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17/05/15

Andrej won the 3rd Smrikva Kids 2015 Spring Main Draw Tournament... and Jakov the Consolation Draw...

Yesterday we organized 3rd Smrikva Kids 2015 tournament for the Club members…

Leki, Andrej, Marko, Ive, Tara, Nina, Stefo, Antonio, Helena, Deni, Jakov, Petar and Filip had the opportunity to enjoy all day tennis and measure their progress…

… and Nina was fighting all day long with desire to get the trophy…

The Round Robin was played till pizza launch time… and new friendships were made :)

After launch time… the Main and Consolation Draws were made and the luck wanted that Leki and Andrej play

First Smrikva Kids Leki won over Andrej… second Smrikva Kids Andrej won over Leki… and this time, on the 3rd Smrikva Kids 2015, they happen to play in the quarterfinals and Andrej was better…

… and in the Consolation Draw final… Nina was playing with Jakov… and uncertainty lasted till the last ball.. and this time Jakov’s got the trophy…

In the Main Draw final… Andrej was playing with Antonio this time… and Andrej played with momentum the whole match… and won the 3rd Smrikva Kids Main Draw :)

In autumn we continue ;)…

… it was a nice Sunday in Smrikve :)…

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


12/05/15

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update May 2015)

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:

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #32 WTA (Nov 2014)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #62 WTA (Jul 2013)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #84 WTA (Nov 2014)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #36 ATP (Aug 2014)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #53 ATP (May 2015)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)

As of 13th of April 2015 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 31 players TOP 800 WTA

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #33 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 58 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #89 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #155 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #170 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #186 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #269 on WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #270 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #275 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #293 WTA
Ema MIKULCIC – 2002 quarterfinalist – #294 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #340 WTA
Iva MEKOVEC – 2005 player – #342 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #373 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #383 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #392 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #446 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #507 WTA
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #546 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #550 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #552 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #553 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #625 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #635 WTA
Anita HUSARIC – 2004 player – #675 WTA
Francesca PALMIGIANO – 2004 player – #684 WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #714 WTA
Manisha FOSTER – 2003 player – #731 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #738 WTA
Eleanor DEAN – 2006 winner – #743 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #794 WTA

• 16 players TOP 800 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #49 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #53 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #209 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #277 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #282 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #320 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 339 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #352 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #372 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #560 ATP
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #589 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #608 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #623 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #635 ATP
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semifinalist – #681 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 semifinalist – #722 ATP

• 1 player TOP 50 ATP doubles

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP

• 7 boys and 11 girls… in total 18 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #11 William BLUMBERG
- #23 Miomir KECMANOVIC
- #43 Gian Marco MORONI
- #72 Alex DE MINAUR
- #81 Lloyd HARRIS
- #87 Yshai OLIEL
- #91 Bogdan BORZA

GIRLS:
- #9 Katie SWAN – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015 runner up
- #11 Tereza MIHALIKOVA – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015 winner
- #29 Michaela GORDON
- #33 Seone MENDEZ
- #40 Ingrid NEEL
- #41 Maia LUMSDEN
- #46 Clair LIU
- #61 Viktoria KUZMOVA
- #63 Nina POTOCNIK
- #82 Lucie KANKOVA
- #100 Berfu CENGIZ

3 boys and 3 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Miomir KECMANOVIC #2, Yshai OLIEL #4, Nicolas KUHN #5, Katie SWAN #4, Lucie KANKOVA #6, Michaela GORDON #10)

2 boy and 1 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA #5, Mihajlo POPOVIC #7, Olga DANILOVIC #8)

IN 1996 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM ISTRIA AND KVARNER (1st Smrikva Bowl)IN 1997 TOP PLAYERS FROM CROATIA gathered on the 2nd Smrikva BowlIN 1998 3rd SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO GATHER FIRST FOREIGN PLAYERS

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.

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 #*186 on WTA list*. Tereza’s best ranking was # 151 on WTA list in April 2013.

Adelchi VIRGILI, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Italy, is currently ranked #*623 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 #20 on ATP double ranking list.
Dino MARCAN, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #*589 on ATP ranking list*.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #*155 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 #372 on ATP ranking list, best ranking #*170 on ATP list* (Apr 2002).
Giacomo MICCINI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Italy, is currently ranked #*1469 on ATP list*.
Matej SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #*681 on ATP list*.
Ivan SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #*1179 on ATP list*.
Federico GAIO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Italy, is currently ranked #*277* on ATP list*.
Robin KERN, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Germany, is currently ranked #*635* on ATP list*.
Luca MARGAROLI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Switzerland, is currently ranked #*847* on ATP list*.

GIRLS
Martina CAREGARO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Italy, is ranked #340 on WTA ranking list.
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #58 on WTA list.
Ema BURGIC – 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #546 on WTA list.


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

BOYS
Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, from Austria, is ranked #*49 on ATP ranking list*.
George MORGAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Great Britain, is ranked #925 on ATP doubles ranking list.
Ciprian PORUMB, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Romenia, is ranked #2177 on ATP ranking list.
Nik RAZBORSEK, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from Slovenia, is ranked #1459 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Croatia, is ranked #58 on WTA list*.
Silvia NJIRIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #373 on WTA list.
Martina TREVISAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from Italy, is ranked #540 on WTA list.
Manisha FOSTER, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from UK, is ranked #731 WTA

“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 #352 on ATP ranking list.
Filip VEGER, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #560 on ATP ranking list.
Nerman FATIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #722 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 #1154 on WTA ranking list.
Francesca PALMIGIANO, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 quarterfinalist, from Italy, is ranked #684 on WTA ranking list.
Anita HUSARIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #675 on WTA ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Mitchel POLNET, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is 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 #282 on ATP list.
Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked 209 on ATP list.
Gianluigi QUINZI, ranked 3rd on 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Italy, is ranked #339 on ATP list.
Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 Consolation tournament winner, from Serbia, is ranked #320 on ATP list.
Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #53 on ATP list.
Luka ILIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Serbia, is ranked #1400 on ATP ranking list.
Franko MIOCIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1131 on ATP ranking list.
Nino SERDARUSIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1057 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 #275 on WTA list.
Irina Maria BARA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Romania, is ranked #392 on WTA ranking list.
Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #*170 on WTA list*.
Iva MEKOVEC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #342 on WTA list.
Camilla ROSATELLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Italy, is ranked #794 on WTA list.
Vladica BABIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 quarterfinalist, from Montenegro, is not ranked on WTA ranking list.
Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Croatia, is ranked #270 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 #339 on ATP list.
Filip KRALJEVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #1459 on ATP list.
Andre BIRO, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalist, from Hungary, is ranked #1344 on ATP list.

