The Ukrainian golfer came to the Cape with the help of Fulmouth tennis coach

Flemouth – About a month ago, Marina Bilonozko was hiding in a bomb shelter as Kyiv was being attacked by Russian invaders.

Now, thanks to the kindness of a Cape tennis coach, Bilonozko is preparing to take his son, Timur Alalin, 16, a talented golfer to the West Coast, where he will join the Northern California Junior Golf Association.

It was Kevin Peace, who runs a tennis school in Falmouth, paving the way for a new life in the United States.

While Bilonozko was taking refuge in Kyiv, she received an email from Peace. He reached out to several tennis professionals in Ukraine, including Bilonozko, hoping to help in some way.

Golfer Timur Alalin, on the right, and his mother, Marina Bilonozko, are from Ukraine and live with West Falmouth resident and tennis teacher Kevin Pace.

“I am a tennis professional, and I consider it a community around the world, and anyone who is a global tennis coach or an ITF coach, you know, we are relatives. I just arrived, that’s how it started, “said Peace.

Athletes as relative spirits

Pease requested Bilonozko to travel to the United States because he had an international visa. Bilonozko did not think of leaving Kyiv, where his whole life was centered.

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