While in Ukraine, preventing continues within the port metropolis of Mariupol and the authorities count on a Russian offensive within the east of the nation, the refugees who’ve arrived right here in latest weeks attempting by some means to return to an virtually regular life. This is the case of Anna Berizka, 35 years previous. She arrived in France a month in the past and has since lived with a household in Saint-Étienne.
A former skilled participant at Tennis membership Beaulieu
She has additionally discovered work, as a volunteer for the second, at the Tennis membership Beaulieu, the place she provides a hand to tennis academics, the time to purchase some fundamentals in French. “It’s a very beautiful language, but also very very hard, because many sounds are completely different from English for example“, explains Anna. When it comes to tennis, she masters it. She was a skilled participant when she was younger and trainer in a membership in Dnipro, her hometown, which she had to go away to flee the battle.
Some of those kinfolk are nonetheless there, Anna hears from them on WhatsApp as quickly as she will, but in addition worries once they have to conceal within the bomb shelters as a result of the sirens are sounding. So having the ability to give tennis classes once more, it is like a breath of recent air. “I’ve been giving classes to kids for nearly two weeks, the membership coaches are very skilled, younger, however with expertise. It makes me pleased to spend time with them on the courtroom and to train the scholars“, says Anna.
Referee at Roland-Garros?
In the long run, she would additionally like to take part in competitions as an beginner participant, as she did in Ukraine, but in addition to referee worldwide tournaments. “I’ve been a referee for greater than 10 years, I participated in tournaments just like the Fed Cup or the Davis Cup. My dream would be to referee at Roland Garros. Maybe Carlos Ramos, the well-known Portuguese referee dwelling in France may assist me…“Concludes the younger lady, laughing.