GIRLS
Eleanor DEAN, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Great Britain, is ranked #743 on WTA list.
Ilka CSOREGI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalists, from Romania, is ranked #802 on WTA list.
Dea HERDZELAS, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 quarterfinalists, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #446 on WTA list.
Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #33 on WTA list
Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Serbia, is ranked #293 on WTA list

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

Christina MAKAROVA, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on WTA ranking list.
Gabriella UMOQUIT, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on WTA ranking list.


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

BOYS
Sacha MERZETTI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 winner, from Italy, is ranked #579 on ITF ranking list.
Bogdan BORZA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #91 on ITF ranking list and is ranked #1622 on ATP list.
Gonzalo MORELL RASCHIATORE, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Spain, is ranked #208 on ITF ranking list.
Sergiu BUCUR, ranked 4th on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Romania, is ranked #907 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #89 on WTA list.
Nina POTOCNIK, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Slovenia, is ranked #1064 on WTA list.
Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Serbia, is ranked #269 on WTA list.
Bianka BEKEFI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Hungary, is ranked #581 on ITF ranking list
Anastasia MIKHEEVA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from UK, is ranked #158 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #908 on ATP ranking list.
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #608 on ATP 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 #1235 on ITF ranking list.
Grega KOKALJ, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovenia, is ranked #928 on ITF ranking list.
Andrea GUERRIERI, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Italy, is ranked #364 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Katarina JOKIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #1212 on WTA ranking list.
Maia LUMSDEN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Scotland, is ranked #41 on ITF ranking list.
Viktoria KUZMOVA, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovakia, is ranked #552 on WTA ranking list.
Olga FRIDMAN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Ukraine, is ranked #553 on WTA ranking list.
Nikolina JOVIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Serbia, is ranked #202 on ITF ranking list.
Gabriella Patricia TAYLOR, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from UK, is ranked #738 on WTA ranking list.
Marija CURNIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #472 on ITF ranking list.
Petra GRANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1212 on WTA ranking list.
Nina ALIBALIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #635 on WTA ranking list.
Tereza MIHALIKOVA, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Slovakia, is ranked #625 on WTA ranking list and is the Junior AUASTRALIAN OPEN 2015 Winner.

“Little Mo” TEAM
William BLUMBERG, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #11 on ITF ranking list.

Ingrid NEEL, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #550 on WTA ranking list.
Paulina FERRARI, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on 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 #309 on ITF ranking list.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Italy, is ranked #138 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo SUEVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Slovenia, is ranked #74 in under 16 european ranking.
Miomir KECMANOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Serbia, is ranked #23 on ITF ranking list.
Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 Consolation Draw winner, from Australia, is ranked #204 on ITF ranking list.
Max STEWART, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from UK, is ranked #554 on ITF ranking list.
Patrik RIKL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Czech Republic, is ranked #126 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo DIVKOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Croatia, is ranked #834 on ITF ranking list.
Anthony POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Australia, is ranked #232 in under 16 european ranking.
Alex *DE MINAUR*14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Australia, is ranked #72 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Katie SWAN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from United Kingdom, is ranked #9 on ITF ranking list.
Jovana VUKOVICJOKA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #439 on ITF ranking list.
Inci OGUT, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Turkey, is ranked #100 on ITF ranking list.
Arianna CAPOGROSSO, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Italy, is ranked #1565 on ITF ranking list.
Lucie KANKOVA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Czech Republic, is ranked #82 on ITF ranking list.
Sina ZUGER, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Switzerland, is ranked #802 on ITF ranking list.
Andrea Amalia ROSCA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #198 on ITF ranking list.
Alessia WELTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Switzerland, is ranked #667 on ITF ranking list.
Wiktoria KULIK, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Poland, is ranked #239 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #713 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 #714 on WTA ranking list.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked 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 #168 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo SUEVICH, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #74 in under 16 european ranking.
Yshai OLIEL, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Israel, is ranked #87 on ITF ranking list.
Andrei Taica RADU, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #578 in under 16 european ranking.
Matic PODLIPNIK, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 player, is ranked #497 in under 16 european ranking.
Tomas MACHAC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, is ranked #84 in under 16 european ranking.
Filippo MORONI, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, is ranked #18 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Jovana VUKOVICJOKA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #439 on ITF ranking list.
Paula ARIAS MANJON, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Spain, is ranked #310 in under 16 european ranking.
Neli SUNJIC, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #2021 on ITF ranking list.
Kristina NOVAK, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Slovenia, is ranked #586 on ITF ranking list.
Andja KARANUSIC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #421 on ITF ranking list.
Dalila SAID, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Egypt, is ranked #115 on ITF ranking list.
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #531 on ITF ranking list.
Ania HERTEL, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #858 on ITF ranking list.
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, from Belgium, is ranked #508 on ITF ranking list.
Emma ZAKORDONIEC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #663 on ITF ranking list.
Marija ELENOVA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Macedonia, is ranked #1804 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Max MOTLAGH, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.

Claire LIU, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #46 on ITF ranking list.
Alexa BUTERA, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on 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 #12 in under 14 european ranking.
Mihailo POPOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #7 in under 14 european ranking.
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist, from Spain is ranked #5 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro SERRANO OSOBA, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Spain, is not ranked on under 14 european ranking.
Stipan MADZAR, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Croatia, is ranked #29 in under 14 european ranking.
Sergiu MANCIOC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #162 in under 14 european ranking.
Marco FURLANETTO, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Italy, is ranked #108 in under 14 european ranking.
Peetu POHJOLA, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Finland, is ranked #18 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #8 in under 14 european ranking.
Ksenija TMUSIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #288 in under 14 european ranking.
Emilija KOJCIC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Serbia, is ranked #273 in under 14 european ranking.
Betina TOKAC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Turkey, is ranked #31 in under 14 european ranking.
Andjela SKROBONJA, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 player, from Serbia, is ranked #35 in under 14 european ranking.
Oana SMARANDA CORNEANU, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Romania, is ranked #18 in under 14 european ranking.
Iva ZELIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #39 in under 14 european ranking.
Paula JOUKANEN, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Finland, is ranked #53 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 ranked #98 on under 14 european ranking.
Sebastian GIMA, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #123 on under 14 european ranking.
Viktor JOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Serbia, is ranked #70 on under 14 european ranking.
Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #280 on under 14 european ranking.
Borna DEVALD, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 quarterfinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #97 on under 14 european ranking.
Lorenzo MUSETTI, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 quarterfinalist, from Italy, is ranked #43 on under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Himari SATO, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, from Japan, is ranked #66 on under 14 european ranking.
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Germany, is ranked #125 on under 14 european ranking.
Pia LOVRIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Slovenia, is ranked #117 on 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 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

