We will remember this day for a long… as it was a hell difficult just to come to the street, assemble the net and say: “Hey, people, let’s play tennis”.
But Sashka did it – despite all her shy nature. She talked to people, she said them “Bravo!”, she was smiley and honest. She talked about junior tennis common problems rather than her personal ones. I am SO proud of her.
We were unlucky to catch a bad weather in Maribor. Plus we arrived that day Slovenia basketball team played a very important match. So we met & play with just a few people, but those people were nice and friendly.
Please find out more from Sashka’s videoblog – below. Enjoy!
It is less than two weeks before Sashka’s unprecedented action, “Big Tennis Trip 2017”.
Just to remind – she is going to travel for almost 2 months without a break (!), playing street tennis on central squares of biggest European cities. We are doing an intensive preparation now, with some successes and some fails already. This is a small update on how everything’s going on by now. Continue Reading
Technically the campaign has failed – as we attracted less than 2% of targeted sum. But a lot of things have been changed around us for these 2 monthes in a positive way, and these changes are definitely connected with our crowdfunding attempts. Sashka is still in competitive junior tennis process – that’s the main outcome. She has got a lot of new friends, and we feel support of tennis community whereever she goes. What’s next? Play tennis and reach new highs, it’s that simple. Continue Reading
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? Continue Reading
What a great moment – to say “THANKS” to you, guys, who helped us a lot this week. Plus, we would like to share some fresh ideas on how to make Sashka’s crowdfunding campaign successful, and how #TeamSashka can help. Continue Reading
Last two days were really amazing – with lot of contacts, media requests and new friends we found. Thank you, #TennisTwitter! While most of Sashka’s challenges are still open & waiting for their solutions, now we’ve got the most important asset – hope. As promised, we made a detailed report for #TeamSashka – please read to know what’s (unexpectedly) happened, and what to be ready for in the nearest future. Continue Reading
How to rebuild your life from the scratch, if you are in your 40s, lost everything & has a tennis kid (actually two)?
I am writing this NOT to provoke a compassion for our family. At some sense, it is our fault (I mean adult family members) that this situation happened. We created it. We should solve it.
I am writing this because we continue to fight. An important part of this process is to identify the ways we can use to rebuild a normal life. So we deeply talked inside the family and wrote down what directions we can move to find a solution.
Another point is we definitely need an outside push/help for most of the ways we have identified. It is very easy to write in motivational books / speeches that “everything is in your hands” – but what if not? What if a one, but magic push can only help?
We are ready to work hard to normalize everything. But we DO need that push. If you can help – help. If you can’t – please share, may be somebody who can help is among your readers/followers. Continue Reading
Every Saturday morning I am going to do a very pleasant thing – say “thank you” to everybody who made (and still are making) Sashka’s life-long tennis trip possible. Let’s make it a good tradition of this blog. Thank you, Sashka’s global team! You motivate all of us: Sashka – to work harder and believe in herself, and our family – not to give up & “knock all doors”, every single day. Continue Reading