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Smrikve, September 2022

It is a pleasure to recall some tennis players and coaches names who stayed in our properties in Smrikve since 1996 – the Smrikva Bowl foundation year…

Smrikve is a privately owned estate, situated on the outskirts of the city of Pula, in the old Roman Astinianum (Stinjan), surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. It is located mere 5 minutes from the beach, 10 minutes from Pula’s Roman Arena, about 15 minutes from Pula’s International Airport and only few kilometers from the World famous Brioni islands. Smrikve is known in the tennis world Smrikva Bowl which – under 10 tennis talents gathering.

On the following picture you can see our three tennis clay courts surrounded by our Villas with swimming pools: SMRIKVE LOUNGE Villa, Villa Smrikve and SMRIKVE CHARME Villa

Times change, but our dedication to perfecting the traveler and tennis seeds experience in Istria never will.

Smrikve Lounge Villa is next to one of Pula’s and Istria finest private tennis Clubs – featuring top quality red clay courts, Smrikva Bowl library, olive groves, vineyards, and beautiful gardens with pool.

SMRIKVE LOUNGE Villa has 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, bikes, table tennis, grill, large terraces, beautiful garden, carpot, direct access to the tennis court, eco garden, home made olive oil & wine… and much more…

SMRIKVE LOUNGE VILLA – SB related tennis players guests

1. Luca Appino – tennis coach
2. Ivan Sabanov – 2001-2002 SB SF – La B – SBTTFW player
3. Matej Sabanov – 2001-2002 SB SF – La B – SBTTFW player
4. Matic Podlipnik – 2010 SB Player – La B
5. Mark Mesarič – La B
6. Gašper Topčić – La B
7. Jan Vehovec – La B
8. Jovana Vuković – SB 2010 winner
9. Himari Sato – 2012 SB winner
10. Ryotaro Koshiba – 2012 SB player

11. Toru Matsushima – coach
12. Kaoru Maezava – coach
13. Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune – 2013 SB QF – ATP player
14. Lars Christensen – Holger’s coach
15. Maria Timofeeva – 2012 SB – La B – SBTTFW player
16. Alberto Orso – 2012 SB player
17. Stefano Orso – Alberto’s coach
18. Luka Vidović – 2013 SB player – La B
19. Zoran Vidović – Luka’s coach
20. Ahmed Hurtić – 2013 & 2014 SB player

21. Leah Gonzales Edwards – 2014 SB – SBTTFW player
22. Kevin Edengren – 2015 SB player
23. Malwina Rowinska – 2015 SB – SBTTFW player
24. Lorenzo Sciahbasi – 2015 SB – SBTTFW player
25. Lara Stojanovski – 2015 SB player – La B
26. Theodore Purkis – 2015 SB player – La B
27. Oliver Critchley – La B
28. Mak Miković – 2016 SB player
29. Nik Miković
30. Ana Tara Praček – 2016 SB – SBTTFW player

31. Rares Golescu – 2016 SB – La B – SBTTFW player
32. Dominick Mosejczuk – 2017 SB player
33. Vincenzo Mecarelli – 2017 SB – SBTTFW player
34. Manuella Persson– SBTTFW player – La B
35. Trian Lakha SB 2018 SB – SBTTFW player
36. Uxue Azurza Farde – 2018 SB – SBTTFW player
37. Staša Bulatović – 2018 SB – SBTTFW player
38. Iva Lakić – 2018 SB runner up
39. Karlo Brkić – 2018 SB – SBTTFW player
40. Angelica Sara – 2019 SB QF – SBTTFW player

41. Annathea Sara – SBTTFW player
42. Fabijan Đitko – 2019 SB – SBTTFW player
43. Alessia Chiriac – 2019 SB – SBTTFW player
44. Rebecca Malmstrom – La B
45. Otto Malmstrom – La B
46. Filippo Garbero – 2019 SB player
47. Roberto Marchigiani – Filippo’s coach
48. Kayleigh Busuttil Fitzpatrick – 2019 SB – SBTTFW player
49. Veronika Dogaeva – 2020 SB player – La B
50. Nikita Dogaev – La B

