Stefan Edberg at the Tennis Museum
by Jan Bergman
translated into English by Markus Zacharski
BÅSTAD - After a complete rebuilding the Tennis Museum in Båstad was reinaugurated by no one less than Stefan Edberg, the former tennis star who inaugurated the museum ten years ago.
"It is nice to be back after all those tough years the museum has had", Stefan Edberg said who called it a cultural heritage for tennis that is needed for future generations.
Tennis museum could be rebuild after nine lean years with threat of closing. Economic resources were improved since businessman Bicky Chakraborty came into the picture as main sponsor, but also through donations and an increasing number of members, almost 300 in total.
48 of these, belonging to the golden category, are paying 20000 crowns. Among the donations there is one from an anonymous person with 150000 crowns and one from Mats Wilander with 50000 crowns.
"I'm most proud of the entirety. It is a story about history of Swedish tennis that goes back to 1880", Kalle Eriksson said, outgoing director who bit by bit will give over to Ingemar Holgersson, head of economical life.
The new institution has been designed by Göran Hazelius, descendant of Artur Hazelius who built Skansen and the Nordic Museum (Nordiska Museet).
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