list*.
Luca MARGAROLI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Switzerland, is currently ranked #984 on ATP list*.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #74 on WTA list.
Martina CAREGARO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Italy, is ranked #395 on WTA ranking list; her best ranking was #370 on WTA list in October 2010.


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl and 2nd”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, from Austria, is ranked #61 on ATP ranking list.
George MORGAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Great Britain, is ranked #1104 on ATP ranking list.
Ciprian PORUMB, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Romenia, is ranked #1267 on ATP ranking list.
Nik RAZBORSEK, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from Slovenia, is ranked #544 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Croatia, is ranked #74 on WTA list*.
Silvia NJIRIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #599 on WTA list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Emmett EGGER, played 2nd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked yet on ATP list.


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl and 3rd”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Miki JANKOVIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #547 on ATP ranking list.
Filip VEGER, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #546 on ATP ranking list.
Nerman FATIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #808 on ATP ranking list.
Danil ZELENKOV, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from FYR Macedonia, is not ranked on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 winner, from Serbia. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.
Angelica MORATELLI, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from Italy, is ranked #383 on WTA ranking list.
Tjasa SRIMPF, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from Sovenia, is ranked #841 on WTA ranking list.
Francesca PALMIGIANO, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 quarterfinalist, from Italy, is ranked #777 on WTA ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Mitchel POLNET, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, not ranked on ATP ranking list.

Blair SHANKLE, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, is not ranked on WTA ranking list


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl and 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Matteo DONATI, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Italy, is ranked #419 on ATP list.
Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked 474 on ATP list.
Gianluigi QUINZI, ranked 3rd on 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Italy, is ranked #351 on ATP list.
Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 Consolation tournament winner, from Serbia, is ranked #587 on ATP list.
Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #294 on ATP list.
Luka ILIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Serbia, is ranked #1004 on ATP ranking list.
Franko MIOCIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1828 on ATP ranking list.
Nino SERDARUSIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #2083 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Serbia. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.
Olga IANCHUK, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Ukraine, is ranked #369 on WTA list.
Irina Maria BARA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Romania, is ranked #505 on WTA ranking list.
Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #95 on WTA list.
Iva MEKOVEC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #547 on WTA list.
Camilla ROSATELLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Italy, is ranked #472 on WTA list.
Vladica BABIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 quarterfinalist, from Montenegro, is ranked #888 on WTA ranking list.
Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Croatia, is ranked #1018 on WTA ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Jeffrey SCHORSCH, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Jose GRACIA, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Yale GOLDBERG, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.

Dorothy TANG, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl and 5th”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Italy, is ranked #351 on ATP list.
Andre BIRO, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalist, from Hungary, is ranked #2027 on ATP list.

GIRLS
Eleanor DEAN, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Great Britain, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Ilka CSOREGI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalists, from Romania, is ranked #1048 on WTA list.
Dea HERDZELAS, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 quarterfinalists, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #668 on WTA list.
Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #91 on WTA list
Giulia PAIRONE, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Italy, is ranked #1214 on WTA list.
Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Serbia, is ranked #994 on WTA list

“Little Mo” TEAM
Daniel MAESE, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Aries WONG, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is still not ranked on ITF ranking list.

Christina MAKAROVA, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #74 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF), and is ranked #645 on WTA ranking list.
Gabriella UMOQUIT, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


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

BOYS
Sacha MERZETTI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 winner, from Italy, is ranked #198 on ITF ranking list.
Bogdan BORZA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #158 on ITF ranking list.
Gonzalo MORELL RASCHIATORE, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Spain, is ranked #455 on ITF ranking list.
Sergiu BUCUR, ranked 4th on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Romania, is ranked #330 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked # 198 on WTA list.
Nina POTOCNIK, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Slovenia, is ranked #127 on ITF ranking list.
Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Serbia, is ranked #578 on WTA list.
Jazzi PLEWS, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from UK, is ranked #1822 on ITF ranking list
Bianka BEKEFI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Hungary, is ranked #116 on ITF ranking list
Anastasia MIKHEEVA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from UK, is ranked #229 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #505 on ITF ranking list.
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #102 on ITF ranking list.

Ndindi NDUNDA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Domonique GARLEY, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


IN 2008 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM 5 CONTINENTS AND TURNED INTO A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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

BOYS
Luka PANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Switzerland, is ranked #1652 on ITF ranking list.
Mihnea TURCU, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Romania, is not ranked in Europe in under 16 european ranking list.
Grega KOKALJ, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovenia, is ranked #861 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Andrea GUERRIERI, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Italy, is ranked #385 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.