51. Daniil Bogatov – La B
52. Alisa Budanova – La B
53. Siuzanna Dobrynina – Veronika’s coach
54. Sofia Ferraris – 2020 SB – La B – SBTTFW player
55. Benjamin Rehor – 2022 SB – SBTTFW player
56. Korana Barišić – 2022 SB SF – SBTTFW player
57. Eric Sandu – 2022 SB – SBTTFW player
58. Nadia Poznick – 2022 SB SF
59. June Bjork – 2015 SB – SBTTFW player

Villa SMRIKVE is home to Smrikva Bowl and Smrikve 1957 Tennis Club… and it is the place where our family lives, where SMRIKVE CHARME Villa is located… our famous legendary swimming pool where after the finals SB seeds always swim before departing home…

SMRIKVE HOME – SB related tennis player guests

When we were starting Smrikva Bowl there were so many kids and families we became friends and most of them we hosted in our home, in our living room, our guestrooms, our apartments, our homes and even in the place where current Smrikva Bowl Library is located

1. Ivana Lisjak – 1997 SB winner
2. Ivan Sabanov – 2001-2002 SB SF – La B – SBTTFW player
3. Matej Sabanov – 2001-2002 SB SF – La B – SBTTFW player
4. Javier Marti- 2002 SB winner
5. Javier Marti – Javier’s coach
6. Ana Alfayate – 2002 SB player
7. Zvonimir Babić – 2004 – 2005 SB player
8. Neven Krivokuća – 2005 SB player – La B
9. Mitchel Polnet – 2004 „LM“/SB player
10. Rayan Andrada – 2004 „LM“/SB player

11. Anna Mamalat – 2004 „LM“/SB player
12. Dorothy Tang – 2005 „LM“/SB player
13. Jeffrey Schorsch – 2005 „LM“/SB player
14. Jose Gracia – 2005 „LM“/SB player
15. Yale Goldberg – 2005 „LM“/SB player
16. Daniel Maese – 2006 „LM“/SB player
17. Aries Wong – 2006 „LM“/SB player
18. Christina Makarova – 2006 „LM“/SB player
19. Gabriella Umoquit – 2006 „LM“/SB player
20. Tommy Paul – 2007 „LM“/SB player – ATP player

21. Domonique Garley – 2007 „LM“/SB player
22. Eduardo Nava – 2007 „LM“/SB player
23. Xochitl Nava – Eduardo’s coach
24. Anastasia Mikheeva – 2008 SB player – La B
25. Luca Appino – visiting 2010 SB – tennis coach
26. Davor Grgić – visiting 2010 SB – tennis coach
27. Dasha Solovyeva – La B
28. Lara Stojanovski – 2015 SB player – La B
29. Korina Martinčić – 2015 SB player
30. Laura Velnić
31. Ria Derniković
32. Manuella Persson – SBTTFW player – La B
33. Mladen Tomšić – chair umpire
34. Mila Knežević – chair umpire
35. Marcia Frost – junior tennis US journalist

SMRIKVE CHARME Villa is part of the Smrikve story designed to provide the “Legends of tomorrow” with a special place for their return to Istria – as their home, and the place for you as “a home away from home”.

SMRIKVE CHARME VILLA – SB related tennis player guests

1. Luca Appino – tennis coach
2. Mattia Rossi – 2007 SB player
3. Marco Rossi – Mattia’s coach
4. Robbie Marshall – 2007 SB player
5. Miomir Kecmanović – 2008 SB – 2009 SB QF – La B player
6. Olga Danilović – 2010 SB – 2011 SB winner
7. Matic Podlipnik – 2010 SB – La B player
8. Dasha Solovyeva – La B
9. Yasemin Ada Boru – La B
10. Maria Timofeeva – 2012 SB – La B – SBTTFW player

11. Arista Siebrits – 2013 SB player
12. Luka Vidović – 2013 SB player – La B
13. Elias Engquist –2014 SB player
14. Matthias Uwe Kask – 2015 SB – La B – SBTTFW player
15. Tadej Mihajlović – 2015 SB – SBTTFW player
16. Lara Stojanovski – 2015 SB – La B player
17. Anja Petković – 2015 SB player
18. Ivan Petković – Anja’s coach
19. Nobel Levitin – 2016 SB player
20. Tim Vaisman – 2017 SB player

