Camp Directors

 

Penn Tennis Summer Camp Director: Sanela Kunovac

Sanela Kunovac is a name familiar to people who follow Penn Tennis. While she is currently in her fifth year as a head coach of Penn Women’s Tennis Team, as a player she was honored as the Ivy League Rookie of the Year and Ivy League Player of the Year in 2001, the first Penn women’s tennis player to earn both honors in the same season.

Her Freshman year at Penn, Sanela played No. 1 singles and led the Quakers to their first Ivy League championship and an NCAA second-round appearance. She won a deciding match in the first round of the NCAA tournament against Baylor University and helped deliver not just a match clinching victory for Penn, but also one of the biggest upsets of the NCAA tournament in that year. Penn also won the Ivy title in 2002, Kunovac’s sophomore season, and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championships. Kunovac was the first three-year captain in program history and a two-time All-Ivy selection in both singles and doubles (2001, 2002)

Sanela trained at world renowned IMG Nick Bollettieri Tennis academy for four years before attending Penn. While competing in top circles of women’s tennis, she also placed great importance on academics, and has graduated from Penn in 2004 with a dual major in Economics and PPE (Penn’s Philosophy, Political Science and Economics program). Sanela holds an MA degree from Univ. of Arizona in Political Science, with focus in the filed of International Relations.

 

Penn Tennis Summer Camp Assistant Director: Sanjin Kunovac

Sanjin  Kunovac has been trained by and has worked alongside some of the best tennis coaches in the world at the world famus IMG Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy.  Through his passionate coaching style “ Constant and Never-Ending Improvement”  Sanjin has helped train many college and national ranked junior tennis players. Currently, Sanjin is the Director of the Academy Clinic at the Legacy YTE Tennis Center in Philadelphia. 

“The greatest gift of coaching is seeing the look in the eyes of the players in the moment at which they master a new skill, the skill which not too long ago, they themselves did not believe they were capable of reaching. It is a look of excitement, happiness and newly acquired confidence.  
At PTC, we take pride in that every day we get an opportunity to see that look in our campers’ eyes.”


(Sanela Kunovac with former coach Nick Bollettieri)