GIRLS
Katarina JOKIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #65 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).
Maia LUMSDEN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Scotland, is ranked #105 on ITF ranking list.
Viktoria KUZMOVA, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovakia, is ranked #84 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).
Olga FRIDMAN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Ukraine, is ranked #16 on ITF ranking list.
Nikolina JOVIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Serbia, is ranked #223 on ITF ranking list.
Gabriella Patricia TAYLOR, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from UK, is ranked #120 on ITF ranking list.
Marija CURNIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #605 on ITF ranking list.
Petra GRANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #359 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Justin LEE, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
William BLUMBERG, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #155 on ITF ranking list.

Ingrid NEEL, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #801 on ITF ranking list.
Paulina FERRARI, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


IN 2009 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND 1 NEW CONTINENT THUS 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
Alvaro REGALADO PEDROL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from Spain, is ranked #596 in under 16 european ranking.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Italy, is ranked #392 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo SUEVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Slovenia, is ranked #18 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Spain, is not ranked in under 14 european ranking.
Miomir KECMANOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Serbia, is ranked #186 on ITF ranking list.
Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 Consolation Draw
winner, from Australia, is ranked #229 on ITF ranking list.
Max STEWART, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from UK, is ranked #422 on ITF ranking list.
Patrik RIKL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Czech Republic, is ranked #553 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo DIVKOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Croatia, is ranked #72 in under 16 european ranking.
Andrej JOKIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Bosnia and
Herzegovina, is ranked #225 in under 16 european ranking.
Anthony POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Australia, is ranked #36 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Katie SWAN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from United Kingdom, is ranked #72 on ITF ranking list.
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #922 on ITF ranking list.
Inci OGUT, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Turkey, is ranked #1047 on ITF ranking list.
Arianna CAPOGROSSO, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Italy, is ranked #908 on ITF ranking list.
Lucie KANKOVA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Czech Republic, is ranked #11 in under 14 european ranking.
Sina ZUGER, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Switzerland, is ranked #1839 on ITF ranking list.
Andrea Amalia ROSCA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #241 on ITF ranking list.
Alessia WELTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Switzerland, is ranked #529 on ITF ranking list.
Wiktoria KULIK, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Poland, is ranked #375 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1281 on ITF ranking list.
Alex GEE, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.

Michaela GORDON, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #77 on ITF ranking list.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1485 on ITF ranking list.


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, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Spain, is ranked #7 in under 14 european ranking.
Karlo SUEVICH, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #18 in under 14 european ranking.
Yshai OLIEL, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Israel, is ranked #1 in under 14 european ranking.
Andrei Taica RADU, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #107 in under 14 european ranking.
Matic PODLIPNIK, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 player, is ranked #160 in under 14 european ranking.
Tomas MACHAC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, is ranked #12 in under 14 european ranking.
Filippo MORONI, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, is ranked #111 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #922 on ITF ranking list.
Paula ARIAS MANJON, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Spain, is ranked #145 in under 14 european ranking.
Neli SUNJIC, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #20 in under 14 european ranking.
Kristina NOVAK, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Slovenia, is ranked #104 in under 14 european ranking.
Andja KARANUSIC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #6 in under 14 european ranking.
Dalila SAID, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Egypt, is ranked #45 in under 14 european ranking.
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #28 in under 14 european ranking.
Ania HERTEL, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #16 in under 14 european ranking.
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, from Belgium, is ranked #5 in under 14 european ranking.
Donia ABDEL-AZIZ, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Great Britain, is ranked #91 in under 14 european ranking.
Emma ZAKORDONIEC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #48 in under 14 european ranking.
Marija ELENOVA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Macedonia, is ranked #63 in under 14 european ranking.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Max MOTLAGH, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.

Claire LIU, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #362 on ITF ranking list.
Alexa BUTERA, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


IN 2011 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 53 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Duje AJDUKOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #57 in under 14 european ranking.
Mihailo POPOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #55 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro SERRANO OSOBA, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Spain, is ranked #696 in under 14 european ranking.
Stipan MADZAR, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Croatia, is ranked #152 in under 14 european ranking.
Sergiu MANCIOC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #87 in under 14 european ranking.
Marco FURLANETTO, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Italy, is ranked #74 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #7 in under 14 european ranking.
Ksenija TMUSIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #447 in under 14 european ranking.
Emilija KOJCIC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Serbia, is ranked #266 in under 14 european ranking.
Betina TOKAC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Andjela SKROBONJA, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 player, from Serbia, is ranked #379 in under 14 european ranking.


IN 2012 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 57 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
Goran ZIVOTIC, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Sebastian GIMA, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Romania, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Viktor JOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, Serbian origin living in UAE, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Himari SATO, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, from Japan, is too young for ITF ranking.
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Germany, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Pia LOVRIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Slovenia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Zoe KRUGER, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Republic of South Africa, is too young for ITF ranking.