IN 2014 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 2 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 64 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2014 – 19th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Patrick BRADY, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 winner, from UK-Thailand, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Ante CIKOJEVIC, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 runner up, from Germani, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Enrico BALDISSERRI, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Italy, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Danil SOBOLIEV, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Ukraine, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Tea LUKIC, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 winner, from Serbia – Germany, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Aliona FALEI, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 runner up, from Belarus, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Emma VALLETTA, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Italy, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Czech Republic, 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, SMRIKVE LOUNGE, Villa TASTE, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


10/05/15

Eight Smrikva Bowl players at Internazionali BNL d'Italia 2015: Dominic THIEM, Matteo DONATI, Federico GAIO, Borna CORIC, Gianluigi QUINZI, Marin DRAGANJA, Belinda BENCIC, Ajla TOMLJANOVIC...

Over the last years there were only few former Smrikva Bowl players at Internazionali BNL d’Italia more famous as Internzionali di Roma…

The following are the results obtained:

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, currently ranked #44 ATP, at Internazionali di Roma 2015:

Main Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Simone BOLELLI (Ita) 7:6, 7:6
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Gilles SIMON (Fra) 7:6,2:0 ret.
3rd round: Dominic Thiem – Stanislas WAWRINKA (Sui) 6:7,4:6

Players ranking:
Simone BOLELLI (Ita) – #63 ATP
Gilles SIMON (Fra) – #13 ATP
Stanislas WAWRINKA (Sui) – #9 ATP

Matteo DONATI, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, currently ranked #275 ATP, at Internazionali di Roma 2015:

Smrikva Bowl

Main Draw:
1st round: Matteo Donati – Santiago GIRALDO (Col) 2:6, 6:1, 6:4
2nd round: Matteo Donati – Tomas BERDYCH (Cze) 2:6, 4:6

Players ranking:
Santiago GIRALDO (Col) – #49 ATP
Tomas BERDYCH (Cze) – #7 ATP

Federico GAIO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 player, currently ranked #260 ATP, at Internazionali di Roma 2015:

Main Draw:
1st round: Federico Gaio – Leonardo MAYER (Arg) 3:6, 4:6

Players ranking:
Leonardo MAYER (Arg) – #27 ATP

Qualification Draw

Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #53 ATP, at Internazionali di Roma 2015:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Borna Coric – Salvatore CARUSO (Ita) 4:6,6:2,7:6
2nd round: Borna Coric – Dusan LAJOVIC (Srb) 1:6, 4:6

Players ranking:
Salvatore CARUSO (Ita) – #380 ATP
Dusan LAJOVIC (Srb) – #74 ATP

Gianluigi Quinzi, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, currently ranked #331 ATP, at Internazionali di Roma 2015:

Smrikva Bowl

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Gianluigi Quinzi – Benoit PAIRE (Fra) 6:7,4:6

Players ranking:
Benoit PAIRE (Ita) – #72 ATP

Marin DRAGANJA, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, currently ranked #20 ATP doubles, at Internazionali di Roma 2015 plays in doubles with Henri KONTINEN (Fin)


Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player, currently ranked #33 WTA, at Internazionali di Roma 2015:

Main Draw:
1st round: Belinda Bencic – Daria GAVRILOVA (Rus) 7:6,5:7,2:6

Players ranking:
Daria GAVRILOVA (Rus) – #78 WTA

Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 semifinalist, currently ranked #64 WTA, at Internazionali di Roma 2015:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Gioia BARBIERI (Ita) 6:2,7:5
2nd round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Misaki DOI (Jpn) 3:6,4:6

Players ranking:
Gioia BARBIERI (Ita) – #229 WTA
Misaki DOI (Jpn) – #112 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, SMRIKVE LOUNGE, Villa TASTE, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


29/04/15

Maria TIMOFEEVA, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2002 player, is visiting Smrikve with her family...

After the first Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week it was a pleasure to see Maria TIMOFEEVA, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2002 player, again in Smrikve…

In March Maria was in Smrikve with her friend Oksana SELEKHMETEVA… and now she is again in Smrikve with her family on her tournament road…

We just concluded a very special and nice 1st Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Vacation Week 2015 with my friend Luca Appino and players from different countries and continents… and it is always a pleasure to share with each Smrikva kid visiting us the new elements that can contribute to their development…

… and we always find time to talk about tennis… tennis and tennis ;)… and there is not better place then the inspiring Smrikva Bowl Library :)…

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


25/04/15

Sixth Day of the 1st Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week 2015... Sliding... and repetition Day... with evening dedicated to Momentum being totally against you and Pizza dinner :)...

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

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

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

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

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

The last day was envisaged to go through all the relevant moments of the week… and add just a little bit about sliding on clay… and some relevant tips for both experienced clay court players but also hard court players…

The evening was dedicated to Momentum… some additional tips on nutrition… medical check ups… and always the conclusion with one Rafa’s story…

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

The morning warm up with music is even more fun… and after it the group is always ready for new learning experiences…

… and yesterday tips for sliding on clay finished with a super nice and funny drill…

… the individual session of the day was dedicated to Taki boy…

… and after launch Andrea… Andjela’s sister… lead the warm up teaching the group some latino american dancing steps :)…

… super fun for every body ;)…

… after this special afternoon warm up… we wished to go through all the elements we’ve been learning during the week….

Sensation… and feeling…

Breathing and muscle release…

Timing and acceleration…

Ideal point of contact…

Movement…

and this is the 1st Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week 2015 Group :)

…as per our week tradition… after the afternoon session… cool down for the majority of the Group started while Ivan and Matej had their individual session…

… last tips in our classroom… with Certificate of Attendance distribution…

… and then Pizza dinner… with other stories around the fireplace :)…

It was a special and nice 1st Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Vacation Week 2015…

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


24/04/15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vardhan worked on inside out with a particular footwork elements…

… and Tara… on short “easy” balls….

