Fourteen year old Totally Tennis performance player and Sherfield School Tennis scholar Dean Cooper Kirby is looking for funding to support the continuation of his European Tennis Tour aspirations.
Cooper Kirby has lived in the Basingstoke area all his life and attended the Priory School in Pamber End before moving to Sherfield School. He was introduced to tennis when he was five years old when he started playing at an afterschool club at the Priory School and at weekends he played at Manydown, his local tennis club. He has been playing at Totally Tennis, where he is coached individually by Jordan Frederick, since the age of seven and has amassed many tournaments and trophies over that time.
He won his first County Championship, the 8 & under singles title, at the Hampshire & IOW when he was just eight years old and to date he has won twelve county singles titles including 8u, 9u, 10u, 12u, 14u and 16u. In 2017 Cooper Kirby was Number two in the Hampshire & IOW County Cup Team for 14u and has recently been invited to attend selection training for the 18u County Cup Team.
In the last six months Cooper Kirby has played in Moldova where he reached the quarter finals for 14 and u and more recently in Bergen, Norway. The twenty points gained in Norway means he will move up 400 places on the European leader board and now has a total of forty-five points to date from both events. Next stop for Cooper Kirby is Finland and then Malta before he leaves for a solo trip to Naples, Florida for a month’s training at a tennis academy there.
Click here to find out more about Cooper Kirby’s story and his GoFundMe campaign page where you can make donations, any amount would be greatly appreciated.