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"People talk much more about Lend and Becker, but I can sneak up from behind and that's a position I like. I would like to reach that No. 1 spot at least once in my career. Just to see how it feels" - Stefan Edberg on his targets. Read the interview

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Junior Peliwo completes Grand Slam finals poker

Canadian junior Filip Peliwo is the first boy since Stefan Edberg in 1983 to play all four Junior Grand Slam finals in the same year

from The Sports Campus

Filip Peliwo etched his name in the tennis history books on Saturday following his 6-4, 6-0 victory over Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York.

The win gave Peliwo a berth in his fourth junior Grand Slam boys' singles final of the season where he will play Liam Broady of Great Britain on Sunday.

The 18-year-old Canadian becomes the first player since Stefan Edberg in 1983 to reach all four junior Major singles finals in the same year at the Australian Open, Roland-Garros, Wimbledon, and now the U.S. Open. Peliwo won his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in July, making Canadian tennis history along with Eugenie Bouchard (Westmount, QC) who swept the girls' singles and doubles titles at the All-England Club.


Södra Climate Arena: all the details

Stefan Edberg with Carl-Axel Hageskog and Magnus Larsson in a promotional poster of the Climate Arena

The new Climate Arena, inaugurated on August 30th in Växjö, will be run by Stefan Edberg along with fellow former tennis professionals Carl-Axel Hageskog and Magnus Larsson via their new tennis concept, Ready Play Tennis (RPT), creating unique opportunities for young talents to develop within Sweden.

«Växjö has an extremely good reputation in the world of tennis. We will develop and hopefully convince some of the 150 Swedish tennis juniors currently studying on scholarship in the United States to do it here in Sweden and in Växjö», said Stefan Edberg, who supported the project through his foundation for Swedish tennis, with a focus on training and development of young promises.

Just the fact that so many Swedish youngsters are on the other side of the Atlantic makes the new promises lack really good sparring, hampering Swedish tennis development.


The Växjö tennis hall is open!

from Södra.com

Stefan Edberg with Carl-Axel Hageskog and Magnus Larsson

The Södra Climate Arena is the world's first tennis hall made of timber that meets the requirements to be called a passive building; a concept for energy-efficient, climate-friendly construction. The tennis hall was opened on 30 August and is situated next to Södra's head office in Växjö.

"Södra has previously participated in projects for constructing timber housing. With the Södra Climate Arena, we have produced a concept hall which we hope will be a role model for the sports arenas of the future. We want to emphasise the opportunities offered by building using timber, and passive buildings are the construction technology of the future.  They are also a vital piece of the puzzle as regards climate issues, as building with timber is the best method for long-term storage of carbon dioxide," said Christer Segerstéen, Chairman of Södra.

County Governor Kristina Alsér declared the tennis hall open by being the first person to hit a ball on the court. The hall will be run by Ready Play, a team of people made up of the three tennis "names" Stefan Edberg, Magnus Larsson and Carl-Axel Hageskog. During the opening ceremony, grants were also awarded to talented juniors from the Stefan Edberg Foundation.


STE...fans, your life has just begun!

STE...fans - tribute to Stefan Edberg turns 11 years old today

by Mauro Cappiello

STE...fans turns 11 years old today and just one year has gone by since it completely changed its style passing to a new, better organized and more graphically attractive content management system platform. Like we hoped, the last one has been a year of huge growth for STE...fans.

This is mostly due to the fact that we have a new, more populated, Facebook page that just reached the target of 14,500 fans and boosted our traffic enormously.


Edberg and Becker together again!

Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker in Båstad

by Mauro Cappiello

Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker had a meeting in Båstad during the local ATP tournament, the Swedish Open. The last time they had been seen together had been in November 2009 in Prague, when the German celebrated his 42nd birthday in an exhibition with Wilander and Edberg.

After some pictures at the Swedish Tennis Hall of Fame, the two have held a nice press conference in front of a delighted crowd, with many jokes by both and, most of all, words of mutual appreciation and respect by two gentlemen of the courts.

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