Coach Vladimir has a wide experience coaching tennis. He speaks five different languages (Slovak, Czech, Russian, German, and English). Coach Vladimir holds a Slovak Tennis Association Certificate Tennis Coach, Comenius University tennis coach diploma, PTCA certified coach, and he is the PTCA President for Slavic countries. As a player, coach Vladimir reached his best singles ranking in 1995 (378 ATP) and his best doubles in 1999 (ATP 194). 

Coach Vladimir has over 18 years of coaching experience. Vladimir has coached the Slovak player Dominika Cibulkova when she has reached the 2009 Roland Garros semifinal in singles. On the same year, Cibulkova reached No. 12 in the WTA rankings. While he coached her, she moved up in from No. 155 to No. 12 in the WTA rankings. In 2010, he worked with Nadia Petrova. Under coached Vladimir's directions, she moved up from No. 29 to No. 13 in the WTA rankings. During 2011, he coached Yanina Wickmayer where she reached the Indian Wells single semifinals. On the same year, coach Vladimir coached the Russian player Ksenia Pervak. She won the Tashkent Open, she reached the Baku Cup finals as well as fourth round of Wimbledon. He coached the Croatian-Australian professional tennis player Ajla Tomljanovic, who moved up in WTA rankings from No. 162 to No. 73 when she was being coached by Vladimir. In 2014, Vladimir coached Patricia Mayr-Achleitner who moved up in WTA ranking from No. 98 to No. 71. He coached Daria Kasatkina for three years (2014-2017) and Anhelina Kalinina (2018). 

Vladimir Platenik 

High Performance Director

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