… cool down after afternoon session is a must…

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

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

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

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

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


23/04/15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

… cool down after afternoon session is a must…

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

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

… children and parents on the first lines :)

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

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

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

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

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


22/04/15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If—
By Rudyard Kipling

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

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

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

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

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

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


21/04/15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

… while Vardhan and Andjela kept playing their best tennis…

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

… and later on game… game… game…

but also the acting competition…

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

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

… the afternoon session concluded with cool down…

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

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

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


20/04/15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

… we dedicated the afternoon in exploring the sensation elements…

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

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

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

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


14/04/15

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update April 2015)

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:

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #32 WTA (Nov 2014)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #62 WTA (Jul 2013)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #84 WTA (Nov 2014)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #36 ATP (Aug 2014)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #54 ATP (Apr 2015)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)

As of 13th of April 2015 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 25 players TOP 700 WTA

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #34 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 60 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #98 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #108 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #175 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #177 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #281 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #283 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #285 on WTA
Ema MIKULCIC – 2002 quarterfinalist – #290 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #328 WTA
Iva MEKOVEC – 2005 player – #343 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #344 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #347 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #390 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #398 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #409 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS, 2006 quarterfinalist – #463 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #538 WTA
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #543 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #557 WTA
Eleanor DEAN, 2006 winner, – #599 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #640 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #689 WTA
Anita HUSARIC – 2004 player – #695 WTA

• 14 players TOP 700 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #44 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #54 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #218 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #247 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #279 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #331 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 334 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #359 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #374 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #487 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #557 ATP
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #586 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #617 ATP
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semifinalist – #682 ATP

• 1 player TOP 50 ATP doubles

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP

• 7 boys and 13 girls… in total 20 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #11 William BLUMBERG
- #22 Miomir KECMANOVIC
- #59 Alex DE MINAUR
- #70 Gian Marco MORONI
- #73 Lloyd HARRIS
- #80 Yshai OLIEL
- #96 Bogdan BORZA

GIRLS:
- #10 Katie SWAN – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015 runner up
- #12 Tereza MIHALIKOVA – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015 winner
- #26 Seone MENDEZ
- #27 Michaela GORDON
- #38 Ingrid NEEL
- #43 Maia LUMSDEN
- #45 Viktoria KUZMOVA
- #47 Clair LIU
- #57 Nina POTOCNIK
- #80 Gabriella TAYLOR
- #89 Lucie KANKOVA
- #97 Dalila SAID
- #100 Ivana JOROVIC

3 boys and 4 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Miomir KECMANOVIC #2, Yshai OLIEL #3, Nicolas KUHN #7, Katie SWAN #4, Lucie KANKOVA #5, Michaela GORDON #9, Seone MENDEZ #10)

2 boy and 1 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA #4, Mihajlo POPOVIC #8, Olga DANILOVIC #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 BowlIN 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.

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 #*177 on WTA list*. Tereza’s best ranking was # 151 on WTA list in April 2013.

Adelchi VIRGILI, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Italy, is currently ranked #*617 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 #20 on ATP double ranking list.
Dino MARCAN, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #*586 on ATP ranking list*.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #*175 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 #374 on ATP ranking list, best ranking #*170 on ATP list* (Apr 2002).
Giacomo MICCINI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Italy, is currently ranked #*2040 on ATP list*.
Matej SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #*682 on ATP list*.
Ivan SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #*1185 on ATP list*.
Federico GAIO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Italy, is currently ranked #*279* on ATP list*.
Robin KERN, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Germany, is currently ranked #*487* on ATP list*.
Luca MARGAROLI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Switzerland, is currently ranked #*867* on ATP list*.

GIRLS
Martina CAREGARO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Italy, is ranked #344 on WTA ranking list.
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #60 on WTA list.
Ema BURGIC – 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #543 on WTA list.


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

BOYS
Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, from Austria, is ranked #*44 on ATP ranking list*.
George MORGAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Great Britain, is ranked #862 on ATP doubles ranking list.
Ciprian PORUMB, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Romenia, is ranked #2161 on ATP ranking list.
Nik RAZBORSEK, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from Slovenia, is ranked #1453 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Croatia, is ranked #60 on WTA list*.
Silvia NJIRIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #398 on WTA list.
Martina TREVISAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from Italy, is ranked #538 on WTA list.
Manisha FOSTER, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from UK, is ranked #722 WTA

“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 #359 on ATP ranking list.
Filip VEGER, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #557 on ATP ranking list.
Nerman FATIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #784 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 #1149 on WTA ranking list.
Francesca PALMIGIANO, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 quarterfinalist, from Italy, is ranked #728 on WTA ranking list.
Anita HUSARIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #695 on WTA ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Mitchel POLNET, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is 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 #247 on ATP list.
Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked 218 on ATP list.
Gianluigi QUINZI, ranked 3rd on 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Italy, is ranked #334 on ATP list.
Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 Consolation tournament winner, from Serbia, is ranked #331 on ATP list.
Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #60 on ATP list.
Luka ILIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Serbia, is ranked #1388 on ATP ranking list.
Franko MIOCIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1136 on ATP ranking list.
Nino SERDARUSIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1051 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 #281 on WTA list.
Irina Maria BARA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Romania, is ranked #409 on WTA ranking list.
Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #*108 on WTA list*.
Iva MEKOVEC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #343 on WTA list.
Camilla ROSATELLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Italy, is ranked #764 on WTA list.
Vladica BABIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 quarterfinalist, from Montenegro, is not ranked on WTA ranking list.
Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Croatia, is ranked #328 on WTA ranking list.
Tena LUKAS, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Croatia, is ranked #390 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 #334 on ATP list.
Filip KRALJEVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #1453 on ATP list.
Andre BIRO, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalist, from Hungary, is ranked #1345 on ATP list.

GIRLS
Eleanor DEAN, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Great Britain, is ranked #599 on WTA list.
Ilka CSOREGI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalists, from Romania, is ranked #784 on WTA list.
Dea HERDZELAS, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 quarterfinalists, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #463 on WTA list.
Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #34 on WTA list
Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Serbia, is ranked #283 on WTA list

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

Christina MAKAROVA, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on WTA ranking list.
Gabriella UMOQUIT, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on WTA ranking list.


