Weʼre raising £3,000 to To fund international travel for an aspiring Professional Tennis Player
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My name is Sean Hodkin , I am a 19 year old from Scunthorpe, with a dream of being a tennis professional, competing on the international circuit full time. I am asking for your support to achieve that dream. Professional tennis is expensive due to the need to travel across the world to compete. I have achieved much due to sacrifices from my family and good friends. I have a great coach who has spent an enormous amount of time helping my tennis. I am currently 1200 in the world with a national ranking of 22, 21 spots behind Kyle Edmund, with 11 British tour titles behind me. I was also the number 1 ranked junior for under 18s in Great Britain. My daily routine includes a two hour bus journey from Scunthorpe to Lincoln, as Lincoln is the closest place with the right facilities and players for me to train. I spend the whole day training (in total 3/4 hours) then travel by train back home late at night, where often restring my rackets myself to save costs.
Here is a video of me competing in the Sutton British tour final
I have played at events such as Glasgow challenger, Loughborough trophy Wimbledon.
I am passionate about helping kids to play tennis, I work with many juniors developing their games, helping them to get fitter and grow in confidence, I try to give back to the community wherever possible for example I participated in an open day at Brigg Tennis Club where I believe I helped boost the levels of participation and inspired more people to pick up a racket.
I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my story, and for supporting me.
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