The Pro's

Participants in the camps are being offered identical conditions as the best players on the ATP/WTA tour gets to improve the game. During 5 days they will be coached by former top-10 world tennis players and coaches from the ATP/WTA tour.

Jonas Björkman

Tennis career

  • 1990-2008

Career highlights

  • ATP Career High Ranking Single - 4
  • ATP Career High Ranking Doubles - 1
  • ATP Single Titles – 6
  • ATP Doubles Titles – 54
  • Davis Cup – Part of winning team 1994, -97, -98
  • Grand Slams – 9 times Doubles Champion
  • Masters Cup – 2 times Doubles Champion
  • World Team Cup – Winner 1994

Fact

  • Nationality: Swedish
  • Born: March 23rd 1972, Alvesta - Sweden
  • Status: Marketing Director, If Stockholm Open

Language

  • Swedish (native)
  • English (fluent)

Interests

  • All sports, playing golf, family life, movies

Assignments

  • 1998 – 2001 Member of ATP Player Council
  • 2000 – 2001 President of ATP Player Council
  • 2003 Ambassador REN IDROTT, Sweden (Anti-doping)
  • 2007 – 2010 Editor-in-Chief – Swedish Tennis Magazine "SVENSKA TENNISMAGASINET"
  • 2009 TV Commentator - VIASAT, Sweden
  • 2009 Host Radio Summershow – Swedish National Radio
  • 2009 TV Commentator - TV4, Sweden
  • 2009 Ambassador SEB Next Generation – Tennisprogramme Sweden
  • 2009 BBC Radio Commentator Wimbledon
  • 2009 Ambassador ADIDAS Tennis
  • 2009 Ambassador WILSON Tennis

Awards

  • 1994 Grus & Gräs award, Sweden
  • 1997 Grus & Gräs award, Sweden
  • 2005 Winner of FAIR PLAY TROPHY, World Team Cup
  • 2007 Winner of FAIR PLAY TROPHY, World Team Cup
  • 2009 Medal from H.M., The King of Sweden for special merits

Education

  • 1989 – 1991 – 2 years of Business and Office School, Kungsmadsskolan, Växjö - Sweden.
  • 1991 Military Service 3 months.

Thomas Johansson

Tennis career

  • 1994 – 2009

Career highlights

  • Winner - Davis Cup
  • Winner - Australian Open Grand Slam
  • Winner - Word Team Cup
  • Doubles Silver Medal - Beijing Olympics
  • Winner – Masters Series Montreal
  • Winner of 9 ATP Singles Tournaments
  • Winner of 1 ATP Doubles Tournament
  • ATP Career High - 7

Fact

  • Nationality: Swedish
  • Born: March 24th 1975 Linköping - Sweden
  • Status: Tournament Director

Language

  • Swedish (native)
  • English (fluent)
  • German (conversational)

Interests

  • Tennis, golf, music, films, wine & gadgets

Assignments

  • 2003 Ambassador Ren Idrott (Anti-doping generation)
  • 2003 Commentator TV4
  • 2004-2007 Ambassador Pezula Resort
  • 2006-2008 ATP Players' Council
  • 2008 Director of Sports in Swedish Open
  • 2009 Motivational Speaker
  • 2009 Eurosport - Studio Expert

Awards

  • 2002 Sportsman of the Year in Linköping
  • 2002 Grus & Gräs Award
  • 2005 Sportsman of the Year in Linköping
  • 2007 Sportsman of the Year in Linköping
  • 2008 Winner Best Team - Swedish Sports Award
  • 2008 Sportsman of the Year in Linköping
  • 2008 Grus & Gräs Award

Education

  • 1982 – 1991 Kärna School, Linköping

Simon Aspelin

Tennis career

  • 1998-2011

Career highlights

  • ATP career high doubles ranking - 7
  • ATP doubles titles – 12
  • Winner US Open doubles 2007
  • Doubles silver medal – Beijing Olympics
  • Davis Cup matches - 12

Fact

  • Nationality Swedish
  • Born May 11th 1974 Stockholm - Sweden
  • Status Client manager Quesada Kapitalförvaltning

Language

  • Swedish (native)
  • English (fluent)

Interests

  • Most sports, music and movies

Assignments

  • 1998 Student assistant coach Pepperdine University
  • 2012 Ambassador SEB Next Generation

Awards

  • 1997 4 time All-American Pepperdine University
  • 2007 Grus & Gräs Award
  • 2008 Grus & Gräs Award
  • 2008 Winner Best Team - Swedish Sports Award
  • 2010 Inducted into Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame
  • 2011 Inducted into Men’s Collegiate Tenns Hall of Fame

Education

  • 1993 - 1998 Pepperdine University, Los Angeles. Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Martin Taipale

Career highlights

  • Athletic coach and hitting partner on the WTA tour in 2007 for the chinese olympic player Peng Shuai (WTA rank: 17).
  • Played stockholm open and on the challenger and future tour between 2004-2007
  • Right now coaching swedens number 1 player
  • Founder of Athlete Consulting

Education

  • Licensed Personal Trainer at Personal Training School Sweden
  • FAFS Fellow of Applied Functional Science at Gray Institute, Detroit, Michigan Major in Tennis biomechanics , physiology & anatomy
  • 3 Dimensional function - lower extremity - foot, knee, hip function
  • Paul Chek Holistic Lifestyle Coach rutines & nutrition specialist

Jan Apéll

Tennis career

  • 1987 - 1999

Career highlights

  • 9 ATP Double titles
  • 1994 Master Cup winner with Jonas Björkman
  • 1994 Davis Cup Winner
  • 1995 World Team Cup winner
  • 1995 Finals Stuttgart Singles
  • Best Singles Ranking - 62
  • Best Doubles Ranking - 10

Education

  • Certified ATP coach
  • Sports education at Växjö University