IN 2013 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 62 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION...

2013 – 18th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 winner, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Carlos ALVAREZ GARFIA, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 runner up, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Daniel RINCON YAGUE, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 winner, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Kyle BILCHEV, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 runner up, from UK, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Kornelia HUNCAK, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Selin Lidya SEPKEN, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

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09/05/14

9th of May the day of Europe...

In Europe, Europe Day is an annual celebration of peace and unity in Europe. There are two separate Europe Days, taking place on 5th of May and 9th of May, established by the Council of Europe and the European Union (EU) respectively. For the EU, the day is also known as Schuman Day. Europe Day is one of a number of European symbols designed to foster unity among Europeans.

The Council of Europe was founded on 5th of May 1949, and hence it chose that day for its celebrations when it established the holiday in 1964. In 1985, at the 1985 Milan European Council, the European Communities (which later became the European Union) adopted the European symbols of the Council of Europe such as the Flag of Europe.

However, the Community leaders decided to hold their Europe Day in commemoration of the Schuman Declaration of 9th of May 1950. The declaration proposed the pooling of French and West German coal and steel industries, leading to the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community, the first European Community, and hence is considered a founding moment.

EU is still young and with many own problems but I am pleased to repeat words of a Nobal Prize for Peace who was guest speaker to one of Ambrosetti’s Young Leader Group meetings. It is a tradition that every guest dedicate few words to the Group and he wrote down the following

“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.”

Everything around us lives in a delicate equilibrium and with intelligence we should try to understand it and respect it. It is true that every generation face new challenges but there are many examples in the past how the old generations managed and solved particular problems and this is way knowledge, human curiosity and will to learn are important…

Still a lot of nice moments to incorporate in the EU history of the future ;)...

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03/05/14

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, qualified for the Mutua Madrid Open 2014 and in the second round defeated Stanislas Wawrinka...

Dominic THIEM qualified for the Main Draw at Mutua Madrid Open 2014 … in Spain… Euro 3,671,405 prize money… an ATP and WTA 1000 series…

... and in the second round Domi was able to defeat Sanislas Wawrinka… it is third time he had opportunity to play with a TOP 10 player… and after very close matches with Tsonga and Murray over the last months… Wawrinka is for Domi his first TOP 10 player victory…

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, at Mutua Madrid Open 2014:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Leonard MAYER (Arg) 6:7,6:2,6:4
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Marinko MATOSEVIC (Aus) 6:4,6:4

Main Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Dmitry Tursunov (Rus) 6:4, 6:2
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Stanislas Wawrinka (Sui) 1:6,6:2,6:4
3rd round: Dominic Thiem – Feliciano Lopez (Esp) ret.

Players ranking:
Leonard MAYER (Arg) – #88 ATP
Marinko MATOSEVIC (Aus) – #68 ATP

Dmitry Tursunov (Rus) – #32 ATP
Stanislas Wawrinka (Sui) – #3 ATP
Feliciano Lopez (Esp) – #29 ATP

Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player, at Mutua Madrid Open 2014:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Belinda Bencic – Alexandra CADANTU (Rou) 6:4,3:0 r.
2nd round: Belinda Bencic – Camila GIORGI (Ita) 6:4, 7:5

Main Draw:
1st round: Belinda Bencic – Serena Williams (USA) 2:6, 1:6

Players ranking:
Alexandra CADANTU (Rou) – #74 WTA
Camila GIORGI (Ita) – #54 WTA
Serena Williams (USA)- #1 WTA

Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, at Mutua Madrid Open 2014:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Donna Vekic – Alison VAN UYTVANCK (Bel) 1:6,6:2,6:4
2nd round: Donna Vekic – Kristina MLADENOVIC (Fra) 5:7, 0:6

Players ranking:
Alison VAN UYTVANCK (Bel) – #88 WTA
Kristina MLADENOVIC (Fra) – #100 WTA

Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 semifinalist, at Mutua Madrid Open 2014:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Katarzyna PITER (Pol) 1:6,5:7,6:7

Players ranking:
Katarzyna PITER (Pol) – #99 WTA

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02/05/14

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, the best ranked ATP Smrikva Bowl boy ever donated his signed t-shirts to the 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 edition...

Dominic THIEM is a rising tennis player… currently the youngest TOP 100 ATP player… and is the best ever ranked ATP player in the Smrikva Bowl history… currently holding #70 ranking on ATP list…

I am very pleased to share the news that I just received his two signed t-shirts… one model he used on Wimbledon and one he used on Australian Open...

...and the Smrikva Bowl winner of the 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 edition will get one as a memory gift ;)...

Over the years I was pleased to donate to the Smrikva Bowl winners various gifts received from the famous tennis players that did not participate Smrikva Bowl such us Ana Ivanovic, Novak Djokovic...

