Ivan Bjelica

High performance coach

Ivan Bjelica, a former professional tennis player, achieved his career-best ranking in 2011 when he was ranked 290th in the singles category and 347th in doubles. In 2009, he was the senior national champion, and he won 12 titles out of 22 finals on the ITF Men’s Circuit. Bjelica earned a tennis scholarship and completed his education in Banking and Finance at the University of Mississippi, where he won the “All-American singles honors” award in 2008. He also played team tennis and won the German Bundes league with two different clubs. Having played over 1000 matches in his senior career, Bjelica later transitioned to coaching and achieved remarkable results. He coached Kaia Kanepi, a former world number 15 on the WTA rankings, and helped her reach the 4th round of Roland Garros and the second round of the US Open. Additionally, he coached Pedja Krstin, a former 159th player of the world, and brothers Matej and Ivan Sabanov.