18/04/2013 – Nikola Andjelic joined the coaching staff of Tímea Babos, the Serbian expert travelled with the Hungarian player for the qualifying of the 235 000 USD tournament in Marrakech.
Tímea last Tuesday arrived from the long overseas tour, where she enjoyed great success. Since Friday she prepares on clay outside the fitness workouts.
Nikola Andjelic talked about the task ahead, and cooperation before the trip to Morocco.
“It will be a very interesting job! I see a good opportunity to developing Timi“- began the Serbian coach. – I saw her play for the first time in Miami. I feel like her fitness improved a lot since the tournament, but we have to continue this process. Timi working very hard in matches and training sessions for the success. She have great capability and shots! We have a great understanding off the court and on the court too, it’s easy to work with Timi! This will be my first job as a full time coach, for me it is a huge challenge.”
Despite his young age Nikola Andjelic has a significant professional experience, he proved himself in numerous jobs.
He graduated at the United States, earned a higher education degree in several fields. In his home country of Serbia, he works for several summer in the Kikinda club.
From October 2009 Nikola Andjelic helped for a year the Sanchez-Casal Academy in Naples, Florida, with – among others – a former excellent Spanish player, Amilio Sanchez. The 29-year-old Serbian coach for one and a half year (September 2011-May 2013) worked at the Junior Tennis Champions with Pat Etcheberry (former fitness coach of Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, Jennifer Capriati, Martina Hingis, Justine Henin) and Mats Wilander (former world number one, multiple Grand Slam winner).
Timi’s new trainer since the summer of 2007 was a recognized authority in the Ridgeview Racquet Club is Morgantown.
“We met in Miami, actually there was Nikola’s ” trial period “. We get well together, I already recognized, that he makes great fitness workouts. I hope that our cooperation will be successful, “– said the young Hungarian player.
Timi starts in the qualifying tournament of Marrakech, Grand Prix de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem. She will play in doubles with Mandy Minella. This will be Timi’s second clay court tournament of the year, In Bogota she lost in the second round in singles against Minella, with whom she won the doubles tournament.
“It would have been nice to spend a few more days in Hungary, but it is not a problem, that I play in Morocco. I hope, that the recent hard work will be successful. It’s sure, I must be very patient on clay “– Timi said.
|NIKOLA ANDJELIC, – COACHING EXPERIENCE|
|Junior Tennis Champion Center, College Park, MD|
|(September 2011 – May 2013)|
|– Director of human performance|
|– Worked along side Pat Etcheberry and Mats Wilander|
|Academia Sanchez-Casal, Naples, FL|
|(October 2009 – October 2010)|
|– Ran fitness for the academy and tennis coach|
|– Worked along side with Emilio Sanchez|
|– Presented at RTP Conference|
|– Gabriel Flores, #75 ITF|
|West Virginia University Women’s Varsity Tennis, Morgantown, WV|
|(August 2007 – October 2010)|
|– Assistant Coach. Responsibilities include scheduling, organizing and running the practices, including individual sessions, on and off court coaching, organizing travel, stringing rackets, analyzing video, running conditioning, communication with athletic trainers and strength and condition coaches and other duties associated with the position of assistant tennis coach.|
|Tennis Club “Kikinda”Kikinda, Serbia|
|(Summer seasons from 2003 to 2007)|
|– Tennis Coach/ Advisor. Worked with highly ranked juniors in the region sharing playing and coaching experience and giving advices how to compete on the elite level. Responsibilities included individual sessions, match play, strategy and tactics.|
|– Individual work:|
|– Pedja Krstin, boys 14, #1 in Serbia, #15 ETA,|
|– Champion, Serbian Indoor Championship|
|– Round of 16, Orange Bowl 2008|
|– Quarter final, Eddie Herr 2008|
|– Pavle Daljev, boys 14, #3 in Serbia (highest ranking #1), currently in Germany|
|– Semi Final, Serbian National Championship|
|– Strahinja Trecakov, boys 16, #9 in Serbia (highest ranking #4)|
|Ridgeview Racquet Club, Morgantown, WV|
|(June 2007 – present)|
|– Tennis Professional|
|– Director of Junior Development Program. Responsibilities included scheduling, organizing and running the practices for groups of up to 30 junior of various levels, organizing assistant coaches, giving individual lessons to juniors and adults. Other duties were promoting tennis, selling tennis equipment, stringing rackets and serving as an advisor to a tennis director.|
|– Individual coaching: Claudia Escribens, girls 14, #9 in Middle States|
|West Virginia University Nike Tennis Camp, Morgantown, WV|
|(July 2007, July 2008)|
|– Tennis Instructor. Conducted advanced training drills and clinics for junior players in the West Virginia and Pennsylvania areas. Worked alongside the WVU women’s tennis team head coach and assistant coach.|
|Wilson Tennis Foundation, Wilson, North Carolina|
|(August 2003 – May 2007)|
|– Individual coaching: Sarah Thomas, girls 14 , #3 in North Carolina, #6 in the South, #63 in the nation. Runner-Up, North Carolina Qualifier, 2007|
|Fike High School Women’s Varsity Tennis, Wilson, North Carolina|
|– Assistant Coach.|
|SPORT PSYCHOLOGY AND COACHING ARTICLES|
|Fisher, B., & Andjelic, N. (2008). Finding success in elite tournaments: The role of coach, parent, and player. Article submitted to ADDvantage Magazine (USPTA).|