JJC 2017


If you love tennis, that is the most important reason to play. Playing tennis competitively can be a fun way to test your knowledge on the court. We try to share infectious enthusiasm among players and bring joy that will drive you to play more and get an excellent chance to fulfill your potential as a player and seek the ways to get even better. We offer suitable competitive opportunities so you can play against others promising players and check your athleticism strength, balance, quickness, agility, stamina, and explosiveness, during tournament.

"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste it, to experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." - Eleanor Roosevelt

To help players identify their skills and physical status after a long winter training period, we are opening the outdoor season with the first spring international tennis tournament where young promising tennis players can express their talentthrough friendly junior international matches.

Who doesn't look at breathtaking travel photos on Instagram and fantasize about visiting the most beautiful places in the world? Join us on the one of the most beautiful place on earth with a great tennis tradition where Tennis was played as early as the beginning of the 20th century.


Organization Name: TK Losinj-Jadranka
Organization Phone: +385 51 662 025
Organization E-mail: info@tennis-losinj.com
Organization Website: http://www.tennis-losinj.com/jjc
Organization Address: TK Losinj-Jadranka, PP 41, 51550 Mali Losinj, Croatia
Tournament Director: Dario Horvat

Tournament Director Phone: +385 98 241 818
Tournament Director E-mail: dariohorvatt@gmail.com

Tournament manager: Sebastijan Briski

Tournament manager Phone: +386 31 336 163
Tournament manager E-mail: sebastijanbriski@yahoo.com

Referee: Jadranko Visak
Referee Phone:+385 98 259 248
Referee E-mail: info@tennis-losinj.com

Committee Member: Goran Filipovic
Entries Close:
Entry Information: 50 EUR per player.
Checks Payable to: TK "Lošinj-Jadranka", PP 41, 51550 Mali Losinj, Hrvatska
IBAN HR0523400091117040305
OIB 59493500013
Tournament Website:
Surface Type:
Tournament balls:
Babolat Roland Garros
Tournament sites:
All matches will be played at the Punta Tennis Center, where are 14 tennis clay courts
  • March 25th, 2017
    From 11:00 am to 5.00 pm at the Hotel Punta Veli Losinj, Sestavine 17, 51551 Veli Losinj, Croatia
Check-In Day Schedule:
  • March 25th, 2017
    From 11:00 am to 5.00 pm - Accreditation

    At 5.00 pm – Event Check-in at the Hotel Punta Veli Losinj, Opening ceremony, Speaker director of tournament Dario Horvat

Tournament days Schedule:
  • March 26th, 2017
    9:00 am – 7:00 pm - Tournament day
  • March 27th, 2017
    9:00 am – 7:00 pm - Tournament day
  • March 28th, 2017
    9:00 am – 7:00 pm - Tournament day
  • March 29th, 2017
    9:00 am – 7:00 pm - Tournament day
  • March 30th, 2017
    9:00 am – 7:00 pm - Tournament day
  • March 31st, 2017
    9:00 am – 7:00 pm - Tournament day
  • April 1st, 2017
    9.00 am-5:00 pm - Final, Announcement of the winners, Cups Awards ceremony
Tournament Registration Deadline:
March 20th, 2017 at 7:00 PM DOUBLES INFORMATION:
1. All players entered into singles will automatically be entered into doubles as well. If you WOULD NOT like to play doubles, you need to email the tournament referee to withdraw from doubles at info@tennis-losinj.com

2. Doubles tournament starts on March 27th. Registration and specification of doubles partners will be on the spot.
Draw and match formats:
Boy’s & Girl’s with date of birth in years: 2004, 2005 and 2006
Practice court reservations:
Courts for practicing will be available for reservation (FREE OF CHARGE!) during the tournament. Participants will get all information about court reservation from Tournament director.
Racquet stringing:
Stringer will be onsite at Punta during the tournament.
Stringer: Tennis Servis Mile, tel.: +385 98 496 047
Livestreaming will be available on web:
Professional photography:
Professional photographer Roberto Nikolic will be onsite to provide action portraits and commemorative posters of match play by appointment. Please sign up early!
Tel: +385 98 9359 383
Email: nikolic.roberto@gmail.com

The Applicant List contains the names of players that have registered through the Jadranka tennis club Online Registration System. The Competitor List, once available, will have the most current information as published by the tournament director.
Please contact info@tennis-losinj.com if your name does not appear on this list after you complete your registration.
Bennefits for players:
Every player will get welcome box and free health insure during the tournament.
Tournament awards:
  • 7 nights free stay with breakfast in apartments Punta Veli Losinj for all the family
  • Wild card for Dubrovnik Dub Bowl in the end of June 2017
  • Best point award
  • Also all other players will get great presents from sponsors.


