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MERCEDES-BENZ TEAM AT THE DAVIS CUP

MERCEDES-BENZ TEAM AT THE DAVIS CUP

February 3rd, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Team representing Finland in Davis Cup against Georgia! 3 of the 4 players selected to represent Finland in Davis Cup against Georgia are part of the Mercedes-Benz Team, good luck to Patrik Niklas-Salminen, Eero Vasa and Emil Ruusuvuori and to the whole Finnish Davis Cup Team. #MercedesBenzTeam #JNTA

Georgii Kravchenko Wins ITF G2

Georgii Kravchenko Wins ITF G2

January 28th, 2017

Congratulations to Georgii Kravchenko on winning ITF G2 tournament in the Ukraine and reaching career highest ranking of 56! Fantastic 3 week tour to start the year!

Emil Ruusuvuori Reaches His First Grand Slam Quarter-Final

Emil Ruusuvuori Reaches His First Grand Slam Quarter-Final

January 25th, 2017

Australian Open 2017. Emil "Emppu" Ruusuvuori with another good match in Melbourne for 6-3 6-3 against Michael Vrbensky of Czech Republic secures his first Grand Slam quarter-final and place in ITF TOP-20. What a way to start the year! Keep it going Emppu!

Harri Heliövaara making his comeback!

Harri Heliövaara making his comeback!

January 7th, 2017

Harri has decided to return to the professional tour. He will begin with preparing himself for the next Davis cup tie and then move onto a series of professional events. JNTA is very excited and proud to help Harri on his journey back to professional tennis!

Emil Ruusuvuori Wins 2 ITF titles In Israel

Emil Ruusuvuori Wins 2 ITF titles In Israel

November 26th, 2016

What a way to end an Israel trip! After winning ITF G2 Matan Gafniel Raanana Open in singles and doubles (partnering with JNTA player Georgii Kravchenko), Emil wins another ITF G3 tournament Marshall Open in Kiriyat Shmona. Hard work and never giving up always pays off!!

JNTA Players At It Again!

JNTA Players At It Again!

November 1st, 2016

Vierumaki ITF tournament. Anastasia Kulikova and Emil Ruusuvuori winning the girls and boys singles titles Emil Ruusuvuori and Georgii Kravchenko winning the boys doubles title Congratulations to all!!

Patrik Niklas-Salminen Wins His 1st ITF Pro Tournament

Patrik Niklas-Salminen Wins His 1st ITF Pro Tournament

November 1st, 2016

First title on the ITF Professional Tour for Patti! In the final of Chinese Taipei F2 futures Patti and his partner Yunseong Chung was better than CHIU, Yu Hsiang (TPE) / LIU, Shao-Fan (TPE) 7/5 6/4. This time it was only doubles for the moment but the single title will hopefully come soon!

JNTA Performance Program Is Here

JNTA Performance Program Is Here

November 1st, 2016

JNTA is very happy to announce the creation of the JNTA PERFORMANCE PROGRAM. The Performance Program offers an accurate and systematically planned athletic development that adapts to the changing needs of the competition schedule, and it’s designed specifically for each individual player. Short and long-term strategy and development plan is discussed between the player and JNTA Performance coaching staff. The Performance program is ideal for all athletes looking to reach high competitive status and has no age limitation due to its high level of individualization. Juusi Immonen, who is the newest member of JNTA staff, will assume the role of Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at JNTA and will also lead this new exciting division of JNTA. This is will be a full time position and Jussi will oversee all team members involved with JNTA Performance Program as well as running group and individual sessions for all athletes. Jussi brings a wealth of knowledge to our team not only from a conditioning perspective with a Master of Science (MSc), Sport pedagogy but also from a coaching perspective with experience of coaching Basketball at the professional and Olympic youth levels. Welcome to the team Jussi!!! JNTA PERFORMANCE TEAM: JUSSI IMMONEN – Head of Performance Program & Strength/Conditioning Coach COACH STOKES – SAQ and Movement Coach MIKKO PEHKONEN – Physiotherapist & Body Control TUOMAS GRÖNMAN – Sport Psychologist PETRI HELENIUS – Sport Doctor For any additional information, please contact Jussi Immonen at Jussi.Immonen@jnta.fi