21. Yannick Ngantcha Lliso – 2017 SB – SBTTFW player
22. Aylin Ngantcha Lliso – SBTTFW player
23. Jacob Shen – 2017 SB – La B – SBTTFW player
24. Hannah Shen – SBTTFW player
25. Thom Gabelic – 2018 SB player
26. Paolina Pieragostini – 2018 SB – SBTTFW player
27. Kaaviyan Pradhaban – 2019 SB – La B – SBTTFW player
28. Haruto Suzuki – 2019 SB player
29. Akhiro Toyoda – 2019 SB player
30. Aoi Miyoshi – 2019 SB player

31. Mika Kitaoka – 2019 SB player
32. Momoko Nakajima – 2019 SB player
33. Daisuke Kobayashi – tennis coach
34. Jayden Oladimeji – 2020 SB – La B – SBTTFW player
35. Aran Elankathir Selvaraasan – 2020 SB – La B – SBTTFW player
36. Sofia Ferraris – 2020 SB – La B – SBTTFW player
37. Berke Bozkurt – 2022 SB – SBTTFW player
38. Mihajlo Radojičić – 2022 SB player
39. Milena Jevtović – 2013 SB – La B player
40. Jovan Jevtović – La B

In Villa Smrikve there are two apartments: Ulika and Trs

Ulika means olive in English and Istrian olive oil, the same as wine, was very famous during the Roman Empire. Olive oil is important also today and is considered among the best in the World. Ulika accommodation unit is ideal apartment for a big family or a group of friends. It is located on the top floor of Villa Smrikve and its particularity is that of being a mansard.

ULIKA APARTMENT – SB related tennis player guests

1. Adelchi Virgili – 1999 SB winner
2. Alexa Virgili
3. Augusto Virgili
4. Alessandro Virgili – Adelchi’s coach
5. Blair Shankle – 2004 „LM“/SB player
6. Seone Mendez – 2009 SB player
7. Andreja Petrović – 2010 SB – SBTT player
8. Mark Mesarič – La B
9. Gašper Topčić – La B
10. Jan Vehovec – La B

11. Luka Miklavčić – La B
12. Žan Gorenec Diemat – La B
13. Srđan Jakovljević – La B
14. Klemen Škorjanc – La B
15. Nejc Škorjanc – La B
16. Katerina Tričković – 2011 SB player
17. Jovana Tričković – 2011 -2012 SB player
18. Andjela Skrobonja – 2011 SB – La B – SBTTFW player
19. Vardhan Karkal – 2013 SB – La B – SBTTFW player
20. Erika Matsuda – 2013 SB player

21. Rio Osoegawa – 2013 SB player
22. Remika Ohashi – 2013 SB player
23. Masaya Tsuruoka– 2013 SB player
24. Hibiki Arimoto– 2013 SB player
25. Jovan Bjelica -2013 SB player
26. Jovana Živanović -2013 SB player
27. Herman Virtanen – 2014 SB player
28. Milan Gal – La B
29. Aranai Martinez Quinzana – 2015 SB player
30. Lara Stojanovski – 2015 SB – La B player

31. Teodora Milić – SB 2015 – La B player
32. Paula Hrnčić – 2015 SB player
33. Dino Molokova Ferreira – 2016 SB player
34. Edit Cosmo – 2016 SB – SBTTFW player
35. Sofia Segui Edmundson – 2017 SB – SBTTFW player
36. Amalia Widdowson – 2018 SB player
37. Oliwer Widdowson – Amalia’s coach
38. Staša Bulatović – 2018 SB – SBTTFW player
39. Aoi Miyoshi -2018 SB player
40. Akhiro Toyoda -2018 SB player

41. Haruto Suzuki -2018 SB player
42. Momoko Nakajima -2018 SB player
43. Miku Kitaoka –2018 SB player
44. Aran Elankathir Selvaraasan – 2020 SB – La B – SBTTFW player
45. Kan Ahić – 2022 SB – SBTTFW player
46. Frederick Fabricius – 2022 SB
47. Sara Montanelli – 2003 SB

Trs means vine in English and Istrian wine was famous during the Roman Empire, Venetian Republic period and is famous also today. An excellent Malvazija is traditionally made by our family. Vine is ideal accommodation unit for a couple or a family with two children. It is located on the ground floor of Villa Smrikve and its position and marble floor make its temperature comfortable also during the summer period.