All players must complete this form and e-mail it to Sebastijan Briski, NO EXCEPTIONS, has to be by mail.

Download the release form in PDF format
Download the release form in DOC format

and e-mail it to: info@tennis-losinj.com


Due to its superb geographic location Lošinj enjoys mild climate. The island’s beautiful nature provides a great place for engaging in a wide range of sporting activities and for spending an exciting activity holiday. Families that enjoy and practice sports are our particularly dear guests. In addition to specific training programmes, we have prepared an array of other activities that will especially appeal to children. Among other things, participants in the Lošinj Tennis Resorts programme will be able to enjoy:

Unique climate – Lošinj has everything: uniquely pleasant climate with the cleanest sea air, crystal clear sea, over 200 sunny days per year, over 1200 aromatic plants thriving in Lošinj’s gardens and plenty more. That makes Lošinj an all-season destination for a truly invigorating holiday.

Health programmes – Honouring our island’s centennial tradition in medical tourism, we pride ourselves on continually developing new health programmes. Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme is based on scientifically validated methods combined with the natural healing properties and the freshest sea air of the island of Lošinj. The programme is primarily intended for children between five and eighteen years of age and adults with mild respiratory problems. However, it is also suitable for anyone looking to prolong the state of remission, especially in the autumn and spring months.

Local cuisine – Lošinj cuisine features rich tastes and aromas of the Mediterranean, offering unique combinations originating from various cultural influences this island was exposed to throughout its rich history. In addition, our menus are based on the use of healthy locally-grown produce that can be enjoyed only on our wonderful island.

Wellness programmes – In cooperation with Lošinj Hotels and Villas we offer our guests Wellness & Spa programmes with signature treatments available only on Lošinj. Only completely natural cosmetics and eco-friendly essential plant oils are used in our beauty treatments. Also, guests can enjoy individually tailored weight loss, rejuvenation and detox programmes.

Nutrition consultation – Healthy diet improves mental abilities, increases strength and stamina. Our nutritionists will give you advice that will help you improve your health and quality of life.

Additional sporting activities – Lošinj is ideal for running, trekking, cycling, water sports, outdoor and indoor fitness, diving, sailing and a whole range of sporting activities.

Children’s programmes – For families with children who are not participating in our tennis training programme, we have prepared a range of other interesting activities and fun amenities, so that parents may enjoy our tennis training programme relaxed and carefree.

Excursions – Lošinj and its surrounding islands form an archipelago that is beyond compare in the Adriatic. Our rich offer includes panoramic flights, romantic trips to secluded coves and boat trips giving you the opportunity to meet the dolphins. Whichever you choose, you will love it. The island is a veritable nature’s oasis and its rich heritage and local customs guarantee that you will have a good time.


Discover Vitality Hotel Punta
With a breathtaking location overlooking the sparkling Adriatic Sea, the Hotel Punta is an oasis of relaxation and wellbeing.
Guests have the choice of tranquil forest and stunning sea views in spacious double rooms or deluxe suites. Outside, the beautifully kept gardens are filled with aromatic herbs that are used extensively in the hotel’s restaurant – serving breakfast, lunch (except in July and August) and dinner with a menu of local dishes, as well as macrobiotic specialties.
What really sets the Hotel Punta apart, however, are the unique Spa and Vitality facilities – encompassing indoor and outdoor pools, sundeck, wellness and beauty treatments, specially designed exercise programs, Les Mills group workouts, as well as nutritional counseling.

With a fabulous year-round climate, the Hotel Punta is perfect for your next holiday, whether you’re looking for a relaxing escape or an invigorating getaway.