Anastasia Kulikova Wins 2 ITF Tournaments In a Row

Anastasia Kulikova Wins 2 ITF Tournaments In a Row

September 9th, 2016

Congratulations to Anastasia "Nastia" Kulikova on a fantastic 3 week tour, 2 titles, 12 matches won! On the week of 29th Nastia won a tournament in Siauliai, LTU and on the following week Nastia took a title from Liepaja, LAT. Fantastic job by all JNTA coaches helping Nastia back to competition.

Great Summer Results From Oona Orpana

Great Summer Results From Oona Orpana

August 20th, 2016

On the week of June 20th Oona won ITF tournament in Aarhus, Denmark, where in the final match she beat an opponent from Norway L.Haseth 6/1 6/2. Right after that Oona became a winner of the National Championship of Finland where she didn't drop a set and won in the final against J.Hyöty 6/4 6/0. On the week of July 4th Oona steel a trophy from Tallinn, Estonia, where in the final of the ITF tournament she pulled off the win against K.Bartone 6/3 6/3. On the week of July 15th, Oona reached the quarterfinals of the European Championship under 16 years old. On the week of July 26th Oona made a step towards a WTA ranking and won her first professional match in 10000k tournament in Savitaipale, Finland. And on the week of August 1st Oona had another ITF tournament win in Pajulahti, Finland. What a great way to finish the summer and move on to the higher level tournaments! Well done Oona!!!

Georgii Kravchenko Wins His First ITF Title

Georgii Kravchenko Wins His First ITF Title

August 10th, 2016

Congratulation to JNTA player Georgii Kravchenko for his first ITF title at the grade 3 in Warsaw, Poland. It was a great week for Georgii picking up some great 3-sets fights and winning the final in straight sets (76 63) against Frinzi of Italy. Georgii was also in the double final in the same tournament. Lots of experience, lots of points! Keep it going Georgii!

Ella Haavisto Wins Category 1 TE Tournament in Velp

Ella Haavisto Wins Category 1 TE Tournament in Velp

July 20th, 2016

Ella won her first TE category 1 event and one of the most prestigious TE tournaments "Windmill Cup" in Velp, Netherlands. In the final match she faced Ukrainian player Lyubov Kostenko and won 6/4 6/7(3) 6/4. What a great week for Ella! Let's wish her a good luck on the European Championship in Pilsen and other upcoming events.

Henri Kontinen Winner of Wimbledon Mixed Doubles 2016

Henri Kontinen Winner of Wimbledon Mixed Doubles 2016

July 10th, 2016

A big congratulation to Henri Kontinen for winning the mixed doubles with Heather Watson at Wimbledon 2016! First Finn who won a Grand Slam tournament! First of many more to come... let's hope! Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Emil Ruusuvuori Steels a Trophy From Czech

Emil Ruusuvuori Steels a Trophy From Czech

July 1st, 2016

Emil and his partner Rudolf Molleker from Germany, won the ITF G2 doubles title in Pilsen, Czech. In the final, the boys defeated Simon Carr and Joshua Howard-Trip 6/1 6/2. This was the first ITF G2 doubles win for Emil (after 3 unlucky finals) and a good sign towards some big wins in singles as well! That's the way to go Emppu!

Niklas-Salmimen Adapting Well In Men’s Circuit

Niklas-Salmimen Adapting Well In Men's Circuit

June 20th, 2016

Patrik "Patti" Niklas-Salminen keep on showing great tennis during last weeks. After reaching quarterfinals of Futures F4 in Warsaw, Poland, where he qualified and beat in second round the future hope of Polish tennis Hubert Hurkazs (ATP 496), today he is fighting for a main draw place on ATP Challenger in Milan. After beating Dimitar Kuzmanov (ATP 314) and Gibril Diarra (ATP 765), Patti is going to face in the final of the qualifying draw Andrea Basso (ATP 657). Well done Patti! Keep on rocking!

