Dear tennis friends,
Dear players, coaches, captains & managers of tennis clubs & teams,
My name is Oleksandra Oliynykova. I am a refugee & junior tennis player.
Honestly speaking, I am the least probable person to become a pro tennis player.
My family does not have enough money to support my practices & tournament travels though they work hard to supply me with necessary basics (racquets, balls, shoes etc.).
I am a refugee, a person without citizenship (full story here) – so I can’t count on big help of domestic tennis federation or local sponsors.
Finally, I do not have an outstanding, phenomenal talent – all my wins & achievements happened because of hard work and full devotion, day after day.
The only thing I definitely have with me all the time through is my belief & desire to become a tennis player – despite all obstacles.
That’s why I am departing to the “Big Tennis Trip 2017” – to play street tennis on central squares of 50 European cities, promote tennis among wider public (including those people who can’t access it now) and support my crowdfunding campaign.