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Punta Vitality Hotel

2023 - 45th WCTJ

The World Championship of Tennis Journalists have been successfully organized continuously since 1978, with one exception in 2020 due to the global pandemic situation.


This years event will take place between 17th and 24th of September.

Veli Lošinj, Croatia

The World Championship of Tennis Journalists will take place in the same location as last year. A beautiful Croatian city of Veli Lošinj.

Conference of sports journalists and editors &
45th World Championship of tennis players, journalists and media workers

We hereby take the liberty of addressing you with an event organized by the International Association of Tennis Journalists AITJ. The World Championship of Tennis Journalists have been successfully organized continuously since 1978, with one exception in 2020 due to the global pandemic situation. This year, we would like to make this event more attractive by organizing a conference of sports journalists and editors, where our lecturers from the field of physiotherapy, sports medicine, sports management, sports marketing and the media would discuss current issues related not only to athletes, but to the entire background of sports.

Ljubicic Tennis Academy

This unique sports story is the realization of the collaboration between Ivan Ljubičić and the Lošinj Hotels & Villas brand with the aim of gathering professional players, but also tennis enthusiasts and active amateurs, as well as all those who simply want to experience sports activities on a unique island vitality known for its many natural properties and healing Mediterranean air.

The 45th World Championship of tennis journalists and media workers is organized in cooperation with the academy and therefore we hope that it will be interesting for all participants to meet personally with the work of this former professional tennis player.

What to expect of the event.




45th World Championship of tennis players, journalists and media workers
Tournament information

The playing days will be September 18 - 23, 2023, daily from 8:30 (a.m.) to the end of the drawn matches, with one day set aside for relaxation with a free program that will be determined on site depending on the weather.

The drawing of matchups will take place on September 17, 2023 at 20:00 (8:00 PM) in the presence of the captains of the individual expeditions. The results of the day´s matches and the following day matchups will be posted at the hotel reception bulletin board no later than 23:00. (11:00 PM)

Tournament entry fee - 40€ / person

There are 14 tennis courts (clay surface) available at the Vitality Punta resort, which ensure the smooth running of the tournament. The playing system is for two winning sets, in a case of a set draw (1:1), the winning super tie break is played up to 10. The organizer reserves the right, after agreement with the head referee, to introduce the NO AD system in the first rounds in the event of a match.

v - Tournament categories 1v1:
  • Open
  • 35+
  • 45+
  • 55+
  • 65+
  • 75+
  • Open
  • 40+
  • 50+
  • 60+
  • 70+
Consolation matches:
  • M55-
  • M55+
  • W50-
  • W50+

v - Tournament categories 2v2:
Doubles Men's:
  • M Open
  • M100+
  • M130+
Doubles Women's:
  • W110-
  • W110+
Doubles Mixed:
  • Mix Open
  • Mix100+
  • Mix130+

Lectures at the conference will be spread over three days on September 18, 19, 21, and possibly also 22, 2023, in the event that they do not have time to cover all assigned topics during the first three dates. The lectures will be interactive so that the participants can participate in the discussion of the given issue. They will take place between 9.30-13.30 (9:30 AM - 1:30 PM), so that the participants can rest enough and enjoy all the advantages of the resort.

The conference will be divided into four main thematic cattegories:

Sports medicine
  • First aid for sports injuries
  • Healthy nutrition of athletes

  • Prevention of sports injuries
  • Regeneration of athletes' strength

Sport, media and politics
  • Future direction of sports media and their guiding role in society
  • Politics as a factor that directly and indirectly influences sports, and posibilities of mitigation of these negative impacts
  • Behind the scenes - Work of sports journalistst and editors

Betting offices, advertising and media
  • Support of sports and sports activities of youth and professional sports
  • The impact of media and advertising on viewership and attendance at sports events
Accomodations - Vitality Hotel Punta

50m from the beach

A/C rooms

& spa


Vitality Hotel Punta is located in the picturesque town of Veli Lošinj, which is considered a spa center for its healing climate and vegetation. Surrounded by a century-old pine forest and only 50 meters from the sea, this hotel offers a modern design, a luxurious wellness center and an á la carte restaurant.

All accommodation units are air-conditioned and have a minibar, a flat-screen TV and a seating area with a desk. The private bathroom has a bathtub or shower and a hairdryer.

The specially designed Vitality zone provides indoor and outdoor pools with sunbeds, a relaxation zone, a wellness center and a beauty salon. You can choose from various types of cosmetic, holistic and healing procedures, including rejuvenation and anti-stress programs under the guidance of experts. The hotel restaurant offers a wide selection of fresh fish specialties that you can also enjoy on the terrace with a view of the sea and the port.

Lošinj Airport is located 16 km away.