  • Spacious double rooms and suites
  • Spa and wellbeing treatments
  • Les Mills group fitness workouts
  • Indoor and outdoor seawater pools
  • Restaurant and bars
  • Dine Around option
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Clay tennis courts and additional sporting facilities
Special price for participants:
contact zarko.kremenovic@jadranka.hr



Getting to Losinj is relatively straightforward, and – as you’ll see below – Our island is connected by ferries, catamarans, bus and flights. If you’re intending to fly to Croatia to reach Losinj, the nearest airport to the island is Rijeka Airport on the island of Krk. If you do fly to here, you can then get a bus from Omisalj (the town nearest to Rijeka Airport) direct to the island of Losinj with Autotrans

The fastest way to reach the island is by car. During the summer months are some delay caused at the border. The main routes into Slovenia and Croatia are via the Tauern Highway (Autobahn) A 10. Austria's Autobahn is not free of charge; you can pick up the Pickerl (officially Autobahnvignette) at the Austrian border or at gas stations or automobile club offices in all countries bordering on Austria. To reach island of Lošinj from Italy (Trieste) - Border Pasjak/Rupa - Opatija - Brestova/Porozine ferry - 80 km to Mali or Veli Lošinj Second way is Trieste - Border Pasjak/Rupa - Rijeka - island Krk - Valbiska/Merag ferry - 60 km to Mali or Veli Lošinj To enter and drive in Croatia, you will require a green insurance card and valid national or international driving permit. Petrol stations in big towns and cities as well as on important roads are open non-stop, otherwise the working hours are from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Lead-free petrol is available on all petrol stations and it is called bezolovni (green label). A toll is payable on motorways. Traffic drives on the right. Speed limits are 130kph (81mph) on motorways, 100kph (62mph) on dual carriageways, 50kph (31mph) in built-up areas and 80kph (50mph) outside built-up areas. The amount of the fine depends on the extent of the infraction committed. Blood/alcohol limit is 0.0 ppm. Accidents must be reported to the police (Policija) immediately. Police emergency number is 112. Croatian automobile club HAK (Hrvatski Autoklub) works together with other international automobile clubs, tel: 01 464 0800.
The main ferry transporter is Jadrolinija d.d. In the summer time is possibility to get to the island also from Italy - by ferry or catamaran. Regular - whole year - ferry connections are Porozina - Brestova and Merag - Valbiska. The ferry from that ports lives several times at day as in summer and winter. These two ferries are always running, only in case of bed weather conditions is interrupted. Jadrolinija has also ferry connection once a week from Mali Lošinj to Zadar and Zadar to Mali Lošinj. In the summer season usually operate one extra catamaran one more time at week. See the ferry timetable.
For the moment Airport Mali Lošinj enabled only for small private flights. The project is to enlarge for acceptance of bigger flights.
On the island are two bascule bridges, just few meters long but very useful. One is between island Cres and Lošinj - Osor, and second is Privlaka in Mali Lošinj. Both bridges are very important for boats and yacht to short-cut the travel.
Bridges are open for boats and yacht:
Privlaka: 9:00, 18:00
Osor: 09:00, 17:00

Getting to Losinj


A healthy island and an ideal place for recovery Based on the temperature characteristics and the micro-climate Mali Losinj is similar to the places on the Cote d'Azur (Cannes, Nice), while from San Krf and Palermo it has 1 to 20°C higher average temperatures.

The health benefits of the Losinj climate have been recognized as early as the end of 19th century by the renowned Austrian medical experts, who started to scientifically explore the island. In 1885, the first patient arrived in Mali Losinj and the recovery was very successful. After that, a lot of celebrities built villas and winter harbors there. A series of hotels and private sanatoriums were founded, where the patients suffering from chronic respiratory diseases were treated. In 1892, Mali and Veli Losinj became health resorts.

Also check the averages:


  • Dr. Dario Novak
  • Kaja Juvan
Dr. Dario NOVAK
He will be giving a presentation on how to achieve physical fitness for young and professional players at 7:00 PM on Sunday, March 26th.
The presentation will take place at Punta Hotel. Dr. Novak is a regular contributor at international Championships and will be available for individual consultations during the event. Don't miss this great opportunity!

