Ivan was born and raised in Makarska, Croatia. At around the age of 11 Ivan began training at the prestigious, IMG Nick Bollettieri Academy and participated in the prestigious Master Series.  He has trained and worked with ATP and WTA coach Joey Giuliano who assisted Vincent Spadea and Brand Gilbert in coaching Andre Agassi and brought Elena Bovina to the top 10.

Ivan competed in ITF, Satellite level tournaments and coached on tour with Mirjana Lucic (former #32 player on the WTA circuit, currently in top 100 in world). Furthermore, Ivan was a hitting partner for Julia Vakulenko and Bernard Tomic. He is a highly versatile teaching pro and has extensive experience and training working with players on all stages of development. Before joining the Tennis Innovators Academy team, Ivan worked for four years as the Summer head pro at Shippan Racquet Club, Stamford, CT.

Ivan is excited to bring his world class knowledge to our TIA students.