... and last year… Donna Vekic was the first former Smrikva Bowl player to donate t-shirts to the Smrikva Bowl players… and this year Dominic Thiem is the first male player to do it...

Domi is the 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 edition winner… over the last year he defeated several TOP 50 ATP players… and on each tournament he keeps to surprise with his game level…

... my dream was to reach a day when there will be possibile to donate Smrikva Bowl kids gifts from the past Smrikva Bowl players… and this dream is year after year becoming reality… “the seeds of the Legends” are growing… :)

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22/04/14

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, qualified for the Main Draw at 62nd Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell - GODO 2014...

Dominic THIEM is playing this week 62nd Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell – GODO 2014… in Spain… and ATP 500 series… Euro 2,127,035 prize money…

Dominic is currently ranked # 80 ATP and is the best ranked Smrikva Bowl player on ATP ranking list… this week he played better than Radek Stepanek and Marcel Granollers... and was very closed to reach quarterfinals…

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, at 62nd Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell – GODO 2014:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Steven DIEZ (Can) 6:3, 6:3
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Marton FUCSOVICS (Hun) 7:5, 6:3

Main Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Radek STEPANEK (Cze) 6:4, 6:4
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – M. GRANOLLERS (Esp) 3:6,6:3,6:2
3rd round: Dominic Thiem – Santiago GIRALDO (Col) 6:4,4:6,5:7

Players ranking:
Steven DIEZ (Can) – #210 ATP
Marton FUCSOVICS (Hun) – #182 ATP

Radek STEPANEK (Cze) – #41 ATP
Marcel GRANOLLERS (Esp) – #31 ATP
Santiago GIRALDO (Col) – #65 ATP

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19/04/14

Donna Vekic, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, is in the winner at BMW Malaysian Open 2014 played in Kuala Lumpur... reaching #65 WTA ranking

Donna Vekic, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, won the BMW Malaysian Open 2014 played in Kuala Lumpur… USD 250,000 worth tournament…

Donna is the first Smrikva Bowl player to win a WTA title…

Donna VEKIC – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #95 WTA

Main Draw:
1st round: Donna Vekic – Yung Chan (TPE) 3:6, 6:4, 6:1
2nd round: Donna Vekic – Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 1:6,6:3,7:5
Quarterfinals: D.Vekic – Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 6:4,7:5
Semifinals: Donna Vekic – Shuai Zhang (CHN) 1:6,6:3,6:4
Finals: Donna Vekic – Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) 5:7,7:5,7:6

Players ranking:
Yung Chan (TPE) – #299 WTA
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) – #75 WTA
Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) – #81 WTA
Shuai Zhang (CHN) – #45 WTA
Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) – #10 WTA

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19/04/14

Daria Solovyeva - Dasha, Kristijan Mesaros - Kiki, Luca Appino, Matej and Ivan Sabanov visited Smrikve during the last month...

Among others… Daria Solovyeva – Dasha, Kristijan Mesaros – Kiki, Luca Appino, Matej and Ivan Sabanov visited Smrikve during the last month…

Dasha spent all the late autumn, winter and spring preparing for tournaments… and this week she is playing Mladost Grill Open… a Cat2 under 14 tournament in Zagreb… a lot of quality training is creating day after day new fruits to collect ;)...

Daria SOLOVYEVA (Rus) – La Bottega di Smrikve 2011-2014

1st round: Daria SOLOVYEVA – J.KRUEMPELMANN (Ger) 6:0, 6:1
2nd round: Daria SOLOVYEVA – Petra VRACEVIC (Cro) 6:1, 6:1
3rd round: Daria SOLOVYEVA – Lian BENEDEJCIC (Slo) 6:2, 7:5
Quarterfinals: Daria SOLOVYEVA -K.TSYGOUROVA (Sui) 6:1,6:0
Semifinals: Daria SOLOVYEVA – Iva ZELIC (Cro) 6:0, 4:0 ret.
Finals: Daria SOLOVYEVA – A.KARANUSIC (Cro) 6:2,3:6,6:7

There are many Smrikva Bowl players that I recognized in the girls Main Draw: Andja Karanusic (winner), Iva Zelic (semifinals), Lorena Gavric (3rd round), Katarina Duic Plumtree (3rd round), Lian Benedejcic (3rd round), Tina Cvetkovic (2nd round), Zaneta Malinovic (2nd round), Petra Vracevic (2nd round), Ziva Falkner (1st round), Karla Kilic (1st round), Noa Krznaric (1st round), Renata Cipetic (1st round), Kristina Novak (1st round), Borna Mahac (1st round), Anja Gal (1st round), Monika Dedaj (1st round), Anita Gavran (1st round)...

