Hrajme Tenis Slovensko

COACHES / SPORTS PSYCHOLOGIST

Emil Miške / externý tréner

As a player, he placed 7th in the Czechoslovak singles, became the champion of Czechoslovakia and the 3-time champion of Slovakia in doubles from 1983 to 1989. During his 30-year coaching experience, he worked for 5 years as chief coach at the club TJ Slávia Právnik, where brought up several champions of Slovakia with youth categories. He also coached Davis Cup and Fed Cup representatives. In the years 2017 - 2020, he trained Karolína Muchová which moved up to 21st place in the WTA rankings.

Pavol Krta

Former professional tennis player on the ATP circuit, he has won several titles during his career. Among his long-term most successful trustees was Peter Gojowczyk, who placed 39th on the ATP rankings, and Matthias Bachinger, who ranked 85th on the ATP rankings. For women, Marketa Kochta was ranked 45th in the WTA, Renata Kochta 137th in the WTA, Veronika Martinek 49th in the WTA and Martina Pavlik 106th. WTA and many other professional players on the ATP and WTA circuit.

Mgr. Milan Gašpárek

Graduate of the master's study of the Medical Faculty of Charles University. From 2012 to 2016 he worked at the Center for Physical Medicine of Professor Kolář in Prague. In 2016, he founded Moverall - the concept of movement medicine at the National Tennis Center in Bratislava. Since 2016, he has been a member of the Slovak national team in the Davis Cup, a member of the Slovak national water slalom national team and a member of the Medical and Anti-Doping Commission of the Slovak Olympic and Sports Committee.

PhDr. Pavel Šmela

Fitness coach Pavel Šmela has experience in training ATP and WTA players. As a fitness trainer of Filip Polášek, he is part of the ATP tour. He also has extensive experience with long-term fitness training of tennis youth. Pavel has a university sports education completed with a PhD. He completed a number of internships abroad and currently lectures at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports of Comenius University.

Mgr. Peter Lopata, PhD.

A graduate of FTVŠ UK, he obtained his doctoral degree at the FF MBU in Banská Bystrica. Since 2011 he has been working at the National Sports Center, and since 2017 as the head of the diagnostics department. He is the author and co-author of several scientific publications in various fields of sport. Since 2015, he has been cooperating with the Slovak Anti-Doping Agency in the position of Doping Commissioner. Collaborates and helps various athletes and organizations maximize their sporting potential.

PhDr. Tomáš Gurský / externý psychológ

A sports psychologist with more than thirty years of experience, during which he worked with athletes, coaches and the sports community in more than 60 sports. He started sports in downhill skiing, where he was a junior and academic representative of Czechoslovakia. After studying psychology at FFUK in Bratislava, he worked for 8 years at the Sports Gymnasium in Bratislava. Among tennis players, he collaborated with Marián Vajda, Branislav Stankovič and their charges. He is a member of the FAST (Forum for Applied Sport Psychologists) international working group and runs a private Top-fit consulting practice.

Matej Lipták st. / externý tréner

Matej Liptak st. graduated from FTVŠ in Bratislava and Prague. He has been the captain of the Slovak Fed Cup team for 13 years. He started training as the head coach of the top center in the TK Slovan Bratislava club. Later he also worked for 2 years as a chief coach at the National Tennis Center. He has worked with Daniela Hantuchová, Dominika Cibulková, Petra Kvitová, Lukáš Lacko, Karol Beck and Jarmila Gajdošová. He achieved the greatest success with Dominika Cibulková - the final of the Australian open, the winner of the Masters in Singapore and the 4th place in the WTA ranking.

Branislav Sekáč

Former Slovak professional tennis player and member of the wider Davis Cup team. As a coach, he worked at various tennis academies, where he participated in the preparation of several Slovak representatives in youth awards. He worked at the National Tennis Center for seven years, where he led Slovak representatives on both the junior and professional circuit. Among his wards were players: Andrej Martin, Martin Kližan, Filip Horanský, Miloslav Mečiř Jr., Alex Molčan, Lukáš Klein, Kristína Schmiedlová.