The coaching team in the club has been strengthened since September 1, 2014 by a coach who was working with top players of the WTA rankings. Vladimir Platenik (38) is going to help our young players and his wish is to help them the way he did when he had succeeded as a coach of Dominika Cibulkova in 2007 - 2009. He will participate in the preparation of the EMPIRE Tennis Academy which is also going to be a space for the development of talented foreign players.
Viktor Banczi was participating after his success and win in doubles at the Jugend Cup at another international tournament, this time in Budapest. The member of the EMPIRE Tennis Club played at the Hungaro Casing Cup and has lost in the singles final.
Jan Satral of the Czech Republic is the winner of the EMPIRE Futures Trnava 2014 (clay, outdoor, prize money 10,000 USD) tournament which was taking place at the TC EMPIRE Trnava from 03 August to 10 August 2014. He has won his final match against Vaclav Safranek (CZE) 6-4, 7-6 (5). Jan Satral is doubles champion, too, partnering Jakub Filipsky of the Czech Republic.
Our young players have been successful once again. U14 boys team was in the final of the Slovak Team Championship in the town of Presov. U18 boys team has fought for the bronze medals in Bratislava, it has ended in fourth place. U14 girls team has a title (!) and U18 girls can enjoy silver medals from Piestany.
The EMPIRE Futures Trnava tournament is going to take place from 3rd to 10th August at the TC EMPIRE Trnava tennis centre. Like in the last year, there are interesting names in the main draw. On the acceptance list, you can find the names of Karol Beck and Ivo Klec of Slovakia.