Coach Ilda Saulic Vuckovic was born on December 8, 1978, in Belgrade, Serbia, and began her early education there. She completed her high school studies in Switzerland. At the age of seven Ilda learned the game of tennis and since 1996 she has participated in professional WTA tournaments earning good results including being ranked 816th out of over 2500 players from 92 countries which compete in 55 events of the WTA Tour and four Grand Slams in 33 countries. Ilda’s role models were Monica Seles and Steffi Graf. Ilda’s early training included participating at tennis camps in both Europe and the United States of America (Bruguera Academy in Barcelona, Spain, and John Newcombe Tennis Camps in Texas). As the mother of a four-year-old girl who is already showing interest in sports Ilda wants to pass on her knowledge and love for tennis to other children. Adding a premier tennis camp to the Vermont Voltage lineup brings Ilda much excitement and
pleasure. Tennis offers a positive effect on mental development building self-confidence, the ability to act under pressure, as well as social skills, and many other positive influences.