Victoria Azarenka Trains Children in Minsk

On Monday, September 21, Victoria Azarenka, Belarusian number one tennis player, held a master class for children at the Minsk Tennis Palace.

Half an hour before the master class, the Tennis Palace was full of people. Even though the event was planned for young tennis players and athletes with physical disabilities, a lot of fans, journalists, and autograph hunters gathered inside the venue.

Around two hundred people filled the tribunes of the second court, which Victoria entered to a flurry of applause. She asked the audience if they could play tennis well, and everyone said yes in return. Young masters were split into pairs and then were admitted to the court to play with the star.

Victoria Azarenka Trains Children in Minsk

Apart from playing tennis with the children, Victoria trained wheelchair athletes who were candidates for participation in the Paralympic Games. Her current sparring partner, Sascha Bajin, helped her with the training. Bajin used to train current number one Serena Williams. He was greeted by tennis fans, many of them asked for his autograph and selfies.

After the training, Victoria held a press conference. The young attendees were able to ask their questions and many of them were thoughtful and professional. Azarenka shared secrets of her success and her regimen, as well as some tips for getting ready for a match and emotional control. She said about her motivation for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year and her hopes for a good performance at the WTA tour championship in Singapore.

Victoria Azarenka Trains Children in Minsk

Source: pressball.by