Team

Coached by Mark Gellard and Izo Zunic

Previous Players Coached:

Melinda Czink, Magda Linette, Su-Wei Hsieh, Yifan Xu, Zarina Diyas and Bethanie Mattek-Sands

Coaching Career Highlights:

  • Worked with Bethanie Mattek-Sands when she reached the fourth round of Wimbledon in 2008
  • Helped Melinda Czink reach the third round of Wimbledon in 2011, also guided her to two ITF $50k titles
  • Spent time coaching Danka Kovinic and Magda Linette
  • Worked with Ester Goldfeld for 1.5 years, taking her to a Top 30 ITF Junior ranking and helping her reach the quarterfinals of the junior Australian Open (singles and doubles)
  • Began career as a hitting partner for Martina Hingis and Nadia Petrova

Playing Experience:

Played collegiately at the University of South Alabama

Personal:

Graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration. Currently resides in China. Enjoys hockey, reading and movies.

Previous Players Coached:

Ani Mijaciva, Tereza Mrdeza and Danka Kovinic

Coaching Career Highlights:

  • Helped Magda Linette rise from No.117 in 2014 to a career-high ranking of No.55 in 2018
  • Captured first title at 2014 125K Ningbo with Linette
  • 2015 Tokyo [Japan Open] Finalist – Magda Linette
  • 2018 Bol Finalist – Magda Linette

Playing Experience:

Played collegiately at Graceland University

Personal:

Earned Master’s Degree at Lindenwood University in 2008. PTR Certified Coach. Helped start the Star River Tennis Academy in Guangzhou, China for pro tennis players and developing pro players. Hobbies include reading and playing sports. Current sponsor affiliations are Star River Tennis Team, Nike and Yonex.

Aleksander Trzciński – fizjoterapeuta reprezentacji Polski w tenisie i indywidualny Magdy Linette (druga najlepsza tenisistka w Polsce), absolwent Wydziału Rehabilitacji Warszawskiego AWFu i wielu szkoleń z zakresu medycyny i sportu, obecnie jest w trakcie pisania pracy doktorskiej; współpracuje od 4 lat z Polskim Związkiem Tenisowym; był fizjoterapeutą Mirjany Lucic Baroni (półfinalistka Australian Open 2017) i reprezentacji Polski juniorów w wioślarstwie. Ma doświadczenie w pracy z zawodnikami crossfitu, sportów walki, biegaczami. Były reprezentant kraju w kategorii młodzieżowej i 10-cio krotny medalista rangi Mistrzostw Polski w wioślarstwie.

W pracy wykorzystuje między innymi terapię manualną i powięziową, manipulacje stawowe, igłoterapię suchą i indywidualnie dobrane ćwiczenia funkcjonalne.