Posts from the ‘sport’ Category

New Website.. :)


Mates.. Guys… People

I am very happy right now.  It was long ago I stopped writing here because I was working on another project that now is finished –  my new website. 🙂 It was hard work but  I am please with he results.

Samanta Bullock

It’s in Portuguese and in English.

From now I will be blogging through my website.  The news will come soon!!

Take a look and I welcome your comments. I hope you like it! 🙂

Kisses and love




Tennis Factory donate tennis equipment to Stoke Mandeville


Hi guys.. here I am again 🙂

I would like to tell you about a very nice project that involved the ITF, an events company Factory Eleven, the shipping company Maersk and Stoke Mandeville Stadium.  Factory Eleven and Maersk donated a set of Tennis Factory equipment to Stoke Mandeville/Wheelpower during the Spinal Unit Games.  These Games take place at the Stadium and teams come together from the 12 Spinal Units in the UK and take part in many different sports – wheelchair tennis, wheelchair basketball, table tennis, athletics, swimming, sledge hockey, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair fencing etc.

I was very happy with what I saw. It is a wonderful way to introduce sport to people that have recently had an accident.  I experienced something similar after my accident in 1992 at the Sarah Kubitschek Centre in Brasilia but there wasn’t the range of sports that are now available.

My friend Peter Gray is the owner of Factory Eleven and they have similar equipment across different sports that allow people to play in parks, shopping centres and other locations.  The philosophy across all sports – tennis, golf, cricket, football, angling…- is inclusive so that kids and adults with a disabilty can join in the activity with able bodied family and friends.  It is a lot of fun and the equipment is very colourful and robust.

I had a wonderful day and I want to say thank you to Pete and Maersk for their positive attitude to promoting sport.

I hope to be back soon to tell similar positive stories that have a happy ending! 🙂



Putney Rotary Club


Hi Guys,

Last night I spoke at the Rotary Club of Putney about wheelchair tennis and disability awareness.  It was a lot of fun with many interesting questions and long discussion after my presentation.  Mark was with me and I took my tennis wheelchair for people to see.  Some people had a go in the chair!   I would like to thank the Club for this opportunity. The evening started well with conversation on the balcony of the Clubhouse in the warm sunshine overlooking the River Thames.  We were dinner and the food was very nice.

I would like to thank the club again for such a nice welcome and an enjoyable evening.


Boat Racing – Oxford x Cambridge.


Oi queridos
Aqui na Inglaterra, mais precisamente em Londres existe uma competicao entre duas universidades, Oxford e Cambridge. Sao 8 homens para cada equipe e mais o tecnico. Lindo de se ver.
Este ano eu fui 🙂
Esta disputa comecou entre dois amigos, Charles Merivale de Cambridge e Charles Wordsworth de Oxford em 1829.
No decorrer dos anos o percurso foi mudando como a frequencia e a atencao da midia, se transformando em um evento anual e de enorme visibilidade.
Essess barcos sao os da imprensa, tvs, radios, tudo ao vivo..D+.
A corrida termina atras da minha casa aqui em Londres, no bairro Mortlake.
Tem inclusive barcos VIP no Tames, e toda a galera se reune desde cedo para assistir.  A primeira corrida  eh a dos Juniors  e soh depois vem  a principal.
Este ano estava um dia chuvoso e friozinho, o que eh realmente um dia tipico daqui. 🙂 mas mesmo assim era uma multidao de gente, bem dizendo uma festa!!
.. e la vem eles.. auhuahuha.. este ano quem ganhou foi Oxford, com uma razoavel distancia :))
Ja na expectativa para ver quem ganha ano que vem.. Eu estava torcendo para Oxford 🙂
Vou colocar aqui um video para ilustrar, e para mais facil vcs entenderem..
Muita forca e dedicacao.. Parabens!!
Um dia para nao esquecer.:)  Vivendo coisas inimaginaveis.
Vou colocar um trecho em Ingles abaixo, mais completo, e um link que fala tudo sobre a corrida.
The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
The idea for a rowing race between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge came from two friends – Charles Merivale, a student at Cambridge, and his Harrow school friend Charles Wordsworth (nephew of the poet William Wordsworth), who was at Oxford.