In boys Main Draw I am pleased to recall that Karlo Suevich and Yannik Steinegger reached the semifinals…

During “Istarska Rivijera” Futures tournaments it was a real pleasure to see Kiki... who spent over a year and a half of his life training in Smrikve while progressing from junior to professional tennis… it was a nice afternoon we spent together recalling UMAG ATP and recalling nice moments of his growing :)...

... also Luca Appino spent some days on one of the Futures played in Istria last month and he took time to made us a visit and to enjoy an evening and dinner at Smrikve :)...

Another special guests during the “Istarska Rivijera” Futures played in Pula were Ivan and Matej Sabanov... they played their last Smrikva Bowl in 2002… and currently are holding ATP ranking between #800 and #900…

They spent almost a week time in Smrikve… and we had the possibility to spend some time at “La Bottega” and it was a nice experience for all of us :)...

In end… I am pleased to recall that this year Wilson is celebrating 100 years… and for many year Wilson is Smrikva Bowl friend…

... and I recently received from Spain and Smrikva Bowl friend Jacob Martin a memory gift Wilson 100 years… another gift from Smrikva Bowl friends Clement Morel and Renaud Vallon is the racket used by Grigor Dimitrov... and it is a gift dedicated to the 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 edition… and the white t-shirt is Miro ’s annual gift from the always special designed Istarska Rivijera Futures t-shirts… :)

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15/04/14

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update April 2014)

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

TOP 100 WTA Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:

Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #62 WTA (Jul 2013)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 67 WTA (Jan 2014)
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #91 WTA (Apr 2014)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #79 ATP (Mar 2014)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)

As of 15th of April 2014 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 15 players TOP 600 WTA

Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 72 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #91 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #95 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #109 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #196 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #307 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #369 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #383 WTA
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #391 WTA
Ema MIKULCIC – 2002 quarterfinalist – #403 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #408 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #472 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #505 WTA
Iva MEKOVEC- 2005 player – #547 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #578 on WTA.

• 13 players TOP 600 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #84 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #294 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 351 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #419 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #449 ATP
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #460 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #464 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #473 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #474 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #546 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #552 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #565 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC- 2005 CD winner – #587 ATP.

• 6 boys and 13 girls… in total 19 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:

#8 Borna CORIC – Junior US OPEN 2013 winner

#15 Gianluigi QUINZI – Junior WIMBLEDON 2013 winner

#28 Nino SERDARUSIC

#78 Andre BIRO

#81 Lloyd George Muirhead HARRIS

#88 Filip KRALJEVIC

GIRLS:

#1 Belinda BENCIC – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2013 and Junior WIMBLEDON 2013 winner

#2 Ivana JOROVIC – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014 doubles runner up

#3 Ana KONJUH – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2013 winner and Junior US OPEN 2013 winner

#14 Katie BOULTER – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014 doubles runner up

#16 Olga FRIDMAN

#24 Jana FETT – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014 runner up

#41 Nina STOJANOVIC

#65 Katarina JOKIC

#72 Katie SWAN

#74 Michaela GORDON

#78 Ilka CSOREGI

#84 Viktoria KUZMOVA

#97 Seone MENDEZ

1 gril is in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Olga FRIDMAN #7)

2 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Nicola KUHN #4, Yshai OLIEL #5, Andja KARANUSIC #7, Lucie KANKOVA #8, Ania HERTEL #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 Bowl... IN 1998 3rd SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO GATHER FIRST FOREIGN PLAYERS...

BOYS
Vilim VISAK, 1st Smrikva Bowl 1996 winner, from Croatia. Vilim’s best ranking was #612 in March 2006.

GIRLS
Ivana LISJAK, 2nd Smrikva Bowl 1997 winner, from Croatia. Ivana’s best ranking was #95 on WTA list in June 2006; her current ranking is #391 on WTA list

Astrid BESSER, 4th Smrikva Bowl 1999 winner, from Italy. Atrid’s best ranking was #356 on WTA list in March 2009.

Tereza MRDEZA, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Croatia, is currently ranked #307 on WTA list.

Adelchi VIRGILI, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Italy, is currently ranked #825 on ATP list.


2001 – 6th Smrikva Bowl was the last year with dominance of the top national players…

BOYS
Marin DRAGANJA, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #1828 on ATP single ranking list and #52 on ATP double ranking list.
Dino MARCAN, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #460 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #109 on WTA list. Petra’s best raning is #42 on WTA list as of June 2012.


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl and 1st”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Javier MARTI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Spain, is currently ranked #464 on ATP list.
Matej SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #888 on ATP list.
Ivan SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #996 on ATP list.
Federico GAIO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Italy, is currently ranked #449 on ATP list*.
Robin KERN, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Germany, is currently ranked #473 on ATP list*.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #72 on WTA list.
Martina CAREGARO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Italy, is ranked #408 on WTA ranking list; her best ranking was #370 on WTA list in October 2010.