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

BOYS
Sacha MERZETTI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 winner, from Italy, is ranked #578 on ITF ranking list.
Bogdan BORZA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #96 on ITF ranking list and is ranked #1630 on ATP list.
Gonzalo MORELL RASCHIATORE, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Spain, is ranked #198 on ITF ranking list.
Sergiu BUCUR, ranked 4th on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Romania, is ranked #680 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked # 98 on WTA list.
Nina POTOCNIK, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Slovenia, is ranked #1057 on WTA list.
Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Serbia, is ranked #285 on WTA list.
Bianka BEKEFI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Hungary, is ranked #311 on ITF ranking list
Anastasia MIKHEEVA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from UK, is ranked #134 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #910 on ATP ranking list.
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #721 on ATP 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 #1200 on ITF ranking list.
Grega KOKALJ, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovenia, is ranked #918 on ITF ranking list.
Andrea GUERRIERI, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Italy, is ranked #428 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Katarina JOKIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #890 on WTA ranking list.
Maia LUMSDEN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Scotland, is ranked #43 on ITF ranking list.
Viktoria KUZMOVA, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovakia, is ranked #689 on WTA ranking list.
Olga FRIDMAN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Ukraine, is ranked #557 on WTA ranking list.
Nikolina JOVIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Serbia, is ranked #188 on ITF ranking list.
Gabriella Patricia TAYLOR, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from UK, is ranked #734 on WTA ranking list.
Marija CURNIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #463 on ITF ranking list.
Petra GRANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1207 on WTA ranking list.
Nina ALIBALIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #640 on WTA ranking list.
Tereza MIHALIKOVA, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Slovakia, is ranked #964 on WTA ranking list and is the Junior AUASTRALIAN OPEN 2015 Winner.

“Little Mo” TEAM
William BLUMBERG, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #11 on ITF ranking list.

Ingrid NEEL, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #38 on ITF ranking list.
Paulina FERRARI, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on 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 #317 on ITF ranking list.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Italy, is ranked #124 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo SUEVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Slovenia, is ranked #49 in under 16 european ranking.
Miomir KECMANOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Serbia, is ranked #22 on ITF ranking list.
Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 Consolation Draw winner, from Australia, is ranked #255 on ITF ranking list.
Max STEWART, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from UK, is ranked #449 on ITF ranking list.
Patrik RIKL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Czech Republic, is ranked #131 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo DIVKOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Croatia, is ranked #823 on ITF ranking list.
Anthony POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Australia, is ranked #227 in under 16 european ranking.
Alex *DE MINAUR*14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Australia, is ranked #59 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Katie SWAN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from United Kingdom, is ranked #10 on ITF ranking list.
Jovana VUKOVICJOKA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #464 on ITF ranking list.
Inci OGUT, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Turkey, is ranked #244 on ITF ranking list.
Arianna CAPOGROSSO, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Italy, is ranked #1406 on ITF ranking list.
Lucie KANKOVA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Czech Republic, is ranked #89 on ITF ranking list.
Sina ZUGER, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Switzerland, is ranked #783 on ITF ranking list.
Andrea Amalia ROSCA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #171 on ITF ranking list.
Alessia WELTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Switzerland, is ranked #550 on ITF ranking list.
Wiktoria KULIK, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Poland, is ranked #209 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #644 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 #750 on WTA ranking list.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked 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 #161 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo SUEVICH, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #49 in under 16 european ranking.
Yshai OLIEL, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Israel, is ranked #80 on ITF ranking list.
Andrei Taica RADU, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #475 in under 16 european ranking.
Matic PODLIPNIK, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 player, is ranked #464 in under 16 european ranking.
Tomas MACHAC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, is ranked #75 in under 16 european ranking.
Filippo MORONI, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, is ranked #25 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Jovana VUKOVICJOKA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #464 on ITF ranking list.
Paula ARIAS MANJON, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Spain, is ranked #669 in under 16 european ranking.
Neli SUNJIC, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #1998 on ITF ranking list.
Kristina NOVAK, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Slovenia, is ranked #578 on ITF ranking list.
Andja KARANUSIC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #501 on ITF ranking list.
Dalila SAID, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Egypt, is ranked #97 on ITF ranking list.
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #518 on ITF ranking list.
Ania HERTEL, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #848 on ITF ranking list.
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, from Belgium, is ranked #1044 on ITF ranking list.
Emma ZAKORDONIEC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #659 on ITF ranking list.
Marija ELENOVA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Macedonia, is ranked #1782 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Max MOTLAGH, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.

Claire LIU, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #47 on ITF ranking list.
Alexa BUTERA, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on 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 #15 in under 14 european ranking.
Mihailo POPOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #8 in under 14 european ranking.
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist, from Spain is ranked #4 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro SERRANO OSOBA, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Spain, is not ranked on under 14 european ranking.
Stipan MADZAR, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Croatia, is ranked #85 in under 14 european ranking.
Sergiu MANCIOC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #85 in under 14 european ranking.
Marco FURLANETTO, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Italy, is ranked #68 in under 14 european ranking.
Peetu POHJOLA, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Finland, is ranked #15 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #9 in under 14 european ranking.
Ksenija TMUSIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #344 in under 14 european ranking.
Emilija KOJCIC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Serbia, is ranked #218 in under 14 european ranking.
Betina TOKAC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Turkey, is ranked #32 in under 14 european ranking.
Andjela SKROBONJA, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 player, from Serbia, is ranked #34 in under 14 european ranking.
Oana SMARANDA CORNEANU, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Romania, is ranked #15 in under 14 european ranking.
Iva ZELIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #42 in under 14 european ranking.
Paula JOUKANEN, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Finland, is ranked #39 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 ranked #85 on under 14 european ranking.
Sebastian GIMA, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #101 on under 14 european ranking.
Viktor JOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Serbia, is ranked #56 on under 14 european ranking.
Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #196 on under 14 european ranking.
Borna DEVALD, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 quarterfinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #132 on under 14 european ranking.
Lorenzo MUSETTI, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 quarterfinalist, from Italy, is ranked #55 on under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Himari SATO, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, from Japan, is ranked #49 on under 14 european ranking.
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Germany, is ranked #143 on under 14 european ranking.
Pia LOVRIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Slovenia, is ranked #113 on 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 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

IN 2014 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 2 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 64 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2014 – 19th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Patrick BRADY, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 winner, from UK-Thailand, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Ante CIKOJEVIC, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 runner up, from Germani, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Enrico BALDISSERRI, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Italy, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Danil SOBOLIEV, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Ukraine, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Tea LUKIC, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 winner, from Serbia – Germany, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Aliona FALEI, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 runner up, from Belarus, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Emma VALLETTA, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Italy, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Czech Republic, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

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12/04/15

Matteo DONATI, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, this week with wild card reached the finals at Euro 106.500 Challanger played in Napoli (Italy)

Matteo DONATI, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, currently ranked #355 ATP… this week obtained a WILD CARD and played Euro 106.500 Challanger in Napoli (Italy) – Tennis Napoli 2015.

