WINNING BEYOND SPORT
Meet the Founders
Martina Sucha, known as one of the most hard-working and dedicated professional Slovak tennis players. During her honorable 12 year-long professional career on WTA tour, Martina has attended all of the most prestigious Grand Slams (Rolland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open), WTA tournaments, Fed Cup, and Olympic Games in Athens. She considers her victories in Fed Cup, quarterfinals at Australian Open and two victories on WTA tournaments the most precious ones. Martina has transferred her skills into coaching to pass the legacy to talented players around the world. Martina has coached at well known John McEnroe’s tennis academy in New York. She has studied Economy and Management at PEVŠ. Occasionally she enjoys sports commentary. Her personal experience led her to cofounding Balin Club because she believes that players need to be better prepared what’s ahead of them. Court is tough, life is tougher.
Klaudia Malenovska is a tennis player with a broad variety of playing and non-playing experiences. She grew to be a part of top junior players in the world and took a scholarship to D1 university in California. Her marketing degree at CSULB, followed by a Masters Degree in Digital Business and Innovation lead her to Branding Strategist career in E-commerce. Klaudia holds an ICF certificate that lets her coach athletes and Business professionals. During her transition from sport to a real life, she realized how badly she was prepared for the life-change. During past years she gained an academic expertise in athletes transition and is excited to open up this topic to a broad audience to make an impact. She enjoys interviewing various athletes about their transition to understanding every aspect of the phenomena. Fun fact: Martina and Klaudia have had the same coach for a period of time.