Georgia (Orig. Slovenia)
"High Performance Coach to ATP and WTA players. Former Slovenian Junior Davis Cup Captain. Bronze Medalist at European Team Club Championship."

Iztok is currently a Tennis Pro at Life Time Peachtree Corners, USTA Regional Tennis Center and premier Atlanta tennis facility. Before moving to the United States, he served as Managing Partner & Head Coach at TC Ljubljana, Slovenia—one of the most successful European tennis clubs, which produced several ATP and WTA players and men’s and women’s medals from the European Club Team Championships. As Head Coach he successfully developed club teams and players and is the only Slovenian coach with a Bronze medal from the European Team Club Championship for Men (2003). As a personal coach, he worked for 3 years with Blaž Kavčič, the first Slovenian male tennis player to break into the ATP top 100. He worked with several other players with ITF, ATP and WTA points as their personal coach as well.

Iztok was Slovenian Junior Davis Cup Captain from 1996 – 2000, during which time he led Boys 16 & Under National Teams to the World Junior Championships two years in a row (1998 and 1999), while helping teams and players achieve 6 other medals at different European Championships and Youth Olympic Games between. He worked with Katarina Srebotnik (former #1 in WTA doubles), Gregor Žemlja (top 50 ATP), Aljaž Bedene (top 50 ATP), Blaž Rola (top 100 ATP, NCAA Singles Champion), Maja Matevžič (top 30 WTA), Tina Pisnik (top 30 WTA) and other future top 100 WTA/ATP players.

Other Accomplishments

Served as the Assistant National Tester for University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Sport and Slovenian Tennis association for all three levels.

Member and Vice-President of Slovenian Tennis Coaches Association (1995 – 2014).

Member and Vice-President of Slovenian Tennis Players Development & High Performance Committee (1997 – 2001 and 2003 – 2007).

Founder and Tournament Director of $50,000 ATP Challenger BMW Ljubljana Open (2007).

Lecturer at different conferences e.g. ITF Worldwide Workshop  2007, 2009, TennisEurope 2000, 2001, PTR 2007, Sweden 2001, Croatia 2002, Slovenia 1995 – 2007, MTM 2015 (1995 – present)

Translator of ITF publications/books from English to Slovenian language. Translated ITF Advanced Coaches Manual (2010) and Technique Development in Tennis Stroke Production (2015).

Motion-analysis specialist (SiliconCoach motion analyzing software).

Certifications: USTA High Performance, Slovenian Tennis Coaches Association High Performance, USPTA Elite Pro, PTR Professional, MTM.