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl and 2nd”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, from Austria, is ranked #84 on ATP ranking list.
George MORGAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Great Britain, is ranked #1102 on ATP ranking list.
Ciprian PORUMB, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Romenia, is ranked #1256 on ATP ranking list.
Nik RAZBORSEK, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from Slovenia, is ranked #546 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Croatia, is ranked #72 on WTA list*.
Silvia NJIRIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #613 on WTA list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Emmett EGGER, played 2nd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked yet on ATP list.


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl and 3rd”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Miki JANKOVIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #565 on ATP ranking list.
Filip VEGER, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #552 on ATP ranking list.
Nerman FATIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #801 on ATP ranking list.
Danil ZELENKOV, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from FYR Macedonia, is not ranked on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 winner, from Serbia. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.
Angelica MORATELLI, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from Italy, is ranked #383 on WTA ranking list.
Tjasa SRIMPF, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from Sovenia, is ranked #759 on WTA ranking list.
Francesca PALMIGIANO, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 quarterfinalist, from Italy, is ranked #764 on WTA ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Mitchel POLNET, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, not ranked on ATP ranking list.

Blair SHANKLE, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, is ranked #1101 on WTA ranking list


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl and 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Matteo DONATI, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Italy, is ranked #419 on ATP list.
Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked 474 on ATP list.
Gianluigi QUINZI, ranked 3rd on 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Italy, is ranked #351 on ATP list.
Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 Consolation tournament winner, from Serbia, is ranked #587 on ATP list.
Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #294 on ATP list.
Luka ILIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Serbia, is ranked #1004 on ATP ranking list.
Franko MIOCIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1828 on ATP ranking list.
Nino SERDARUSIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #2083 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Serbia. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.
Olga IANCHUK, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Ukraine, is ranked #369 on WTA list.
Irina Maria BARA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Romania, is ranked #505 on WTA ranking list.
Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #95 on WTA list.
Iva MEKOVEC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #547 on WTA list.
Camilla ROSATELLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Italy, is ranked #472 on WTA list.
Vladica BABIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 quarterfinalist, from Montenegro, is ranked #888 on WTA ranking list.
Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Croatia, is ranked #1018 on WTA ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Jeffrey SCHORSCH, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Jose GRACIA, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Yale GOLDBERG, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.

Dorothy TANG, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl and 5th”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Italy, is ranked #351 on ATP list.
Andre BIRO, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalist, from Hungary, is ranked #2027 on ATP list.

GIRLS
Eleanor DEAN, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Great Britain, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Ilka CSOREGI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalists, from Romania, is ranked #1048 on WTA list.
Dea HERDZELAS, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 quarterfinalists, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #668 on WTA list.
Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #91 on WTA list
Giulia PAIRONE, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Italy, is ranked #1214 on WTA list.
Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Serbia, is ranked #994 on WTA list

“Little Mo” TEAM
Daniel MAESE, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Aries WONG, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is still not ranked on ITF ranking list.

Christina MAKAROVA, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #74 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF), and is ranked #645 on WTA ranking list.
Gabriella UMOQUIT, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


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

BOYS
Sacha MERZETTI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 winner, from Italy, is ranked #198 on ITF ranking list.
Bogdan BORZA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #158 on ITF ranking list.
Gonzalo MORELL RASCHIATORE, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Spain, is ranked #455 on ITF ranking list.
Sergiu BUCUR, ranked 4th on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Romania, is ranked #330 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked # 198 on WTA list.
Nina POTOCNIK, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Slovenia, is ranked #127 on ITF ranking list.
Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Serbia, is ranked #578 on WTA list.
Jazzi PLEWS, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from UK, is ranked #1822 on ITF ranking list
Bianka BEKEFI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Hungary, is ranked #116 on ITF ranking list
Anastasia MIKHEEVA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from UK, is ranked #229 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #505 on ITF ranking list.
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #102 on ITF ranking list.

Ndindi NDUNDA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Domonique GARLEY, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


IN 2008 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM 5 CONTINENTS AND TURNED INTO A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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

BOYS
Luka PANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Switzerland, is ranked #1652 on ITF ranking list.
Mihnea TURCU, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Romania, is not ranked in Europe in under 16 european ranking list.
Grega KOKALJ, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovenia, is ranked #861 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Andrea GUERRIERI, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Italy, is ranked #385 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.

