About Us

In our tennis club it is possible to play tennis either by yourself, or with our coaches.

You can also try out some of our facilities, such as exercise in the gym, relax in the wellness or use the golf simulator. Our tennis club is located in the beautiful surroundings of Šárka, Prague 6, close to the metro station Nádraží Veleslavín.

Since recently, our tennis club is led by past Davis Cup representatives: František Pála, Petr Pála and Pavel Vízner.

Tennis academy František Pála – Pavel Vízner – Petr Pála concentrates on tennis coaching and preparation of players of all levels. We are aware of the fact, that the development of a successful player starts early on, during his/her childhood. We try to work with young tennis players and help them develop a complex range of skills, under our supervision. Experienced tennis coaches make sure that the tennis development of each individual player is according to his/her age and needs. We always make sure we prevent children from loading their bodies unproportionally.

Our tennis academy also concentrates on the preparation of top-peak athletes, who are guided and prepared for world class tennis tournaments. Their successes show that our team of experienced professional players has a lot to offer.

The environment of our academy is suitable for everyone. Whether You play for the pure pleasure of the game or for adrenaline from winning tennis tournaments, we will be more than happy to see You.

Tennis training in our academy is on a first-class level, thanks to our team of well-experienced and qualified coaches. Our hard-work and effort is reflected by the tennis successes of František Pála, Petr Pála and Pavel Vízner.


Who's Behind This?


Ing. František Pála

Former professional tennis player
Born 28th March 1944
Phone: +420 603 587 738

Player’s Successes

  • Highest international (world) singles ranking: 17th (1972)
  • Highest national singles ranking: 2nd
  • Finalist in Monte Carlo singles and doubles and Madrid singles (1972)
  • International Czechoslovakian champion singles (1973, 1975)
  • Czechoslovakian champion singles (1970, 1973) and doubles (1966, 1968, 1970, 1972)
  • Davis Cup player for Czechoslovakia (1967–1977), finalist (1975), semi-finalist (1973)
  • Czechoslovakian victory on European team championship (1969)
  • Czechoslovakian team champion for Sparta (1970, 1971, 1972, 1973) and Slavia (1978)
  • Victory on European cup with Slavia (1979)

Coaching Experience

  • National Czechoslovakian coach 1983–1990 and for Czech Republic 1996 – 1998
  • National Belgian coach 1979–1983 main coach for Belgium tennis development 1991 – 1995


  • Davis Cup Czechoslovakia (1987–1990), semi-finals (1988)
  • World Cup (1987–1990), victory (1987)
  • King’s Cup (European Cup) (1984–1987), victory (1984)
  • Olympic Games in Soul (1988)
  • Fed Cup Czech Republic (1998)


  • Davis Cup Belgium (1979–1983)
  • Davis Cup Czechoslovakia (1984–1987)
  • Sports Director at PUPP TENIS RESORT and F. Pála Academy (1999–2004)
  • Sports Director at WILSON Tennis Centrum and F. Pála Academy (2005–2014)
  • Head Coach at Pála Vízner Tennis Academy (2014–now)

Interesting Facts

  • He is one of the 3 players in the world, who beat Björn Borg in Davis Cup, the other two players were Jan Kodeš and Manuel Orantes; Borg was only 16 years old at the time
  • In 1967 he graduated the University of Chemistry and Technology as a chemical engineer

Pavel Vízner

Former professional tennis player
Born 15th July 1970
Phone: +420 739 220 222

Player’s Successes

  • Winner of 16 ATP doubles titles
  • Doubles finalist 2 times on Roland Garros, then on US Open and Masters, and also on other 16 ATP tournaments
  • Highest ATP ranking – 5th (doubles)
  • U16 Czechoslovakian champion in singles and doubles
  • Czech Republic Davis Cup player
  • Participant at Olympic Games in Beijing (2008)

Coaching Experience

  • Collaboration with Lukáš Dlouhý (2005–2007), highest singles ATP ranking: 73rd (2006)
  • Head Coach at Pála Vízner Tennis Academy (2009–now)

Interesting Facts

  • Captain of European Cup finals team (1992)

Petr Pála

Former professional tennis player
Born 2nd October 1975
Phone: +420 608 022 222

Player’s Successes

  • Winner of 7 ATP doubles titles
  • Doubles finalist on Roland Garros, Masters and 8 other ATP tournaments
  • Highest ATP ranking: 285th (singles)
  • Highest ATP ranking: 10th (doubles)
  • Czechoslovakian U16 singles champion
  • Czech Republic Davis Cup player

Coaching Experience

  • Collaboration with Radek Štěpánek (2009–2011)
  • Collaboration with Jan Hájek (2014)
  • Czech Republic Fed Cup team captain since 2008; Winner (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016); semi-finalist (2009, 2010, 2013, 2017)
  • Head Coach at Pála Vízner Tennis Academy (2009–now)

Interesting Facts

  • By winning Fed Cup in 2016, he became the most successful Fed Cup captain in history
  • Manager of Czech Republic Davis Cup and Fed Cup team (2006–2009)
  • Czech Republic tennis leader on the Olympic games in Beijing, London, and Rio de Janeiro

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