We currently have 130 rooms reserved, of which 30 are single and 100 are double rooms with full board in the following price ranges:

  • 15 x - Double room on the park side for 1 person: 135 € / day
  • 15 x - Double room with sea view, for 1 person: 145 € / day
  • 50 x - Double room on the park side: 176 € / day (88 € / person / day)
  • 50 x - Ddouble room with sea view: 190 € / day (95 € / person / day)

Services included in the price:

Food and drinks:

  • Rich buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Specialties: national and island specialties, vegetarian and vegan food, macrobiotic food, dishes gluten-free, meals specially prepared for allergy sufferers (after prior notification)
  • Teas after treatment in the Vitality Center & Spa

Health & Fitness – exercise and recovery programs:

  • Daily program of group exercises included in the price according to the weekly schedule. (Duration of group trainings is 20 minutes. Fitness equipped with top equipment)
  • 12 outdoor fitness equipment for individual use - all year round Beauty & Spa
  • Indoor pool with heated sea water, underwater hydro and air massages and whirlpool (length 16.8 m, width 12 m, depth from 0.8 m to 1.42 m)
  • Outdoor swimming pool with sea water, underwater hydro and air massages, massage waterfall, area for sunbathing (radius 9 m, depth 1.35 m)
  • "Infinity" outdoor pool with sea water, whirlpool and sunbathing area (length 50 m, width 9.24 from 14.33 m, depth from 1.40 m up to 1.90 m)
  • Sunbeds and umbrellas by the pool (depending on availability)
  • 1 towel per person and a beach bag for use during the stay
  • Use of bathrobes and slippers during the stay
  • Finnish sauna – dry sauna up to 95°C
  • Bio sauna – dry sauna up to 80°C with 30% humidity
  • Steam sauna
  • Infrared sauna (within the Beauty zone)
  • Massage showers
  • Relax zone
  • Refreshment corner with fruit
  • Outdoor relaxation area with a view of the sea

Health & Fitness – exercise and recovery programs:

  • Check-in time: from 14:00 (2:00 PM)
  • Check-out time: until 11:00 (AM)

45th World Championship Results - 2023

Men Open
  • - Andrea Galler
  • - Rafal Sitarz
  • - Marián Zima   |   Milan Bošković
Men 55+
  • - Robert Wier
  • - Alessandro Baschieri
  • - Bojan Glavić   |   László Nonn
Men 65+
  • - Bata Janjić
  • - Srećko Borović
  • - Zoltán Karpaty   |   Ferdinand Hafner
Men 75+
  • - Roberto Scaggiante
  • - Ivan Stefanović
  • - Momir Jelovac
Women Open
  • - Lucia Benkovičová
  • - Eva Zimová
  • - Inga Szűcs   |   Bernadett Metykó
Women 60+
  • - Claudia Fusani
  • - Mária Simon
  • - Oľga Kmeťová Stajková
Doubles - Men Open
  • - Sitarz + Zima
  • - Galler + Baschieri
  • - Ivanović + Borovič   |   Chmel + Kiss
Doubles - Men 100+
  • - Uher + Kiss
  • - Shynassilov + Kaliakparov
  • - Ljuboja + Borovič   |   Novotný + Chmel
Doubles - Men 130+
  • - Glavić + Karpaty
  • - Nonn + Kovács
  • - Pastorella + Janjić   |   Strižak + Brković
Doubles - Women
  • - Rehorovská + Zimová
  • - Fusani + Lanzo Mosca
  • - Benkovičová + Kmeťová Stajková   |   Szűcs + Metykó
Doubles - Mix Open
  • - Sitarz + Rehorovská
  • / - Uher + Benkovičová   |   Zima + Zimová
Doubles - Mix 100+
  • - Galler + Lanzo Mosaca
  • - Nonn + Metykó
  • - Vasvári + Simon
Doubles - Mix 130+
  • - Janjić + Fusani
  • - Kaliakparov + Kmeťová Stajková
  • - Kovács + Szűcs
Consolation 55-
  • - Lánik
  • - Ljubolja
Consolation 55+
  • - Kaliakparov
  • - Mosca
Information for potential event partners
Event partners

We offer you the opportunity to represent your brand during the Conference and the World Championship using full scope of marketing and advertising methods available. Each partner will recieve the relevant data regarding the implementation of their marketing materials, and use of their support after the event´s end.

Contracts will be drawn up on the basis of agreed conditions between the AITJ representative and the event partner. The amount of support will be determined by agreement of the contracting parties.The preliminary budget of the event with a total number of 300 participants is roughly 280,000€, but after an agreement with the Vitality Punta resort, we have the possibility of increasing this capacity.

Of course, event partnerships are also possible at the national level, mainly to ensure participation in the event, i.e. transport and accommodation costs, clothing and equipment for individual expeditions, or payment of the tournament entry fee for the expedition, etc.

All national marketing activities will be communicated with the organizing committee of the championship in order to avoid accidental non-fulfillment of the agreed conditions of marketing support.

Teams that will be supported by advertising partners have the opportunity to participate also for these partners under the same conditions as stated in the previous information.

All other possibilities of cooperation or activities related to the Conference or the World Championship will be discussed after agreement with the general manager of AITJ, who will present possible agreements to the organizing committee. Email address for communication

Robert Kiss

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