Was born in 1987 in Gdańsk (Poland). He was one of the best Polish tennis players until 2015. The highest ranking of his career was 1000 ATP and No. 8 on the national list. 5-times Polish champion in different categories and multiple silver and bronze medalist. Winner of numerous tournaments in Europe. Throughout his tennis career lasting nearly 22 years he played more than 370 international matches.
International tennis coach certified in 2016 by ATP (Global Professional Tennis Coach Association – Level C), expert of Spanish method, mental trainer cooperating with athletes and former hitting partner of Juan Carlos Ferrero – the former world number 1. He trained with Maria Sharapova, Justine Henin and Dinara Safina, who also reached the top ranking. He played a match in a tournament with one of the best tennis players of all time – Rafael Nadal and in 2018 he trained in Ferrer Tennis Academy in Javea with David Ferrer, Pablo Andujar, Iñigo Cervantes, Pedro Martinez, Sumit Nagal and Carlos Alcaraz. Dariusz used to be a player and a coach in Ferrer Tennis Academy.
From 1st of April he is a Manager/Marketing in Peinado Tennis Academy.
Husband, father of two children. Passionate in tennis, sports psychology, healthy lifestyle, coaching, personal and spiritual development. He speaks English and Spanish. He loves to read books, to evolve each day and improve quality of his life in all possible spheres.
He released his autobiographical book “Life Training – on The Other Side of The Racket” at the end of December 2015 (english version soon). In the book he is telling a story about his long and interesting career, about fallen dreams and great hopes for the future. Working as a trainer with his talented son made him realized how important it is to educate parents on training children in a professional way. This is where the idea for the new book was born. “How to Train a Little Tennis Champion” is a study of every great’s coach expierence in training champions from scratch, this is compiled from Darek’s own expierences in training and can be a great tool for mastering tennis skills not only for parents and children but for all people passionate about tennis.
YouTuber “Mały Tenisowy Mistrz”.