Dusan Tesovic to join Athletic Kings as Senior Coach

23/09/2016

Dear All,

As indicated in our previous e-mail, we were looking to replace the departure of Olav de Jong. In our interview process, it was adamant we find an experienced coach with extensive experience in coaching young talent. It is Athletic Kings’ mission to make a name for itself in tournaments both locally and regionally.

With that in mind, we are pleased to announce that Dusan Tesovic will join our academy in the next 2 weeks. Dusan won several championships in Serbia in his junior career, including the National Championship in 1997. He also played professionally on the Futures tour before deciding to earn a university degree in Physical Education and settle for a coaching career.

During his coaching career, Dusan coached the most talented tennis players of Western Serbia under the flagship of the Serbian Tennis Federation. He acted as a close advisor to the Federation in selecting its national players.4 players under 12 reached the National Championships finals during his tenure. 4 other players are now ranked on the ATP / WTA tour, including Ivana Jorovic who reached a top rank of 219 in the WTA rankings and Luka Ilic who is now ranked 682 in the ATP rankings.

With Dusan’s hire, we now intend to launch a program to form our young talents technically, physically but also mentally. We have every intention to join open tournaments, accompanied by our coaches, and have the players earn points locally & regionally.

Please join us in welcoming Dusan to Athletic Kings Tennis Club. Dusan will report to our Head Coach Marko Vjestica.

Best Regards,
Athletic Kings Management