It was always thought that “where there’s a will there’s a way”. However, this expression is not complete. The fact that Takhmina Burkhanova is still not on the WTA tour proofs that.
1. “To want“ is the most important requirement, as it combines such strong qualities as persistence, self-love, the ability to sometimes sacrifice things, psychological stability and the ability to overcome difficulties. Those are the qualities that ideally describe Takhmina, and show her strengths. Takhmina is fully dedicated to the cause, she is really easy to work with, for the simple reason that she always works 100%, which motivates us, those who surround her, to also work at 100%.
2. “Know how“ – Takhmina has the necessary tennis level to get into the professional tour and show high-level tennis. She is a sterling player who knows how to learn both from her victories and her defeats, thus she is in a constant process of improvement.
3. “To be able“ – Takhmina has all the necessary qualities and skills to compete at a high level, however, the truth is that she needs financial support for this, which will allow her to travel to important tournaments, because only playing against the best, you have the opportunity to become one of the best players in the world. Takhmina Burkhanova deserves to play these important tournaments, and she works hard every day for it.
Takhmina Burkhanova has been training with me for 10 years. She came to Spain at the age of 14. Now she is 24 years old, and she didn’t stop at all in her desire to achieve her goals in tennis. She has already overcome a few very significant obstacles on her way that would stop anyone who doesn’t really want to achieve his goals. Injuries, separation from family…
Having a good result in tennis is based on the three most important pillars. Tennis – this includes skills and mastery of everything that is related to the technique and the game. Head – mental preparation. I consider Takhmina the most stable of all the players I’ve ever worked with. These two parameters are at the highest level in her case, while the physical form has to be improved considerably.
Proper work with moderate loads and competently composed sports nutrition will undoubtedly lead her to her optimal form.
I was the head coach at Swiss Tennis and the technical director of the FIT (Italian Tennis Federation) where I was specifically responsible for finding and selecting young talents. I formed Sara Errani from the age of 14 to 20, who has similar physical conditions, 1m.64cm like Takhmina. Sara was Nº 5 in the WTA.
In the WTA tour there is a place for everyone, and Takhmina, despite her short stature, and due to her mental level, the desire to fulfill her dream, good technique, good physical preparation, can definitely get on this train as Sara Errani did it once. Takhmina thanks to her daily work, her willpower, her clever game and thanks to her coach, is getting closer and closer to fulfilling her dream every day, and I know it, because it’s part of my experience to see those who will reach their goal.
In my life, I saw so many talents that did not reach their goal, that it made me believe even more in the value of hard work. Talent means doing everything that is necessary to get it day by day, and that is what Takhmina does.