My dream and goal I wish to achieve is to create an oasis of sport and recreation, a place where people can learn how to play tennis while living in a home environment at countryside, breathing fresh air, taking it slow and focusing on lessons of this beautiful yet not easy sport.
Four years ago I bought a piece of land 8 miles from the city of Krakow, Poland. Back then I was searching for a specific size and shape of land which would allow to build a house and a tennis court on it and I've found it. My budget was 40.000 Polish Zloty, price was 66.000 so I got in debt. After paying back the money I've borrowed I was able to start collecting the money again for the house and court. After creating a project of a house for a family and talking with a construction company I've realized I'm gonna be building a big house not having the money for it and not having a family to make it a home. The cost is about 400.000 for the house and 100.000 for the court with hard surface. I wouldn't get a mortgage this big so I started thinking of another way how to accomplish my dream, how to start my tennis school. Collecting it from you guys it's also not an option because I want to earn the money for my house.
Few weeks ago I've got an idea. It can be done step by step. A grass court is cheaper, it can be build with only 30.000. A small house build by myself with a help of friends and family, without a construction company, and I'm talking here about a really tiny house about 258 square feet of living space which is enough for one or two people costs about 40.000. The idea is to live in a tiny house while working full time from home office and part time giving lessons on a backyard court and renting the court for clients. Cost of living in such a house is very low, adding to it no mortgage would allow me to save the money to build a bigger house where I could start a family. After leaving the small house I would be able to rent it for clients willing to take a week intense course of tennis lessons linked with tourism (Krakow, Wieliczka, near by National Park and many more - just type those places in a search engine and you will be amazed). That's the thing I want to do - teaching people tennis in my backyard, hosting guests at my home, taking care of them and making them feel like home. I also would like to teach kids from families which can't afford to put their children in tennis schools at the city because it's very expensive. My parents couldn't afford so I just watched players like Agassi, Kuerten, Sampras and few years later Federer and Nadal trying to play like them.
If this idea resonates with you, if you believe in it and you want to see how I make it happen, please support my campaign. If you want to get to know me better you can write at my tennis school profile on the instagram - spark of tennis. If you're planning to visit Krakow we can play tennis together, hopefully one day at my own court. Thank you for your time!