On 12 March 1829, Cambridge sent a challenge to Oxford and thus the tradition was born which has continued to the present day, where the loser of the previous year’s race challenges the opposition to a re-match.
The Modern Boat Race still runs along the same lines but has now become a major international sporting occasion drawing millions of viewers from around the world.
On Race Day up to 250,000 spectators crowd the banks of the Thames from Putney to Mortlake to witness the action.
Cambridge currently lead the series since 1829 by 80-75. Cambridge won the 2010 Race.
The 157th Boat Race takes place on Saturday, 26 March 2011 at 17:00.
Take Care guys..

Games maker – London 2012 – Volunteer.. Voluntarios.


Hi mates. Oi galerinha

Aqui esta o link para os jogos de 2012. Mantenha -se informado. :)) Vai ser tudo de bom, o site esta em ingles, mas o google esta ai pra quem nao entende, traducao!! :).

Eles ainda estao selecao dos voluntarios, mas tem a compra de tickets e muito mais.

Eu ja fiz minha entrevista, fiquem na torcida heim!.

So, the first Games Maker applicants were interviewed yesterday – were you one of them?! Tell us how it was! We’ll be sending out invitations throughout the year, so if you haven’t had one yet, there’s still plenty of time. Take a look at the timeline for details of the applicant journey.

Give a look at the link  of the games. 🙂

From: Game Makers, Facebook.

Big kiss




NEC employees learn about wheelchair tennis


Hi everybody

I would like to share a very nice experience I had a few days ago.

I talked to the staff of NEC and  shared some experiences about wheelchair tennis and how important for the Tour and for the players their support is.

The text below is from the ITF website written by Marshall Thomas.

” ITF representatives were recently invited to NEC Europe’s headquarters in London to make a presentation about wheelchair tennis to around 50 employees, including NEC Europe President Nobuyuki Yanaginuma.
ITF Wheelchair Tennis Manager Mark Bullock, ITF representatives Dan Absolon (Silver Fund Project) and Sebastian Dietze (Commercial Department) and former professional wheelchair tennis player Samanta Bullock discussed wheelchair tennis in general, the ITF’s role in the sport globally, and the mutual goals that the ITF and NEC are trying to achieve with their long term partnership.

NEC started their involvement in 1991 with the title sponsorship of the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour
and has been a loyal and true supporter of the development of the sport ever since.

“It was a very successful event. We were delighted to have the chance to show the tremendous progress the sport has made and to educate the audience about our work and about the passion and enthusiasm in wheelchair tennis, of which NEC has been an invaluable part,” said Mark Bullock. “I am sure that many of those who we talked to were inspired and that we will see some again at our events.”

“We have received very positive feedback from the attendees and were pleased to see many signs of interest,” said Caroline Montagnier-Cannell, Corporate Social Responsibility Executive, NEC Europe Limited. “I hope that this event will help to further implement the partnership between NEC and the ITF in Europe.” ”

See more in the link:  NEC employees learn about wheelchair tennis

Thanks NEC..  Thanks to everybody  that helps wheelchair tennis!! :))



As tenistas, as belas do esporte – por Carlos Oliveira


Oi galerinha..

Introducao : Este na foto abaixo eh o Carlao, um grande amigo meu.

Como ele mesmo se define eh um maratonista e cadeirante, mas claro que tambem eh um amado, querido, fofo e super amigo!!

Ele tem um blog contando as suas aventuras e um pouco de tudo 🙂

Recentemente ele escreveu este artigo que eu estou postando aqui, sobre Tenistas Belas 🙂 , sobre o olhar dele eh o esporte que mais tem mulheres bonitas,  hauhuauha.. sera??…

Para quem quiser saber mais, vai la no blog dele e da uma cheretada , e deixe sua opiniao :))))  O link esta abaixo.,1,1

Super Mega beijoooo