by Sven Elofsson
translated into English by Mauro Cappiello
Yesterday the new Södra Climate Arena was filled with tennis stars from the Swedish greatness.
Former Davis Cup players Niklas Kulti and Mikael Tillström from Good to Great academy led exercises on one of the courts, Magnus Larsson and Stefan Edberg played on another, and former national team captain Carl-Axel Hageskog strolled mostly around with a smile.
The medical technology company Bactiguard has gone in with millions to support Swedish youth tennis and was the evening's host. The company, with Billy Södervall as the "inventor", has picked five talents for its future team.
«In the history of Swedish tennis, we have seen successful team efforts with Siab. With Team Bactiguard we go back to the roots when we face the future», explained Kulti and Tillström.
«Eleven Swedish players from our old team reached the top ten in the world and were a backbone to six Davis Cup wins».
Successful Bactiguard works primarily with saving lives, but also to reduce healthcare associated infections.
For PR and communications the company has hired television star Linda Nyberg.
«I share my time between Bactiguard and being Scandinavian-correspondent for the television channel Al Jazeera», said Linda.
Impressed by the new tennis arena as she was.
Stefan Edberg with Carl-Axel Hageskog and, on the right, with the yellow t-shirt, Christopher Edberg, Stefan's son, at the Södra Climate Arena
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