GIRLS
Katarina JOKIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #65 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).
Maia LUMSDEN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Scotland, is ranked #105 on ITF ranking list.
Viktoria KUZMOVA, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovakia, is ranked #84 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).
Olga FRIDMAN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Ukraine, is ranked #16 on ITF ranking list.
Nikolina JOVIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Serbia, is ranked #223 on ITF ranking list.
Gabriella Patricia TAYLOR, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from UK, is ranked #120 on ITF ranking list.
Marija CURNIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #605 on ITF ranking list.
Petra GRANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #359 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Justin LEE, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
William BLUMBERG, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #155 on ITF ranking list.

Ingrid NEEL, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #801 on ITF ranking list.
Paulina FERRARI, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


IN 2009 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND 1 NEW CONTINENT THUS 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
Alvaro REGALADO PEDROL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from Spain, is ranked #568 in under 16 european ranking.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Italy, is ranked #463 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo SUEVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Slovenia, is ranked #40 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Spain, is not ranked in under 14 european ranking.
Miomir KECMANOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Serbia, is ranked #745on ITF ranking list.
Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 Consolation Draw
winner, from Australia, is ranked #232 on ITF ranking list.
Max STEWART, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from UK, is ranked #508 on ITF ranking list.
Patrik RIKL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Czech Republic, is ranked #913 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo DIVKOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Croatia, is ranked #98 in under 14 european ranking.
Andrej JOKIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Bosnia and
Herzegovina, is ranked #200 in under 16 european ranking.
Anthony POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Australia, is ranked #58 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Katie SWAN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from United Kingdom, is ranked #72 on ITF ranking list.
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #894 on ITF ranking list.
Inci OGUT, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Turkey, is ranked #1175 on ITF ranking list.
Arianna CAPOGROSSO, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Italy, is ranked #948 on ITF ranking list.
Lucie KANKOVA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Czech Republic, is ranked #8 in under 14 european ranking.
Sina ZUGER, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Switzerland, is ranked #135 in under 16 european ranking.
Andrea Amalia ROSCA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #468 on ITF ranking list.
Alessia WELTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Switzerland, is ranked #572 on ITF ranking list.
Wiktoria KULIK, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Poland, is ranked #578 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1845 on ITF ranking list.
Alex GEE, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.

Michaela GORDON, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #74 on ITF ranking list.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1449 on ITF ranking list.


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, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Spain, is ranked #4 in under 14 european ranking.
Karlo SUEVICH, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #40 in under 14 european ranking.
Yshai OLIEL, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Israel, is ranked #5 in under 14 european ranking.
Andrei Taica RADU, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #88 in under 14 european ranking.
Matic PODLIPNIK, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 player, is ranked #158 in under 14 european ranking.
Tomas MACHAC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, is ranked #14 in under 14 european ranking.
Filippo MORONI, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, is ranked #158 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #894 on ITF ranking list.
Paula ARIAS MANJON, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Spain, is ranked #154 in under 14 european ranking.
Neli SUNJIC, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #15 in under 14 european ranking.
Kristina NOVAK, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Slovenia, is ranked #101 in under 14 european ranking.
Andja KARANUSIC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #7 in under 14 european ranking.
Dalila SAID, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Egypt, is ranked #38 in under 14 european ranking.
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #22 in under 14 european ranking.
Ania HERTEL, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #10 in under 14 european ranking.
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, from Belgium, is ranked #12 in under 14 european ranking.
Donia ABDEL-AZIZ, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Great Britain, is ranked #59 in under 14 european ranking.
Emma ZAKORDONIEC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #45 in under 14 european ranking.
Marija ELENOVA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Macedonia, is ranked #55 in under 14 european ranking.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Max MOTLAGH, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.

Claire LIU, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #353 on ITF ranking list.
Alexa BUTERA, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


IN 2011 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 53 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Duje AJDUKOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #55 in under 14 european ranking.
Mihailo POPOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #38 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro SERRANO OSOBA, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Spain, is ranked #616 in under 14 european ranking.
Stipan MADZAR, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Croatia, is ranked #206 in under 14 european ranking.
Sergiu MANCIOC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #64 in under 14 european ranking.
Marco FURLANETTO, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Italy, is ranked #87 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #29 in under 14 european ranking.
Ksenija TMUSIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #403 in under 14 european ranking.
Emilija KOJCIC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Serbia, is ranked #325 in under 14 european ranking.
Betina TOKAC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Andjela SKROBONJA, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 player, from Serbia, is ranked #379 in under 14 european ranking.


IN 2012 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 57 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
Goran ZIVOTIC, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Sebastian GIMA, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Romania, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Viktor JOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, Serbian origin living in UAE, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Himari SATO, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, from Japan, is too young for ITF ranking.
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Germany, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Pia LOVRIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Slovenia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Zoe KRUGER, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Republic of South Africa, is too young for ITF ranking.

IN 2013 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 62 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION...

