Photographer

Nikola Kostic

Facts

Birthday

1973

Nationality

SRB

Books Published

14

Meet Nikola Kostic


Nikola Kostic is a multi-disciplinary Professional Photographer that “often think[s] that Photography is the very reason for [his] existence”.

Living in Bali for the past 20 years, Nikola got jobs as freelance photographer for the most prominent fashion brands in Bali, worked with the best hotels on their interior and exterior images and was invited into the most famous restaurants to do food photography.

As a lover of cultures in transition and an avid tennis player, DAHCOR soon raised his interest and an interview with Mr. DAHCOR was proposed and accepted. 

This is a delighted interview between two passionate and creative persons that share the entrepreneurial spirit and love for tennis. 


In the podcast, it will be discussed the future of Tennis and the presence of DAHCOR in it.



Biography

I've started playing at home at 4 years old in my family’s tennis court, where I used to watch my Dad and friends playing for fun. I remember being able to watch them for countless hours, hoping they would let me join them. I would observe them, and learn a lot and at the same time I was having fun. I was far from ever thinking that one day, tennis, would be my profession.


I became a professional player at 18 years old, approximately at the same time, as following the footsteps of my grandfather, I joined the Medical School in Lisbon. Despite having elite athlete status, the reality is that I never dreamed of any other career than tennis, and it is for this career that I fought and fight every day for. 


I was on 10th place in the ITF Juniors in 2003, 105th in the ATP Doubles in 2010 and 62th in the ATP Singles in 2011. Beyond numbers, I mainly remember moments. I remember the unforgettable time when after a Davis Cup game, they picked me up on their shoulders after winning in five sets, while losing by two sets to zero in the decisive match. The feeling of the human heat and energy of the crowd during the Estoril Open final in 2010. The vibe I felt in the week I got to the quarter finals in the Monte Carlo Masters in 2011, I was amongst the top 8 tennis players of the world in clay. Phenomenal moments that will forever be in my memory. 


In some ways I helped to raise the visibility of tennis in Portugal. I made the younger generation believe that it was possible to go beyond the records we had previously set internationally. 


I fight and work everyday to be an example of dedication and professionalism in this sport, while maintaining true to myself, my beliefs and my values and continuing to be persistent and fair during competition. Always in the name of tennis and the love it deserves.

Services from

individual training

Practice with Fred

The ultimate training experience!! Whatever your age or level, you will get personalized training sessions, designed to maximize your potential, using the technical, tactical, mental and physical insights that only an elite player has. One session has a duration of 1 hour.

PRICE PER SESSION: 20€

tennis match

Play with Fred

Play a best-of-3 game with a former ATP top-100 and see if you stand a chance!!The match will be held in the Smart Court and it includes a quick statistical analysis with advices on how to improve your game in the end of the match.

PRICE PER session: 20€

online mentoring

Learn from Fred

Play a best-of-3 game with a former ATP top-100 and see if you stand a chance!!The match will be held in the Smart Court and it includes a quick statistical analysis with advices on how to improve your game in the end of the match.

PRICE PER session: 20€

tour accompainment

Share your journey with Fred

Go to the tournaments with a highly experienced “Tennis Traveller” that will help you create the right routines to maximize your competing performance. Frederico will plan every aspect of your journey only with your success in mind.

PRICE per day: 20€

racket match

Build your racket with Fred

Use Frederico’s guidance to your optimal DAHCOR frame set-up to be able to enjoy the game with your own made in Portugal RacketWith the counsel of Frederico, we have developed a questionnaire for you to give all the insights Frederico needs to best advice you on the most suitable racket for your characteristics and playing style.After you completed it, your answers will be thoroughly analyzed by him, and you will receive and thorough report with his suggestion and justification. 

PRICE: 20€

fitting experience

Suit up with Fred

Fred Gil will prepare fitting session for you to test different racket setups and other equipment in our smart courts, where cameras and Kinect sensors will capture your movements and display them on real-time.

Using this technology and the vast experience of a former pro player, we will prepare a report that will include clear charts and mappings regarding different performance features such as accuracy, power or spin and will have a final suggestion on the best all-around racket set up for each client.

PRICE: 20€

individual training

The ultimate training experience!! Whatever your age or level, you will get personalized training sessions, designed to maximize your potential, using the technical, tactical, mental and physical insights that only an elite player has. One session has a duration of 1 hour.

price per session: 20€

TENNIS MATCH

The ultimate training experience!! Whatever your age or level, you will get personalized training sessions, designed to maximize your potential, using the technical, tactical, mental and physical insights that only an elite player has. One session has a duration of 1 hour.

price per session: 20€

online mentoring

Play a best-of-3 game with a former ATP top-100 and see if you stand a chance!!The match will be held in the Smart Court and it includes a quick statistical analysis with advices on how to improve your game in the end of the match.

price per session: 20€

tour accompainment

Go to the tournaments with a highly experienced “Tennis Traveller” that will help you create the right routines to maximize your competing performance. Frederico will plan every aspect of your journey only with your success in mind.

price per day: 20€

fitting experience

Fred Gil will prepare fitting session for you to test different racket setups and other equipment in our smart courts, where cameras and Kinect sensors will capture your movements and display them on real-time.

Using this technology and the vast experience of a former pro player, we will prepare a report that will include clear charts and mappings regarding different performance features such as accuracy, power or spin and will have a final suggestion on the best all-around racket set up for each client.

price: 20€

racket match

Use Frederico’s guidance to your optimal DAHCOR frame set-up to be able to enjoy the game with your own made in Portugal RacketWith the counsel of Frederico, we have developed a questionnaire for you to give all the insights Frederico needs to best advice you on the most suitable racket for your characteristics and playing style.After you completed it, your answers will be thoroughly analyzed by him, and you will receive and thorough report with his suggestion and justification. 

price: 20€