Smrikva Bowl

Matteo’s road to the finals was the following:

1st round: Matteo Donati – Axel Michon (Fra) 6:2, 6:2
2nd round: Matteo Donati – Andrey Golubev (Kaz) 6:7, 6:4, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Matteo Donati – Andrea Arnaboldi (Ita) 7:6, 4:6, 7:6
Semifinals: Matteo Donati – Marco Cecchinato (Ita) 7:6, 6:2
Finals: Matteo Donati – Daniel Munoz (Esp) 2:6, 1:6

The ranking of the player played by Matteo is the following:

Axel Michon (Fra) – #220 ATP
Andrey Golubev (Kaz) – #111 ATP
Andrea Arnaboldi (Ita) – #185 ATP
Marco Cecchinato (Ita) – #162 ATP
Daniel Munoz De La Nava (Esp) – #199 ATP

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08/04/15

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THE 20th SMRIKVA BOWL 2015 CANDIDATES... The confirmation e-mails have been sent to all the 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 candidates who presented complete candidacies in time....

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 2015 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 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 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 nearby 100 players who presented their candidacy in time are ranked among TOP 3 players in the country the decision was taken to extend the number of accepted players to our maximum potential of 112 players… the new envisaged draws are: 64 boys + 48 girls draws

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

The accepted candidates are from 42 countries and there are six new countries therefore the total number of countries represented on Smrikva Bowl since its foundation in 1996 may reach the number 70 after this year Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Nomination Ceremony…

There are players who presented the complete candidacy before the deadline and invited to join the waiting list… therefore there is no possibility to take into consideration other candidacies

The players that have not received any confirmation e-mail but have provided in time all the five requested elements in the application instructions indicated in the 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 tournament presentation please inform Smrikve Tennis Club via e-mail: miodrag_bozovic@yahoo.it.

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30/03/15

The possibility to candidate players for the 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 edition was Closed before 30th of March 2015. The candidates who presented their candidacy are pleased to read the following...

Smrikva Bowl is traditionally limited to 100 players

For the 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 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 42 countries

As indicated in the application instructions: preference will have top players from each country…

There are over 90 players being ranked into TOP3…

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, 2015.

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

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22/03/15

Ivan and Matej SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, won ISTARSKA RIVIJERA doubles Futures played in Pula and in Vrsar (CROATIA)...

Ivan and Matej SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, are still playing Istarska Rivijera… and yesterday they won doubles title of the ITF Futures just concluded in Pula (Pola)…

The day before the finals they spent some time on the court with Andrey and Leki… it was a fun time for all of them :)

… and few days after the finals they spent again some time on the court with Tara, Ivan and Andrej… and all the kids were invited to celebrate the victory with Pizza dinner ;)…

… the qualification round of the following Istarska Rivijera Future already started in Rovinj (Rovigno)… and the Main Draw matches and doubles will start soon…

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20/03/15

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

20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 generation will be selected in less than 10 days… and… while few weeks 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 or her stay in Smrikve and will represent part of the culture to be shared with other Smrikve friends…

Nowadays Smrikva Bowl Library consists of over 590 books from 53 countries… :)

…Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors are spread in 64 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 cumulated 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 20th Smrikva Bowl players who will help this year with their visit to Smrikve to build another piece of the Smrikva Bowl World library :)


14/03/15

A week of talents visiting Smrikve continues :)... Patrick and Conor BRADY, Maria TIMOFEEVA, Oksana SELEKHMETEVA, Ivan and Matej SABANOV, Karlo SUEVICH...

Every spring brings in Istria a lot of talented and young players… tomorrow the finals of ETA under 12 will be played in UMAG – 29th Memorial Slavoj Greblo 2015… and the Grade 1 ITF tournament 31st Perin Memorial 2015 will start… at the same moment the ITF Futures of the 43 rd ISTRIAN RIVIJERA 2015 is moving to Pula…

Patrick and Conor BRADY returned an evening to Smrikve and they played with Masha and Oksana… they were all playing ETA under 12 in Umag… and Conor showed incredible potential in playing this group of more experienced and older players :)… they had a lot of fun ;)…

… after tennis… again… all together for the dinner around the table… it was the “cavapcici” dinner :)

… and new friendship started between players who met already on International tournaments over the past…

… and below is the prize for Masha and Oksana for reaching the finals in doubles in UMAG on the tournament they played… a lot of Smrikva kids were in Umag and two of them will be playing in the finals today: Noa KRZNARIC and Stefan POPOVIC

Karlo SUEVICH, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2000 runner up, spent few days in Smrikva playing with Karlo KAJIN and they are both preparing to play ITF Grade 1 tournament in Umag… this will be the second ITF tournament for Karlo SUEVICHwho this year turn 15 years old…

Also Matej and Ivan SABANOV moved to Pula this week… and early in the morning the warm up start…

for the 43rd edition of Istarska RIVIJERA 2015… tournament they play… with them also brother of 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner visited Smrikve… Tomislav DRAGANJA and his coach…

Yesterday afternoon… Masha and Oksana had pleasure to play for points with Ivan and Matej

It was a super smiling and funny experience that all four players enjoyed…

and after many points played… and school made by girls via skype… the evening finished with Pizza in Konoba all together :)

… as I wrote in my last article… the days are longer… asparagus started to wake up and grow… and the spring is knocking on Istrian doors… and every year during spring Smrikve starts to receive visit from its Seeds of the Legends spread around the World :)

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12/03/15

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update March 2015)

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:

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #32 WTA (Nov 2014)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #62 WTA (Jul 2013)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #84 WTA (Nov 2014)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #36 ATP (Aug 2014)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #60 ATP (Mar 2015)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #22 ATP doubles (Mar 2015)

As of 13th of January 2015 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 26 players TOP 700 WTA

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #37 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 53 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #84 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #99 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #185 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #209 WTA
Ema MIKULCIC – 2002 quarterfinalist – #269 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #281 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #284 on WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #306 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #331 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #335 WTA
Iva MEKOVEC – 2005 player – #340 WTA
Katie BOULTER, 2006 player, – #350 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #407 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #413 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS, 2006 quarterfinalist – #448 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #557 WTA
Eleanor DEAN, 2006 winner, – #600 WTA
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #558 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #572 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #589 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #633 WTA
Manisha FOSTER – 2003 player – #687 WTA
Anita HUSARIC – 2004 player – #696 WTA
Katarina JOKIC – 2008 winner – #699 WTA

• 13 players TOP 700 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #46 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #60 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #250 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #306 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #353 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 375 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #391 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #397 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #416 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #514 ATP
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #547 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #549 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #627 ATP

• 1 player TOP 50 ATP doubles

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #22 ATP

• 7 boys and 10 girls… in total 17 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:

- #32 Miomir KECMANOVIC
- #34 William BLUMBERG
- #51 Tommy PAUL
- #75 Yshai OLIEL
- #83 Bogdan BORZA
- #84 Lloyd HARRIS
- #88 Gian Marco MORONI

GIRLS:
- #12 Tereza MIHALIKOVA – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015 winner
- #13 Katie SWAN – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015 runner up
- #27 Michaela GORDON
- #32 Seone MENDEZ
- #41 Viktoria KUZMOVA
- #42 Maia LUMSDEN
- #47 Ingrid NEEL
- #64 Katarina JOKIC
- #67 Nina POTOCNIK
- #75 Gabriella TAYLOR
- #80 Clair LIU

2 boys and 3 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Yshai OLIEL #2, Miomir KECMANOVIC #3, Katie SWAN #4, Michaela GORDON #8, Lucie KANKOVA #10)

1 boy and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA #6, Olga DANILOVIC #3, Oona ORPANA #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 BowlIN 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.

