Torneo Alpi del Mare, Italia



Disappointing start of the season. The goal was to make it to the semi finals, but unfortunately I lost in the quarter finals. In doubles I made it to the semi finals, where I lost against number one seed. I would have playes Biel/Bienne tournament in Swiss as the first of the year, but I came down with the flu, so i had to withdraw. My preperations for Italy were not great, but I still feel like the semi finals could have been possible.

Interview with Telesport



After I made my page at Talentboek, I was brought in contact with the Dutch newspaper: Telegraaf to do an interview. Every week they let you meet a talent from Talentboek and on the 6th of March it was my turn. 

Donna on



After meeting Yvonne van Gennip, we had a talk about her foundation and all that she does for the sportstalents in the Netherlands. I learned about And since today I am on the site too. It is a crowdfunding website for all sorts of sportstalents, with and without handicap! Will you help me further in my career with an (anonimous)donation?

Check this out:


Goed Geld Gala Vriendenloterij



Through the Esther Vergeer Foundation, I got in contact with the Dutch "Vriendenloterij". They asked me to hand out a cheque on their "Goed Geld Gala". Here they divide the money earned the year before, over multiple foundations. I handed out a cheque to Yvonne van Gennip her foundation that helps sportstalents on their way to the top! 

Promotion fotoshoot with my first sponsor Etkon



One nice picture is all that we wanted to draw some attention. My first sponsor, Etkon, is a company focused on media solutions. They helped us out and did a great fotoshoot. So instead of one nice picture we have multiple! :D


1st place for Mons Fietsen, new sponsor to Donna Jansen



For the second time in a row Mons Fietsen earned the title "Bike store of the year - city winner". For Issa and Peter form Mons Fietsen, this was a reason to start the sponsoring of a talent, wheelchairtennis player Donna Jansen.


Sportgala Nissewaard big success

11 December 2017


In theatre De Stoep in Spijkenisse  were the awards given tot the sporters who achievied great things last year and put our city of Nissewaard on the map with their achievements. 

Nomited for the sportsgala in Nissewaard

26 November 2017


I am nominated in the category of disabled athlete for the sportsgala in Nissewaard that is going to take place on the 11th of December in our Theater de Stoep. Hopefully this time I will win, I am excited to see what happens! 

Won the women doubles at ITF 3 Loiret

20 November 2017

From 16 till 19 November I played my last tournament of 2017 in Loiret, France. Here I won my first ITF 3 tournament! Read more... 


ITF Future Memorial Jens vanHerck and Rotterdam Open

28 august 2017


Last few weeks I only played ITF Futures. The first of two was in Antwerp, where I unfortuntely lost in semi finals in singles, but I did win the doubles draw with my South African partner! After a little over a week I played another future in Rotterdam. I won't forget this one soon, because here I won my first international tournament in singles! 

Read more here...

Interview with Uniek Sporten

5 July 2017


What an experience was this... on July 5th I have done an interview with Fonds Gehandicaptensport and House of Sports, to share my story with the world and hopefully show that a handicap does not have to limit you in what you can do! I hope this takes away any judgement towards poeple with a handicap and that sportsclubs will become more open minded towards parasports! 

Watch the full interview below (in Dutch unfortunately):

Big surprise with a cheque from a Dutch Lotterie

26 April 2017


What you don't know and I do, is the surprise I had on the 3rd of February this year during my training. Dutch organisations: De Vriendenloterij and De Esther Vergeer Foundation are going to help me on my road to Tokyo 2020 and they handed me a cheque to pay for my private training. Oh and I also played tennis with number three of the world and silver medalist, Diede de Groot, who does not want to experience that!

A little film is made: watch here!

ITF Future Vilamoura Open 2017

22 March 2017


From the 16th till the 19th of March, I played my first international tournament In Vilamoura, Portugal. First time flying with two chairs, first time counting and calling in English and first time not playing against any Dutch women.... and I ended in 2nd place! 

I have written a day to day blog about my journey here. Read...

Tournaments France and Switzerland

1 November 2017


In October I went to France for an ITF Future in Montfermeil and this was semi succesfull. We won the doubles draw here, but unfortunately I lost in the semi-finals in singles. After this tournament, I travelled to Switzerland for an ITF 3 tournament in Sion. I lost in the quarter finals in singles, which was very disappointing. The doubles on the other hand... read here

ITF 3 Flanders 25 semi finals

7 August 2017
From the 2nd till the 6th of August I have been in Leuven, Belgium to play my second ITF 3 tournament. Hoping to win one round in the main draw, I surprised myself by making it all the way to the semis. Here I lost from my doubles partner (ranked 29th of the world) with a chance of winning, with 3-6 4-6. We made it to the semis in doubles as well! This got me to a career high ranking of 66 in singles and 65 in doubles!
Wednesday I leave for an ITF Future in Antwerp, Belgium.

ITF Future Tournoi d'Antibes

17 June 2017


After a month of training, it was time for the next international tournament. From June 1st till 4th I played a tournament in the South of France and I left here a week later with my first tournament victory, in doubles this time! In singles I lost the quarter Finals. The week started of really succesfull, but unfortunately this changed in the two days before the next tournament in Cagnes sur mer started and I had to fly home early. Read...

Serromah Shipping is going to help me! 

1 June 2017


Today I had the honour to welcome a new sponsor again to the team that is supporting me. Serromah Shipping, a shipping company in Rotterdam, is going to contribute to my foundation to help my get to the top. Thank you so much for your support, it is really appreciated and welcomed with open arms. Financially it is all still difficult, so your help is really needed and we are gratefull for it!

ITF 3 AVS Santé Open Sarreguemines

25 April 2017 


19th of april, it was time to leave for France for my first ITF 3 tournament. No airplane this time, but a five hour drive by car. Unfortunately no one spoke english, but than again on court there is no need. I am there to play tennis and so I did. I won the consolation round en got to the semi finals in doubles. You could read my blog ;) 

Head en Tennis Only

03 februari 2017


It has been a little quiet in the search for sponsors, but we have been busy. In the mean while I have started a collaboration with Head, through sportsstore Tennis Only. They offered me an amazing package with all the things I need to make 2017 my year. I am all prepared for my national and international tournaments. Thank you so much for your support guys!  


Since 07-11-2016 a foundation exists, which supports me financially in my road to the top in wheelchairtennis.

Foundation: Wheelchair Tennis Foundation Donna Jansen.

KVK/CoC-number: 67226582


Funding: IBAN NL53ABNA0514798394

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