Pictured left to right: Dominik Czopek, tennis player, Dumfries and Alan Somerville – CHA
Alan Somerville, Senior Development Officer of Cunninghame Housing Association presented a cheque for £1,000 to Dominik Czopek. Dominik is a young tennis player from Dumfries and is part of a 3-year sponsorship.
Dominik is a 12-year-old tennis player from Dumfries who is ranked 1st in Scotland in his age group. Dominik has been playing tennis since he was 6 years old. He plays at Dumfries Tennis Club and travels to Stirling twice a week to the Regional Player Development Centre. They support junior players who are considered to have the highest chance for international success. They may be chosen for the National Academy and International Junior stage of the player journey.
Dominik will stand for the South of Scotland for the County Cup in the age 12 under and 14 under. He was invited by the Lawn Tennis Association to play. He is the first from his region to play at a national competition level.
Dominik is completely self-funded by the support of his parents. This can prove costly for tennis shoes, clothing, tennis rackets and travel when taking part in competitions away from home. The funds will help support these costs over the next 3 years. It will lessen the financial burden to allow Dominik to concentrate on training in his sport.
The funds came from the “Making Our Communities a Better Place Fund”. It runs throughout the year (1st April 2021 to 31st March) until the funding is exhausted.
We are delighted to be able to give financial support to Dominik. This helps him concentrate training and take part in competitions while supporting him in his determination to do well.
Lesley Keenan, Chairperson of CHA
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