Acknowledgements

Open letter to ATP/WTA stars

21.12.2016
Sashka on the practice

You can save a dream with just a single tweet or Facebook post. You can change the whole life of somebody who is inspired by you, motivated by you and fascinated by you – one 15-year old tennis girl. Will you hear us?

Dear Andy, Novak, Roger, Milos, Stan, Kei, Marin, Gael, Dominic, Rafael and Tomas,

Dear Angelique, Serena, Agnieszka, Simona, Dominika, Karolina, Garbiñe, Madison, Svetlana, Johanna and Maria,

May we please ask for 3 minutes of your time and attention? Sorry for writing an open letter to you all – we tried to contact each of you directly before, but nobody ever replied.

Imagine that you are a 15-year old girl, who felt in love with tennis. You don’t go to school. You don’t have friends. All you have is tennis & your family.

Imagine that something happened around – no matter what. Some adult stuff (if you are curious what EXACTLY happened you can read Sashka’s story or this article on TheTennisIsland). And you are losing your tennis – day after day, week after week.

You are still doing all you can do, you are ready to die while practicing. But you get less and less training hours, you are withdrawn from tournaments, and hitting partners declined to play with you.

Your family is fighting for you, doing their best – but their solely efforts are not enough.

You believe that several people in the world could help you. But you do not have a chance to reach them.

But suddenly you got the chance to be heard by a person who can save your tennis universe. It won’t cost him or her anything. It is only a matter of his/her time & will.

What words would you write? What would you feel while writing?

A name of this person is… Andy, Novak, Roger, Milos, Stan, Kei, Marin, Gael, Dominic, Rafael and Tomas. And also Angelique, Serena, Agnieszka, Simona, Dominika, Karolina, Garbiñe, Madison, Svetlana, Johanna and Maria. This person is you, our favorite tennis player.

You have a lot of well-deserved public attention & love. Sometimes this attention even disturbs you because of privacy issues, sometimes this is too much of it. Can you share a small piece of it – for dreams of one brave refugee & female junior tennis player may come true?

We recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Sashka at IndieGoGo:
http://igg.me/at/sashkatennis

It is not going well enough up to date. To make it successful, we need to have a wider tennis public exposure. The best way to get it is to gain a public endorsement of a great player – like one of you.

You have millions of fans in social networks. It doesn’t cost anything for you to publicly say a couple of good words for a teenager who goes to her tennis dreams day after day, despite all problems & difficulties.

You can do it – as you do your great job on tennis court.

It’s never been so easy to save the (one’s) world. Please do it.

Thank you all in advance & have a nice tennis year-2017!

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