Top 200 Tennis Goal
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- £ 85.00 pledged
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My name is Neil Pauffley and I am a British Tennis Player, currently ranked 560 in the world. I have earned this ranking through playing as many tournaments as possible, and funding these tournaments through the coaching of young players.
For the last couple of years I have not been able to afford a coach and, unlike other players, I have to travel to tournaments without a coach. To get to a ranking of 560 without a coach and with playing part time is something I am very proud of.
However, if you know anything about tennis, you will understand that unless you play tournaments all year round, you simply will not earn enough points to qualify for the larger events.
I know I am capable of playing within the top 200, I just need support to fund my attendance at tournaments – and then the points will come. Every time I stop playing to earn money for the next tournament my points are falling behind.
A typical tournament would cost about £600 including travel and accommodation.
I have recently beaten players ranked much higher than me, and come very close with some players ranked around 180 – again without a professional coach!
I am looking for people who would like to be part of supporting someone with a lot of talent, but not as much money as others and am grateful for anything I receive,
Big win in 2015!