Dr. Dario Novak received his Ph.D. in physical education from University of Zagreb, Croatia in 2010. Previously he completed eight grades of primary school in Hvar, Croatia. He has also completed high school in Hvar, Croatia. He enrolled at the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb in year 2001 where he in 2005 acquired the master degree of PE. Currently, he is the Research Associate and Lecturer at the Faculty of Kinesiology University of Zagreb, Croatia. Doctor Novak’s research interests lie in integrated and holistic approaches in the fields of physical activity, sports, exercise science, leisure, health, and technology to promote active living in school and the community. An editor of one book and author of over 20 publications in scientific and sports journals in English and Croatian, Doctor Novak has offered several keynote and invited presentations, and over 20 conference paper presentations mostly in Europe. At the 6th Congress of FIEP Europe a reward of European FIEP Europe Thulin Award 2011“ has been awarded to Dario Novak, Ph.D. The reward is given to the best young scientist in field of education as well as to persons who gave a great contribution to the development of the area on national and European level. Currently he is serving as the General Secretary of FIEP Europe. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University, New York, in 2013-14.

Dr. Novak works with Donna Vekič, Borna Čorić, Stan Wawrinka and many others.

Adding Post-Exercise Sauna Bathing on the Endurance Performance: A Practical Insight from the World’s Top Junior Tennis player:
The heat stress of a single session of sauna bathing produces hemodilution via an increase in plasma volume. With repeated exposures the hemodiadaptation is due to restoration of normal plasma volume or an increase in red-cell volume. A reduction in renal blood flow during sauna bathing or the hemodilution resulting from the plasma volume expansion could provide the stimulus to produce more red cells via release of erythropoietin. The resulting increase in total blood volume could enhance high-intensity endurance performance by delivering more oxygen to muscles. Notwithstanding the possibility that sauna bathing could enhance performance, there appears to be only one published study of the effects of sauna bathing on athletes, an investigation showing only that the acute physiological responses to the heat were augmented when the sauna followed exercise. In this presentation endurance performance of world’s top junior tennis player following a period of adaptation to sauna bathing undertaken immediately after training sessions will be presented. Measurement of plasma and red-cell volumes to investigate their possible contribution to any enhancement of performance was included.
Kaja Juvan
Tennis player from Slovenia.
Born 25.11.2000
2016 Orange Bowl winner U18
ITF ranking: nb 6
WTA ranking: nb 718

She will be giving a presentation on how to win Orange Bowl junior tennis title.
Kaja Juvan has a good excuse for not doing all of her homework when she heads back to high school this week. The 16-year-old from Slovenia was busy fighting off the rain, wind and top-ranked Anastasia Potapova to win the Orange Bowl International Girls 18s Tennis Championship in Plantation on Sunday afternoon. “I have a lot of notebooks with me; but, unfortunately, only one of them got opened,” the ninth-seeded Juvan said, grinning, after knocking off Potapova 6-1, 6-4 at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center. “I’m going [to] forget it for now and Wednesday when I go to school, I will tell my teachers I won this, so I didn’t have time for homework, and hopefully my teachers will understand.” The giggly Juvan planned to celebrate with her favorite dessert — tiramisu — and also will be dying her hair blonde when she gets home, a bet she made with her coach, Robert Cokan, who also must dye his hair. She said she plans to eat some of the oranges in her Tiffany glass bowl trophy, “but I can’t eat too many because I have braces, and it doesn’t get pretty when I eat oranges.” She said it was “an honor and challenge” to face Potapova. “When I stepped on the court, I had to focus on me, not on her, because if I focused on her, I’d probably lose.”
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Tennis was played in this area as early as the beginning of the 20th century. There are numerous written records and photographs of tennis "activities" on the tennis courts at Bricina. After World War II tennis died out on our island. It was only in the mid 70's that it started to be played again due to the development of mass tourism and the intensive building of tennis courts.

The local population's increasing interest in tennis resulted in an initiative to found a tennis club. In 1980 Tennis Club LOSINJ was founded.

It began to organize tennis tournaments and a quite popular school of tennis. Goran Ivanisevic and Iva Majoli, who were then juniors, as well as many other tennis players, participated in the tennis tournaments organized by the club in the 1980s. The war that began in Croatia at the beginning of 1990 left its traces on the activity of the club. Many members took an active part in the Croatian army. In 1994, after a short crisis in the club's functioning, its name was changed into TENNIS CLUB LOSINJ-JADRANKA.

