About Dalibor Sirola

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Dalibor Sirola

Dalibor Sirola is the founder and originator of the Sirola Training Systems. He was born in Rijeka, Croatia, and has more than 20 years’ work experience in the fitness industry, rehabilitation, and physical performance. He is well known as a passionate coach who is always giving his best to help players stay healthy and improve physically.

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Professional Background

  • 2003 Scipion

    He started his career working as a fitness instructor and personal trainer in his hometown Rijeka, Croatia. From 2003 is co-founder of rehabilitation and sports clinic "Scipion", where he started to train many professional athletes from different sporting disciplines - football, alpine skiing, basketball, handball, mixed martial arts, tennis.
  • 2009 Ivan Ljubicic

    From 2009, thanks to Croatian tennis player Ivan Ljubicic, he is entering the world of high-level tennis as Ivan's strength & conditioning coach until he retired from professional tennis.
  • 2012 Andreas Seppi

    After Ivan Ljubicic's retirement, Dalibor spends two exciting years with Andreas Seppi, an Italian tennis player with whom he achieved his best ATP ranking, number 18 in the world.
  • 2013 Milos Raonic

    During the year 2013, start a long journey of four years together with Canadian tennis player Milos Raonic. During that period, Milos reaches his best ranking of number 3 in the world.
  • 2017 Jannik Sinner

    In 2017, Dalibor is taking under his hand young Italian tennis player Jannik Sinner, which will become a Next Generation Champion in 2019 and one of the most talented and most promising young players in the world today.
  • 2018 Borna Coric

    During seasons 2018 – 2019, Dalibor was performance coach for the Croatian tennis player Borna Coric.
  • 2019 Maria Sharapova

    One of the most inspiring periods in his career was the possibility to work with a 5-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova. Unfortunately, a collaboration lasted too short, from the end of 2019 until Maria decided to retire in 2020.
During the years, Dalibor was invited to present his system and approach to training on several occasions. Some of the most significant courses are:


Udinese Calcio


Canadian Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA)


France Football Federation


Symposium in Rome, Italian Tennis Federation


Workshop - Tennis and Shoulder Pathologies, at the Piatti Tennis Center


Symposium in Strength and Conditioning - University of Suffolk, United Kingdom