Great week on international competitions for Finnish players

Great week on international competitions for Finnish players

June 14th, 2016

  What a great week for Finnish tennis players who are simultaneously competing in 6 international tournaments in the same week: - Pajulahti TE14 & TE16 tournament: too many to mention all! - Portugal TE14: Iiro Vasa; - Denmark ITF G4: Oona Orpana, Ella Haavisto, Liisa Vehviläinen, Hedda Hakala, Cecilia Johansen, Otto Virtanen, Roni Rikkonen, Jason Sormunen, Ilari Vesanen; - Germany ITF G1: Patrick Kaukovalta, Emil Ruusuvuori; - Poland ITF 10.000$: Patrik Niklas-Salminen, Eero Vasa; - Germany ITF 25.000$: Emma Laine; - Halle ATP 500: Henri Kontinen. It seems to be a strong sign of a good change for Finnish tennis: so many competing at the same time, all age groups and everywhere in Europe! Let’s wish the best of luck to all of them! #jnta #nationalteamfinland #siljalineteam #mercedesteam  

What a fantastic return to competition for Oona Orpana

What a fantastic return to competition for Oona Orpana

May 28th, 2016

What a fantastic return to competition for Oona Orpana! After being out for almost half a year due to a knee injury, Oona Orpana came back and won her second ITF G4 title in Tallinn, Estonia. Fantastic beginning to the clay court season. Keep up the great work!

Kulikova and Ruusuvori Dominating In Denmark

Kulikova and Ruusuvori Dominating In Denmark

February 20th, 2016

Anastasia "Nastia" Kulikova and Emil Ruusuvuori triumph in Denmark ITF G4 Tournament in Copenhagen. That's the way to go guys! P.S. On photo: Boy's Finalist - Georgiy Kravchenko, Girl's Winner - Anastasia Kulikova, Jarkko Nieminen, Boy's Winner - Emil Ruusuvuori

JNTA Players Catch Serious Fire in Denmark

JNTA Players Catch Serious Fire in Denmark

February 20th, 2016

Academy players Anastasia "Nastia" Kulikova, Emil Ruusuvuori and Georgiy Kravchenko have all put on stellar performances while winning match after match this week in the Copenhagen ITF G4 Tournament. The boys guaranteed a gold medal for JNTA, as Emil and Georgiy will square off against one another in the Boy's Final, while Nastia will face Helena Francati from Denmark in the Girl's Final. Good luck guys!  

Roger Federer’s racquet available for auction

Roger Federer's racquet available for auction

February 12th, 2016

The Tennis Racquet Roger Federer used against Jarkko Nieminen in his Final Night retirement match is now available for sale. Autographed by Roger, arguably the greatest tennis player of all times, and framed with a certificate of authenticity. Proceeds from the auction-sale of this memorabilia will go towards supporting the development of top finnish junior players. If you are interested in bidding for this item please email info@jnta.fi. More memorabilia and collectables from Jarkko’s Final Night will be available for auction soon!    

Federico Ricci – Coach Of The Year

Federico Ricci - Coach Of The Year

November 29th, 2015

We are very pleased to announce that our very own Federico Ricci, Director of Jarkko Nieminen Tennis Academy has been awarded Coach of the year 2015 by the Finnish Tennis Federation. Federico has been presented this award based on his contributions to Finnish tennis both on and off court. Congratulations Fede!!!

Patrick Kaukovalta wins his 2nd ITF title

Patrick Kaukovalta wins his 2nd ITF title

October 31st, 2015

Patrick "Pate" Kaukovalta won his 2nd ITF single title "TATS Open ITF G4" in Tampere, Finland. In the second round, against J. Ericsson Ziverts, Patrick was down 46 35 and came back to score a win 46 76 62. After that match he continued to play solid tennis and today he won the final with the score of 6-1 1-6 6-3. Good job Pate! Let's keep it going!

