Playing tennis despite age: Anyone for tennis ?... when you are 92
Society13:06 Oct. 6, 2016
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Anyone for tennis ?... when you are 92

A pensioner from Kharkiv proves that his age is not an obstacle at playing tennis

Leonid Stanislavskyi is 92, 3 times a week he spends an hour and a half on a tennis court. Recently, he returned from Croatian tennis world championship for veterans, even there he couldn't find an opponent of the same age.

"There was one gentleman, but I am still older than him by 9 months. People of my age play in a category +85", Leonid Stanislavskyi says.

Stanislavsky worked hard all his life. During the Second World War - he assembled airplanes at a local factory. After that - he worked at a design institute, finally he became a pump station operator when he retired. And during all this time - Leonid always played sport.

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"I never played to get results, all I wanted to do was just to have fun" Leonid Stanislavskyi says.

Leonid's wife is three years younger, but now she is confined to bed, even his daughter is a pensioner. So, he is the most active in the family.

"I go to the market, to the shop. Sometimes I carry 10 kilograms - I live like anybody else", he adds.

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The grandfather says he does not have any special secrets of a long and healthy life. His biggest dream - is to play at Wimbledon, with Federer.

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