Ever since I was a child, I’ve always loved to play tennis. It gave me so much joy just to hold a racket and hit the ball coming at me from the opposite direction. I loved Tennis so much that I dreamt of becoming the first everblack player to win a Grand Slam, since Arthur Ashe and Yannick Noah.
Unfortantely, I‘ve grown up in Zambia, where resources for Tennis are limited and expensive. Only the rich can afford to pay membership for the exclusive tennis clubs and coaches. There aren’t any serious programs to sddress the many not-so-priviled kids who genuinely love the Sport.
This is has not dampened my dream however! I have faith that one day, I will lift the trophy at one, or all, of the Grand Slams and make my country proud!!!
The only thing that is slowing me down from reaching this dream is my lack of tennis equipment! Tennis rackets and tennis shoes have become really expensive beca of the current exchange rate between the US Dollar and my countries currency. $100 would be enough to buy a sensible tennis racket, balls and some cheap shoes that I could use to play in! Please help me out! There is a wall just outside my house where I could hit the ball against.