Oona Orpana in Singapore at the WTA Finals

Oona Orpana in Singapore at the WTA Finals

October 30th, 2015

Unfortunately Oona had to go through surgery and is out of the court for a few months. But we found a good way to keep her motivated: a couple of calls and our friends at the WTA were happy to host her as a guest at the WTA Finals in Singapore...and she met some super-legends like Martina Navratilova and was cheering for the right girl (aka Flavia Pennetta!:-)

All in Tennis Ry supporting Patrik Niklas-Salminen

All in Tennis Ry supporting Patrik Niklas-Salminen

October 15th, 2015

Helsinki, October 2015 -   "It's a great thing to see an association of tennis enthusiast like All In Tennis Ry supporting the career of young developing tennis players like Patti. I hope that in the future there will be companies and people supporting these kids chasing their dreams!" Jarkko Nieminen All In Tennis Ry has just recently signed a year long sponsorship contract JNTA player Patrik Niklas-Salminen. All In Tennis is a non-profit association made of a few tennis enthusiast business men and we are all thankful that they have chosen Patti as their representative!   

Stockholm Open: Jarkko’s last tournament!

Stockholm Open: Jarkko's last tournament!

October 13th, 2015

    Follow Jarkko at Stockholm Open next week!

The Final Night

The Final Night

October 1st, 2015

Message from Jarkko: “One of my long time dreams will come true in November when I get to play the last professional match in my career against Roger Federer, my friend and the all-time best tennis player in the world. Furthermore, this will happen in my home country in front of the home crowd. 'The Final Night' will happen at Hartwall Arena, in Helsinki, on the 9th of November. I hope this event will be as exciting for you as it is for me!”

Boys U13 from Finland won

Boys U13 from Finland won

September 21st, 2015

After good and interesting matches boys under 13 years old from Finland won Nordic Vikings Junior Team Cup 2015! Well done boys! P.S. More information, results and photos from NVJTC 2015 you can find over here https://m.facebook.com/EuroeliteTennis

Nordic Vikings Junior Team Cup in Sweden

Nordic Vikings Junior Team Cup in Sweden

September 16th, 2015

EUROELITE AND JARKKO NIEMINEN TENNIS ACADEMY JOIN FORCES TO CREATE AN INTERNATIONAL TEAM EVENT WHERE PLAYERS FROM SEVERAL EUROPEAN COMMUNITY COUNTRIES CAN CHALLENGE EACH OTHER IN A MOTIVATIING AND SPORT-DRIVEN FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT. THE IDEA IS TO CREATE AN ANNUAL EVENT WHERE YOUNG PLAYERS COMING FROM DIFFERENT CULTURES WILL GET THE CHANCE TO SPEND TIME TOGETHER, GROW PERSONALLY AND AS AN ATHLETE m AT THE SAME TIME… ALL IN THE SPIRIT OF SPORTSMENSHIP!

Patrik practiced with Stan Warinka

Patrik practiced with Stan Warinka

September 16th, 2015

      Great practice in Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York for Patrik Niklas-Salminen with world number 5, Stan Wawrinka!

Physical testing with Athletic 1080

Physical testing with Athletic 1080

August 26th, 2015

The team of the JNTA would like to thank Athletic 1080 and personally Ali Ghelem and Martin Taipale for the great 2 days of physical testing in Stockholm. We are looking forward to cooperating with you in the future!

Steve Host and Coach Stokes – welcome to JNTA

Steve Host and Coach Stokes – welcome to JNTA

August 26th, 2015

JNTA is glad to welcome aboard new tennis coach and vice-director of the academy – Mr. Steve Host and new physical trainer – Coach Stokes. We look forward to them sharing their experience with our players and coaches, to create new ideas and concepts for the development of the players and the academy. We look forward to a long healthy working association with us. Coach Stokes - http://www.coachstokes.com

Eero makes quarterfinals of the Futures

Eero makes quarterfinals of the Futures

August 19th, 2015

10.-15.8 Futures F2 Hyvinkaa, Finland. Eero Vasa played a good tournament and went up to the quarterfinals after beating Verneri Tuomi and Maxime Janvier (ATP 436). Well done Eero!

Tampere Open Challenger. Patti makes doubles final.

Tampere Open Challenger. Patti makes doubles final.