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 #*209 on WTA list*. Tereza’s best ranking was # 151 on WTA list in April 2013.

Adelchi VIRGILI, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Italy, is currently ranked #*627 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 #22 on ATP double ranking list.
Dino MARCAN, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #*547 on ATP ranking list*.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #*185 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 #397 on ATP ranking list, best ranking #*170 on ATP list* (Apr 2002).
Matej SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #*705 on ATP list*.
Ivan SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #*1244 on ATP list*.
Federico GAIO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Italy, is currently ranked #*306* on ATP list*.
Robin KERN, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Germany, is currently ranked #*514* on ATP list*.
Luca MARGAROLI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Switzerland, is currently ranked #*882* on ATP list*.

GIRLS
Martina CAREGARO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Italy, is ranked #331 on WTA ranking list.
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #53 on WTA list.
Ema BURGIC – 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #558 on WTA list.


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

BOYS
Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, from Austria, is ranked #*46 on ATP ranking list*.
George MORGAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Great Britain, is ranked #2127 on ATP ranking list.
Ciprian PORUMB, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Romenia, is ranked #2166 on ATP ranking list.
Nik RAZBORSEK, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from Slovenia, is ranked #1724 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Croatia, is ranked #53 on WTA list*.
Silvia NJIRIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #407 on WTA list.
Martina TREVISAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from Italy, is ranked #557 on WTA list.
Manisha FOSTER, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from UK, is ranked #687 WTA

“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 #391 on ATP ranking list.
Filip VEGER, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #549 on ATP ranking list.
Nerman FATIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #804 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 #976 on WTA ranking list.
Francesca PALMIGIANO, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 quarterfinalist, from Italy, is ranked #763 on WTA ranking list.
Anita HUSARIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #696 on WTA ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Mitchel POLNET, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is 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 #416 on ATP list.
Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked 250 on ATP list.
Gianluigi QUINZI, ranked 3rd on 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Italy, is ranked #375 on ATP list.
Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 Consolation tournament winner, from Serbia, is ranked #353 on ATP list.
Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #60 on ATP list.
Luka ILIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Serbia, is ranked #1518 on ATP ranking list.
Franko MIOCIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1089 on ATP ranking list.
Nino SERDARUSIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1108 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 #306 on WTA list.
Irina Maria BARA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Romania, is ranked #413 on WTA ranking list.
Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #*84 on WTA list*.
Iva MEKOVEC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #340 on WTA list.
Camilla ROSATELLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Italy, is ranked #589 on WTA list.
Vladica BABIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 quarterfinalist, from Montenegro, is not ranked on WTA ranking list.
Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Croatia, is ranked #335 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 #375 on ATP list.
Filip KRALJEVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #1268 on ATP list.
Andre BIRO, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalist, from Hungary, is ranked #1340 on ATP list.

GIRLS
Eleanor DEAN, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Great Britain, is ranked #600 on WTA list.
Ilka CSOREGI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalists, from Romania, is ranked #804 on WTA list.
Dea HERDZELAS, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 quarterfinalists, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #448 on WTA list.
Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #37 on WTA list
Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Serbia, is ranked #281 on WTA list

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

Christina MAKAROVA, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on WTA ranking list.
Gabriella UMOQUIT, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on WTA 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 #83 on ITF ranking list and is ranked #1624 on ATP list.
Gonzalo MORELL RASCHIATORE, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Spain, is ranked #206 on ITF ranking list.
Sergiu BUCUR, ranked 4th on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Romania, is ranked #657 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked # 99 on WTA list.
Nina POTOCNIK, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Slovenia, is ranked #1072 on WTA list.
Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Serbia, is ranked #284 on WTA list.
Bianka BEKEFI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Hungary, is ranked #201 on ITF ranking list
Anastasia MIKHEEVA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from UK, is ranked #145 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1155 on ATP ranking list.
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #763 on ATP 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 #1162 on ITF ranking list.
Grega KOKALJ, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovenia, is ranked #871 on ITF ranking list.
Andrea GUERRIERI, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Italy, is ranked #405 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Katarina JOKIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #699 on WTA ranking list.
Maia LUMSDEN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Scotland, is ranked #42 on ITF ranking list.
Viktoria KUZMOVA, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovakia, is ranked #723 on WTA ranking list.
Olga FRIDMAN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Ukraine, is ranked #572 on WTA ranking list.
Nikolina JOVIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Serbia, is ranked #176 on ITF ranking list.
Gabriella Patricia TAYLOR, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from UK, is ranked #730 on WTA ranking list.
Marija CURNIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #463 on ITF ranking list.
Petra GRANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1221 on WTA ranking list.
Nina ALIBALIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #633 on WTA ranking list.
Tereza MIHALIKOVA, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Slovakia, is ranked #969 on WTA ranking list and is the Junior AUASTRALIAN OPEN 2015 Winner.

“Little Mo” TEAM
William BLUMBERG, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #34 on ITF ranking list.