2013 – 18th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 winner, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Carlos ALVAREZ GARFIA, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 runner up, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Daniel RINCON YAGUE, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 winner, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Kyle BILCHEV, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 runner up, from UK, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Kornelia HUNCAK, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Selin Lidya SEPKEN, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

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.


08/04/14

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THE 19th SMRIKVA BOWL 2014 CANDIDATES... The confirmation e-mails have been sent to all the 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 candidates.

All the candidates that have indicated correct e-mail address in their application forms should have received the confirmation e-mail letters by 3rd of April 2014 of:

a) their acceptance
b) suggestion to join the waiting list
c) or impossibility to invite them to play this year Smrikva Bowl.

For the 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 annual the application forms received exceeded by far the number of total places available envisaged for this year edition of 96 players in total (48 + 48 Draws)…

By taking into consideration that over 60 players who presented their candidacy indicated #1 ranking… over 95 players TOP 3 ranking… and over 115 players ranking into TOP 5…

… the decision was taken to extend the number of accepted players to our maximum potential of 112 players… 64 boys + 48 girls draws

Smrikva Bowl historical limit is 100 players and we confirmed 12 players above our traditional limit

The accepted candidates are from 35 countries and there are two new countries thus the total of countries represented on Smrikva Bowl since its foundation in 1996 may reach the number 64…

There are 35 players in total invited to join the waiting list…

… and there is no possibility to take into consideration other candidacies

The players that have not received any confirmation e-mail please inform Smrikve Tennis Club via e-mail: miodrag_bozovic@yahoo.it.

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.


31/03/14

The possibility to candidate players for the 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 edition have been Closed on 30th of March 2014. The candidates who presented their candidacy are pleased to read the following...

Smrikva Bowl is traditionally limited to 100 players...

For the 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 annual the application forms received exceeded by far the number of total places available of 96 players in total (48 + 48 Draws)...

The candidates are from over 35 countries...

As indicated in the application instructions: preference will have players born in year 2004... and top players from each country…

There are around 60 players being ranked #1… there are over 90 players being ranked into TOP3… and over 110 players being ranked into TOP 5

All the candidates who presented their candidacies by the deadline date will receive the confirmation e-mail of their acceptance or impossibility to invite them to play before April 8th, 2014.

The players that do not receive any information e-mail by the 8th of April please inform via e-mail: miodrag_bozovic@yahoo.it

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.


28/03/14

Smrikva Bowl Library story and the spring... JRL once said... "books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind..." ;)

The 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 generation will be known in less than a week time… and… while few days ago I recalled the story of circle of life that is linked to our little Ambassadors and the old olive trees we plant…

... today I would be pleased to recall another story that is linked to the books and the title of today… linked to the books but also to our players who bring them to their Smrikva Bowl… :)

...it is the story of heritage… but as written in the title… it is again a story related to the spring via pollen … but this time is a kind of mind pollen… ;)…

James Russell Lowell compared books to the bees and I like it… “books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind…”


In 2009 we started the building of the Smrikva Bowl Library… and since than each Smrikva Bowl player is requested to bring with him a cultural book that will remember his stay in Smrikve and will represent part of his culture of origin to be shared with other Smrikve friends…

Nowadays Smrikva Bowl Library consists of over 480 books from 52 countries… :)

…Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors are today spread in 62 countries and all the continents… and historically their task was to help us in our search of talented kids in their countries of origin and invite them to play the Smrikva Bowl but from 26th of March 2009… since Istria from Smrikve was put on line… they are also ISTRIA Cultural Ambassadors’ seeds.

The old olive tree Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors plant every year is a symbol of friendship and intergenerational responsibility and Smrikva Bowl’s idea of children, sport, music and culture that are able to pass all frontiers are incorporated in the creation of the Smrikva Bowl Library too…

I used to write in my first book on European Union and Cosmopolitan Democracy that we are those who represent the current civilization…

I find it as an important concept. Today people live an average of about 80 years. What we call civilization is mostly made up of the human knowledge we have accumulated till today, which our institutions in part are able to pass onto future generations… sometimes this is not easy at all…

The books represent the greatest human memory that can help us understand what we see combined with cummulated personal experience of our daily lives. But given the fragility of the circle of life it is very easy for people to ignore these facts and lose sight of our human knowledge. It takes just a few generations to lose that great heritage…

We have gotten used to rapid technological progress, but social and civil progress is slower… more complex. Humans learn throughout the whole lifetime, from books… schools, but mostly from personal experiences…

Smrikva Bowl mission is to develop and spread cosmopolitan values. Love, friendship and empathy are cosmopolitan values per excellence for people and humanity…

Thanks in advance to all the 19th Smrikva Bowl players who will help this year with their visit to Smrikve to build another piece of the Smrikva Bowl World library :)

Cosmopolite book
Linked in Istria from Smrikve