#flashbackfriday Johan Kriek and Bjorn Borg’s friendship goes way back. The two tennis greats met for the first time when they were just teenagers. A lot of people remember their epic 1980 US Open semi-final, which Johan led 2 sets to 0 before losing to Bjorn in 5 sets. This week Johan and Bjorn are reunited at the 2014 Necker Cup. Pictures on the bottom are from this weeks Necker Cup. Picture on bottom left: Bjorn & Patricia Borg with Johan & Daga Kriek taken 3 days ago at the opening Necker Party. Bottom right: Bjorn & Johan at 2014 Necker Cup as well.

The 2014 Necker Cup has officially begun with last night’s party on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island. The guest list included Sir Richard Branson and his family, as well a number of tennis greats and their families featuring the following players: Johan Kriek and his longtime friend Bjorn Borg, Brad Gilbert, Kim Clijsters, Mike Bryan, Eugenie Bouchard, Vasek Pospisil, Michael Russell, Dominic Inglot, Jamie Murray, Marion Bartoli and others.
The event is known for raising money for various charities and whether you are here on Necker for the event right now or at home you can click on the link below to place a bid on any of the incredible auction items including tennis with Johan Kriek at the Johan Kriek Tennis Academy combined with golf at the Trump National Golf Club. The package includes 5-star accommodations as well as limo service and dining at Trump National. To see the entire list of auction items please visit:

#tbt World’s most exclusive Pro-Am Tennis Event is only a few days away, the Necker Cup on Sir Richard Branson’s private Necker Island. Here are some of Johan and Daga Kriek’s private pictures from 2013 Necker Cup featuring world’s biggest tennis stars as well as little Kristian and Karolina Kriek. Besides Johan Kriek other players and celebrities featured on the pictures include: Rafael Nadal, Mike Bryan, Boris & Lilly Becker, Sorana Cirstea & Ana Ivanovic, Sir Richard Branson, Jimmy Buffett, Martina Navratilova, Petra Kvitova, Marion Bartoli, Stefan Edberd and Kevin Anderson. For more information on how to participate in this exclusive tennis event email us at

Russian ITF Pro Circuit player, Liza Khabarova, arrived at the Johan Kriek Tennis Academy to train and get ready for the ITF Pro Circuit Tour. Welcome Liza!Picture from today: Liza with Johan, Daga & Kristian Kriek and Sabina Simmonds at Johan and Daga Kriek’s house.

#tbt Tennis Greats at a past ATP Masters Event in NYC

November 6, 2014

#tbt The countdown to the ATP Tour Masters continues. Here is another ATP Masters group pictures from NYC from the past that was printed in the New York Times. Players featured on the group picture: Johan Kriek, Mats Wilander, Ivan Lendl, Joakim Nystrom, John McEnroe, Henrik Sundstrom, Eliot Teltscher and Tomas Smid. Top pictures: action […]

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Sabina Simmonds, former top 30 WTA player, joins JKTA coaching team

November 3, 2014

Sabina is finally here! Former number 26 WTA player in the world, South African/ Italian tennis star with a Polish heritage, Sabina Simmonds, has finally joined Johan Kriek and our elite coaches: Nino, Evgeny, David and Yani, as a full-time coach at our academy.

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“Johan ‘Giant Killer’ Kriek: The Grand Slam Champion” by Jason Lampione

October 30, 2014

Thanks to Jason Lampione for writing and posting a great article about Johan Kriek’s tennis memories and coaching philosophies. Read the article ->

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#tbt 1985 ATP Tour Master Event with Johan Kriek, John McEnroe and other tennis greats

October 30, 2014

#tbt It’s almost time for the ATP Tour Master event in London. Johan Kriek qualified for the Masters event during his professional tour days several times. Here is picture from the 1985 Masters Tournament in New York City with Johan Kriek hidden behind Mats Wilander. Other players featured on the group pictures are: Jimmy Arias, […]

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JKTA & Trump National Charlotte Lunch at the Krieks

October 26, 2014

Great lunch at Johan and Daga Kriek’s house today with Gavin Arsenault, Trump National Charlotte General Manager, Kevin Koppenal, Trump National Director of Tennis and Johan Kriek Tennis Academy elite coaches: Nino, Evgeny, Yani and David. We are looking forward to a great partnership with the Trump National Country Club Charlotte.

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JKTA Halloween Party

October 24, 2014

It was great to see our academy players, academy parents and coaches together at our Halloween Party tonight! We love our JKTA family! We are privileged to have such an amazing team. Here are a few pictures from the party featuring some of our players, parents, coaches as well as Johan, Daga, Karolina & Kristian […]

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