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Tournaments & Trips

Day 1: Maribor, Slovenia: bad weather, empty streets… and a new experience!

12.09.2017

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!

 

Tournaments & Trips

Current update: “Big Tennis Trip 2017” – start in 10 days!

03.09.2017
Sashka is on the court

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.
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Acknowledgements

Sashka’s IndieGoGo campaign is finished… what’s next?

15.02.2017
IndieGoGo campaign is officially ended!

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.
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Tournaments & Trips

Two Days of Hope

15.12.2016
#TeamSashka, we need your advice

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.
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Life Beyond Tennis

7 Ways To Survive – For A Despaired Tennis Family

11.12.2016
7 Ways to Survive - for a Despaired Tennis Family

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.
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Acknowledgements

“Thank You” Saturday – Vol. 1

26.11.2016
Thank you, Sashka's global team!

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.
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