My enthusiasm for sports came from my family. Mom has always been a volleyball and dad a ball sport enthusiast. My role model was nevertheless my older brother.
I played all sports, started first with tennis, but switched quickly to more fun team sports. Even during our summer family vacations we played beach volleyball. I think it was there where I realised that it was the sport which has everything…friends, ball, sun, sand.
Since beach volleyball was available only during summer, I had to start to play indoor volleyball. In high school, I have made it into the junior national team and soon also into the senior national team. However, when summer time came along again, I played as much beach volleyball as possible.
With my cousin Anže Bahč (aka “Super-BahčAnžek”) ☺ we started off playing at mainly local tournaments. After winning at some of them, we decided to try move on to the bigger, national ones. Our goal then was to qualify for the Main Draw and get the official player jerseys ☺ Of course, I still remember the first time we did it. Only 2 seasons later we have also won the national championship under 23 years.
It was the same tournament a year before that we teamed up for with Nejc for the first time and took a final 2nd place. Then, I started playing with my older brother Danijel, who was a coach/mentor and a player to look up to. We have won all the tournaments in Slovenia and some in Croatia and Austria. We have also played 3 times against Nejc. Sadly, he won 2-1. He got lucky ☺