The tennisplayer Stefan Edberg is nowadays a story in his sport. I attained him
me personally in Italy in 1987. I was almost 8 years old. He and the additional members in the
Swedish Daviscup team had been playing the Daviscup against France. Nevertheless , before
ideal to start I fulfilled them in the lobby with their hotel in Frejus. My father knew
the Swedish chief of the crew so we're able to watch them schooling. After that
Stefan has been one of my idols. I perform tennis a lot myself. Nevertheless to the
history about Stefan Edberg.
Found the advertisement
His career started when the local daily news in Vstervik ( this town where he was
born ) had an advertisement about mini-tennis in the early 70s. It said "Day of
tennis". Luckily his mother Barbro read the document and appreciated it. The day after
she sent her kid to the tennis-school for newcomers. At that time the girl didn't
know how important this initiative should be to Stefan, to Swedish tennis and
even to the community tennis. A wonderful athletic job had viewed the morning
Was convinced to continue
The seven year old Stefan minted his first hits at the tennis school in the
sommer of 1973. To start with this individual played once weekly. He appreciated his fresh sport
but was close to giving up after the initially term. -My friend wanted to quit, therefore
did My spouse and i. But my own trainer persuaded me to carry on, Stefan says with a smile on his
face. The small Edberg shortly became taken by the sport. Rapidly he enjoyed matches
with all the boys' crew, and outside his home this individual played fantasy Davis Cup-matches. In
the sommer holidays he nearly lived at the tennis court docket. At the age of five he
halted playing his two various other sports, sports and icehockey, and focused
everything upon tennis. Shortly he gained his 1st tournament, "Ostkustensprla, " a
very unforgettable victory intended for him.
Legend even at school
But a few years went by just before he "dared" to go set for tennis full-time.
He was in the ninth class as had taken the big stage and provided tennis the best chance.
-I felt I had a serious probability of becoming a worldplayer. Because I had formed
just gained JEM and taken a set on Mats Wilander who was a professional person
Stefan says. But it couldn't have been a fairly easy choice, since Stefan was
also a incredibly good pupil with a typical about 5, 3 after the ninth grade.
He was a lot better than all the others!
The teachers at the membership where he was training, Westerviks TK, quickly realized