Findel-Hawkins seals super sponsorship

PUBLISHED: 11:00 16 June 2010 | UPDATED: 11:35 18 June 2010

EXMOUTH teenager, Jack Findel-Hawkins, has now moved to number two in the United Kingdom under-16s national rankings.

EXMOUTH teenager, Jack Findel-Hawkins, has now moved to number two in the United Kingdom under-16s national rankings.

Following a great run of results the 15-year-old reached the national finals of the indoor master series in March and he followed that with success in the Nottingham open in April, beating several top ten players along the way .

Findel-Hawkins also went on to his first ITF world under-18 event, reaching the quarter finals of the doubles and gaining his first official world ranking points.

This put the youngster into the top 1700 in the world and, last week, he teamed up with Sussex born Tommy Bennett to win the 16 and under national clay court doubles championships in Solihull.

The LTA's junior boys' coach, Martin Western, has been tracking the Findel-Hawkins progress and feels he has the right game to do well on grass and should set his sights on gaining entry into next years Junior Wimbledon .

Findel-Hawkins is now training hard ready for a busy summer, including the national championships in Bournemouth during August where he has the chance of becoming the national champion

The talented youngster has a new kit sponsor in the form of local business DPM Teamwear.

The Exmouth based company, who are sportswear specialist suppliers of printed and embroidered kit, have supplied him with a host of garments including performance polo shirts and t-shirts, shorts and tracksuits for him to wear while training and playing in his tournaments.

Dion Newcombe - Managing Director of DPM Teamwear says: "We're extremely happy and very lucky to be working with young Jack. He's an immense talent and it's our pleasure to help him get to where he wants to be. Our relationship works extremely well and is really straightforward, which is the way I like it! Jack tells us what he likes from the DPM Teamwear website (www.dpmteamwear.co.uk) and we do the rest!

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