Hi! My name is Tristan Schoolkate and I’m a 17 year old tennis player from Perth, Western Australia. I’m currently ranked in the top 75 juniors in the world and it’s been my dream since I first picked up a racquet to play on the grass at Wimbledon.
I played as many tournaments as I could in 2018 while finishing high school to give myself a chance of playing in the junior grand slams in 2019. I managed to win a number of tournaments (including the WA State Grass Court Championship in December 2018), but I still need to gain about 30 rankings positions to automatically qualify for Wimbledon.
Unfortunately because Perth is so isolated, there are not many high level ITF tournaments held here. So in order to make my dream happen, I'll be flying to Europe to live, train and compete in tournaments after the Australian Open in January 2019.
I've saved all of the money I've made from tournaments, which will cover my flights and expenses for a little while, but in order to make it to Wimbledon in July, I need as much help as I can get!
All money donated to this campaign will go towards:
- Travel, accommodation and living expenses within Europe - Tournament entry fees - Coaching; and - Any other training expenses
If you choose to donate, I’ll also be giving away a signed Wilson tennis racquet as well as a Letour Tennis "Dig 2" outfit after the Australian Open, so you'll automatically go in the running for that.