Meet The Coaches

Marko VJESTICA

HEAD COACH
   
Marko started playing tennis at the age of  10 and represented his club in Serbia in National Championships as a junior.  After graduating from the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Sport and Physical Education in 2006, he decided to concentrate his career on coaching and obtained the highest license granted by the Serbian Tennis Federation.  He started his coaching career in his home town in Serbia where he coached children of all levels as well as adults. During his early coaching days, Marko distinguished himself by producing junior players that represented his hometown both regionally as well as at a National level.  Marko is a highly experienced personal and fitness as well.

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Klara KOPRIVOVA

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Klara Koprivova was born in Pilsen in the Czech Republic. She started playing tennis at the age of 6.  Her professional career began at 12 years old. She first representing her hometown in National Championships. At the age of 14, Klara won her first National Championship. Since then, she played both World Team Championships and European Championships. Klara won the European Championships with Karolina Pliskova (finalist at the US Open) in doubles. At the age of 15, Klara moved to the most prestigious tennis academy in the Czech Republic, where most top players including Petra Kvitova, Lucie Safarova and Tomas Berdych were training.  At the age of 16,  she won several National Championships under 18. Klara's top ITF ranking reached 82.  Following her junior's successes, she joined the  WTA tour where her best ranking was 600 in double and 800 in singles.  At the age of 21, Klara decided to pursue a coaching career.  After having worked two years in Prague, she joined Athletic Kings.

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SENIOR COACH
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Dusan TESOVIC

SENIOR COACH
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.  Four players under 12 reached the National Championships finals during his tenure. Four 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.  Dusan focuses on the program to form our young talents technically, physically but also mentally.

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