August 19th, 2015

20.-26.7.2015 Tampere Open Challenger. Patrik Niklas-Salminen reached the second round of the singles after beating Tomislav Brkic (ATP 219) 76 63 and in doubles Patti and Harri Heliovaara went up to the final where they lost in tight match 67 67 against Ghem/Lamasine. Good job guys! .

SBC new sponsor for JNTA and Seminar in September

SBC new sponsor for JNTA and Seminar in September

July 15th, 2015

Helsinki, Finland - JNTA welcomes Sports Business Club of Finland (SBC) as a new sponsor for the academy! We believe it will be a great cooperation and we look forward to our first project together with our Seminar in September in Helsinki! Thanks SBC!

Patrik Niklas-Salminen Semi-final at Wimbledon

Patrik Niklas-Salminen Semi-final at Wimbledon

July 15th, 2015

London, UK - It was a great couple of weeks in London for JNTA! First we had a heart-breaking last Wimbledon for Jarkko: a great fight for a win 11-9 int he fifth set against former Wimbledon champion and former number 1 in the world Lleyton Hewitt and then a great last match on centre court against current world number 1 Novak Djokovic! What a way to say good bye to grass court tennis! Thanks Jarkko!!! The second week, in the Wimbledon Junior Championships, Patrik "Patti" Niklas-Salminen took over the lime-light from Jarkko and showcased some impressive powerful tennis, took out 3 of the best players in the draw, and only ran out of stamina in the semi-final match. Great job Patti!

Oona Orpana – winner of Odense ITF

Oona Orpana - winner of Odense ITF

June 20th, 2015

  Few hours ago Oona Orpana played great final match in Odense ITF G4 tournament in Denmark. After 3 hours and saving a matchpoint, Oona won 46 76(4) 60 her first ITF title. Well done! Keep it going!

Ella Haavisto takes a TE title from Riga.

Ella Haavisto takes a TE title from Riga.

June 20th, 2015

Ella had a successful week in Riga TE2 under 16. She played solid all tournament without dropping a set and won in the final match another JNTA player Paula Joukanen 62 63. Well done girls!

Final for Patrick Kaukovlata in Estonia ITF G4

Final for Patrick Kaukovlata in Estonia ITF G4

May 31st, 2015

Last week Pate Kaukovalta reached the last day of Estonia Junior Open ITF G4. Opponent was stronger in tight three sets match 36 75 36. On the same tournament JNTA 's girls Oona Orpana reached the semi-final and Paula Joukanen played the final of doubles tournament. Well done!

“Grade A” double’s title for Patrik Niklas-Salminen

"Grade A" double's title for Patrik Niklas-Salminen

May 24th, 2015

Italian Open Junior "Trofeo Bonfiglio" Grade A - Doubles Champion Patrik Niklas-Salminen! Way to go Patti!...last minute partner choice worked out well!

ITF G2 win for Patrik Niklas-Salminen

ITF G2 win for Patrik Niklas-Salminen

April 26th, 2015

Patrik Niklas-Salminen won ITF G2 in Bulgaria. Final score was 64 62. With this result Patti is on his way to Roland Garros! Well done Patti

3rd ITF title for Kulikova and doubles win for boys.

3rd ITF title for Kulikova and doubles win for boys.

April 4th, 2015

Kramfors, Sweden - JNTA plaeyrs keep on rocking this week! Anastasia Kulikova won her 3rd ITF G4 single title in a row. Final score 61 63. Emil Rusuvuori was very close to become an absolute (single+doubles with P.Kaukovalta) champion but in the final match opponent was a little bit stronger. Final score 63 26 67(5). Pate Kaukovalta reached semi-final and lost there 06 46. Good results guys! Keep working hard!

Absolute TE3 win for Ella Haavisto

Absolute TE3 win for Ella Haavisto

April 4th, 2015

Oulu, Finland - Ella Haavisto won single and double (with S.Likhacheva) title in Kaleva Open TE3 14's. Final score in singles was 64 63 and in doubles 36 64 11-9. Well done Ella!

