Taipei, TWTA 125K Series, Taipei OEC Open, 125 000 USD, hard, indoor: 1R, Belinda BENCIC (SUI) - Ying-Ying DUAN (CHN) 7-6(4) 6-4, 2R: Priscilla HON (AUS) 7-6(5) 6-2, QF: Jil TEICHMANN (SUI) 6-4 7-5, SF: Viktorija GOLUBIC (SUI) 6-2 6-4, F: Arantxa RUS (NED) ?-?; Benicarlo, Spain, ITF Womens Circuit, V CIRCUITO WTA ASTELLON SPAIN, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Vivien JUHASZOVA (SVK) - Snehadevi S REDDY (IND) 6-1 6-1, 2R: Noelia BOUZO ZANOTTI (ESP) 7-5 6-4, QF: Yvonne CAVALLE-REIMERS (ESP) 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 6-3, SF: Ekaterine GORGODZE (GEO) 2-6 7-6(1) 6-3, F: Ines IBBOU (ALG) ?-?; Haifa, Israel, junior ITF, HAP International Junior Tournament, Grade 2, hard, outdoor: 1R, Lenka STARA (SVK) - BYE, 2R: Anna ARKADIANOU (GRE) 1-6 3-6; 1R, Nina STANKOVSKA (SVK) - Ksenia BRICH (BLR) 6-3 6-3, 2R: Selin OVUNC (TUR) 6-1 7-6(6), 3R: Taisya PACHKALEVA (RUS) ?-?.

Taipei, TWTA 125K Series, Taipei OEC Open, 125 000 USD, hard, indoor: 1R, Belinda BENCIC (SUI) - Ying-Ying DUAN (CHN) 7-6(4) 6-4, 2R: Priscilla HON (AUS) 7-6(5) 6-2, QF: Jil TEICHMANN (SUI) 6-4 7-5, SF: Viktorija GOLUBIC (SUI) 6-2 6-4, F: Arantxa RUS (NED) ?-?; Benicarlo, Spain, ITF Womens Circuit, V CIRCUITO WTA ASTELLON SPAIN, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Vivien JUHASZOVA (SVK) - Snehadevi S REDDY (IND) 6-1 6-1, 2R: Noelia BOUZO ZANOTTI (ESP) 7-5 6-4, QF: Yvonne CAVALLE-REIMERS (ESP) 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 6-3, SF: Ekaterine GORGODZE (GEO) 2-6 7-6(1) 6-3, F: Ines IBBOU (ALG) ?-?; Haifa, Israel, junior ITF, HAP International Junior Tournament, Grade 2, hard, outdoor: 1R, Lenka STARA (SVK) - BYE, 2R: Anna ARKADIANOU (GRE) 1-6 3-6; 1R, Nina STANKOVSKA (SVK) - Ksenia BRICH (BLR) 6-3 6-3, 2R: Selin OVUNC (TUR) 6-1 7-6(6), 3R: Taisya PACHKALEVA (RUS) ?-?.

Rene Hanak

Age: 44 years (04.05.1973)

Birthplace: Havirov, Czechoslovakia

Residence: Havirov, Czech Republic

Turned Pro & Retired: 1991 & 1999

Coach since: 1999

Players: Maria Novikova, Nina Stankovska, Lenka Stara, Igor Zelenay

  • certified coach of Czech Tennis Federation
  • started to play tennis when he was 9
  • one of the best Czechoslovak junior tennis players in late 80s
  • member of Czechoslovak Davis Cup B-team
  • former coach of Adam Vejmelka (career-high ATP No. 247)
  • speaks fluently English, Russian and Greek
  • Hanak considers himself as half Slovakian, his father is from Hostie close to Zlate Moravce, and mother is from Brno, his grandmother lives in Piestany

"Vladimir Platenik approached me and I liked his ideas. Work in Heraklion in the tennis club did not fulfil me more. It took me a while to make changes in my professional career, as I had certain contracts and agreements with the president of the club in Heraklion. He was very kind to release me, because he knew this might be the opportunity to restart my career. I know Vladimir Platenik from childhood. He is guarantee of quality. He is enthusiastic and determined. Moreover, friends told me lot of positive things about TC EMPIRE club in Trnava, and these attract many good coaches. Tennis club in Trnava is top notch; you will not find many of these in Czech Republic and Slovakia. Coaches are younger, but absolutely fantastic. Also I am glad because I will be closer to my daughter, who lives in Czech Republic."

  • after ending his career, he moved from Prerov to Ostrava
  • in Moravia, he coached Adam Vejmelka, who is as old as Tomas Berdych and in August 2007, youngster worked his way up the rankings onto No. 247
  • joined Bltc tennis club in Brno
  • co-operation with famous coach Jan Kukal in Slovakia
  • he was coaching in TK Slovan Bratislava club
  • after his return to Ostrava, he decided to move abroad
  • in 2009, he became the chief coach of tennis city club in Heraklion, Greece
  • in 2015, he became the coach in the EMPIRE Tennis Academy situated in Trnava

 

  • he was recognised as one of the best Czechoslovak junior tennis players in late 80s
  • won the national singles and doubles titles in under 14 and 16 categories
  • played the singles final of the famous Pardubice Junior Cup and won the doubles title there
  • since 14, he was regularly selected for Czechoslovak national teams
  • participant at junior Roland Garros and US Open - in Paris he reached the quarterfinals of doubles together with Pavel Gazda
  • in his junior times he beat such opponents like Russian Kafelnikov or Italian Gaudenzi
  • ATP career-high No. 349 in singles and No. 243 in doubles
  • in July 1996,  he was sparring partner of Slovakian Davis Cup team when Slovakia won the match against Portugal 5-0, with Karol Kucera & Jan Kroslak, led by captain Miloslav Mecir, who was the one to invite Hanak practice with the team
  • his most valuable wins amongst men is triumph against German Rainer Schuttler (Australian Open 2003 finalist) in the 1st qualifying round of ATP event in Ostrava (1997)
  • in 1998, he won twice in the final of Umag’s satellite against Radek Stepanek, who was 19 at that time; they often used to play doubles together
  • he used to play doubles also with a former coach of Berdych, Tomas Krupa, with Karol Kucera, Branislav Galik and Igor Zelenay
  • won many doubles titles at satellites

 

Photos by: 
Ivan Kopcani, www.empire-tennis-academy.com
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Rene Hanak, EMPIRE Tennis Academy coach
Rene Hanak, EMPIRE Tennis Academy coach
Rene Hanak, EMPIRE Tennis Academy coach
Rene Hanak, EMPIRE Tennis Academy coach
Rene Hanak, EMPIRE Tennis Academy coach
Rene Hanak, EMPIRE Tennis Academy coach, player Viktor Banczi
Rene Hanak, EMPIRE Tennis Academy coach
Rene Hanak, EMPIRE Tennis Academy coach
Andrej Martin, Rene Hanak, EMPIRE Tennis Academy coach
Rene Hanak, EMPIRE Tennis Academy coach
Rene Hanak, EMPIRE Tennis Academy coach

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