Ingrid NEEL, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #47 on ITF ranking list.
Paulina FERRARI, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on 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 #299 on ITF ranking list.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Italy, is ranked #182 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo SUEVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Slovenia, is ranked #47 in under 16 european ranking.
Miomir KECMANOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Serbia, is ranked #32 on ITF ranking list.
Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 Consolation Draw winner, from Australia, is ranked #140 on ITF ranking list.
Max STEWART, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from UK, is ranked #423 on ITF ranking list.
Patrik RIKL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Czech Republic, is ranked #148 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo DIVKOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Croatia, is ranked #784 on ITF ranking list.
Anthony POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Australia, is ranked #121 in under 16 european ranking.
Alex *DE MINAUR*14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Australia, is ranked #102 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Katie SWAN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from United Kingdom, is ranked #12 on ITF ranking list.
Jovana VUKOVICJOKA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #492 on ITF ranking list.
Inci OGUT, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Turkey, is ranked #244 on ITF ranking list.
Arianna CAPOGROSSO, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Italy, is ranked #1377 on ITF ranking list.
Lucie KANKOVA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Czech Republic, is ranked #186 on ITF ranking list.
Sina ZUGER, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Switzerland, is ranked #816 on ITF ranking list.
Andrea Amalia ROSCA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #162 on ITF ranking list.
Alessia WELTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Switzerland, is ranked #525 on ITF ranking list.
Wiktoria KULIK, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Poland, is ranked #207 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #947 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 #754 on WTA ranking list.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked 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 #380 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo SUEVICH, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #47 in under 16 european ranking.
Yshai OLIEL, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Israel, is ranked #75 on ITF ranking list.
Andrei Taica RADU, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #444 in under 16 european ranking.
Matic PODLIPNIK, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 player, is ranked #444 in under 16 european ranking.
Tomas MACHAC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, is ranked #69 in under 16 european ranking.
Filippo MORONI, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, is ranked #49 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Jovana VUKOVICJOKA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #492 on ITF ranking list.
Paula ARIAS MANJON, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Spain, is ranked #543 in under 16 european ranking.
Neli SUNJIC, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #564 in under 16 european ranking.
Kristina NOVAK, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Slovenia, is ranked #555 on ITF ranking list.
Andja KARANUSIC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #580 on ITF ranking list.
Dalila SAID, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Egypt, is ranked #123 on ITF ranking list.
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #590 on ITF ranking list.
Ania HERTEL, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #1300 on ITF ranking list.
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, from Belgium, is ranked #1030 on ITF ranking list.
Emma ZAKORDONIEC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #641 on ITF ranking list.
Marija ELENOVA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Macedonia, is ranked #1752 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Max MOTLAGH, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.

Claire LIU, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #80 on ITF ranking list.
Alexa BUTERA, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on 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 #15 in under 14 european ranking.
Mihailo POPOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #14 in under 14 european ranking.
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist, from Spain is ranked #6 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro SERRANO OSOBA, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Spain, is not ranked on under 14 european ranking.
Stipan MADZAR, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Croatia, is ranked #102 in under 14 european ranking.
Sergiu MANCIOC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #68 in under 14 european ranking.
Marco FURLANETTO, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Italy, is ranked #46 in under 14 european ranking.
Peetu POHJOLA, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Finland, is ranked #13 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #3 in under 14 european ranking.
Ksenija TMUSIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #378 in under 14 european ranking.
Emilija KOJCIC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Serbia, is ranked #219 in under 14 european ranking.
Betina TOKAC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Turkey, is ranked #42 in under 14 european ranking.
Andjela SKROBONJA, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 player, from Serbia, is ranked #36 in under 14 european ranking.
Oana SMARANDA CORNEANU, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Romania, is ranked #12 in under 14 european ranking.
Iva ZELIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #22 in under 14 european ranking.
Paula JOUKANEN, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Finland, is ranked #34 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 ranked #65 on under 14 european ranking.
Sebastian GIMA, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #57 on under 14 european ranking.
Viktor JOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Serbia, is ranked #22 on under 14 european ranking.
Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #180 on under 14 european ranking.
Borna DEVALD, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 quarterfinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #63 on under 14 european ranking.
Lorenzo MUSETTI, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 quarterfinalist, from Italy, is ranked #50 on under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Himari SATO, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, from Japan, is ranked #41 on under 14 european ranking.
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Germany, is ranked #124 on under 14 european ranking.
Pia LOVRIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Slovenia, is ranked #129 on 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 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

IN 2014 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 2 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 64 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2014 – 19th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Patrick BRADY, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 winner, from UK-Thailand, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Ante CIKOJEVIC, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 runner up, from Germani, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Enrico BALDISSERRI, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Italy, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Danil SOBOLIEV, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Ukraine, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Tea LUKIC, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 winner, from Serbia – Germany, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Aliona FALEI, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 runner up, from Belarus, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Emma VALLETTA, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Italy, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Czech Republic, 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, SMRIKVE LOUNGE, Villa TASTE, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


09/03/15

Matej and Ivan SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, joined us for dinner tonight :)

It was a nice surprise to see Ivan and Matej this afternoon in Smrikve…

It is the spring time… and spring is the time of Istrian Riviera…

This week 2nd in the row Istrian Riviera Futures started in Porec… and I expected to see them next week during Pula’s Future but their visit was a nice anticipation and surprise :)

… it was a nice surprise for Masha and Oksana too to meet them… and we had dinner all together… and I hope during this weekend we will be able to arrange some time on the court all together too ;)…

… as I wrote in my last article… the days are longer… asparagus started to wake up and grow… and the spring is knocking on Istrian doors… and every year during spring Smrikve starts to receive visit from its Seeds of the Legends spread around the World :)

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


08/03/15

Maria TIMOFEEVA, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2002 players, with her friend Oksana SELEKHMETEVA arrived to Smrikve... and also Patrick BRADY, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 winner, made us a visit with his brother Conor :)

Maria TIMOFEEVA, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2002 players, with her friend Oksana SELEKHMETEVA arrived to Smrikve… and also Patrick BRADY, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 winner, with his brother Conor made us a visit :)

They will all, except Conor who is still too little, play the ETA under 12 tournament in UMAG

…with Masha, Oksana, Pat and Conor we all spent a lovely dinner evening at Konoba :)

Like old friends sharing story nearby the fireplace ;)…

A big surprise to Patrick and Conor was a 9 kg Octopus they saw… it was huge… especially to Conor…

… the time run fast in a good company… and Pat and Conor with father John at 9:30 PM returned to UMAG

… while Masha and Oksana at 8 AM were already practicing on the courts… … meeting both of them for the first time with strong Istrian northern wind named “Bura”… a lot of spin is required to play with this extreme condition… but from tomorrow the wind should calm down…

Patrick Brady meet with Maria Timofeeva and Oksana Selekhmeteva at AURAY few weeks ago… and when Patrick ring on my door… we went nearby the courts and he recognized both of them…

Patrick, although only 10 years old, qualified for the Main Draw in Auray… while Oksana played the semifinals with Smrikva Bowl runner up Kylie Bilchev and Masha reached third round because of a back injury during the match and she withdraw from the single… in doubles Masha and Oksana were this year Champions in Auray…

… the spring is knocking on the doorway… and like every year Smrikve start to receive visit from its Seeds of the Legends spread around the World :)

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

Cosmopolite book
Linked in Istria from Smrikve