Nieminen and Sa doubles title in Buenos-Aires

Nieminen and Sa doubles title in Buenos-Aires

April 4th, 2015

  We'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr. Nieminen & Mr. Sa on the Buenos Aires doubles title! What a team you guys make! Jarkko is already in Monaco, getting ready to play for his country in Davis Cup against...well, Monaco, obviously:). Sisua jätkät! - Jarkko's FB team

Oona Orpana reached TE1 final

Oona Orpana reached TE1 final

April 4th, 2015

  Stockholm, Sweden - Oona Orpana reached final on "Kungens Kanna & Drottningens Pris" category 1 TE competition. Match was very tight and final score is 26 75 46. Good job Oona!

400 ATP wins for Jarkko

400 ATP wins for Jarkko

April 4th, 2015

400 ATP WINS! Now there's an achievement not many current ATP players have achieved. Lots of blood, sweat and tears have gone into the 400 wins - and a lot of good memories! We're so proud of the man, almost brings tears to our eyes... Also, check out ATP Uncovered, featuring Jarkko: http://www.atpworldtour.com/Media/Video-Landing/*/Tennis/Media/Videos/Uploaded/2015/3/11/ATP-World-Tour-Uncovered-Jarkko-Nieminen.aspx?q=Uncovered&f&or=0 - Jarkko's FB team

2 ITF titles in 1 week for JNTA

2 ITF titles in 1 week for JNTA

April 4th, 2015

Turku, Finland - Again 2 ITF titles in 1 week for JNTA: Pöllänen and Kulikova win Ålk Open! Great job from our players: Anastasia Kulikova who won 2nd ITF in a row and Aaro Pöllänen who won single title and played in final in doubles. Congrats Nastia and Aaro! Well done!

ITF G2 win for Niklas-Salminen

ITF G2 win for Niklas-Salminen

April 4th, 2015

Chisinau, Moldova – Great week for Patrik Niklas-Salminen who wins his first grade 2 ITF in Chisinau. In the final “Patti” beat Pavel Motl of Czech Republic with the score of 6-1 6-4 to finish off a great tournament. With this result Patrik will get into the top-50 ITF junior in the world, almost secure his spot in the junior Grand Slam, and he’s now the highest ranked Finnish Junior. This is the second title this week for JNTA players after Anastasia Kulikova triumphed in Copenhagen ITF. Keep it going Patti!

1st ITF title to Anastasia Kulikova

1st ITF title to Anastasia Kulikova

April 4th, 2015

Copenhagen, Denmark – Great week for JNTA players at the Copenhagen Winter Cup ITF G4. Anastasia Kulikova wins her first grade 4 ITF dominating the tournament and never losing more than 4 games per match. “Nastia” won the final over Sandra Ortevall of Sweden with the score of 6-1 6-3. Great week also for JNTA boys with all three of them in the quarter-final (Ruusuvuori, Pöllänen, and Kaukovalta). Ruusuvuori and Pöllänen both actually made it to the semi-finals in singles and Ruusuvuori also in the semi-final of doubles. Great job!!!

Ella Haavisto wins TE tournament in Sweden!

Ella Haavisto wins TE tournament in Sweden!

January 25th, 2015

Vänesborg, Sweden - Congratulation to JNTA player Ella Haavisto for winning the Tennis Europe under 14 tournament in Vänesborg, Sweden. In the final, Ella started feeling a slight pain her lower back but proved to be stronger also than the pain and concluded the tournament with a 7-7 (5) 6-0 victory over Leticia Temirhanova of Sweden. Congrats Ella!

Eero Vasa wins G1 doubles in Czech and makes semi-final in singles!

Eero Vasa wins G1 doubles in Czech and makes semi-final in singles!

January 19th, 2015

Prerov, Czech - Congratulations to Eero Vasa and JNTA traveling team player Mattias Siimar for winning the grade 1 ITF in Czech Republic. In singles, Eero also had a strong performance by reaching the semi-finals and eliminating in the quarters the number 1 seed, Klok from Ukraine. This will help Eero and Mattias improve their ranking. For Eero it will make him closer to Grand Slams main draws as he approaching the top-50 junior players in the world. Good job boys!