The entering of the firm Jadranka d.d. as the club's main sponsor and the election of a new managing committee meant a turning point in the club’s development. Since then, the club has had quite a lot of success. Our young players have been particularly successful. The long list of their remarkable results was crowned by the reaching of the 1 final at the ORANGE BOWL in the categories of 12 & under and 14 & under by Antonio Veic and Vilim Visak and the winning of the 2002 National Indoor Tennis Championship for juniors aged 16 & under by Vilim Visak. Apart from the success of the young players, the club has also been successful in organizing tournaments. Every year the club organizes 3 tournaments by the Croatian Tennis Association calender for players aged 12 & under and 14 & under and ADRIATIC CUP, an international ETA tournament for juniors aged 16 & under. We also organize an international tennis veterans tournament of the ALPE ADRIA series. We are organizing LOSINJ CUP, an ITFtournament for the first time in 2002.

The club has 112 members, whereof 69 junior male and female players. It is one of the most successful tennis clubs in Croatia. We compete in the West Division of the Croatian Tennis League. The club is one of the most successful sports clubs in the Town of Mali Losinj. Our members, Vilim Visak and Andrea Hadziev have been elected the best sportsman and sportswoman of the Town of Mali Losinj several times. It should be mentioned that all this would have been impossible to achieve without the help of the Town of Mali Losinj, Mali Losinj Tourist Board and the firm Jadranka d.d.

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Pure Nature


“If we all trained our minds as much as we are training our muscles and physical body, I think we would achieve and maximise our potential. We don't know how much we can really achieve until we have this kind of mindset of wanting always to evolve and improve. I believe in the power of the mind and visualisation, which is a big part of my everyday life".

- Novak Djokovic
“Losing is not my enemy..fear of losing is my enemy.”

- Rafael Nadal
You live during the match, and you have strong emotions, but you don't want to get too overexcited. My body's totally flat now. I cannot move anymore. I'm totally exhausted, just because of the tension out there.

- Roger Federer
“Tennis is a mental game. Everyone is fit, everyone hits great forehands and backhands.”

- Novak Djokovic
“At the end of the day, you battle yourself the most.”

- Novak Djokovic
"The mental side is an important part of the tennis puzzle. If you are able to master all areas of being a professional athlete, you can be successful. My mental coach has taught me very simple things, such as creating a system and a routine in your daily life that helps you to work".

- Tomas Berdych
“If you want to be different to other players, take a different approach. If you want to be just like any other player, do what every other player does. The choice is easy".

- Craig Townsend - mental trainer
"You've just got to get over that mental hurdle and those battles in your own head during matches when things aren't going so well. It takes time. It's probably all things I already knew, but for someone to talk about it maybe in a different way makes you realize things."

- Sam Stosur
“I'm not afraid of anyone, but sometimes I'm afraid of myself. The mental part is very important.”

- Justine Henin
“Almost everybody's here doing the same thing. Who am I to come up with an excuse when there's 64 other players here doing the same thing? 63 others, sorry.”

- Andy Roddick
“I'm a perfectionist. I'm pretty much insatiable. I feel there's so many things I can improve on.”

- Serena Williams
“You have to find it. No one else can find it for you.”

- Bjorn Borg
“That's when you've got to grit your teeth and hang in there and try and find a way to win when you're not playing your best tennis - that's what I can be proud of.”

- Lleyton Hewitt
“Both Arthur Ashe and Billie Jean King used these phrases ("playing out of one's mind," or "over one's head") to describe their performances while winning the finals at Wimbledon in 1975. . . . The player loses himself in the action, continually breaking the false limits placed on is potential. Awareness becomes acutely heightened, while analysis, anxiety and self-conscious thought are completely forgotten. Enjoyment is at a peak - pure and unspoiled.”

- W. Timothy Gallwey
“As you know, I was one of the original grunters. But Jimmy Connors used to grunt way before I was born. I never knew I was grunting, it was just part of my strokes.”

- Monica Seles
“I'm not lucky. If I play another player, even if I don't play really good, I think I can win.”

- Richard Gasquet
“It is very important not to think about losing.”

- Venus Williams
“Everything is possible in this life...”

- Marat Safin
“It's like love. When you look too hard, you don't find it. When you let it happen naturally, it comes.”

- Marat Safin
“You don't think about anything because you just try to playevery game, every point. If you get some chance, you try to take this chance.”

- Nikolay Davydenko
“You've got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.”

- Chris Evert
“I never look back, I look forward.”

- Steffi Graf
"Control the things you can control ."

- Sam Stosur
“I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I love to play.”

- Boris Becker
“A smile is a curve that can straighten out a lot of problems.”

- Ana Ivanovic