TRS APARTMENT – SB related tennis player guests

1. Luca Appino – tennis coach
2. Ivan Sabanov – 2001-2002 SB SF – La B – SBTTFW player
3. Matej Sabanov – 2001-2002 SB SF – La B – SBTTFW player
4. Iva Avejić – 2003 SB player
5. Miki Janković – 2004 SB runner up
6. Neven Krivokuća – 2005 SB player – La B
7. Ndindi Ndunda – „LM“/SB 2007 player
8. Antonio Capasso – 2008 SB player
9. Inci Ogut – 2009 SB player
10. Csaba Borsos – Inci’s coach

11. Karim Najia – 2010 SB player
12. Matic Podlipnik – 2010 SB Player – La B
13. Tine Pufič – Matic’s coach
14. Blažka Tratnik – La B
15. Herman Hagen Hoyeraal – 2011 SB
16. Andjela Skrobonja – 2011 SB – La B – SBTTFW player
17. Ladislav Demeter – Andjela’s coach
18. Dasha Solovyeva – La B
19. Maria Timofeeva – 2012 SB – La B – SBTTFW player
20. Oksana Selekhmeteva – La B

21. Sarina Reinertsen – 2012 SB player
22. Patrick Brady – 2012-2014 SB winner – La B
23. Connor Brady – 2017 SB player – La B
24. John Brady – Patrick and Connor’s coach
25. Liza Krokhina – 2014 SB player
26. Matthias Uwe Kask – 2015 SB – La B – SBTTFW player
27. Ljev Lutkov – 2015 SB player
28. Lara Stojanovski – 2015 SB player – La B
29. Paula Hrnčić – 2015 SB player
30. Petar Hrnčić – Paula’s coach

31. Srđan Jakovljević – La B
32. Milan Gal – La B
33. Zoran Mitrović – tennis coach
34. Pietro Schiavetti – La B
35. Jaša Cvek – La B – SBTTFW player
36. Leopold Šantić – 2016 SB player
37. Andrej Petrović – 2017 SB player
38. Sofia Segui Edmundson – 2017 SB – SBTTFW player
39. Žiga Šeško – 2018 SB SF – La B – SBTTFW player
40. Trian Lakha – 2018 SB – SBTTFW player

41. Novak Jaćimović – 2019 SB player
42. Sakino Miyazawa – 2021 SB player
43. Shinichi Suzuki – tennis coach
44. Chloe Wong – 2021 SB player – La B
45. Max Šenjug – 2022 SB – La B – SBTTFW player

… and the last is our Shangri-La guest room Armulin. Armulin is a type of plum fruite that grows in Istria. Ideal for a couple or a single friend.

ARMULIN GUEST ROOM – SB related tennis player guests

1. Luca Appino – tennis coach
2. Ivan Sabanov – 2001-2002 SB SF – La B – SBTTFW player
3. Matej Sabanov – 2001-2002 SB SF – La B – SBTTFW player
4. Kristijan Mesaroš – La B
5. Ashley Lahey – 2009 „LM“/SB player
6. Elliot Lamprecht – 2010 SB player
7. Dasha Solovyeva – La B
8. Anja Lujić – 2012 SB player
9. Leah Gonzales Edwards – 2014 SB – SBTTFW player
10. Paula Hrnčić – 2015 SB player

11. Petar Hrnčić – Paula’s coach
12. Edit Cosmo – 2016 SB – SBTTFW player
13. Marko Maksimović – 2016 SB player
14. Sofia Segui Edmundson – 2017 SB – SBTTFW player
15. Manuella Persson – SBTTFW player
16. Trian Lakha – 2018 SB – SBTTFW player
17. Žiga Šeško – 2018 SB – SBTTFW player
18. Paolina Peragostini – 2018 SB – SBTTFW player
19. Ki Cheong Morris Tang – 2019 SB player
20. Sakuta Aizawa – 2022 SB player

21. Howan Yeung – 2022 SB player
22. Tomislav Poljak – UMAG ATP director

Thank you all for staying with us and for recommending our home to your friends and family!

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