Palmanova, Spain, ITF World Tennis Tour, W15 Palmanova, clay, outdoor: 1R, Anna Siskova (CZE) - Vicky Van De Peer (BEL) 26 64 63, 2R: Celia Cervino Ruiz (ESP) 57 63 61, QF: Maria Gutierrez Carrasco (ESP) 16 64 63, SF: Yvonne Cavalle-Reimers (ESP) 62 46 62, F:  Alba REY GARCIA (ESP) 6-3 6-1 TITLE!!!!

Palmanova, Spain, ITF World Tennis Tour, W15 Palmanova, clay, outdoor: 1R, Anna Siskova (CZE) - Vicky Van De Peer (BEL) 26 64 63, 2R: Celia Cervino Ruiz (ESP) 57 63 61, QF: Maria Gutierrez Carrasco (ESP) 16 64 63, SF: Yvonne Cavalle-Reimers (ESP) 62 46 62, F:  Alba REY GARCIA (ESP) 6-3 6-1 TITLE!!!!

Jan Kroslak (head coach)

Age: 45 years (17.10.1974)

Birthplace: Bratislava, Czechoslovakia

Residence: Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Turned Pro & Retired: 1993 & 2008

Coach since: 2008

Players: Head Coach

  • Slovak tennis coach and former professional tennis player (former No. 53 in the ATP singles rankings)
  • head coach at the international EMPIRE Tennis Academy in Trnava, Slovakia
  • certified coach of the Slovak Tennis Association
  • speaks fluently Slovak, Czech, Russian, English

“TC EMPIRE Trnava became the best one and strongest club in Slovakia. I follow current situation in the country, and I see it. But I found out that Trnava started to stagnate a little bit, too. I wanted to find out more about it, I called the owner Miroslav Hlavna and ask him if the club needed a little help with this. I mean, with managing side and coaching too. We have had a few meetings and then we made agreement, that I will start to work for Trnava’s club. First of all, I would like to change the club and academy structure. It means there are so many coaches in Trnava who train individually with players and it does not work in the club concept. I want to unite it. To stick everything together – I am head coach, this my coaching team and we train these players as a team. As a team we will enjoy also every single success of our players too. I want the club goes the same way as in other academies – like Patrick Mouratoglou has in France or Nick Bolletieri's Academy in America.”

  • in 1993 he won the first tournament in the "satellite" category in Pakistan and the Netherlands
  • in 1994 he won his first challenger tournament in Perth
  • year 1995 was the biggest break of his career. He won the tournament in Tel Aviv against J. Sanchez and got to the first 100 in the ATP rankings. He has qualified for the Australian Open, and lost in the second round against P. Sampras. With Karol Kucera he has beaten England in the Davis cup. In the same year he has won the challenger tournament in Hambhuren
  • in 1996, during the first match against Renzebring he suffered severe injury to the ankle, which caused a 2 month break in tennis.  San Jose semi-finals and Seoul semi-finals followed, then the 3rd round in Wimbledon, and finals in doubles in Ostrava with Karol Kucera
  • the winner of the Shanghai tournament against Volkov
  • semi-finals in St. Petersburg, the quarter-finals of the tournament in Copenhagen and Beijing
  • 1998 Finals in Ostrava – he has won against the players Ivaniševič, Raoux, Medvedev, Enqvist, and lost to Agassi in the finals
  • 2000 Winners of ATP World Cup teams in tennis in Dusseldorf with Karol Kucera and Dominik Hrbaty
  • Grand slams:

- Australian Open 3rd round (Philippoussis)
- US Open third round (Rios)
- Wimbledon 3rd round (Pioline) 

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Ivan Kopcani, www.empire-tennis-academy.com
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